November 24, 2009

Taking Over The World "Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?" "The same thing we do every night, Pinky—try to take over the world!" The majority of people on the earth want peace and well being for the entirety of mankind. There seems to be a constant problem though; human beings. Yet, despite past dismal results, world nations continue to make efforts to unite on major issues in order to find common ground and make binding international treaties. The leaders of Iran and Brazil met this week with visions of working-over the international order, and the upcoming meeting at Copenhagen will be another attempt at seeing eye-to-eye on reducing greenhouse emissions. Yet, while recent efforts at global governance have proved weak and unproductive, their very failures may one day turn out to be the impetus for an all-out push for true global "unity". The representatives of 192 nations will meet in Copenhagen December 7-18 for the United Nations Climate Change Conference. This is the follow-up to the 1997 meeting in Kyoto, Japan that attempted to deal with global climate change. The US Senate never ratified the Kyoto Protocol, which is set to expire in 2012. Things do not look so good for the globalists and environmentalists' cause. While the nations of the world may give lip service to lowering carbon dioxide emissions, environmentally friendly technologies are expensive to implement. Getting industrial nations to agree to lower their emissions by 25-40 percent by 2020 (as UN scientists have recommended) during a robust economy would be hard enough, let alone during the current time of belt-tightening. When "green" technologies raise the costs of food and fuel, many countries are going to be hesitant to sign on. Both US President Obama and China's President Hu have pushed for a two-step plan, which means agreeing to emissions reductions this December, but not actually signing anything legal until next year.


I'm a watchman for Christ, looking on the horizon in expectation for the fulfillment of God's Word.

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