UN wants to impose a global tax on greenhouse emissions

viernes, marzo 02, 2007

From VOA:

Holdren [Panel member from Harvard University], however, says even these measure will achieve very little unless they are accompanied by a global tax on greenhouse gas emissions. "We don't think ultimately society will get it right in terms of the full range and scope of activities needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, until there is an additional incentive in the form of a price on greenhouse gas emissions, either through a carbon tax or a cap and trade approach," he said.

HT to Klein Verzet who linked to Pajamas Media.

So this makes me wonder: who is going to regulate it? what is it main goal: to reduce emissions or to make money? who is going to collect this?

Al Gore, Al Gore... how much is he going to pay for this tax if it's regulated at last? In any case with the money he earned by selling Spain his documentary (300.000€, HT Patria Libertad) he can pay it....

By the way, do you know Al Gore is the chairman of a firm which buys "carbon offsets" (HT Dust My Broom)?

Meanwhile, Gore runs around the country and the world trumpeting "climate crisis" and blaming man's use of carbon-based energy - burning thousands of gallons of jet fuel as he goes. His efforts have served to put climate change at the top of the national and even global agenda, driving up the value of the stocks and companies viewed as "green" or environmentally friendly. Companies like those his investment management firm invest his own and other peoples' money in. (You can see a list of Generation Investment Management's holdings here, courtesy of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.)

So he spends a huge amount of energy for having a conditioned swimming-pool in his home and then he blames the rest of us for the climate change.... Admirable logic... What is more (carbon offset from Wikipedia):

The intended goal of carbon offsets is to combat global warming. The appeal of becoming "carbon neutral" has contributed to the growth of voluntary offsets, which often are a more cost-effective alternative to reducing one's own fossil-fuel consumption. However, the actual amount of carbon reduction (if any) from an offset project is difficult to measure, largely unregulated, and vulnerable to misrepresentation.

But green business can be a good business, eh?


El panel de la ONU contra el cambio climático ha decidido que nos va a imponer un impuesto global por las emisiones de carbono. El impuesto se quiere imponer sobre los ciudadanos para que la sociedad "se dé cuenta de que efectivamente es necesario reducir las emisiones".

Esto suscita muchas preguntas: ¿quién lo regulará? ¿a qué irá destinado? ¿quién lo cobrará?

Creo que a quien deberían cobrárselo es a Al Gore..., que es el jefe de una empresa que se dedica a comprar excedentes de emisiones de carbono. Su intervención ha hecho que las llamadas "empresas verdes" -contra las que, personalmente, no tengo nada, me parece muy bien que existan- suban de cotización en todos los sitios, ganando él personalmente aún más dinero que con el documental.

Lo bueno es que según Wikipedia los excedentes de emisiones son "difíciles de medir, en su mayor parte no están reguladas y son muy vulnerables haciendo posible un mal cálculo -representación-".

En fin, hipocresía en estado puro. Qué sorpresa que lo haga POR DINERO. ¿O no?

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