New Foreign Minister Bob Carr has volunteered to testify against the country he is supposed to represent.
FOREIGN Minister Bob Carr has volunteered Australia to give evidence on behalf of poor nations that want the United Nations to investigate if big emitters – potentially including Australia – have a legal responsibility to keep their greenhouse gases from hurting other countries.
In an interview with The Saturday Age in New York, Mr Carr said he had told UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Australia would give evidence supporting a push led by Palau for a UN resolution asking the International Court of Justice to assess how much countries were responsible for the damage their emissions did overseas.
Climate law experts said that if the resolution was successful, it could be the first step by worst-affected nations in seeking reparations from countries such as the US, China and Australia.
This fits right into the leftist mantra of social justice. If a person or a nation is disadvantaged, then it must be the fault of those who are well off. Global warming allows these people to justify such a redistribution of wealth, and it will come at Australia’s expense. As Ron Paul says; “foreign aid is taking money from poor people in this country and giving it to rich people in poor countries.”
(Via Andrew McIntyre)