As our politicians jet off to Cancun in their fuel-guzzling, CO2 spewing jets, arrive at the airport and get ferried to the hotel in their fuel-guzzling, CO2 spewing chaffeur-driven limosines, then enjoy wasting even more fuel and creating even more CO2 unneccessarily by having hot tubs in their hotel rooms, it shouldn't go unremarked what our hypocritical elite are really up to.
What they're really discussing is the redistribution of wealth: that is, the redistribution of wealth from the poor to the rich. Not exactly something you'd associate with climate change: after all, if the problem is too much CO2, you'd think the thing to do would be to stop producing the stuff. But no, our political elite don't think like that. Instead, they cook up a scam called carbon trading, whereby CO2 is traded as a commodity, just like petrol, minerals, etc. Supposedly the countries that are bigger producers of CO2 can offset the CO2 they produce by buying carbon credits. The bad news is that CO2 is traded just like any other commodity, bringing with it artificially inflated prices, allowing the traders to make huge profits at our expense.
So, not only does the price of fuel go up, the price of CO2 to supposedly offset our fuel use also goes up, the end result is higher bills for us, the consumer.
So what the elite is really discussing at Cancun is how to kill off huge numbers of poor people because they can't afford to pay inflated fuel bills while simultaneously milking those still alive for as much money as possible in higher taxes..
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