The following is part of an interview with ClimateDepot.com founder Marc Morano and Federalist Staff Writer Evita Duffy, in which they discuss the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, the Great Reset, Covid, and the future of the West. It has been lightly edited for length and clarity.
Evita Duffy: Hi everyone, this is Evita Duffy, staff writer at The Federalist, and I am joined today by Marc Morano, the founder of ClimateDepot.com and author of “The Green Fraud” and “The Great Reset: Global Elites in the Permanent Lockdown.”
Marc Morano: Thank you, Evita, happy to be here.
ED: So you were in Egypt this last week for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP27. Can you just explain to us, what are climate reparations? How much is it going to cost us? What did you learn while you were there?
MM: Well, it’s called “COP” because it’s “Conference of Parties,” which is a UN bureaucratic name. It really began when George H.W. Bush went to the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 and signed the “Rio Earth Treaty,” which literally led to the creation of this UN climate process. So what’s happened over the years is they’re basically saying that the wealthy nations — Europe, United States, Canada, Australia — our use of fossil fuels (i.e., us driving around in SUVs) has created bad weather in Africa and therefore we need to give them reparations for all the bad weather we caused. That’s literally the sales pitch.
The problem with that is twofold. [First,] weather hasn’t gotten worse as CO2 has increased. Oddly, the weather has actually improved. And you can look at this — hurricanes, floods, wildfires, drought, tornadoes, on every climate time scale — 30, 50, 100 years — there’s either no trend in these bad weather extremes or there’s a declining trend. And how they get trends is … they can always cherry-pick a region or a timescale but if you look at it from a big climate picture, there is no climate emergency — no climate bad weather that we need reparations for.
The [second] thing interesting about this … is that these poor nations have actually immensely benefited from the wealthy nations’ use of fossil fuels. We brought schools, hospitals, medicine, infrastructure to these developing world countries and allowed them to develop even better. They’re enjoying a lot of the First World benefits from our wealth, and so the key is to allow the Third World or the developing world (Africa, Asia, South America, the 1 billion-plus people that have no access to running water, adequate access to running water and electricity) to develop like we did.
And the real problem is they don’t want them to develop. They don’t want them to make the same “mistakes” (i.e., long life expectancy, lower infant mortality, infrastructure, wealth creation). So instead, they want us to just pay them, pay their leaders to keep their people poor because then they’ll be good stewards of the environment. In a nutshell, that
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