Thursday, April 1, 2010

The United Nations Want 36 Trillion Dollars And They Want The Commitment Right Now

IPCC Chairperson Rajendra Pachauri welcomed the COP 15-CMP5 conference attendees in Copenhagen on December 7, 2009, with a simple request.

All he wants is for the worlds political leaders to give the United Nations 3% of the global GDP before 2030.
"To limit average temperature increase at 2.0 and 2.4 degrees C, the cost of mitigation by 2030 would not exceed 3% of the global GDP."
A quick Internet search finds that the 2008 global GDP was estimated at 60.6  Trillion Dollars.

Three percent of 60.6 Trillion Dollars equals 1.818 Trillion Dollars.

Multiply that by the twenty years between now and 2030, and we get 36.36 Trillion Dollars.

A pittance. Pocket change.

The most telling aspect of this attempted bureaucratic money grab is the complete absence of any specifics as to how exactly the United Nations is planning on spending this little allowance.