Source: The Hill
By Benjamin Zycher
“This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model, for the first time in human history. This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for the, at least, 150 years, since the industrial revolution.”
Those were the words spoken on Feb. 4 by Christiana Figueres, the executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), under the auspices of which the international climate industry periodically gathers, debates, rides in limousines to the finest local restaurants, obfuscates and promotes such historic achievements as the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, the 2009 Copenhagen Accord, the 2010 Cancun Agreements, the 2011 Durbin Platform, the 2012 Doha Gateway, and — given sufficient prayer to Gaia — a new agreement scheduled to be hammered out in Paris next December.