United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change|
Conference of the Parties 6
|Report by Eagle Forum Correspondent Cathie Adams, president of Texas Eagle Forum.|
|The Hague, Netherlands, November 13, 2000
When Americans voted on November 7, most did not realize the impact of their
decision on their standard of living unless they had read Al Gore's book,
Earth in the Balance. His book was prophetic of a United Nations' (UN)
document called the Kyoto Protocol, which will force Americans to scale back
our standard of living if it is implemented by the UN's goal of 2002.
The UN begins a two-week conference today in The Hague, Netherlands to discuss the Kyoto Protocol's rulebook for implementation and penalties for non-compliance (sanctions against sovereign nations). The only UN entity with the authority to do these dirty deeds is the World Trade Organization (WTO), the monster created when Congress approved the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs (GATT/WTO) treaty.
Under VP Al Gore's leadership in Kyoto, Japan in 1997, the U.S. agreed to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (mostly carbon dioxide, CO2) that supposedly cause global warming by seven percent below 1990 levels by 2008-2012. That is the first phase only; a second phase is already being considered: elimination altogether of the use of fossil fuels which would fulfill Al Gore's dream to eliminate the internal combustion engine. The Protocol's advocates prescribe extreme measures even though science has yet to prove that the globe is warming or that burning fossil fuels could cause it.
To understand the devastating impact, one must consider the fact that America's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown by 10-12% since 1990, which means that we would be forced to reduce our industrial output by at least 25% by 2008. The UN-Gore goal is to force American industries to move to developing nations where the Kyoto Protocol will NOT bind them since only 38 developed nations are bound by it. The bottom line is that industries and jobs will move to one of the 150 nations, such as Mexico and China, NOT bound by the Protocol in order to redistribute wealth around the globe.
With the American presidential elections in the balance, the Clinton-Gore appointments here in The Hague could agree to eliminate the two U.S. Senate resolution-imposed considerations that the Kyoto Protocol NOT negatively impact the U.S. economy and that in fairness it be imposed on ALL nations. Considering the extent that they are going to to retain control of the White House, everything is on the table and nothing is beyond belief.
If Americans need another reason to DEMAND free and fair elections, rather than third world rigged political showdowns, this UN conference is it. We must rise above anger and arrogance, and instead seek God's favor upon our nation in elections and in treaties.