In an astonishing interview published in German last week but little noticed outside the conservative blogosphere, a leader of the UN climate change group admitted “[W]e redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy….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….”

The official, Ottmar Edenhoffer, also confessed, “The climate summit in Cancun at the end of the month is not a climate conference, but one of the largest economic conferences since the Second World War.”

Edenhoffer’s interview was reported by the Newsbusters blog.  Blogger Noel Sheppard concluded, “(Edenhoffer) has now made it quite clear—as folks on the realist side of this debate have been saying for years—that (the man-made climate change movement) is actually an international economic scheme designed to redistribute wealth.”