Toast, It's not just for breakfast anymore: $75 Billion a Year?

Thursday, September 21, 2006

$75 Billion a Year?

Has anyone else heard this? I heard a guy on The Glenn Beck Show say it, and I've heard it at least once before. I'm not calling it fact, but it might be. He said:

"Following the Kyoto Protocol would cost the world $150 billion a year, according to the UN. The result of adherence would be that climate changes which would have occurred in 100 years... will take 106 years."

Now, I don't believe changes in climate are the result of anything other than the Earth doing its natural fluctuations. But even if it's true that the global climate is more strongly affected by humans than I believe - Is it worth $150 billion a year to slow the process down by 06%?

It's an important question, since the man on The Glenn Beck show went on to say that the UN also did a study that found that for $75 billion a year, we could end world hunger, vaccinate everyone, resolve the AIDS epidemic in Africa and insure that every human being on the planet has clean, continuous drinking water. And if the UN can do it for $75 Billion, Donald Trump can do it for $20 billion. Wouldn't that be a better use of our money?

When did the possible threat of this:

Take precedence over the definite and unending fact of this:

I'll make a deal with the hysterical environmentalists. If you agree to help us fix all of the actual problems in the world today, I will donate $500 a year to help you fix imagined problems of the future. For the rest of my life.

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