Posts Tagged ‘UN Socialism’

Things More Worrisome Than AGW: World Bank to suggest CO2 levy on jet, shipping fuel

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Source:  Reuters

BONN, Germany, June 5 (Reuters) – The World Bank will suggest a global levy on jet and shipping fuel in recommendations to G20 governments later this year on raising climate finance, a senior official said on Sunday.

Developed countries have already written off chances of agreement on a new binding deal at a U.N. conference in Durban this year, placing a new focus on piecemeal efforts including fund-raising.

Binding targets under the Kyoto Protocol cap the greenhouse gas emissions of nearly 40 industrialised countries but expire in 2012 and now look unlikely to be extended in time.

The World Bank is focusing on a levy on shipping and jet fuels in a report to G20 finance minister in October, among other efforts to keep climate action on track. (more…)

UN Sec. Gen. – Capitalism is “Environmental Suicide” Says “We Need a Revolution”

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Source: haunting the library

UN Secretary General, Ban-Ki Moon has launched an astonishing attack on the current economic system of Western-style capitalsim, saying that it was dangerous and outdated in the light of global warming, and calling for a new economic paradigm.

Recent reports have noted that Ban-Ki Moon has said he will take a hands-off approach to global warming, and many have interpreted this to mean that he will leave it to the scientists and national Governments to decide.

But his latest comments, reported in The Guardian, make it clear that instead Ban-Ki Moon is switching from a narrow focus on global warming to a much wider spectrum attack on the current Western style of capitalism generally, on the grounds that it is not environmentally sustainable. The Guardian reports: (more…)

Contract and Converge: Hummers are a Hit in China

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Source:  SPPI

As the West is being exhorted to contract it’s economies and give up on large automobiles, the Chinese are developing a taste for them. This is the “converge” part of the “contract and converge” policy espoused by the UN.  For more on the UN-IPCC socialist ideology of “contract and converge” — that is wealth transfer from the USA to the developing world — see:

Dr Rajendra Pachauri and the IPCC – No Fossil F ool

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Chinese millionaires love foreign luxury cars: 460.000 in seven months

“China’s imported auto market continues to flourish with sales of 460,000 in the first seven months of this year. It represents a growth rate of 150% compared with the same period of last year.

“Imported cars are no longer a poor relation of domestic cars in the Chinese market but form a sector that is developing rapidly with its own style and is more personalized to meet customers’ demands,” said Shen Jinjun, vice-president of China Automobile Dealers Association, speaking during the Imported Auto Expo Beijing 2010.

The growth rate of the foreign high-end auto brands such as Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus has exceeded 100 percent – far higher than that of other imported cars. (more…)