Imagine a world where countries paid taxes to a big
organisation so that the big organisation could fix the world, however the
countries that paid the taxes actually didn't know what needed fixing. In fact
these countries had no idea why they even needed to pay the tax, but what they
did know was that the organisation that received their money made the world a
better place somehow. So every year without hesitation the countries would pay
billions to this reputable organisation. Once the organisation had the
countries money they would dedicate it to fixing The Problem. But every year
the organisation would broadcast across the world's media, stating that the
money wasn't enough, that every citizen had a responsibility and a part to play,
they demanded that each country's government made new laws to change the
lifestyles of it's citizens. So, slowly but surely the countries began to
change the way people lived, they passed laws for new taxes so that they could
give more to the Organisation to fix The Problem. Although the citizens were
disgruntled by the new laws they knew that The Problem had to be fixed, so they
paid their taxes and changed their lifestyles. After a few years of the world
paying their due to the Organisation some of the more wealthy and more economically
well to do countries decided to start researching The Problem themselves. What
they found so shocked them that they decided to keep it a secret from the
public, agreeing that if their citizens found out it would cause far more
trouble than if hadn't been found out at all. So the world continued, paying
their hard earned money to the Organisation so that it could find better and
better ways to fix The Problem.
Now imagine if that world was our world. If that "Problem"
was our "Problem". If that "Organisation" was our world's "Organisation".
That's right "The Problem" is climate change, or, to be more
precise, Global Warming. The "Organisation" is the United Nations and sadly the
"secret" is the non-existence of The Problem. The world has paid untold
billions in carbon credits for years now, and not once has a country stood up
and said "Hang on a minute, where has my money gone? Where are the giant Earth
saving projects that you promised would be around by now? Why is it that we
have to change how we live to fix a problem that we were paying YOU to fix?"
Next time you see an article on a new clean and green
project, research who funded it. I can guarantee you there will not be a single
cent of UN money in it.