Please Send Cash: UN Demands $29 Billion for 2020 “Extreme Weather” Humanitarian Aid Programmes

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Shutting the UN bar at 5pm and cutting back their first class air travel budget has failed to close the projected budget shortfall.

U.N. Cries Poor [Again]: Issues Unprecedented $29 Billion Emergency Funding Appeal

The cash-strapped United Nations has issued an unprecedented global appeal for funds, claiming Wednesday it needs an immediate injection of $29 billion of global taxpayer money as “climate change” and global conflicts pressure existing budgets.

The world body’s Global Humanitarian Overview estimated some 168 million people worldwide will need emergency assistance in 2020, with demand a direct product of “more extreme weather events, notably drought and flooding, which trigger humanitarian emergencies,” U.N. emergency relief coordinator Mark Lowcock said.

His plea for cash comes just two months after a series of cutbacks began at the U.N.’s New York headquarters, starting with the heating being turned down, the diplomats’ bar shuttering early at 5pm and meetings canceled along with diminished first class global travel budgets.

Read more: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/04/u-n-cries-poor-again-issues-unprecedented-29-billion-emergency-funding-appeal/

The solution is obvious; do your job, stop blowing the budget on political grandstanding.

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TimpGuy
December 4, 2019 2:10 pm

Dear UN;
F.U!!!! Fondest regards,

Linda Goodman
December 4, 2019 2:12 pm

Wasn’t the UN supposed to go broke this month, since President Trump stopped the American tax slave gravy train?

Big T
Reply to  Linda Goodman
December 4, 2019 3:20 pm

It’s my money and I need it NOW!!!!!

Matthew R Epp
Reply to  Big T
December 4, 2019 6:10 pm

Call JGWentworth 877-Cash NOW!!!

Bryan A
Reply to  Matthew R Epp
December 4, 2019 10:27 pm

877-CASH COW

Sara
Reply to  Linda Goodman
December 4, 2019 5:57 pm

“His plea for cash comes just two months after a series of cutbacks began at the U.N.’s New York headquarters, starting with the heating being turned down, the diplomats’ bar shuttering early at 5pm and meetings canceled along with diminished first class global travel budgets.” -article

Well, golly gee whiz!!! Gosh!! Holy moly! The UN can’t live in the lap of luxury while the peasants sweat to provide food and shelters for their own families.

How sad is that? NOT!!!!!

Maybe we could send them food stamps or something? Or just postage stamps? Or maybe just let them dig into their own pockets, for Pete’s sake?

ATheoK
Reply to  Sara
December 4, 2019 8:56 pm

“Shutting the UN bar at 5pm”

All that means is they start drinking earlier and faster.

Mathew Roadhouse
Reply to  ATheoK
December 4, 2019 10:38 pm

🔥 It to ashes. UN fraud needs to be repaid

Joe Crawford
Reply to  Sara
December 5, 2019 10:31 am

“Maybe we could send them food stamps or something?”

Better yet, send ’em all tickets home… e.g., on a “slow boat to China.”

Reply to  Linda Goodman
December 4, 2019 6:40 pm

Maybe it is sea level rise and they are trying to evacuate UN headquarters – hence the cash crisis?

https://thedemiseofchristchurch.wordpress.com/2016/05/06/un-headquarters-and-usd1-2-billion-upgrade-and-rising/

Cheers

Roger

Garland Lowe
December 4, 2019 2:15 pm

Maybe they can move to another country.

Farmer Ch E retired
Reply to  Garland Lowe
December 4, 2019 2:30 pm

COP26 should be in Beijing – after all, China is ahead of its climate goals.

yarpos
Reply to  Farmer Ch E retired
December 4, 2019 5:58 pm

Not touristy enough, seriously its bad enough that they had to hold it in the northern hemisphere in winter. How much do you want these poor people to suffer.

RockyRoad
Reply to  yarpos
December 4, 2019 7:48 pm

…don’t tempt me!

Stephen Reilly
Reply to  Garland Lowe
December 5, 2019 1:14 am

I suggest Outer Mongolia

Michael looking overout at Lake Tahoe
Reply to  Garland Lowe
December 6, 2019 7:38 am

Hell, why not give them their whole continent. I propose dedicated a small portion of Antarctica for them to develop anyway they chose along with an almost unlimited supply of snow shoes and cross country skis. Plus evict them from NYC destroy that monstrous building and turn the ground into a small park dedicated to preserving a few endangered species.

marlene
December 4, 2019 2:18 pm

LOL!!! Sure, I just wrote a check. Unfortunately, no one wants to sign it. The next time a beggar on the street asks you for a dollar, give him the dollar and be glad he didn’t just take everything you have.

Andy Espersen
Reply to  marlene
December 4, 2019 2:46 pm

Peanuts – only $4 from each living person on the globe. I can afford that.

marlene
Reply to  Andy Espersen
December 4, 2019 2:49 pm

I come from a large family. I can’t. $4 today, $400 tomorrow. $40,000…

Bryan A
Reply to  marlene
December 4, 2019 10:37 pm

Exactly, once you start paying the graft the scammers demand, the rate of extortion increases.
Paying Blackmail never eliminated those doing the extorting

Reply to  Bryan A
December 5, 2019 3:14 am

Until you stop paying the Danegeld you’ll never get rid of the Dane.

marlene
Reply to  Bryan A
December 5, 2019 9:28 am

Spot on, Bryan!

Bryan A
Reply to  Bryan A
December 5, 2019 10:07 am

I had one of those once…He was “Great”

Richard Miller
Reply to  Andy Espersen
December 4, 2019 3:08 pm

May be “peanuts” to you but there are 3 BILLION people on this planet that live on less than $2 a day. It is hardly “peanuts” to them.

Reply to  Richard Miller
December 5, 2019 6:45 am

Richard M, …… 98% of the European immigrants that relocated to North America lived on $0.00 a day, …. a week, …. a month ….. and/or a year ….. and they worked hard for their “peanuts”, …… so why don’t the other planet dwellers do the same?

Is America obligated to be the world’s ” peanut provider” for the next 1,000 years?

Bryan A
Reply to  Richard Miller
December 5, 2019 12:16 pm

And anyone making more than $40,000 (ish) is in the upper 10% income bracket globally

MarkW
Reply to  Andy Espersen
December 4, 2019 4:15 pm

Since it’s such a trivial amount to you, you should have no trouble ponying up my share as well.

D. Anderson
Reply to  Andy Espersen
December 4, 2019 5:05 pm

Show us how this is the best possible way to spend $29 billion.

Another Ian
Reply to  D. Anderson
December 4, 2019 5:25 pm

Here is the ratio as set by UNFCCC:-

“- $31.8M staff sal/trvl/ops
– $4.1M in real climate prg”

https://twitter.com/SaraCarterDC/status/1201201824281313285

marlene
December 4, 2019 2:22 pm

LOL!!! Sure, I just wrote a check. Unfortunately, no one wants to sign it. The next time someone begs you for a dollar, give him the dollar and be glad he didn’t just take everything you have.

Sara
Reply to  marlene
December 4, 2019 5:58 pm

Just make sure that dollar is Monopoly money. 🙂

Bryan A
Reply to  Sara
December 4, 2019 10:33 pm

$29b/7.3b people is about $4 U.S. per person …
So where is China’s per capita share ($4b U.S.) ¥28B Yuan

ironargonaut
Reply to  Bryan A
December 5, 2019 8:36 am

Do the math again this time leave out children and retired

Bryan A
Reply to  ironargonaut
December 5, 2019 12:12 pm

BUT China likes to claim figures in Per-Capita amounts. Per Capita includes even the aged and the young…
Once China begins paying their Per Capita portion, I might consider pushing for the US to do likewise.

Sunny
December 4, 2019 2:23 pm

They all fly first class 😐 The “diplomats” have a bar 😐 God damn thieves!!!

How did they come to the conclusion that just “168 million” people need help in 2020, and that just $29 billion will be enough to help them 😐??

How utterly Stupid are the people who believe this utter rubbish…

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Sunny
December 4, 2019 4:42 pm

Sunny
If I did it right, that works out to an average of $173 per person. It doesn’t seem like it would be very helpful, especially when one takes into account overhead for the administration of the disbursement.

Bryan A
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
December 5, 2019 12:15 pm

This is because it is the Administration and Disbursement Overhead that needs the assistance

Glenn Vinson
December 4, 2019 2:24 pm

Take the 26 Billion and divide by the number of members (193) in the UN. The United States will pay after other members has chipped in. In other words, never.

David S
December 4, 2019 2:25 pm

Sorry UN. Your wars have tapped us out. Try contacting the Venusians.

H.R.
Reply to  David S
December 4, 2019 9:22 pm

David S: “Try contacting the Venusians.”

Ummmm, they’re out to dinner. Won’t be back for three to four millennia, and when they get back here, they’re gonna really be pissed off that the megafauna are gone.

December 4, 2019 2:26 pm

The only ‘climate change’ pressure on the budget is the cost of maintaining the deception.

Bryan A
December 4, 2019 2:28 pm

The US should place a fund of $4 per person (our portion of the Climate Funds per capita) into a local holding account and claim it is for use as Humanitarian Aid Programs for Drought and Flooding Within the US Boarder. We will look out for US and not place claims against the UN funds (so no need to add to their funds)

Brenda Donovan
December 4, 2019 2:38 pm

Cash for bureaucrats & kleptocrats.

Reply to  Brenda Donovan
December 5, 2019 9:44 am

“Cash for bureaucrats & kleptocrats.”
Hmmmm.
A difference without a distinction?

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old construction worker
Reply to  Brenda Donovan
December 6, 2019 3:38 am

I take it kleptocrats are corrupt bureaucrats. Has the UN ever been audited?

Latitude
December 4, 2019 2:43 pm

if shutting the bar makes that big of a difference…
…how much were these guys drinking!!

Rick C PE
Reply to  Latitude
December 4, 2019 3:09 pm

Bigger question – what did they charge for drinks or were they free? At normal NY drink prices, the diplomat’s bar should have been a major profit center.

mike the morlock
Reply to  Latitude
December 4, 2019 3:52 pm

Latitude December 4, 2019 at 2:43 pm
Note the 5 PM closing time. That is about the time normal office hours end.
Were U.N. staff running unpayed “Tabs”?

Then again if they cannot successfully run a bar for profit at the U.K. Why should we trust them with monopoly money

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-unlikely-nightlife-hotspot-at-united-nations-headquarters

michael

fred250
Reply to  mike the morlock
December 4, 2019 4:11 pm

Yes, they will now be drinking during working hours..

… Still.

mike the morlock
Reply to  mike the morlock
December 4, 2019 4:48 pm

oops U.N. not UK

John
Reply to  mike the morlock
December 4, 2019 5:14 pm

The reason the U.N. bar is open during office hours is so that the “dignitaries”, when confronted with their irresponsible actions and corruption, can use the “plausible excuse” that they were too drunk to realize anything bad was going on.

MAK
Reply to  Latitude
December 4, 2019 9:17 pm

Just curious, when does the bar open?

Reply to  MAK
December 5, 2019 9:47 am

Now it will open at 5-01 p.m.; it has to close at 5 p.m. the next day.
Logical, really.
It is in a hole chock-full of free-loaders.

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n.n
December 4, 2019 2:45 pm

Ok, responding to “extreme weather” events and their aftermath is credible. Perhaps they hope to save face through compromise. Baby steps.

kenji
December 4, 2019 2:46 pm

Wealth. Transfer.

Call it for what it is. It has nothing whatsoever to do with … the weather. Extreme, or extremely mild.

Mike
December 4, 2019 3:04 pm

”cutbacks began at the U.N.’s New York headquarters, starting with the heating being turned down”

This makes me feel all good inside….

fred250
Reply to  Mike
December 4, 2019 5:29 pm

“starting with the heating being turned down”

Except on cold winter days.

Master of the Obvious
Reply to  fred250
December 4, 2019 6:16 pm

No half-measures on saving money!

Heating reductions all summer and cooling reductions all winter.

Natch.

Reed Coray
Reply to  Mike
December 4, 2019 10:18 pm

If the world’s warming, why would you need to turn down the heat?

Sara
Reply to  Mike
December 5, 2019 3:38 am

Makes me feel all good inside, too. 🙂 Really, who died and made these clowns into God?

Gordon Dressler
December 4, 2019 3:06 pm

In other words, we can add “— has made the UN poor” to the exponentially growing list of things blamed on climate change.

Got it!

Dennis G Sandberg
December 4, 2019 3:22 pm

Not a a good idea for a Country to fund its enemies. The UN does not endorse American efforts and the IPCC is a den of thieves. The UN needs to reduce in size and activity to operate within available funding. Reducing its scope by 50% would be a good place to start.

markl
December 4, 2019 3:25 pm

Giving money to the UN is like throwing it into a black hole. What happened to the $500M Obama gave them for AGW funding on the last day he was in office? It was probably used to fund more propaganda and CC meetings and poor nations never saw a penny of it. The UN is the source of the CC hysteria and should be held accountable for the damage they’re inflicting on the world because of it. But then again, that’s their goal. Bring Western industrialized nations to their knees economically and convince the world they can save it by becoming the One World Government. Agenda 21 is their guide and AGW is their scam to pull it off.

Tom Abbott
December 4, 2019 3:34 pm

I wonder if they could tell us where those 168,000,000 people are located.

Al
December 4, 2019 3:46 pm

The United Nations has had their chance, we need to cut funding and redirect them into a new, non-supranational, but co-national institution.
Something similar to the Society of Nations, but in a different and more independent way.
With all the money they received, they could finance infrastructure projects in Africa or for refugees.
With all the money they received, they could finance infrastructure projects in Africa or for refugees.
In Turkey alone there are 4 million illegal immigrants who have been waiting to go to Europe since 2014, and live in refugee camps.
With all the money the United Nation makes, they could have solved the problem in 7 years.
Not to mention all those research donations that organizations linked to the United Nations request each year.
How can they not have the funds?
Shouldn’t the United Nations finance this or are they more likely to use our funding for other issues?
Now they are asking for money for the disasters caused by what the Lisenkists call “man-made climate change?”
States and nations have always been able to help each other in the event of disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, fires, etc.
They can continue to do it as has always happened.
As I said: cutting the funds and leaving the United Nations would solve many more problems for everyone.
Above all, creating a new non-supranational institution.

Reply to  Al
December 4, 2019 6:48 pm

The United Nations has passed their critical threashold as an organisation able to function effectively. Cut the United Nations back to just diplomacy. Anything else needing to be undertaken supernationality, such as World Health needs to be in a separate organisation with their own budget. Up to them to convince countries of the need, and demonstrate the effectiveness of their transnational organisation.
There is a human limit to organisations be they public or private (General Motors) remaining effective and efficient. Then the dead hand of red tape and middle management kick in and the organisation becomes self serving.

Jeff in Calgary
Reply to  SmallerisBetter
December 5, 2019 11:59 am

Even their peacekeeping/making roll has fallen to groups like NATO. The UN only provides a pulpit for totalitarian states to spew hatred.

philincalifornia
December 4, 2019 3:53 pm

The part that made me laugh the most was when I read the word “Venezuela”.

December 4, 2019 4:06 pm

“Please Send Cash: UN Demands $29 Billion for 2020 “Extreme Weather” Humanitarian Aid Programmes”

That’s what’s it all about.
The moola

https://youtu.be/KoNtj27a6Rk

Bruce Cobb
December 4, 2019 4:06 pm

Since China is so far ahead on it’s “climate” goals, I say they should put the $29 billion on their tab. And don’t let them try to weasel out of it. They can afford it.

LdB
December 4, 2019 4:30 pm

I don’t get all the “climate justice” protestors nothing like that is even under discussion, talk about flogging a dead horse. At best a few poor countries might be able to sell carbon credits using article 6 and they might get increased aid because some funds might get some offset treatment under article 6.

Michael in Dublin
December 4, 2019 4:32 pm

Give no money to the spendthrift UN. Rather identify a small charity with a good track record and channel your giving via them. It is often better to support someone with useful skills from back home who goes and works in these poor areas for a few years and shows them in small projects how to help themselves.

Reed Coray
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
December 4, 2019 10:22 pm

e.g., St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Wounded Warriors, Shriners Hospitals For Children.

Mike McHenry
December 4, 2019 4:43 pm

If it weren’t for the powers of the security council I’d be for exiting the UN.

Bob Vislocky
December 4, 2019 4:45 pm

Sounds like a quid-pro-quo or extortion to me (provide funding or else get more extreme weather). Guess we should impeach the UN !!

William Haas
December 4, 2019 4:53 pm

The USA does not have any money to give to the UN for anything. Our federal government has huge annual deficits and a huge National debt. The USA federal government needs to pay off its huge National debt before it can consider funding anything outside of the country. The USA must also fix its annual trade deficit as well. The USA is really a debtor nation. Maybe countries like China can provide the requested funds.

stinkerp
December 4, 2019 5:23 pm

If you want to do something really useful to combat “seasonal climate change”, send me $500 so I can get a decent snowblower. Using a $15 shovel has lost its joy.

Michael from the Tahoe Basin
Reply to  stinkerp
December 6, 2019 10:32 am

better up that that budget to about $2500 “for a decent one”.

Rob
December 4, 2019 5:51 pm

The UN is cesspool of socialist corruption and evil. Don’t give them anything.

December 4, 2019 6:01 pm

UN stands for UNfit.

Patrick MJD
December 4, 2019 6:43 pm

“His plea for cash comes just two months after a series of cutbacks began at the U.N.’s New York headquarters, starting with the heating being turned down, the diplomats’ bar shuttering early at 5pm and meetings canceled along with diminished first class global travel budgets.”

That’s basically why they turn up every event. With these cutback maybe most will simply not bother and stay at home and let the climate be for a change.

TRM
December 4, 2019 7:06 pm

I recommend some comedy to cheer everyone up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36Yfy0Aub1c

Leo Kearse – Comic

DHR
December 4, 2019 7:30 pm

Close the U.N. bar at 5PM to save money? It must be an open or highly discounted bar if it looses money. My powerful brain has thought up a solution to the bar-losses problem. I will reveal it to the UN for only $1 Million. The rest of you doubtless know the solution already.

KcTaz
December 4, 2019 7:37 pm

“…with demand a direct product of “more extreme weather events, notably drought and flooding, which trigger humanitarian emergencies,”

That CO2 molecule is truly amazing. It can cause drought and flooding, rain and no rain. Gee, I do wonder how it manages that and what caused both of those things before fossil fuel use took off?
Has the IPCC ever answered that question or, even asked it?

Gunga Din
December 4, 2019 7:59 pm

Real estate in NYC is very pricey.
Maybe the UN should sell the building and property? That would bring in some cash.
Then move out of the US to, I don’t know, Grrreta’s hometown?

Gunga Din
December 4, 2019 8:11 pm

Time has shown that there are many charities willing to respond to emergencies and actually help the people in need.
Put the money in their hands from hands that are willing to give.
(Those hands would have more to give if less was taken by Government to support things like the UN and “free stuff” to buy votes.)

MDN
December 4, 2019 9:41 pm

Only “diminished” first class travel? Well there’s a pretty good indicator of how seriously they are trying to save money imho.

Ed Zuiderwijk
December 5, 2019 2:00 am

Methinks it rather appropriate that the heating is turned down. A few times more of the same in the coming years and we may see the delegates clamouring for more coal.

Cas
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
December 5, 2019 5:18 pm

Interestingly enough they had enough money to spread Greta all over Canada.

Ed Zuiderwijk
December 5, 2019 4:36 am

Perhaps they will need to reduce the heating bill yet again. Perhaps more than once again. Perhaps there comes a point when they start demanding more coal or gas.

john cooknell
December 5, 2019 4:38 am

Meanwhile in the real world, the actual situation is below.

https://ourworldindata.org/natural-disasters#number-of-deaths-from-natural-disasters

The UN know this and so do the IPCC but it gets buried deep in their reports because the Green idiots have control, and because their disaster scenarios play to our basic human instincts.

Since Civilisation began we have always believed our actions affect the Weather, we are no different to our ancestors.

“Natural disasters kill on average 60,000 people per year, globally.

Globally, disasters were responsible for 0.1% of deaths over the past decade. This was highly variable, ranging from 0.01% to 0.4%.

Deaths from natural disasters have seen a large decline over the past century – from, in some years, millions of deaths per year to an average of 60,000 over the past decade.

Historically, droughts and floods were the most fatal disaster events. Deaths from these events are now very low – the most deadly events today tend to be earthquakes.

Disasters affect those in poverty most heavily: high death tolls tend to be centered in low-to-middle income countries without the infrastructure to protect and respond to events.”

observa
December 5, 2019 5:39 am

Like used car dealers somehow they think $29990 sounds better that $30k with rounding.

ResourceGuy
December 5, 2019 9:42 am

What’s the UN travel budget in this demand?

Jeff in Calgary
December 5, 2019 11:56 am

Are they going to help us plow snow from our streets during our annual “Extreme global warming induced winter weather”? How about with our tow truck bills?

ResourceGuy
December 5, 2019 1:23 pm

It’s the new UN-based hegemony.

Rob_Dawg
December 5, 2019 1:41 pm

The most deadly, most destructive supposed climate disaster being the California fires recently why do I suspect there won’t be any UN money forthcoming?

Lawrence Ayres
December 6, 2019 3:55 pm

They have lied about global warming for 30 years, they lie about disasters, their scientists lie about research so why not lie about their lack of funds? The first commenter summed it up best FU UN.

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