Since its inception in 1992, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is more notable for what hasn’t happened around the world amid dire predictions.

–Supposedly, global warming would lead to 50 million so-called “climate refugees” by 2010.

–By 2016, the Arctic polar ice cap would be iceless.

–And the amount of warming long predicted by U.N. climate models has been consistently wrong.

These and other findings by Heritage Foundation researchers point to an inescapable conclusion: If the U.N. cannot come close to predicting climate conditions over 10 or even 15 years, what makes anyone assume that its climate “framework” — with 500 employees and budgeted at $60 million — will do better predicting conditions a century from now?

And at a mind-boggling cost to curb man-made emissions.

In truth, this unwieldy U.N. climate change framework “has little to do with combating supposed man-made warming and more to do with engineering fundamental economic change,” as Heritage researchers point out. It dumps the burden of climate change on “a few dozen developed countries” but asks almost nothing of 150 developing countries.

America has been a party to this U.N. scam long enough. It should withdraw from this ineffectual framework of climate cluckers.

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