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Written by: Diana West
Friday, December 07, 2012 5:47 AM 

It's "Candid Camera" meets the Global Green-Bots, as CFACT (Committees for a Constructive Tomorrow) "punks the UN." DC-based CFACT is, as Lord Monckton puts it, the "only climate-skeptical group recognized by the UN."

In the video, CFACT asks delegates to this week's UN Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar -- you bet it's a weird place for a conference designed to shut down oil and gas production, although what could be better PR for the Qataris? -- if they would consider wearing a "carbon capture mask" to filter out the carbon dioxide (CO2) they exhale.The answers must be seen, not to be believed, exactly, but to take the measure of world zealotry, duly noting how each assent feels like contact with a blunt instrument. CFACT's lesson: "If the UN delegates are open to this, just think what they'd like to impose on the rest of the world!"

This, of course, is not a matter of specualtion. What they'd like to impose, as expressed by UN Climate Change honcha Christiana Figueres in terminology usually found in dialogue bubbles above cartoon villains, is "a complete transformation of the economic structure of the world.” Judging by Figueres' get-up (below), maybe that complete transformation isn't just economic.

Enviromental, Islamic, whatever -- it's all Green, right? And so exhilerating, as Figueres explained to the Guardian last month.

It is the most inspiring job in the world because what we are doing here is we are inspiring government, private sector, and civil society to [make] the biggest transformation that they have ever undertaken. The Industrial Revolution was also a transformation, but it wasn't a guided transformation from a centralized policy perspective. This is a centralized transformation that is taking place because governments have decided that they need to listen to ...

Let's guess: The people? Democratic will as expressed at the ballot box?

Heavens, no. "Governments" -- read: unelected individuals with totalitarian impulses and non-democratic powers -- have decided that they need to listen to ... "science."

Science as figleaf for global dictatorship. This is the perfect moment to recommend, strongly and happily, Global Warning: Trials of an Unsettled Science by David Solway. This book is a trenchant synthesis of everything wrong with both the "science" of "climate change," and the "governments" of "science" -- all in just 118 elegantly written pages.

Carbon capture mask optional.

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