PM Gordon Brown wants global constitution for financial system

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Just ran across this that goes right down the line that the Grant Jeffrey video goes I just posted.

PM wants global constitution for financial system

Prime Minister Gordon Brown called on Friday for a world constitution to regulate the financial system and said he hoped for agreement on a range of regulation issues at G8 and G20 meetings in coming months.

Speaking at an international conference on progressive politics, Brown also said now was not the time to put a fragile economic recovery at risk by withdrawing fiscal support, but to make 2010 a year of growth.

Brown said a global solution was required to transform financial services, which he defined as follows:

“Common rules for capital and liquidity, common standards for supervision, common rules for bonuses and a shared way of assessing the contribution banks should make to society, free of the unfair and disproportionate use of regulatory and tax havens which penalise countries doing the right things.”

Referring specifically to discussions with the International Monetary Fund and with other countries on the idea of a global levy on banks, Brown said he hoped for agreement at an upcoming G8 meeting in Canada and a G20 meeting in South Korea.

Read entire article at UK Reuters.com

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Is the Global Warming Agenda Leading to World Government

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I don’t usually post things like this here on the blog, but earlier this week I was watching a program I watch occasionally that had as his guest Grant Jeffrey. The program is called Inspiration Today on the Christian Television Network and they were talking about the the Bilderberg group, the G-20, Copenhagen, Kyoto and the global warming agenda.  If your not familiar with Grant Jeffrey, he is a highly  intelligent man that I love to hear speak. He has a new book entitled Shadow Government, which you don’t hear much people that teach about the Bible talking about that topic. Probably because of lack of knowledge or awareness. But anyway I thought the things Grant Jeffrey talks about would be very interesting to a lot of our readers as well. Whether you believe in the Bible or not and if you don’t believe we’re getting close to the last days spoken about in the Bible I think you’ll still  find these two videos interesting because of the subject matter.  At the end of Part 1 of this video Grant Jeffrey makes a comment that is almost cut off by a commercial, so I’m going to emphasis what he said here before you see the video. Grant Jeffrey explains if the restrictions on Carbon Dioxide are implemented as these world leaders want,  it will send us back to around 1870 in the way we live.  He also documents everything in his new book for those who think it sounds a little bit crazy and off the deep end. His book as I said is entitled Shadow Government for those interested. Either way I think you’ll find these two videos interesting. I know I did.

THE HIGH-TECH SURVEILLANCE TRAP HAS BEEN SET

Security cameras, surveillance of your financial transactions, radio frequency spy chips hidden in consumer products, tracking of your internet searches, and eavesdropping on your e-mail and phone calls. Without your knowledge or consent, every aspect of your life is observed and recorded. But who is watching the watchers?

An ultra-secret global elite, functioning as a very real shadow government controls technology, finance, international law, world trade, political power, and vast military capabilities. Those who hold power are invisible to all but a few insiders. Those unrivaled leaders answer to no earthly authority, and they won’t stop until they control the world.

Copenhagen…the Solution Revealed.

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Here it is, in the words of the Wall Street Journal.  What’s the cure? (Highlighted in Red) Please don’t give me the smack on maybe, possibility, could be, woulda, coulda, shoulda….

Developing Countries Briefly Walk Out of U.N. Climate Talks

By ALESSANDRO TORELLO and SPENCER SWARTZ

COPENHAGEN — Tensions flared Monday at the United Nations climate summit, as representatives from a group of poor nations briefly walked out of the conference to protest the slow pace of negotiations, and European Union officials expressed exasperation with the U.S. and China.

Environmental reporter Jeffrey Ball reports from Copenhagen, where political clashes are taking place outside and delegates are staging walkouts inside the COP15 Climate Conference.

The Group of 77, which represents developing countries as well as large emerging economies such as Brazil, India and China, walked out of the negotiations in the morning, a Brazilian diplomat said. The delegates returned to the conference later Monday, but the underlying issues remained unsolved, Swedish Minister Andreas Carlgren said. Sweden represents the European Union, as it holds the six-month rotating presidency of the 27-country bloc until the end of the year.

The turbulence inside the Copenhagen conference was matched by disturbances and disorganization outside, as hundreds of people waited in line for hours in chilly weather to gain access to the conference center. Meanwhile, Danish police arrested and detained more than 1,000 protestors who staged demonstrations outside the climate conference Saturday and Sunday. Danish lawmakers passed new legislation ahead of the climate conference allowing preventative detention, under which people can be held by police for up to 12 hours.

[Copenhagen conference] Getty ImagesParticipants at the conference walked past a globe on Thursday, when a walkout by developing countries stalled negotiations.

The official proceedings of the climate conference are heading into their second week. World leaders, including President Barack Obama, are expected to arrive late this week ostensibly to clinch a deal to curb worldwide greenhouse gas emissions and establish new mechanisms for subsidizing efforts by poor countries to adopt low-carbon energy technology or adapt to the effects of rising global temperatures. Among the more high profile groups demanding action are representatives of island nations who have warned their low-lying countries could be swamped if melting polar ice caps raise ocean levels.

At the heart of the disputes in Copenhagen are sharp disagreements over money, which came to the fore again Monday.

Mamadou Honadia, who is part of the negotiating team for the African nation of Burkina Faso, said the G-77 had resumed talks with rich-nations, but was still unhappy that industrialized countries weren’t giving longer-term financial commitments to poorer states.

“We need to see developed nations give us a plan of what (financial) transfers will come in five years, 10 years and how much over the years ahead, and we aren’t seeing that,” he said.

The EU has pledged €7.2 billion ($10.5 billion) in financing between next year and 2012 to jump-start the fight against climate change in developing countries.

A Nigerian delegation official said earlier Monday that a key reason for the walkout was under funding from rich nations. He said the E.U. offer for just over €7 billion in short-term funding was “pathetic.”

At a press conference late Monday, European officials expressed indignation that some developing countries had criticized the EU’s offer.

“We are the only part of the world that has put money on the table, and we’re criticized for it,” said Stavros Dimas, the EU environment commissioner.

Another official — Jo Leinen, a member of the European Parliament from Germany — called on the U.S. and China to set more aggressive targets for controlling their emissions, saying the two countries’ offers aren’t sufficient to stabilize the climate.

“There is a lot of mistrust between the countries — you could see that it was a frozen atmosphere outside [the Bella Center] and a frozen atmosphere inside,” Mr. Leinen said. Referring to China and the U.S., he added, “It would be helpful if two of the main stakeholders could come out of their very reserved and defensive positions.”

The Copenhagen summit seeks to find a new agreement on international rules to limit global warming after 2012. Developing countries want to keep the structure of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol –which mandates rich nations, but not poorer countries nor the U.S.–to cut greenhouse gas emissions, with a new document to supplement it.

A member of the Chinese delegation said the country stands by the position that provisions under the Kyoto Protocol must be respected in any new pact. But U.S. negotiators have said they won’t support subsidies for China. The U.S. also never ratified the Kyoto Protocol, in part because U.S. lawmakers objected to the proposal that rich nations should accept steady cuts in their use of fossil fuels, while China, India and other developing nations wouldn’t face such restrictions and could, in theory, continue to expand their manufacturing at the expense of U.S. rivals.

Another sensitive issue in the Copenhagen talks surfaced Monday as China lashed out at the U.N. office in charge of approving carbon credits after it rejected 10 Chinese wind farm projects earlier this month and accused China of fudging the numbers to make them eligible for international subsidies.

“If you reject wind power, what else is there?” said Sun Cuihua, an official at the National Reform and Development Commission which overseas the U.N.-sanctioned clean development mechanism that creates carbon credits.

Under the CDM mechanism, rich countries can invest in carbon-abatement projects in poor countries and get carbon credits that can be traded.

“They say that we made up the electricity prices; that is not a responsible thing to say,” Ms. Sun told reporters at a meeting where Chinese windfarm owners and developers issued a statement protesting the U.N. decision.

Even the G-77 isn’t in total harmony as it heads into the final stretch of this meeting.

Saudi Arabia and Brazil sparred Monday over carbon capture and sequestration, something the kingdom is pushing to shore up its own emission-reduction efforts, according to an official from a G-77 nation familiar with the matter.

Brazil is concerned that CCS could dent its biofuels industry, as nations opt to burn more fossil fuels and bury emissions underground, rather than burn clean-burning biofuels such as ethanol, of which Brazil is a leader.

EPA May Have Suppressed Report Skeptical Of Global Warming

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“How many scientists does it take to establish that a consensus does not exist on global warming?” Is 32,000 enough?

The Petition reads:

We urge the United States government to reject the global warming agreement that was written in Kyoto, Japan in December, 1997, and any other similar proposals. The proposed limits on greenhouse gases would harm the environment, hinder the advance of science and technology, and damage the health and welfare of mankind.

There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth.
YOU CAN READ THE SUPPRESSED EMAILS  & COMMENTS HERE:

Global Warming Consensus Gone Up in Flames

The UN global warming conference currently underway in Poland is about to face a serious challenge from over 650 dissenting scientists from around the globe who are criticizing the climate claims made by the UN IPCC and former Vice President Al Gore.  Set for release this week, a newly updated U.S. Senate Minority Report features the dissenting voices of over 650 international scientists, many current and former UN IPCC scientists, who have now turned against the UN. The report has added about 250 scientists (and growing) in 2008 to the over 400 scientists who spoke out in 2007. The over 650 dissenting scientists are more than 12 times the number of UN scientists (52) who authored the media hyped IPCC 2007 Summary for Policymakers.
Norway’s Ivar Giaever, Nobel Prize winner for physics, decries it as the “new religion.” A group of 54 noted physicists, led by Princeton’s Will Happer, is demanding the American Physical Society revise its position that the science is settled. (Both Nature and Science magazines have refused to run the physicists’ open letter.)
The collapse of the “consensus” has been driven by reality. The inconvenient truth is that the earth’s temperatures have flat-lined since 2001, despite growing concentrations of C02. Peer-reviewed research has debunked doomsday scenarios about the polar ice caps, hurricanes, malaria, extinctions, rising oceans. A global financial crisis has politicians taking a harder look at the science that would require them to hamstring their economies to rein in carbon.

EPA May Have Suppressed Report Skeptical Of Global Warming

The Environmental Protection Agency may have suppressed an internal report that was skeptical of claims about global warming, including whether carbon dioxide must be strictly regulated by the federal government, according to a series of newly disclosed e-mail messages.

Less than two weeks before the agency formally submitted its pro-regulation recommendation to the White House, an EPA center director quashed a 98-page report that warned against making hasty “decisions based on a scientific hypothesis that does not appear to explain most of the available data.”

The EPA official, Al McGartland, said in an e-mail message to a staff researcher on March 17: “The administrator and the administration has decided to move forward… and your comments do not help the legal or policy case for this decision.”

The e-mail correspondence raises questions about political interference in what was supposed to be a independent review process inside a federal agency — and echoes criticisms of the EPA under the Bush administration, which was accused of suppressing a pro-climate change document.

Alan Carlin, the primary author of the 98-page EPA report, told CBSNews.com in a telephone interview on Friday that his boss, McGartland, was being pressured himself. “It was his view that he either lost his job or he got me working on something else,” Carlin said. “That was obviously coming from higher levels.”

E-mail messages released this week show that Carlin was ordered not to “have any direct communication” with anyone outside his small group at EPA on the topic of climate change, and was informed that his report would not be shared with the agency group working on the topic.

“I was told for probably the first time in I don’t know how many years exactly what I was to work on,” said Carlin, a 38-year veteran of the EPA. “And it was not to work on climate change.” One e-mail orders him to update a grants database instead.

Carlin’s report listed a number of recent developments he said the EPA did not consider, including that global temperatures have declined for 11 years; that new research predicts Atlantic hurricanes will be unaffected; that there’s “little evidence” that Greenland is shedding ice at expected levels; and that solar radiation has the largest single effect on the earth’s temperature.

In the last few days, Republicans have begun to raise questions about the report and e-mail messages, but it was insufficient to derail the so-called cap and trade bill from being approved by the U.S. House of Representatives.

The revelations could prove embarrassing to Jackson, the EPA administrator, who said in January: “I will ensure EPA’s efforts to address the environmental crises of today are rooted in three fundamental values: science-based policies and programs, adherence to the rule of law, and overwhelming transparency.” Similarly, Mr. Obama claimed that “the days of science taking a back seat to ideology are over… To undermine scientific integrity is to undermine our democracy. It is contrary to our way of life.”

“All this talk from the president and (EPA administrator) Lisa Jackson about integrity, transparency, and increased EPA protection for whistleblowers — you’ve got a bouquet of ironies here,” said Kazman, the CEI attorney.

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