Surprise, surprise the US is the first to donate millions of dollars to yet another global warming experiment—run by the famously corrupt United Nations—that aims to forge “climate resilient infrastructure” in third-world countries. The money will help build a bicycle highway in Colombia and bring electric buses and a “green bus corridor” to Mexico, issues that are unlikely to keep most American taxpayers up at night.
During the Paris conference a C40 Cities Finance Facility was launched to provide much-needed cash for a 10-year-old program called C40 that claims to be a “network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change.” The conglomerate specializes in tackling climate change in developing countries by driving urban action that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks.
The first project is a 25-kilometer bicycle highway in Bogota, Colombia that will connect citizens from low, middle and high-income neighborhoods to work education and recreation opportunities. This month the US doled out $2 million for the project.
More money will be doled out to buy a fleet of at least 100 electric buses for Mexico City and install a “green bus corridor” in one of its major thoroughfares. It’s expected to serve an estimated 133,400 Mexicans daily, providing connections to metro lines. This is an important investment for the US, a government official says, because the impacts of climate change are impeding cities from delivering reliable services, “especially to the poorest.”
It’s been determined that the poor will feel the brunt of climate change and it has cost American taxpayers monstrous sums. In the last few years the US has funded a number of programs, both domestic and international, to prepare those communities for the impact. Back in 2012 the administration asked Congress for a whopping $770 million to help developing countries with climate change initiatives after it had already spent $323 million on a project called Global Climate Change Initiative that helps “meet the adaptation and mitigation needs of developing countries, including deploying clean energy technologies.” Earlier this year, a federal audit revealed that a $25 million project to help Guatemala combat the ills of climate change is rife with problems that include data errors and discrepancies.
It’s funny (not the haha kind) how we’re building a bicycle trail in Colombia, whose economy is better than ours in some respects. Their GDP is at 4% and increasing. The government expenditures account for 28.3 percent of the domestic economy, and in 2015 their unemployment rate was 8.9%. Currently, one of their main targets is to build 7,000 km of roads for the 2016–2020 period to reduce travel times and transport costs by 20 per cent. A toll road program is in the works and is part of a larger package of $50 billion to be spent on infrastructure. I’d say a bike path is the least of their concerns, but why not let the foolish US government spend their money on it, instead of spending their own?
Personally, I don’t think we should be financially helping Mexico at all until we see genuine efforts in helping us stop the flow of illegal immigrants, but if you’ve ever seen the traffic in Mexico City, you know the last thing they need, or have room for is a green bus line. What Mexico needs is help getting a grip on the drug cartels and help to strengthen and clean up their law enforcement. If our government wanted to put our money where it would do some good that’s where it would be spent.
It’s also funny (again, not the haha kind) how every time the government spends money, they lay it off on helping the poor. That line is severely overused and long past believability. Just once it would be nice to hear the truth, and that is, they are flaming idiots who can’t manage money.
We spent over $4 million just to transport O and his entourage to Paris for the summit – the limousine bill alone to drive his sorry carcass to the event was over $750,000.
Climate change is without a doubt the biggest and most expensive hoax ever perpetrated, and for the most part, the same goes for the UN. There is no need to spend money on climate change projects in Guatemala and Mexico, because from the numbers we’ve seen, most of the ‘poor’ people living there are in the process of illegally moving to the US anyway. Rant over (for now).