The World As I See It


Posted by SteveB on July 12, 2009

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Whatever the truth about global warming, the politics of the issue is as much about power and who has it as it is about the environment. Whether it’s those who believe man-made global warming is an imminent threat to human existence or those who simply see it as a key to greater political power, global governance is where the belief that we can manage climate change ultimately leads us.

On July 9, none other than the venerable guru of climate change, Al Gore, articulated this in a speech at the Smith School World Forum on Enterprise and the Environment in Oxford, England. In commenting on the US House of Representatives passage of the Waxman-Markey climate bill, Gore claimed that it “will dramatically increase the prospects for success” in combating the “crisis” of man-made global warming. “But it is the awareness itself that will drive the change and one of the ways it will drive the change is through global governance and global agreements.”

Never mind that Gore is well on his way to becoming the first climate-change billionaire or that his carbon footprint is the size of a Titanosaurus, we should take him seriously when he talks about global governance.

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