Sunday, 15 January 2012
Mary Robinson: Western "rich lifestyles" to blame for global warming and poverty in Africa
Former Irish president Mary Robinson has for a long time been a star performer among the do-gooders who jet around the globe in order to give speeches at various "progressive" gatherings.
Last week Robinson, who is also chairing an organisation, modestly called "The Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice" - was in Washington D.C. "to discuss issues of climate change, population and sustainability at a forum hosted by the Aspen Institute".
This was Mrs. Robinson´s message in D.C.:
I had been working in the small organization 'Realizing Rights' and was traveling to different African countries on issues of public health, women, peace and security. I kept hearing, how [people's] lives are so much worse now because of the change in seasons, the dramatic flooding, the long periods of drought.
It was my realization that this was a human rights issue, because these were communities that were not climate resilient. They didn't have insurance and they were already poor, so they had been undermined in their poverty by the impact of global warming, which is the result of the greenhouse gas emissions from the rich lifestyles elsewhere in the world.
Read the entire article here
Robinson peddles the same message - although in her case wrapped in bogus human rights terminology - as all the other highly paid international bureaucrats and scaremongers - from Ban Ki-moon to R. Pachauri: People in the "rich" western countries are to blame for the poverty and everything else - including purported human caused "climate change" - that is bad in the "developing" countries.
And Mrs. Robinson´s solution to the problem is also the same:
"To achieve climate stabilisation will necessitate radical changes in lifestyle and behaviour"
(quote from the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice page)
Maybe it would be better if Mrs. Robinson would do a little less travelling and start listening to Africans who really know what it takes to lift poor countries out of poverty.
(image by wikipedia)