“The real goal,” he said, “is to change the economic development model. In other words, redistribution of wealth between nations. That is what was really behind this thing to start with.”
Margot Wallstrom, who was the environmental minister of the European Union, said the Kyoto Protocol, the predecessor to the Paris treaty, was “about [the] economy, about leveling the playing field for big businesses worldwide,” he said.
“Then along came Jacques Chirac from France. He said, ‘It’s not about the environment, it’s about the first component of an alternative global governance.'”
Inhofe pointed out that Costa Rican diplomat Christiana Figueres admitted the global warming policy set by the U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, of which she is the executive secretary, is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism.
“This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution,” Figueres said at a news conference in Brussels last month.
Unsurprisingly, Democrats and environmentalists oppose cuts to EPA’s budget. Leftists argue that slashing EPA funding will make the U.S. look more like pollution-choked China.
“Donald Trump is using his office to hand the reins of government over to corporate polluters. History has repeatedly shown that corporations cannot be trusted to protect public health,” Ben Schreiber, senior political strategist for Friends of the Earth, said in a statement. “Yet the Trump administration has used its budget to assault the agencies tasked with protecting America’s public health.”
Environmentalists are also accusing Trump of being an “environmental racist,” claiming the EPA’s budget cuts will have a devastating impact on communities of color across the U.S. that already suffer disproportionately from toxic pollution.
WND reported two years ago Inhofe described global warming alarmism as much more than a political persuasion.
“Global warming alarmism has evolved into a religion where one is either an alarmist or a skeptic,” Inhofe said. “The modern-day religion of climate change has been very artful in establishing and controlling carefully scripted talking points intended to scare the American people under the guise of environmental protectionism.”