For most people, the entire concept of Rio+20 or United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, is really nothing to be worried about. Indeed, most of the world’s (larger) leaders are staying away and otherwise skipping this massive and ironically “unsustainable” party where vast amounts of food and drink will be consumed at a rather “unsustainable” level and where I have no doubt large amounts of illicit drugs and other forms of partying will occur. But, for appearance sakes, they will send “Delegates” to party. The amount of CO2 emissions put out due to air travel and other forms of travel just make this entire event a joke. What is the point to this escapade if the world will no longer agree to anything due to nothing but the current recession world-wide?
Indeed, there is no reason to care anymore that anything will be passed because why should the US for instance agree to pay into a fund that the UN supports for “developing nations” that will basically pay them to not build power plants? Why shouldn’t we support them in their quest to fully industrialize and enjoy everything we do today? This was the framework from Kyoto and what no doubt will be attempted here at Rio this year to come up with a new Kyoto like agreement which will no doubt fail just as well to curb CO2 emissions and in addition to do anything meaningful except be a huge slush fund for third world dictators and the UN. Of course, like any UN sponsored fund, we will find missing funds and we will find that the missing funds end up in numbered Swiss bank accounts where we can not even get the money back and where the people guilty of it are immune from prosecution due to UN rules. How ironic that we still trust the UN isn’t it?
Even the mass media is at hand showing how hopelessly incompetent they are with statements such as this (from the New York Times.)
Representatives are trying to tackle big questions such as protecting the world’s forests and fisheries, bringing electricity to the more than one billion people who lack access to it, weaning the world off fossil fuels and encouraging farming and economic growth that do not destroy the natural environment.
The contradictory language seen today is just plain laughable. How are you going to bring electricity to over one billion people who do not have it by eliminating certain forms of it? That sheer irony of the statement just boggles the mind. But have no fear from those in the US, we are sending good old Hillary Clinton into action verses have our secretary of state do something productive like perhaps go into discussions on Iran and/or Syria. You know spots in the world where there are issues versus a party that will accomplish nothing?
But that is politics and conferences in a nutshell nowadays. The first world goes simply for appearance and to show the world that we “care”. The rest of the world goes with their hands out begging for free cash. It’s a perfect world where the UN is the only one to benefit as the people who receive money are corrupt and/or mostly third world dictators and the UN gets a percentage. There is your “green” politics for you in a nutshell. Give money to anyone in the third world as long as they keep their people in poverty. But make sure to tithe to the “Green Churches” and give the percentage to the UN, Greenpeace, Sierra club and/or WWF. That is the true purpose of these conferences and that is why we perhaps should care since its our money being squandered so that certain politicians can simply be shown to be “caring individuals.” I know how we can show that we care. Vote the bums out. All of them no matter what political party. We don’t need to waste millions on show-horse conferences like this and we definitely don’t need to send anymore money that we do not have to the third world for such vague terms as “global warming” when our own president won’t even mention it anymore.