Christopher Lord Monckton, the 3rd Viscount of Monckton of Brenchley, is an odd person to be a champion of human freedom. While Lord Monckton was Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s science advisor, he is a hereditary peer of Great Britain.
It is odder still that Lord Monckton should be in the United States, warning of the potential loss of liberty that would be involved in the Global Climate Change Treaty now being negotiated in Copenhagen, due to be signed in December. And yet Lord Monckton did just that, speaking at length and in scathing tones at an event held by the Minnesota Free Market Institute at Bethel University in St. Paul.
“I read that treaty. And what it says is this, that a world government is going to be created. The word ‘government’ actually appears as the first of three purposes of the new entity. The second purpose is the transfer of wealth from the countries of the West to third world countries, in satisfaction of what is called, coyly, ‘climate debt’ – because we’ve been burning CO2 and they haven’t. We’ve been screwing up the climate and they haven’t. And the third purpose of this new entity, this government, is enforcement.”
Of course this “government” which is short hand for an international enforcement authority would not be actually elected by the people who would be required to live under its dictates. No doubt taxes would have to be raised in countries that would be compelled to pay environmental reparations to the Third World. The enforcement authority or “government” would also have the power to regulate energy policy in the countries that sign the treaty.
Lord Monckton gave a detailed analysis of the claim the human made carbon emissions are causing a rise in the Earth’s temperature and then demolished it utterly. Of course the basis of climate change treaties or cap and trade laws is not to actually alleviate a real problem. The made up problem of global warming is an excuse for governments to expand their power and to exert more and more control over ordinary people.
While the Global Climate Change Treaty has not been finalized, it is clear what direction it is headed. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has suggested that the world has “only fifty days” to solve the problem of global warming. With that kind of hysterical rhetoric, one can only imagine what sort of measures would be thought to be permissible.
Still, if any kind of treaty arrives at the United States Senate with the kind of provisions that Lord Monckton warns of, it is inconceivable that the Senate would be disposed to ratify it. President Obama may decide to try to enforce the treaty anyway, perhaps passing a statute that would require only a simple majority rather than two thirds required to ratify a treaty. That kind of maneuver would contravene the Constitution, but then what is an old document drawn up by 18th Century white men have to do with the imperative to remake the world in the 21st Century?
Source: Obama Poised to Cede US Sovereignty Claims British Lord, Canada Free Press, October 15th, 2009