Noted climate change skeptic Lord Christopher Monckton issued a dire warning to all Americans Wednesday during a presentation at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minn. Specifically, he warned that the United Nations Climate Change Treaty, scheduled to be signed in Copenhagen in December, contains specific language about the formation of a “world government.”
Below is a transcript of the 4-minute excerpt of his presentation captured in the video above:
“At Copenhagen, this December, weeks away, a treaty will be signed — Your president will sign it. Most of the third-world countries will sign it because they think they’re going to get money out of it. Most of the left-wing regimes around the world, like the European Union, will rubber-stamp it. Virtually nobody won’t sign it.
“I have read that treaty and what it says is this: ‘That a world government is going to be created. The word, government, actually appears as the first of three purposes of the new entity.
“The second purpose is the transfer of wealth from the countries of the West to third-world countries in satisfaction of what is called, coyly, a ‘climate debt,’ because we’ve been burning CO2 and they haven’t and we’ve been screwing up the climate. We haven’t been screwing up the climate, but that’s the line.
“And the third purpose of this new entity, this government, is enforcement.
“How many of you think that the word election or democracy or vote or ballot occurs anywhere in the 200 pages of that treaty? Quite right. It doesn’t appear once.
“So, at last, the communists who piled out of the Berlin Wall and into the environmental movement and took over Greenpeace so that my friends who founded it left within a year because they’d captured it. Now the apotheosis is at hand.
“They are about to impose a communist world government on the world. You have a president who has very strong sympathies with that point of view. He’s going to sign. He’ll sign anything. He’s a Nobel Peace Laureate. Of course, he’ll sign it.
“And the trouble is this: If that treaty is signed, your Constitution says that it takes precedence over your Constitution. And you can’t resile from that treaty unless you get the agreement from all the other states, parties. And because you’ll be the biggest paying country, they’re not going to let you out.”
“So thank you America. You were the beacon of freedom to the world. It is a privilege merely to stand on this soil of freedom while it is still free. But, in the next few weeks, unless you stop it, your president will sign your freedom, your democracy and your prosperity away forever and neither you nor any subsequent government you may elect will have any power whatsoever to take it back again.
“That is how serious it is. I have read the treaty. I have seen the stuff about government and climate debt and enforcement. They are going to do this to you whether you like it or no.
“But I think it is here, here in your great nation which I so love and I so admire. It is here that, perhaps — at this 11th hour, at the 59th minute and 59th second — you will rise up and you will stop your president from signing that dreadful treaty. That purposeless treaty for there is no trouble with the climate — and even if there were, economically speaking, there’s nothing we can do about it.”
“So I end by saying to you the words that Winston Churchill addressed to your president in the darkest hour before the dawn of freedom in the Second World War. He quoted from your great poet, Longfellow: ‘Sail on, oh Ship of State. Sail on, oh Union, strong and great. Humanity, with all it’s fears, with all the hopes of future years, is hanging, breathless, on thy fate. Thank you.”
In case you’re not familiar with Monckton, I’ve provided below some of his most-notable accomplishments:
- He served as a policy adviser to Margaret Thatcher.
- He has repeatedly challenged Al Gore to a debate the issue of climate change, but Gore has refused (see Gore Challenged to ‘Smackdown’ Warming Debate and Gore’s Own Say Abrupt Climate Change Overstated for more details).
- He sued to stop Gore’s film “An Inconvenient Truth” from being shown in British schools due to its inaccuracies. The British judge found in favor of Monckton, ordering nine serious errors in the film to be corrected. Lord Monckton travels internationally in an attempt to educating the public about the myth of global warming.
Editor’s Note: Though minor, I think it’s worth pointing out that Lord Monckton mistakenly attributed the use of Longfellow’s poem to Churchill when, in reality, it was President Franklin D. Roosevelt who shared that poem with Churchill.
UPDATE 10/25/2009: The UK’s TimesOnline reported in an article yesterday that President Obama will almost certainly not travel to the Copenhagen climate change summit in December and may instead use his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech to set out US environmental goals, The Times has learnt. If true, this is good news.