African lambs to the climate change slaughter

East African businesses will need to adopt mechanisms that mitigate carbon emissions or face the risk of being shut out from trading on the global scene, reports The East African – a newspaper covering Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Just consider some of the observations made in the piece:

“Those that will not limit their carbon emissions face the prospect of their products being boycotted.”

And here we were being told that billions of pounds of our money was being sent to developing countries to help them deal with the impacts of climate change. The reality is big business is aiming to cash in from measures being imposed on the very poorest who can least afford to adapt to the changes being forced on them.

Where funding is required it sometimes goes to the African nations for them to spend with the multinationals. Africa is therefore just the middle man in a transaction that sees public money redistributed to the fabulously wealthy and powerful corporates. To see how this is being perpetrated just consider this:

He [Dr Godwell Nhamo from University of South Africa] said countries like Kenya and Tanzania will have to deal with the massive imports of carbon emitting cars from Japan through appropriate policy. Others are old discarded computers, some of which were finding their way to learning institutions as donations.

In other words stop buying what you struggle to afford now, and only accept low carbon technologies meaning the rejection of donations of technology or paying for it at significant cost. Africans are even losing control of the rewards generated by their own natural resources:

Experts attending the workshop at the East and Southern Africa Management Institute in Tanzania also noted that trade in carbon credits from forests on the continent had become attractive, but cautioned that if not well managed, communities might not reap much from it.

“Multinationals will end up taking most of the benefits like in Congo River Basin where benefits to communities are insignificant,” said Dr Nhamo.

Small wonder we see so many corporates lining up to espouse their climate change credentials. Small wonder people like Al Gore manage to earn an incredible fortune from the measures imposed on others. Small wonder that despite the exposure of flaws and falsehoods the powerbrokers continue their seemingly inexplicable climate change mantra. There’s too much money at stake for the whole thing to be allowed to derail.

5 Responses to “African lambs to the climate change slaughter”


  1. 1 Tufty 08/11/2010 at 1:32 pm

    And yet… Only ten years ago, I wouldn’t have been able to read a blog like this because, in common with vast numbers of people, I had no internet connection. I was stuck with the awful BBC and a few marginally less awful few newspapers.

    So while I deplore what is happening with various climate scams, I also feel much better informed thanks to Autonomous Mind and many other bloggers who publish their sources and always try to tell it as it is. In spite of everything, it’s a good feeling.

  2. 2 Autonomous Mind 08/11/2010 at 1:48 pm

    Thanks for your kind words.

  3. 3 Barry 08/11/2010 at 2:43 pm

    Al Gore’s is a vested interest warmists are either utterly blind to or happy to overlook for the greater ‘good’.

    Warmists also do not seem to see the billions of taxpayers pounds and dollars that have been spent on increasingly complex computer projections with no predictive worth and on countless real world investigations aimed at supporting those simulations.

    Nor do they appreciate the comfortable careers that have been made and maintained by this State captured science.

  4. 5 Autonomous Mind 08/11/2010 at 6:45 pm

    That would be about as likely as Hereford United winning the Champions League :)


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