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Obama Administration Orders World Bank To Keep Third World In Poverty

More starvation and death guaranteed by blocking poorer countries from building coal-fired power plants

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Paul Joseph Watson
January 26, 2010

Under the provably fraudulent and completely corrupted justification of fighting global warming, the Obama administration has ordered the World Bank to keep “developing” countries underdeveloped by blocking them from building coal-fired power plants, ensuring that poorer countries remain in poverty as a result of energy demands not being met.

Even amidst the explosive revelations of the United Nations IPCC issuing reports on the Himalayan Glaciers and the Amazon rainforest littered with incorrect data, the U.S. government has “Stepped up pressure on the World Bank not to fund coal-fired power plants in developing countries,” reports the Times of India.

The order was made by U.S. Executive Director of the World Bank Whitney Debevoise, who represents the United States in considering all loans, investments, country assistance strategies, budgets, audits and business plans of the World Bank Group entities.

By preventing poor nations from becoming self-sufficient in blocking them from producing their own energy, the Obama administration is ensuring that millions more will die from starvation and lack of access to hospitals and medical treatment.

Not only does strangling the energy supply to poorer countries prevent adequate food distribution and lead to more starvation, but hospitals and health clinics in the third world are barely even able to operate as a result of the World Bank and other global bodies ordering them to be dependent on renewable energy supplies that are totally insufficient.

A prime example appeared in the documentary The Great Global Warming Swindle, which highlighted how a Kenyan health clinic could not operate a medical refrigerator as well as the lights at the same time because the facility was restricted to just two solar panels.

“There’s somebody keen to kill the African dream. And the African dream is to develop,” said author and economist James Shikwati. “I don’t see how a solar panel is going to power a steel industry … We are being told, ‘Don’t touch your resources. Don’t touch your oil. Don’t touch your coal.’ That is suicide.”

The program labels the idea of restricting the world’s poorest people to alternative energy sources as “the most morally repugnant aspect of the global warming campaign.”

As we have previously highlighted, the implementation of policies arising out of fraudulent fearmongering and biased studies on global warming is already devastating the third world, with a doubling in food prices causing mass starvation and death.

Poor people around the world, “Are being killed in large numbers by starvation as a result of (climate change) policy,” climate skeptic Lord Monckton told the Alex Jones Show last month, due to huge areas of agricultural land being turned over to the growth of biofuels.

“Take Haiti where they live on mud pie with real mud costing 3 cents each….that’s what they’re living or rather what they’re dying on,” said Monckton, relating how when he gave a speech on this subject, a lady in the front row burst into tears and told him, “I’ve just come back from Haiti – now because of the doubling in world food prices, they can’t even afford the price of a mud pie and they’re dying of starvation all over the place.”

As a National Geographic Report confirmed, “With food prices rising, Haiti’s poorest can’t afford even a daily plate of rice, and some must take desperate measures to fill their bellies,” by “eating mud,” partly as a consequence of “increasing global demand for biofuels.”

In April 2008, World Bank President Robert Zoellick admitted that biofuels were a “significant contributor” to soaring food prices that have led to riots in countries such as Haiti, Egypt, the Philippines, and even Italy.

“We estimate that a doubling of food prices over the last three years could potentially push 100 million people in low-income countries deeper into poverty,” he stated.

Even if we are to accept that fact that overpopulation will be a continuing problem in the third world, the very means by which poorer countries would naturally lower their birth rates, by being allowed to develop their infrastructure, is being blocked by global institutions who craft policies designed to keep the third world in squalor and poverty.

This goes to the very heart of what the real agenda behind the global warming movement really is – a Malthusian drive to keep the slaves oppressed and prevent the most desperate people on the planet from pulling themselves out of destitution and despair.


January 26, 2010 - Posted by | Malthusian Ideology, Phony Scarcity, Science and Pseudo-Science


  1. This is one of the most truly stupid posts I’ve ever read.

    Yes, “biomass” is a bad idea and competes with food production, but that doesn’t mean coal burning is a good idea.

    Comment by Alan Muller | January 26, 2010

    • Alan just because they can afford natural gas for the new US power plants that are located in urbanized areas does not mean that in India they can afford the same luxury.

      BTW, the US is currently building many new coal plants itself in rural locations.

      While trying to sell India nuclear power plants the US has impeded the development of the Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline through threats. Now it blocks normal financing for India to be able to use its own abundant coal.

      Perhaps for you dying of food poisoning for lack of refrigeration is tolerable but who is entitled to make that decision for others?

      Comment by aletho | January 26, 2010

      • If you want to call Obama’s energy policies self-serving and hypocritical there will be no argument from me. He’s getting most of it wrong. Obviously, he should be stopping the mining and burning of coal in the US.

        But there is a strain of climate-change-denial on this site that bothers me. Warming is real and is going to kill a lot more poor people than US residents.


        Comment by Alan Muller | January 27, 2010

        • Alan,

          “Denial” or “fraud”?

          At the moment there is no basis for the claim of denial because there’s not a whole lot left that one could possibly deny:

          Met Office to re-examine 160 years of climate data

          By Ben Webster
          The Times
          December 5, 2009

          The Met Office plans to re-examine 160 years of temperature data after admitting that public confidence in the science on man-made global warming has been shattered by leaked e-mails.

          The new analysis of the data will take three years, meaning that the Met Office will not be able to state with absolute confidence the extent of the warming trend until the end of 2012.

          The Met Office database is one of three main sources of temperature data analysis on which the UN’s main climate change science body relies for its assessment that global warming is a serious danger to the world…

          Meanwhile new proof of fraud is being uncovered every day. It looks quite bad for the alarmists. Banks have stopped financing carbon trading schemes. India and China have made it clear that they have no faith whatsoever in the claims. They’ve stopped accepting the IPCC claims as “science” and are only relying on their own studies.

          Comment by aletho | January 27, 2010

  2. Glaciergate–A relatively tame Hitler parody video

    “As chief operating officer for the cabal of Billionaires who control the global warming scam, Hitler quickly realizes the long range implications of “Glaciergate”.”

    Glaciergate: Hitler’s Last Straw

    Comment by MrXYZ | January 26, 2010

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