100 billion USD for climate? Empty promises
Published 17th December 2010 - 1 comments - 1643 views -
Some environmentalists call it a success, that in Cancun there was made a PROMISE, that in the future somehow somewhere somebody might give 100 billion USD to the backward... sorry... underdeveloped countries. To save Climate or whatever. They call it a "Green Climate Fund"
On the other hand, some anti-NWO people like lord Monckton consider the 100 billion a threat, a huge foundation of global governance.
Cool it. Both. Let us check the numbers first.
In 1970 the rich countries promised to increase the development aid to poor countries to 0.7 GDP. It never happened. This empty promise was repeated in the Millenium Development Goals. Still, promise not kept.
Reality: The rich countries gave 0.51% of their GDP to foreign aid in 1960. In 1970 it was 0.33%. In 1980 it was 0.35% and in 1990 only 0.34%. In 2002 mere 0.23%.
Does anybode believe that this time it will be different? Come on!
Still, even if the money is collected, packed and sent to the colonies... sorry, Third world, it is not enough. Most of it will be eaten by corruption. In 2002 the African Union estimated, that corruption eats $150 billion a year in Africa. So the 100 billion is not even enough to feed the kleptocracy in a single continent.
Even after massive debt relief made in 1990s, the African countries still pay some USD 20 billion a year in instalments to pay back their debts. Debts from the foreign aid. The help is not for free, you know.
In the last 60 years the rich countries have given to Africa some USD 1 trillion as development aid. So, where is the development, hey?
And why is Africa poor anyway? Couldn't they just produce cheap food and export it to the rich countries? Well...
Half of the EU budget is made of subsidies for European farmers. The Institute for Economic Affairs in London calculated that this common agricultural policy (subventions) takes some 75 billion USD a year in Europe. And the rich OECD countries as a whole pay some 360 billion USD a year in various forms of subventions to its farmers. That is some 30 billion more than the GDP of whole Africa.
So the rich countries pay 360 billion USD to keep Africans out of European market, so the Africans cannot export their food. Thus keeping the Africans in poverty. And then they make an (empty) PROMISE to give 100 billion USD for development... er... climate aid?
Does it make sense? It is like pushing someone into water and then helping him out.
READ MORE AT www.klimaskeptik.cz/english
http://kremlik.blog.idnes.cz/c/167967/Cancun-100-miliard-dolaru-na-boj-s-klimatem.html (Googletranslate it from Czech if you please)
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