The left is pushing its agenda on numerous fronts, not the least of which is through IPCC and the canard of man-made climate change. Ostensibly, the goal is to prevent catastrophic global warming. To that end, see this from IBD:
At a news conference last week in Brussels, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.'s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism.
"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 said.
Referring to a new international treaty environmentalists hope will be adopted at the Paris climate change conference later this year, she added: "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 new economic development model is in essence a tax on the developed world, and very much in particular, the US, on the order of hundreds of billions of dollars. That tax is payable to the UN for them to redistribute "in order to achieve sustainable development, poverty eradication and prosperity for the benefit of present and future generations of humankind." As Anthony Watts points out:
[T]hat is why the global warming scare is so hard to kill. The end game is world domination. With such a big prize – the biggest possible, facts aren’t even inconvenient. They are not part of the process. It has been a long slog but gird your loins for a battle that might last into mid-century.