It's too quiet in Cancun. Suspiciously quiet. With the exception of Chris Huhne's unnecessary attendance in the tuition fees vote today there has been little information about this expensive jaunt for the vast UK contingent. While looking for the exact figures of UK representatives, I came across this gem:
More taxpayers' money poured into the climate change deception with 'green' businesses having subsidised holidays in the sun.
However, there's a far more serious side to this summit and the most important development. That's perhaps why the media has been subdued. Viscount Monckton has highlighted the main points of the UNFCCC's Chairman's report with an explanation as to how these documents are published:
All UNFCCC documents at the Cancun conference, specifically including Possible elements of the outcome, are drafted with what is called “transparent impenetrability”. The intention is that the documents should not be understood, but that later we shall be told they were in the public domain all the time, so what are we complaining about?
Furthermore he continues:
Finance: Western countries will jointly provide $100 billion a year by 2020 to an unnamed new UN Fund. To keep this sum up with GDP growth, the West may commit itself to pay 1.5% of GDP to the UN each year. That is more than twice the 0.7% of GDP that the UN has recommended the West to pay in foreign aid for the past half century. Several hundred of the provisions in the Chairman’s note will impose huge financial costs on the nations of the West.
The world-government Secretariat: In all but name, the UN Convention’s Secretariat will become a world government directly controlling hundreds of global, supranational, regional, national and sub-national bureaucracies. It will receive the vast sum of taxpayers’ money ostensibly paid by the West to the Third World for adaptation to the supposed adverse consequences of imagined (and imaginary) “global warming”.
I dare not suggest that the lack of MSM reporting is because they know full well that the Free World, of which we are part, are quietly and 'casually letting go of liberty, prosperity and even democracy itself', but may I suggest you read Christopher Monckton's evaluation of the report. He's seldom short of the mark.
Follow the money as many say. We've allowed our respective governments to throw money away without accountability, not least to do with overseas aid. Surely we must realise that we can't fund this project, which is intended to make money for the few and bring the masses into further poverty. The UK spends 6.3% of its budget on defence. You can do the sums if you don't mind while I gear myself up for the propaganda which we'll be fed for Cancun next week.