$Trillions will be spent to “save the planet,” but will only effect a tiny fraction of a degree by 2100 — theoretically, that is.

Thanks to a Clinton-era statute and an obscure development last month at the United Nations, federal law now officially makes it illegal for the Obama administration to send a single penny of your money to the UN climate bureaucracy. That is good news for U.S. taxpayers, of course. But it puts the UN and the Obama administration in an awkward position as they struggle desperately to convince other governments that the UN's much-touted “global-warming” regime, officially signed Friday, is not going to crumble in the face of a hostile Congress and a U.S. Constitution that has been trampled at every turn. Now, dozens of U.S. senators, who Obama and the UN hoped to bypass in imposing the global “climate” treaty in defiance of the U.S. Constitution, are putting the UN and Obama on notice.     

Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping is joining Obama on Earth Day to sign the draconian Paris climate pact that will penalize the world’s poor, impoverish the United States, and reward Wall Street “carbon investors” and tyrannical regimes.

This article, originally published in the March 26, 1990 issue The New American, quotes many statements by organizers and advocates of the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, as well as others who followed, to show, through their own words, that the goal is to use real or perceived environmental concerns as a rationale for imposing authoritarian controls. We are republishing the article because the real agenda behind Earth Day and the modern-day environmental lobby in general have not changed.

A coalition of state attorneys general trying to terrorize, muzzle, and extort climate skeptics with legal assaults may have bitten off more than it can chew — and the AGs may eventually have to face justice, experts say. In recent days, an alliance of prosecutors purporting to “investigate” climate skeptics, which styles itself “AGs United for Clean Power,” has sparked a backlash of massive proportions. Now, the group of Democrat and far-left prosecutors is being accused of serious wrongdoing, including abuse of power, unethical behavior, and potential criminal activities such as conspiracy to deprive people of constitutionally protected rights.