After the UN Climate Conference in Cancun last month, many commentators said nothing was decided. But Lord Christopher Monckton, former advisor to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who attended the meeting, disagrees with this assessment and has this to say: “The decisions made at the Cancun Climate Conference signal the abdication of the West. Western countries, mostly the US, will pay $100 billion a year by 2020 to a UN green fund, indexed at 1.5% of GDP every year. This huge tax will be levied without representation; not one member of the secretariat that will spend your money will be elected by the world’s people.”