There was a pretty glowing report in the paper Wednesday about the Copenhagen Summit, saying just about everyone’s agreed to compensate poor countries for preserving forests and swamps. (Just think, once, not too long ago draining a swamp was a virtue).
It seems the big hurdle standing in the way of an agreement was how to define a forest – but, somehow, the climate experts got that worked out and rolled on glowingly gushing how it’s a dead certain absolute fact exactly 20% of greenhouse gas emissions are due to folks chopping down forests and how this deal is a bonanza for everyone from poor countries to multi-national conglomerates – so just about everyone in Copenhagen is for it.
But the report never mentioned one thing.
Where does the ‘compensation’ – the cash going to the third world nations – come from?
The answer is from you – Mr. U.S. Taxpayer.
That’s right. The federal deficit is a trillion dollars, unemployment is 11%, and your money is going to Bangladesh – to pay them not to drain a swamp.