What the Average American Needs to Understand About Copenhagen and Climate Change

What the Average American Needs to Understand About Copenhagen and Climate Change

By Jayne D. Frank

The rhetoric and writings of the elitists, professors,  scientists and green movement “groupies” throughout the past several years is mostly foreign to those of us who have been busy working to pay our bills and feed our families, and are not heavily involved in that endeavor.  It has been designed so that eventually legislation, promises and treaties can be slipped by the American people, for the good of the country, and we will be too “dumb”, too uninformed, and be too late to do anything about it.  Behind the scenes, activities have been going on for months by cronies, friends and mentors of Obama all with the end result of seeing something come out of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference which would drastically cut our carbon emissions.  Creating a bureaucracy for “trading” of the carbon that we do use will ultimately penalize Americans for their household, automotive and leisure energy used.

Keep in mind that during all of this planning and staging, no one in the Administration, or anyone else that went to Copenhagen, did a thing to cut their own emissions.  Representatives rolled in to Copenhagen with their private jets and limos, costing millions of dollars, and fending off criticism with “we have traded our carbon emissions”.

Because of the more pressing American issues such as the unconstitutional healthcare bill currently being pushed through Congress and our severe loss of jobs, both of which deserve 100% of our attention, and continued challenge to Congress and the administration, we will only point out a few things to keep in mind for the average person to consider during and after the Copenhagen Climate Conference.

1.   The United States didn’t ratify the Kyoto protocol, which is set to expire in 2012, because, as the Bryd-Hagel Senate Resolution said in 1997, it would have hurt the American Economy.  Kyoto is a failure for a number of reasons and emissions have increased from exempted developing nations as well as those from Japan and Canada. (1)

2.   Any agreement to reduce emissions in the United States, targeting our existing energy companies and manufacturing industry left in the United States, as well as the automobiles we drive to work and heat and air conditioning that we use in our houses, will have a serious effect on the U.S. economy. We are  already struggling with seriously high unemployment, record foreclosure rates, and increased costs of living; couple that with a staggering debt and looming healthcare taxes, and any agreement coming out of Copenhagen by the United States, could end our way of life as we know it.  To those progressives who think that we already live too rich and we ought to be part of a growing global community and give our hard-earned money away to others, here and abroad, a stagnant or failing U.S. economy is part of their overall plan for America as we “redistribute our wealth”.

3.   For many European countries who signed onto Kyoto, 90% of their market activity has been perpetrated by carbon trade fraudsters.(2)  We have always had fraud when new “big government programs” are enacted; it would not be any different in the United States if we added new climate change regulations.  Don’t forget that Obama has already set the stage for no Congressional approval of anything he wants to do, after Copenhagen, with the EPA’s coincidental finding that emissions are harmful to the U.S.

America cannot afford our rising debt; nor can we afford a bloated healthcare bill, any untimely regulations on our emissions or increase in taxes.    This has been a hard year for Americans who stand in opposition to the plethora of hard-hitting legislation, taxes and regulations that are trying to be jammed down our throat, but we must continue to challenge Congress and the Administration, and continue to peacefully protest any additional regulations on the United States relating to a manufactured climate crisis.

(1) Heritage Foundation December 10, 2009

(2) UK Telegraph December 10, 2009

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