A guest speaker at Thursday’s Cooke County Republican Women meeting issued concern about the direction she feels United Nations delegates are taking in the areas of climate change and economy.
Speaker MerryLynn Gerstenschlager, currently vice-president and education liaison for conservative organization Texas Eagle Forum, discussed her own history of observing UN policymaking. Gerstenschlager said she has been an official observer at 18 UN conferences since 1996, 10 of which have addressed climate change.
During Thursday’s meeting, she cited United Nations’ most recent conference on global warming in Doha, Qatar, which she attended.
Gerstenschlager offered a theory that the UN is designing climate-related tax policy that penalizes Americans on an increasing basis, and sends the extra dollars to poorer countries.
“It’s about the wealthy nations giving their money to the poor nations under the guise of saving the planet,” she said. “In all this, the wealthy nations are supposed to lower their standard of living and the poor nations are supposed to raise their standard of living to only a sustainable level.”
Gerstenschlager complained about the Kyoto Protocol — a binding UN agreement which requires industrialized nations to minimize greenhouse emissions. She said the law is a fraudulent way of financially penalizing countries that fail to meet certain standards.
“Japan and Canada have withdrawn from the Kyoto Protocol,” she said. “The UN fears others will follow, so they have to keep scaring nations with the mantra that man is causing global warming,” she said. Gerstenschlager is currently a Parker County precinct chairman and was an alternate delegate to the 2004 Republican Convention in New York City, and was also a delegate to the 2008 Convention in Minneapolis. She received the Texas Federation of Republican Women’s Tribute to Women Award in 2006.
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