U.N. Official Admits Global Warming Agenda Is Really About Destroying Capitalism

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Submitted by Martin Armstrong via ArmstrongEconomics.com,

A shocking statement was made by a United Nations official Christiana Figueres at a news conference in Brussels.

Figueres admitted that the Global Warming conspiracy set by the U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, of which she is the executive secretary, has a goal not of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity, but to destroy capitalism. She said very casually:

“This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution.”

She even restated that goal ensuring it was not a mistake:

“This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model for the first time in human history.”

I was invited to a major political dinner in Washington with the former Chairman of Temple University since I advised the University with respect to its portfolio. We were seated at one of those round tables with ten people. Because we were invited from a university, they placed us with the heads of the various environmental groups. They assumed they were in friendly company and began speaking freely. Dick Fox, my friend, began to lead them on to get the truth behind their movement. Lo and behold, they too admitted it was not about the environment, but to reduce population growth. Dick then asked them, “Whose grandchild are we trying to prevent from being born? Your’s or mine?

All of these movements seem to have a hidden agenda that the press helps to misrepresent all the time. One must wonder, at what point will the press realize they are destroying their own future?

Investors.com reminds Figueres that the only economic model in the last 150 years that has ever worked at all is capitalism. The evidence is prima facie: From a feudal order that lasted a thousand years, produced zero growth and kept workdays long and lifespans short, the countries that have embraced free-market capitalism have enjoyed a system in which output has increased 70-fold, work days have been halved and lifespans doubled.

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GoinFawr's picture

Obviously it's so impervious I can't argue with your religious denial of the facts that empirically/logically lead to such conclusions, so let's just start smaller:

If I claim "2016 was the hottest year on record",

Is that a fact or just my opinion/belief?

hungryHippo's picture

You are so very correct. Disaster capitalism or in this case disaster socialism is exactly what the term states. No opportunity (Disaster) will go unmissed whether created by man or natural. In terms of climate change It is a subtle line that divides the left and right where neither are willing to grasp the whole problem. Yes global warming is real and yes it is being used to benefit the elite. Until this is recognized the true and complicated issue at hand will never be resolved.


ThanksChump's picture

So is Mars, boy. And by the same percentages.


That's just correlation, true, but it's a seriously fucking STRONG correlation. Exxon-Mobile hasn't gotten there yet.

swmnguy's picture

You're going to get downvoted to hell and maybe back for telling people you can't stay up all night and eat ice cream for dinner without consequences.

Beyond the climate change/global warming dealy-o, there's the fact that the current global financial/economic system doesn't fucking work anymore.  Indeed, that was the entire reason this whole damn website was set up, and we all come here to discuss that fact.

Now, Martin Armstrong can say that our current system IS capitalism, and IS inevitable, and there is no possible alternative.  I would think most of us are smart enough to realize that is pure and utter bullshit.  When anybody on the Right says it we nod our heads and wag our tails.  When somebody from the UN, especially a woman from Europe, we hiss like a vampire gagging on a St. Gaudins American Silver Eagle.

So we're now arguing that you actually CAN run a global financial/economic system using debt as money, and that we actually DO have infinite inputs of energy, resources, money and markets?  Really?  Oh, sure, we can make money infinite, but we all know what that does when all the other inputs are finite, as they most certainly are.

OK, I don't like it either when bluenose scolds tell me I can't do whatever the hell I want to, but when they're right they're right.  Eating ice cream for dinner and staying up late watching naughty movies has left me fat and tired, like it or not.  The global extraction model of development is destroying itself in front of our eyes, no matter how much we wish it still worked.  If it still worked, we'd still be able to get rich making shit.  Instead, the only remaining ways to get rich involve fraud, financial manipulation, and regulatory capture by cronies.  We all know this.  We rail about it all the time when we can blame people we don't like.

So sure, fine, let's scream and cry and stamp our feet and hold our breath until we turn blue.  The global financial/economic system is still collapsing.  We could take the initiative and try to come up with a new system going forward that isn't going to collapse all the time, where Finance doesn't comprise 50% of economic activity and accelerating.

Or, we can continue to extend and pretend, and then when the collapse is so dire we can't ignore it anymore, we can find somebody to blame for what we all saw happening and didn't lift a finger to forestall, much less fix.  That way has a lot of appeal because then we can tell ourselves we weren't responsible for it and there was nothing we could possibly have done.

That seems to be the American Way, so what the hell.

Jack's Raging Bile Duct's picture

If there are any imbalances of production and consumption which causes wanton environmental damage, then it is because money is broken. Fix money, and there will be no "over-consumption". Equillibrium will always be achieved. Right now the world is drowning in cheap debt money, which favors hasty mass production. Disposables instead of repairing. Strip-mining versus responsible management.

We have to fix the money. We have to destroy the central banks and fiat with it. If governments won't adopt honest money, then they need to burn too. Solve money, and you solve just about every problem with the world right now--even the environmental kind.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

1) Debt jubilee

2)  Ban fractional reserve banking, fiat currency, and usury (usury must be explained to the masses, unfortunately, and cannot simply be banned, without it popping up under a different moniker)

3)  Institute crowd-funding that equates to debt/equity (I believe with current crowd funding you do not get a stake in the enterprise, nor does the amount have to be paid back).  This eliminates banks as middle men.

4)  Pay people for volunteer work.  I.E. people donate money to INDIVIDUALS doing charitable work, which will then result in more of that type of charitable work being done.  This eliminates fraudulent charities as middle men. 

5)  ???  Research zero point energy?

jusman's picture

Agree wholeheartedly with your comments.  Besides limited planetary resources, another issue may well be that there is not enough paying labour in the current model to support the world's population - so I would suggest it is not just the economic system that needs to change, but a radically new approach to separate "work" from "living expenses", and that certainly is not going to happen quickly.  I do agree the comments to this article are a bit over the top, with the wool pulled firmly over the eyes.

I may be old enough (60) to not see the whole system crash down, but what worries me is that I may not be....

LibertarianMenace's picture

"Agree wholeheartedly with your comments."


Not this crap...Again!

Lions, and tigers, and geologic co2 levels, oh my!:



Scroby's picture

Outstanding post.  Thank you.

Warthog777's picture

Hey didpshit,

"Global Warming" may be real.  The earth goes through cycles of warming and cooling.  We do know that.  The question is: what impact does man have on climate change?

Frankly When the asshats can accurately predict the weather next week, let alone 500 years from now, maybe we'll listen.

The problem is, that the people who have been charged to "research" this question, by and large, have an occult political agenda and have fudged the data so badly that we have serious questions about the validity of their conclusions.

That and the cult like behavior of the anti-human purvayors of the agenda shutting down any descenting view looks a lot like the Spanish Inquisition.  Not conducive to scientific discussion or investigation. It looks like the purpose of the "Carbon Tax" is to fund Global Government, which is not good for humans.

If your so concerned about the earth's ability to accomodate higher levels of CO2, do the earth a favor, and just kill yourself and all your loved ones.  Stop breathing out CO2 or shut the fuck up.


A human

Chuck Walla's picture

Well Bull Shit. obama was Preezy Prez for the last 8 years. The oceans receded. Please try and keep up.

motoXdude's picture

Fukushima Sam... please take a walk around the Arctic in shorts and tell me how friggin' warm it is, please!

new game's picture

MOAR HOMEWORK(needed). I NEITHER AGREE OR DISAGREE. WATCH THE netflix series, COSMOS. then check back if your iq can comprhend. WE ARE A MEAR SPEEK OF DUST, MY FRIEND.

geez, ever give any thought to how oil and gas ended up 3-10 miles below sea or land...

Big Hugh's picture

Mirror, asshole.


Of course the fucking climate is changing... I'm just not stupid enough to think I can do anything about it.

TBT or not TBT's picture

We have been monitoring the artic for decades.   Maybe even your whole lifetime.    

risk.averse's picture

 And it is warming quicker and quicker and when it gets real warm it will start to melt methane stores

Climate change is real...climate change is not real...climate change is real...back and forth the debate goes like a game of rhetorical tennis...but one thing hardly ever seems to be debated let alone PROVEN: is man the CAUSE of climate change????? Seems enough to invoke the magic words "climate change" and everyone blindly assumes it just has to be MAN-MADE climate change.

Climate has always changed. What caused the medieval warming period? A few thousand monks burning candles? Couldn't have been industrialization -- there wasn't any in that pre-industrial world.

Sam, what is your evidence? Please spare me the computer model-nbased theories and conjectures. Computer models of the global climate are rudimentary and approximate, to say the least. Garbage in, garbage out.

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) wildbad Feb 3, 2017 9:54 AM

Admission of this shit just pisses me off.  That and the riots over conservative speakers.  It makes me want to get some armed friends together and go confront these assholes. Arrrgggggg.

Yukon Cornholius's picture

It's not hard to figure out how easily things can get out of hand in places like Ireland, Kashmir, fmr Yugoslavia etc etc etc. And yet things rarely get better...

As I side note, I would have loved to have seen that fat heifer from NYU get her throat slit right at her last 'FUCK YOU'. Bitches like that cause the things to get out of control.

swmnguy's picture

If the throat-slitting starts, we'll all find out who has the most to lose, and worse, who has absolutely nothing to lose.

MalteseFalcon's picture

"From a feudal order that lasted a thousand years, produced zero growth and kept workdays long and lifespans short, the countries that have embraced free-market capitalism have enjoyed a system in which output has increased 70-fold, work days have been halved and lifespans doubled."

Yes, but they miss those feudal days.

Communism gave them hope.

Jack.Lincoln's picture

"work days have been halved"

dedicating 8, 10, 12 hrs of our day through our adult life in service to the elite - leaving us broken to the point where retirement is an exercise in pain management built around a television remote is not a life-style choice anyone should welcome.

"lifespans doubled"
it's rumored the average lifespan of a 10 yr. old girl today is 40. that's the whisper number.

"a system in which output has increased 70-fold"
who gives a fuck about a system.

feudal days

iinthesky's picture

This story is a year old.. we knew this already

SWRichmond's picture

workdays long and lifespans short

This has always been the plan, coppertop.

FreedomGuy's picture

With the Left you can always be 100% sure it is about power and not the environment, people, social justice or any of the BS they routinely spout.

I assert that they are a self-loathing death cult which is what you see, yet, again. Too many people! Some must "go". The Left always ends up with camps for someone else. Abortion gets you as you are about to be born and death panels will get you at the end. In between you get the camps and indocrination.

sleepingbeauty's picture

I don't jet around the world eating baby livers and condor eggs.

I thought it was the pineal gland that they ate... whereever that is.

Scroby's picture

Well said.  How can we truly be capitalist without real money?  Down with Debtism!

Ghost of Porky's picture

UN building would make a nice hotel / casino.

Ledlak's picture

So, I was put in the asylum for nothing!

Omen IV's picture

Murder by Neeglec is the Policy!

Eeyores Enigma's picture

Martin Armpit is a raving lunatic.

What Figs is saying is we either end capitalism or capitalism will end us.

But don't let observation of the real world get in the way of all your hate filled ravings.

Manthong's picture

Hopefully, she will be issuing her statements from the new UN Building in Yemen soon.

Phil Free's picture

Yet another one. What was once conspiracy theory has become conspiracy fact.


"I'm not a conspiracy theorist .... I'm a conspiracy analyst." (sez me ..)

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

I prefer the term 'skeptical critic' personally.

It sure is amusing that the stuff they told me was crazy to doubt 15 years ago, the Holocaust, the Apollo program, are now doubted for good reason!

Uzda Farce's picture
Uzda Farce (not verified) tmosley Feb 3, 2017 3:28 PM

Note that the conference and statement mentioned in the article happened two years ago.

Anasteus's picture

Well, not really. Seems like ZH has swallowed the hook here. The original text on investors.com is just an interpretation of the two her quotes; nothing else comes from her. You can't find anything suggesting a plot in the quotes. If you have a look at her FB page, you'll surprisingly find out how eager about the global warming agenda she still is. Without a trace of any scepticism let alone refusal.

So, most likely she meant, the intentional economic model transformation is necessary to avoid further worsening of the warming progress; it's a consequence, not a cause of the agenda itself as investors.com suggests.

Correct me if I'm wrong.

Uzda Farce's picture
Uzda Farce (not verified) Anasteus Feb 3, 2017 3:24 PM

You are wrong. She knows exactly what the agenda is really about. Her job is to put a smiley-face on it. See quote from IPCC official Ottmar Edenhofer posted below. Also see:


Anasteus's picture

Ok, thanks. I was not aware of the mentioned documents and the ZH's article is a bit ambiguous. I read it as her sincere confession.

logicalman's picture

When did we ever have true capitalism?

The end of what we have now, crony capitalism, would not be a bad thing.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Life of Illusion Feb 3, 2017 10:40 AM

And she is wearing purple

risk.averse's picture

she is wearing purple

I noticed that too...you beat me to the keyboard, Chris.

Is it a coincidence? Hmmm. I bet she's also wearing purple panties (ughh...the horror...sorry)...just in case she hooks up with a fellow-traveller. Never know your luck in the Big Sleazy, NYC. This way they can recognise each other and breed the new master race. As my dear old mother used to say: "make sure your underwear is clean and purple...you might get lucky tonight and bump pee-pee parts with a UN official".

InjectTheVenom's picture

>>>>  Christiana   OR

>>>>  Christopher

City_Of_Champyinz's picture

This is nothing new...

Quote by Ottmar Edenhoffer, high level UN-IPCC official: "We redistribute de facto the world's wealth by climate policy...Basically it's a big mistake to discuss climate policy separately from the major themes of globalization...One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore.".

Uzda Farce's picture
Uzda Farce (not verified) City_Of_Champyinz Feb 3, 2017 2:50 PM

Full interview with Ottmar Edenhofer, co-chairman of IPCC working group, Nov 2010:


eatthebanksters's picture

Why do you think these fuckers are all lined up against Trump?

lucitanian's picture


This article is pure hyperbole.

The headline: Official Admits Global Warming Agenda Is Really About Destroying Capitalism.

What she said was:

“This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution.”


“This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model for the first time in human history.”

The commentary article and the headline do not match. (In MHO because of the myopia of the composer of this article, and the duel goal of condemning any international organization while at the same time interpreting any concept on the basis of only simplistic left/right ideology). Sorry but your missing the boat.

1, She is absolutely right in both quotes.

2. There is not and never has been a functional capitalist system, any more than a functional socialist or communist system. We are presently condemned to live in dysfunctional mixed economies. But the global economic system has been dominated by a monopolistic corporate oligarchies that rule and control regulations across national borders and their minion governments, to forward their interests to profit from capital rent from the plebs at the bottom. The systems that exist are failing humanity accross the board.

3. A dynamic change of our economic system is absolutely necessary to face, a) the unipolar interests of said monopolies to re-establish a fairer system of distribution of wealth for a generally fairer technical and economic development. b) to avoid the growing Fascist conspiracy between governments and corporate interests, in favour of human interests.

4. The dominance of said monopolies is a hindrance to long term human survival as they take no account of the general welfare and interests of populations, and as corporatists rightly consider purely the bottom line of their enterprise and capital patrons in the short and medium term.

3, In the face of real ecological challenges such as climate change and the consequent social upheavals, the  shortcomings of our present dysfunctional driving economic systems have to be considered. Otherwise the eventualities (population displacement, severe climate occurrences such as draughts, floods, etc., deprivation of food resources)  will produce undesirable catastrophic effects on humanity. 

The rest of this article, giving passing reference to feudalism or communism and the glories of a delusional notion of an existant market capitalism, as if it was relevant, when in fact humanity is today closer to a feudalistic structure in terms of their relation to fiat money and its usurious banking fraud source, is just silly.

Finally ignoring the realities which are not seriously disputed scientifically despite the propaganda to the contrary directed to the ignorant, unread and nieve, would be humanities greatest folly.


Uzda Farce's picture
Uzda Farce (not verified) lucitanian Feb 3, 2017 3:44 PM

The United Nations, founded by the members of the Rockefeller/CFR, is a de facto "conspiracy between governments and corporate interests". The Rockefeller/Columbia Earth Institute manages the UN "sustainable development" program, including population control. Long history, worth investigating.

See "The World at Seven Billion", Earth Institute, 2011. Note presenters Joel Cohen and Jeffrey Sachs, members of the CFR.


nicholforest's picture

Excellent comment and well-made points. I am encouraged that more and more people are not only recognizing these many interconnected challenges but also speaking out to the knee-jerk morons who have their heads in a dark place.