George Soros believes that legislation with regard to the climate policy must be passed. He does acknowledge that dealing with global warming is going to require huge amounts of investment. But he understands that this is vital for the survival of humankind. He believes that energy policies must be formulated that are able to create a completely new paradigm for America. Such an economic model of the country will present a great opportunity. This is because it will finally help to deal with global warming as well as energy dependence.
George Soros had announced in 2009 that he would be spending $10 million over a ten-year period in order to fund forming of a new Climate Policy Initiative. It has to be designed in order to address global warming. This can be done by helping nations to achieve low-carbon emission in this new energy economy.
George Soros claims that the U.S. has been lagging behind as it is not endorsing the initiatives that had been proposed earlier at the international climate change conference that was held in Copenhagen. This way America has failed to provide adequate leadership in formulating the environmental policy.
Soros backs cap-and-trade system. The principal motive that underlies this system is “distributive justice.” Here America would be transferring much of its own wealth to various poorer nations. This would be as compensation for the harm that the American environmental transgressions have been causing in these countries. Such kind of redistribution can be accomplished in an effective manner through climate policy and not through foreign aid directly.
In 2006 and even in many later years, there have been massive demonstrations in the streets of cities all around the United States. They were protesting against the alleged unjust as well as punitive immigration policies of America. There were a number of things being demanded in these rallies. These included amnesty for illegals, a list of paths to citizenship in addition to expanded guest-worker programs. Other things demanded were loosening of border controls, ending of workplace immigration raids. Also, a general expansion of rights, as well as privileges for illegal immigrants in the United States, was also demanded. All these grievances generated a large amount of public anxiety. This was quite similar in its execution to the “velvet revolution” demonstrations that had been bankrolled in Eastern Europe as well as Central Asia by George Soros. Read more about George at The New York Times.
He believes in what he is doing. Besides, he is looking at the survival of human race and not some short term benefits. Hence Soros is proposing taxes to this effect. He also wants legislation to propagate this in America. All the organizations funded by George Soros share the same ideology as him in the context of immigrants as well as climate policy.
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