UN Climate Official: Real Plan Is “Change The Economic Development Model”

Posted on Fri 02/13/2015 by

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Bolt New 01By Andrew Bolt ~

In 1917, Bolsheviks in Russia launched their campaign to change international capitalism – the economic development model that has abolished more poverty, created more wealth and allowed more freedom than any model before it.

They failed.ChristianaFigueres

Now the the United Nations’ top climate change official wants to try again.

Here is Christiana Figueres, (pictured) executive secretary of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and she warns that the fight against climate change is a process and that the necessary transformation of the world economy will not be decided at one conference or in one agreement.

This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model, for the first time in human history… This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the industrial revolution.

Just in case you thought this was just about cutting emissions, with a simple (albeit costly) switch to, say, nuclear or hydro power – or even solar panels and batteries.

UPDATE

Does Figueres also want a religious transformation?

Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, invoked the ancient jaguar goddess Ixchel in her opening statement to delegates gathered in Cancun, Mexico, noting that Ixchel was not only goddess of the moon, but also “the goddess of reason, creativity and weaving. May she inspire you—because today, you are gathered in Cancun to weave together the elements of a solid response to climate change, using both reason and creativity as your tools.”

Note: Figueres is an anthropologist, not a climate scientist.

Andrew Bolt is a journalist and columnist writing for The Herald Sun in Melbourne Victoria Australia.

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