The following quotes suggest that Climate Change is being used as a pretext to bring in Carbon Tax, a fee that would be levied internationally for burning carbon-based fuels (coal, oil, gas).
Its advocates argue that a Carbon Tax would reduce the consumption of fossil fuels globally. While its opponents maintain that fossil fuels do not contribute significantly to Climate Change and that only the very rich and powerful would benefit from Carbon Tax.
Researchers in Finland and Japanese have both recently found no evidence for man made global warming, which lends weight to the idea that temperature fluctuations are part of long term cycles in planetary temperature.
We leave readers to decide but beyond scare mongering we also detect a distinctly arrogant, misanthropic tone in some of the following quotes. The people quoted do not love the planet, as some of them might have us believe, and they certainly do not love humanity. In fact they would like to dramatically reduce the world's population so that they would have the planet for themselves, and few few of their servants, of course.
To this end they they think that they have a rationale in ‘Global warming'. Ed.
"The common enemy of humanity is man. In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy then, is humanity itself." - Club of Rome, premier environmental think-tank, consultants to the United Nations
"We need to get some broad based support, to capture the public's imagination... So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements and make little mention of any doubts... Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest." - Prof. Stephen Schneider, Stanford Professor of Climatology, lead author of many IPCC reports
"The data doesn't matter. We're not basing our recommendations on the data. We're basing them on the climate models." - Prof. Chris Folland, Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research
"The models are convenient fictions that provide something very useful." - Dr David Frame, climate modeler, Oxford University
"I believe it is appropriate to have an ‘over-representation' of the facts on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience." - Al Gore, Climate Change activist (Al Gore's father was a communist with links to known communist Armand Hammer - read more in the book called Dossier)
"It doesn't matter what is true, it only matters what people believe is true." - Paul Watson, co-founder of Greenpeace
"The only way to get our society to truly change is to frighten people with the possibility of a catastrophe." - emeritus professor Daniel Botkin
"We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis..." - David Rockefeller, Club of Rome executive member
"We are getting close to catastrophic tipping points, despite the fact that most people barely notice the warming yet." - Dr James Hansen, ex-NASA researcher who claimed there was "global cooling" in the ‘70s
"Democracy is not a panacea. It cannot organize everything and it is unaware of its own limits. These facts must be faced squarely. Sacriligious though this may sound, democracy is no longer well suited for the tasks ahead. The complexity and the technical nature of many of today's problems do not always allow elected representatives to make competent decisions at the right time." - Club of Rome, The First Global Revolution
"Regionalism must precede globalism. We foresee a seamless system of governance from local communities, individual states, regional unions and up through to the United Nations itself." - UN Commission on Global Governance
"A keen and anxious awareness is evolving to suggest that fundamental changes will have to take place in the world order and its power structures, in the distribution of wealth and income. Perhaps only a new and enlightened humanism can permit mankind to negotiate this transition." - Club of Rome, Mankind at the Turning Point
"The goal now is a socialist, redistributionist society, which is nature's proper steward and society's only hope." - David Brower, founder of Friends of the Earth
"If we don't overthrow capitalism, we don't have a chance of saving the world ecologically. I think it is possible to have an ecologically sound society under socialism. I don't think it is possible under capitalism" - Judi Bari, principal organiser of Earth First!
"Isn't the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn't it our responsibility to bring that about?" - Maurice Strong, founder of the UN Environment Programme
"The prospect of cheap fusion energy is the worst thing that could happen to the planet." - Jeremy Rifkin, Greenhouse Crisis Foundation
"Giving society cheap, abundant energy would be the equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun." - Prof Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University (he and his wife, were members of the Club of Rome and produced a paper called Eco Science.
"The Earth has cancer and the cancer is Man." - Club of Rome, Mankind at the Turning Point
"A reasonable estimate for an industrialized world society at the present North American material standard of living would be 1 billion. At the more frugal European standard of living, 2 to 3 billion would be possible." - United Nations, Global Biodiversity Assessment
"A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal." - Ted Turner, founder of CNN and major UN donor (this is the guy who had 5 children!)
"... the resultant ideal sustainable population is hence more than 500 million but less than one billion." - Club of Rome, Goals for Mankind