That’s right folk, soon there may be a new Federal Agency knocking on your front door. Ready to bust you, and throw away the jailhouse key. Fines and jail time may be the punishment this new agency looming on the horizon of the United States’ future. What is it? Why it’s the FCI, of course! The Federal Carbon Inspectors! Ready to condemn you for daring to terrorize the world by opening that can of soda pop. Which of course, is going to become a banned substance, since the result of opening a container of carbonated beverage will result in polluting the environment with GHG causing CO2!
As the environmental community struggles to find new ways to save the environment, the leaders remain huddled in back rooms conspiring to find new ways to stop that which human kind cannot stop. That would be climate change, or as the hysterical crowd likes to call it, global warming. In a 25 June Reuters article
, reports “said 41 percent of Britons think the country will need its own Carbon Police Force by mid-century and one quarter believe repeat offenders will have to go into carbon rehab and take carbon addiction classes.”
Briton knows that the 80% carbon output reduction as desired by the Energy Savings Trust is unattainable. The fear is that the government will impose steadily more restrictive rules on the use of carbon fuels in order to reach that goal, and may institute an agency to address that very same failure by punishing the citizens.
However, CO2 output is expected to rise by an output rate of more than 50% by the year 2030 according to the EIA in another Reuters article
from the following day. A large part of those emissions will be an annual 3.3% projected increase in coal burning by China, while the US consumption is expected to rise by only 1.1%. For any country to actually meet the desire CO2 reduction goals as proposed by the UN under the Kyoto agreement is impossible. When a nation grows, its consumption grows.
So the possibility of a real Carbon Cop coming to your door, is more than probable. In fact, there already is a Carbon Cop around. ABC has a television show called Carbon Cop’s
, a reality based show where, according to the shows website, two people “Lish Fejer and Sean Fitzgerald, scientists passionate about the environment, show us how we can all make the necessary changes to reduce domestic carbon emissions and the good news is it’s not that hard to achieve.” Now before you go off the deep end here, that’s ABC as in Australian Broadcasting Corp. not American Broadcasting Corp. Although, with the popularity of these engineered reality shows on TV today, I’m surprised it isn’t shown here yet. Maybe in syndication?
Lorrie Goldstein has an article in the 02 March ’08 issue of the Toronto Sun
where he writes that the “study the David Suzuki Foundation released last week to bolster its case for a $100 per tonne carbon tax accurately explained the motivation behind all these government mandated, central planning programs. To wit, all involve: “(P)assing the cost of carbon on down through the supply chain and on to industry and eventually consumers. This is the raison d’etre of a carbon price …” See, Canada is getting into the act as well. Briton is afraid, Australia is afraid, Canada is afraid, though none will admit it.
There’s even a website, Be Your Own Carbon Cop
, that shares some ideas on how can police your own Carbon footprint. Of course, the links that tell you how much you can save, or how much your use of carbon don’t seem to be working, but they do have a page that shares some nifty little tidbits of things you can do, like donating 10% to a worthy cause. Naturally, there’s a link on how you can send them some money, and get trees planted in your name. This also is an Australian organization.
Sticking with Australia, I find a service type firm called Perth Carbon Cops
where for a paltry $315AU they’ll do an initial Energy Investigation & Energy Report for a private home (up to 4 bedrooms. Skipping around the world to the UK. A berg called Colchester has a community flyer
out where the entire back page entices you to become a Carbon Cop. They make some suggestions on what you can do as well, such as checking on colleagues and making sure they are switching off monitors, air conditioners, lights etc to save their energy usage, and subsequently lower their Carbon footprint.
I could go on about the enforcement angle of this CO2 farce, but I won’t, except to share an article that was posted on ENN’s
site regarding Greece’s suspension from the UN Carbon Trading scheme back in April of this year. The article reported that “Greece is declared to be in non-compliance,” the enforcement branch said in a statement distributed by the Bonn-based U.N. Climate Change
Secretariat” The article also stated that “A group of legal experts enforcing compliance with the U.N.’s Kyoto Protocol also said it was opening proceedings against Canada for alleged violations of rules”
“The Kyoto Protocol imposes a cap on emissions of greenhouse gas
by some 37 industrialized countries but allows them to meet their targets by paying for emissions cuts elsewhere, such as in the developing world or former east bloc nations.” the article explains. So we can see that enforcement of these emission rules are going to be taken quite seriously by those that have the most to gain from them. That would, for the most part, be the UN. A country gets suckered into agreeing to a contract they can’t really ever hope to meet, and they can pay money to an entity designated by the UN to avoid penalties and punishment. Sounds like redistribution of wealth to me.
What’s interesting to me in all of this is how Maine is taking to the idea like a duck to water, prodded along by our Socialist politicians and other groups. Pierce Atwood hosted a “brown bag
” event on 20 Feb of this year to push the renewable energies market. Did you know that they also provided a presentation to the UN’s UNECE Committee on Sustainability in 2005
? And also in 2006
? That’s a company right here in Maine that’s already on top of what the UN wants out of their puppet nations for obedience. And of course, Maine is right on track with the rest of the parade. We even have a pretty picture of comrade Gorskies broken hockey stick chart, as some call it, on a taxpayer supported webpage
that’s shows how much damage man is causing to the environment by excessive consumption of CO2.
Ever noticed an odd thing about that chart? They have a link to the original posting site here
. Did you click it? That’s right, takes you right to the good ‘ole UN. At any rate, when you do any real research on the issue of Carbon taxes, or Cap and Trade as some folks like to call the auctions, the trail always leads back to the UN. And it doesn’t stop at the ICCC conference level either. It goes back beyond that point to the Zedillo Conference on Mexico back in 2000, but was discussed even earlier. The earliest reference I’ve found so far is from the early eighties, where Sweden’s own Carbon emissions tax was enacted. Surprisingly, it’s been suggested that after nearly thirty years of paying the tax to the government, Swedish CO2 reductions have amounted to less than 2%. I’m still trying to verify that statement though, but it’s probably accurate.
But as reported by News Busters
in February, “Emerging economies such as China are justified in holding back on fighting greenhouse gas emissions until richer polluters like the United States do more to solve the problem, former Vice President Al Gore said Wednesday.” So it’s OK to tax the people of America, but not China? Hmmm. I guess I’ll cut off with this quote from the same article, “Never mind that any cuts in emissions by America will easily be matched by increases from China in the coming years, and that this will give that nation an even greater economic advantage thereby increasing the trade imbalance that people on the left like Gore claim is going to lead to a devaluation in the dollar and our own financial ruin.”
How’s that old tune by Ricky Nelson go?
I went to a Carbon party, to trade credits with my old friends
Get ready for higher air fares due to Carbon Taxes…
Non-profits profit from CO2…