Perfectly timed to the run-up of the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference that will be held in Paris in November/ December 2015, the European Union has committed itself to apparently decisive steps aimed at sharply reducing the continent’s “climate footprint” in the coming 15 years. By 2030, the EU intends to reduce its CO2 emissions by at least 40 %, to increase the share of “renewable” energy production to 27 % while boosting energy efficiency by 27 %.
The aim of these measures is simple and clear: at a time where even within the Green God’s own country – Germany – parts of the industry start to openly revolt against the burdens of a crippling energy policy, the big spider mom has decided the time is right to perform a castling queen’s side by tricking other big nations – with the main focus on the US and China – to accept massive CO2 reduction objectives defined in a binding UN agreement. This in turn, so the obvious hope, can then be put to use as a carrot helping to impose the “planet-saving” green agenda onto a European populace increasingly unwilling to shoulder the related burdens. In order to achieve this noble goal at UN level, and regardless of the fact that the EU’s own climate change policy increasingly resembles a hero with feet of clay, the big players pulling the strings in the European political web have pulled off a real masterpiece of a dissimulation trick. After putting to use every political lever one has ever heard of, they managed to present to the media and the outside world the illusion of a united EU ready to undertake bold measures in order to fight “climate change”.
We can thus admire a brilliant multistage maneuver: while the tide of protests against “climate policy” restrictions ruining people’s lives by imposing monstrous tariffs on energy is slowly but surely mounting, the Nations gathering at the UN summit are presented with the artificial picture of a EU united behind bold “climate control” measures. And in the years to come, the binding agreements the Paris summit will hopefully adopt can in turn be used to cajole reticent European populations and even whole nations into accepting policies that are diametrically opposed to their basic interests.
In order to recognize the trick, one has to focus on some facts that are carefully left aside in the covering of the event by most mainstream media. First point is that Germany itself is poised to fail drastically in its proclaimed goal of further reducing CO2 emissions. Obtaining reductions had been easy during the first years since taking over the former communist DDR in 1990. This was simply the result of the dismantling of its monstrously inefficient, power-wasting industry, making it very easy to achieve reductions in CO2 emissions. Thus in 1990, the newly reunited nation had a CO2 output of 1024 million tons. But this boost has since dissipated, and while in 2009, the German CO2 output had sunk to 786 million tons, it has since climbed back to reach 834 million tons in 2013. So Germany, the industrial giant of the EU, is itself unable to meet “climate killer” emission limits it tries to impose on others.
Secondly, by resorting to a host of political tricks from blackmailing to bribery, e.g. by granting reluctant eastern European countries such as Poland generous free allocations of CO2 emission certificates, the political drivers behind the current “climate change” policy were able to get their consent to the abovementioned “40-27-27”-package. But this came at a price: the losers of this power battle insisted upon inserting a hidden back door by implementing a mandatory consensus clause for the future. This means that the noble commitments Europe wants all other Nations to adopt can at any time be blocked within the EU itself depending on the will of individual European countries. Nice trap, eh?
So in a nutshell, Europe has set the stage for a political swindle of enormous proportions, aimed at fooling other big powers to adopt “climate-saving” commitments the European countries themselves are in reality neither able nor willing to fulfill themselves. The obvious hope is that big players such as a leading world power with a president known for his penchant for climate-saving policies or a rising Asian giant with huge air pollution problems in its major cities might be lured to swallow this bait, thus paving the way for a big overall consensus of most other nations.
And of course, apart from losers, there will also be beneficiaries: “climate saving” has since long become an industrial size undertaking whose proportions dwarf the revenues of peanut-chasing fools such as international drug cartels, whose members are risking their lives for comparatively small change. And this big money game must go on…