by Tom Blumer
November 19, 2010
Ottmar Edenhofer thanks for two
First, I am grateful that Edenhofer, a German economist who is,
“co-chair of the U.N.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Working Group
III on Mitigation of Climate Change,” has a last name on which
searching is easy.
I quickly determined that his name and
last name doesn’t currently come up in searches at the
Associated Press’s main web site,
New York Times, the
Washington Post, or the
Los Angeles Times.
That’s because he hasn’t said or done anything newsworthy, right?
Wrong. What’s newsworthy is my second reason for thanking him.
First covered at NewsBusters
yesterday by Noel Sheppard,
and described this evening in an
Investors Business Daily editorial,
Mr. Edenhofer has proffered the principal motivation behind the
“climate change movement” - redistribution of wealth:
The Climate Cash Cow
A high-ranking member of
the U.N.’s Panel on Climate Change admits the group’s primary
goal is the redistribution of wealth and not environmental
protection or saving the Earth.
Money, they say, is the root of all evil. It’s also the
motivating force behind what is left of the climate change
movement after the devastating Climategate and IPCC scandals
that saw the deliberate manipulation of scientific data to spur
the world into taking draconian regulatory action.
Left for dead, global warm-mongers are busy planning their next
move, which should occur at a climate conference in relatively
balmy Cancun at month’s end. Certainly it should provide a more
appropriate venue for discussing global warming than the site of
the last failed climate conference - chilly Copenhagen.
Ottmar Edenhofer… told the Neue Zurcher Zeitung last
“The climate summit in Cancun at
the end of the month is not a climate conference, but one of
the largest economic conferences since the Second World
After all, redistributing global
wealth is no small matter.
Edenhofer let the environmental cat out of the bag when he said,
“climate policy is
redistributing the world’s wealth” and that “it’s a big
mistake to discuss climate policy separately from the major
themes of globalization.”
…Edenhofer claims “developed countries have basically
expropriated the atmosphere of the world community” and so
they must have their wealth expropriated and redistributed
to the victims of their alleged crimes, the postage stamp
countries of the world.
He admits this “has almost
nothing to do with environmental policy anymore,
with problems such as deforestation or the ozone hole.”
It has everything to do with a
different kind of green.
…Given this administration’s
willingness to compromise American sovereignty, we could
soon see Americans taxed to fund a
global scam - the ultimate
form of taxation without representation.
So science has been abused as a vehicle
for justifying worldwide wealth redistribution.
Gosh, that’s what many of us have been
saying for years. That’s what the
Climategate e-mails clearly
demonstrated. It’s nice to see that Mr. Edenhofer from his position
of influence at the IPCC agrees, and I thank him for his frankness.
Those who wish to brush up on their German can go to the original
here. Google’s English translation
of the article is
The money quote, as translated, is,
“But one must say clearly that we
distribute by climate policy de facto the world’s wealth.”
Regardless of whether they do anything
with the story, it must not be easy being green at the news outlets
mentioned in the second paragraph of this post, or anywhere else in
the establishment press where they’ve been swallowing the
human-caused global warning propaganda all these years.
It shouldn’t be easy being a green
collaborator either; someone should ask GE’s Jeff Inmelt what
he makes of Edenhofer’s remark. In the pre-New Media days, all of
these folks could have gotten away with ignoring mistakes like
Now they all just look like fools, as
they watch their credibility continue to sink into the