As I covered here, the 16th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol is meeting in Cancun to decide to the tiniest detail how you and I should live. A popular idea there is that the people of the First World (that is, America and Europe) should be rationed in all their consumer goods. Economic growth should be halted.
Cancun is nothing but a soapbox for "bell the cat" proposals, like that of Prof. Kevin Anderson, Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, who, according to the Telegraph, announced that the only way to save the planet is to "halt economic growth in the rich world over the next twenty years." He conceded that this "would not be easy."Rationing for thee but not for me: