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Thursday, February 18, 2016

USA's Own Climate Change Rep Ominously Threatens US

Heads Up, America

There is a remarkable theory promoted by Lord Christopher Monkton that the climate deal agreed to in Paris in December was less about the climate and more about countries surrendering autonomy to a 'world body', in other words the beginnings of a one-world government

In his theory he predicted the fall of Tony Abbott, Prime Minister of Australia in a caucus coup. He even predicted that it would be Malcolm Turnbull who would engineer Abbot's fall. Turnbull is now Prime Minister of Australia. Abbott was dead-set against a binding climate protocol.

Monkton also predicted that Stephen Harper would be defeated in last fall's election. He makes this incredible claim: Monckton recounted a conversation when Sir David King, William Hague's United Kingdom “climate change ambassador” was asked by the Environmentalist Committee of the House of Commons in May 2014 “whether all the nations of the world were in principle ready to sign their peoples rights away in such a treaty,” to which he replied “Oh yes, but there are two stand-outs.  One is Canada, but don't worry about Canada.  They've got an election in the spring of 2015 and we and the U.N. will make sure that the present government is removed.”  Monckton recalled his absolute bluntness about the matter.

So with Abbott and Harper gone, just in time for Paris, there was no-one with sense enough to stop madness, and now we are well on our way to the dreaded one-world government that the Bible has been warning us about for nearly 2 millennium. (Rev 13:1,2; Dan 7:16-24).

This article from the BBC certainly does nothing to counter that theory. Indeed, it seems the as yet unformed (unless it turns out to be the IPCC) and non-elected panel that would administer punishment for miscreant countries, is already wielding power, or at least threats. 

In this case the threat comes from the USA's own representative at Paris, Todd Stern. Perhaps he is just blustering in the hope of landing a senior position on the aforementioned panel, or perhaps he is just campaigning for the Democrats, but his threats sound quite real and may be a glimpse of what awaits countries who do sign the agreement and surrender control of their country to as yet unknown and non-elected people.

Lord Christopher Monkton

'Consequences' for the US if it quits Paris climate deal

From BBC Science & Environment

The US faces "diplomatic consequences" if a new President decides to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement

American climate envoy Todd Stern said the reaction would be far greater than when the US left the Kyoto Protocol under President Bush.

Many countries are worried that a Republican victory in November's presidential election would see the US walk away from the landmark Paris deal.

But Mr Stern said he thinks this is unlikely given the global reaction.

The recent decision by the US Supreme Court to stall President Obama's Clean Power Plan has raised concerns in many parts of the world that the US might not be able to live up to the carbon cutting commitments it made in the French capital in December.

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius @ COP21  Getty Images

Faith in the law

As US lead negotiator, Todd Stern has been visiting Europe as part of efforts to "reassure" countries that America will stick to its promises.

"We anticipate that the Clean Power Plan will be upheld," he told reporters in London.

"But if for whatever reason it is not, then we will have to use other means to get to our target, but we are not backing off our target."

As well as worries over the Supreme Court ruling on the White House plan to limit emissions, many countries are also concerned about the impact of a new Republican administration on US climate policy, something highlighted by President Obama in recent days.

"They're all denying climate change," the President said, referring to the Republican candidates seeking the party's presidential nomination.

"This is not just Mr Trump," Mr Obama continued. "There's not a single candidate in the Republican primary that thinks we should do anything about climate change, that thinks it's serious."

Todd Stern Getty Images
Climate envoy Todd Stern says that the US will stick to its commitments "come what may".

Mr Stern recalled that the election of President George W Bush saw the US renounce the Kyoto Protocol, the world's first, flawed attempt to limit carbon emissions.

He said that there was a clear record of what happened, and it was "diplomatically challenging" for the US.

If they reneged on Paris, he said, it would be much worse.

"There was a lot of blowback that the US got generally diplomatically across the range of diplomatic concerns and I have no doubt that it would be very significant if the US were to do that with regard to Paris, probably much, much more significant than what happened before."

"There is a record there that you can look at to have a pretty good sense that there would be diplomatic consequences."

The scale of possible repercussions would make it highly unlikely that a new President would pull out of the Paris deal, Mr Stern said.

Sign and join

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has asked global leaders to come to New York in April for the official signing of the Paris agreement. To become operational, the treaty needs 55 countries representing more than 55% of global emissions sign and ratify it.

Mr Stern said that the US would sign in April and join the agreement this year.

The leaders of France, Peru and Morocco have already stated that they will attend the gathering.

French President Francois Hollande is likely to be accompanied by his minister of environment, Segolene Royal, who has taken over from Laurent Fabius as president of the climate negotiation process.

She will be in charge until the next meeting in Marrakech in November.