Peter Foster on the essential Marxist quality of global hysteria solutions in Bali:
The real theme of this United Nations gabfest -- like that of its 12 predecessors, and of the hundreds, if not thousands, of related meetings --is whether globalization and trade liberalization will be allowed to continue, with a corresponding increase in wealth, health and welfare, or whether the authoritarian enemies of freedom (who rarely if ever recognize themselves as such) will succeed in using environmental hysteria to undermine capitalism and increase their Majesterium. Any successor to Kyoto will be rooted in hobbling rich economies, increasing the poor world's resentment, unleashing environmental trade warfare, and blanketing the globe with rules and regulations that benefit only rulers and regulators. Bali is not about climate; it symbolizes the continued assault on freedom by those who seek -- or pander to -- political power under the guise of concern for humanity.Read the rest and also read more:
The reason that poor, ill-governed countries support the Kyoto process is because they have been persuaded that it represents a meal ticket. Under it they can flog the non-emission of hot air to developed nations, and have failed aid policies continued under the rubric of "clean development."