IPCC Official: “Climate Policy Is Redistributing The World’s Wealth”
Posted on November 18, 2010 by Anthony Watts
Climate policy has almost nothing to do anymore with environmental protection, says the German economist and IPCC official Ottmar Edenhofer. The next world climate summit in Cancun is actually an economy summit during which the distribution of the world’s resources will be negotiated.
– Ottmar Edenhofer
For those who may not know, Ottmar Edenhofer is the co-chair of the IPCC Working Group III.
Some highlights of the interview with Karl Marx… I mean with Ottmar Edenhofer…
“The climate summit in Cancun at the end of the month is not a climate conference, but one of the largest economic conferences since the Second World War.”
“First of all, developed countries have basically expropriated the atmosphere of the world community. But one must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy.”
“This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore…”
It actually never did have anything “to do with environmental policy” right from the start. It is a global swindle based on scientific fraud, designed to impose a global Marxist economic regime… Taking from nations according to their abilities and giving to nations according to their needs.
The United States should immediately cease all participation in and support for the IPCC… And the US Senate should notify the President that any IPCC-related Enviromarxist climate change treaties that he chooses to sign will be DOA when submitted for ratification.
In fairness to real climate scientists, Ottmar Edenhofer is not a climate scientist. He’s not even a scientist. He’s an economist.
Prof. Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer is professor of the Economics of Climate Change at the Technical University Berlin and Co-Chair of the working group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change…
In addition to his teaching and research, he is actively involved in public policy and in the public debate in Germany and at the EU level. His research has influenced the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change…
His research interests are the Economics of Atmospheric Stabilization, Social Cost-Benefit Analysis, Sustainability Theory, Economic Growth Theory, Environmental Economics, Welfare Theory and General Intertemporal Equilibrium Theory.
Wait a second…
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was created in 1988. It was set up by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) as an effort by the United Nations to provide the governments of the world with a clear scientific view of what is happening to the world’s climate. The initial task for the IPCC as outlined in the UN General Assembly Resolution 43/53 of 6 December 1988 was to prepare a comprehensive review and recommendations with respect to the state of knowledge of the science of climate change; social and economic impact of climate change, possible response strategies and elements for inclusion in a possible future international convention on climate. Today the IPCC’s role is also, as defined in Principles Governing IPCC Work, “…to assess on a comprehensive, objective, open and transparent basis the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant to understanding the scientific basis of risk of human-induced climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation. IPCC reports should be neutral with respect to policy, although they may need to deal objectively with scientific, technical and socio-economic factors relevant to the application of particular policies.”
“IPCC reports should be neutral with respect to policy”… But they have an Enviromarxist policy advocate running Working Group III.
WG III “Mitigation of Climate Change”… AKA What do we do about it?
Firstly… You cannot mitigate climate change. You can mitigate the effects of it (WG II’s job).
Secondly… You cannot even try to mitigate climate change without advocating policy… And you can’t advocate policy while remaining neutral about policy.