Global-warming bureaucrats shouldn’t get their hands on American cash
The private jets are on the tarmac fueling up in time for the Wednesday kickoff of the Rio+20 Earth Summit. Pampered United Nations busybodies are gathering at this event whose slogan is “The future we want.” A more accurate motto for the confab would be, “The money we want.”
As many as 50,000 attendees are expected in the Brazilian resort city of Rio de Janeiro, including 130 heads of state. U.N. globalists hope to recapture the spirit of the first earth conference 20 years ago by returning to its original site. The movement that began as a philosophical argument for a “greener” planet has whiffed three times in recent years - in Copenhagen, Cancun and Durban - in trying to convince countries to back their hot air with cool cash.
busybodies are gathering at this event whose slogan is “The future we want.” A more accurate motto for the confab would be, “The money we want.".....Global-warming fear mongering failed to open purse strings in the past, so organizers have revised the theme into a larger hodgepodge of: “A green economy in the context of sustainable development poverty eradication.” A mixed-up wish list of specific priorities includes “decent jobs, energy, sustainable cities, food security and sustainable agriculture, water, oceans and disaster readiness."......“Sustainability” is a generic, inoffensive term being used to mask the redistribution of wealth. If U.N. big spenders move forward, it should be without any U.S. taxpayer funds. Just say no to Rio.
CEOs pledge sustainability, urge 'green revolution'
RIO DE JANEIRO: Business leaders gathered at a Rio+20 conference Monday pledged sustainable policies and joined a call for world leaders to usher in "a green industrial revolution" to save the planet.
Two days before a UN summit on sustainable development opens here, 1,200 CEOs wrapped up a four-day meeting with more than 150 voluntary commitments to greater energy efficiency, reforestation and a lower carbon footprint and other green policies.
My Take-As you read this article see if you can understand the nuances. Sustainable Development and providing food and clean water to the world's population are two different things to the greenies. I have often wondered how anyone could become a CEO of a large corporation and be so stupid.
A mighty wind blows in Rio
I have bad news and good news about this week’s Rio+20 summit on sustainable development, which has been billed as the biggest United Nations conference of all time. The bad news is that it will accomplish nothing. The good news is that it will accomplish … nothing. That is a relief, since what the summit is demanding would be bad for poor people.
Although everybody knows that Rio will accomplish nothing, there will be lots of news coverage about it. That’s because about 130 world leaders are expected to show up, as well as 50,000 delegates, observers, NGO types, indigenous people and protesters. Like the G20, Rio is a pointless event that’s too big to ignore. Like all its predecessors, it will propose hopelessly unworkable solutions to intractable problems, accompanied by dire warnings that we’re doomed if we don’t implement them.
Twenty years ago, the first Rio summit put the phrase “sustainable development” on the map. Its mastermind was Canadian businessman Maurice Strong. According to him, our consumption-based economic model is driving us toward oblivion and the only way to save the planet is to let the UN run the world economy. (Why the UN would be able to run the world economy any better than the Europeans can run the European economy is a question worth pondering.)…… The poor people of the world do not need more organic farming and electric cars. They need more technology and human ingenuity…...
China bests Canada in tackling climate change, Strong says
China is outpacing Canada in determination to tackle climate change and rein in greenhouse gas emissions, says Maurice Strong, a long-time environmentalist and secretary-general of the first global Earth Summit 20 years ago.
My Take – I will be running a series of articles soon dealing with Maurice Strong, Sustainable Development and a host of other characters promoting this stuff and and the 'real' definitions of the terms they use to mislead the public. I believe that if I can understand the history of any issue we will have the answer. It is imperative that we know who these people are; what they have done; who has influenced them; what their real vision for the world is. It is also imperative that we understand what these terms (such as Sustainable Development) really mean. I will also be clarifying that in these articles. One thing we must come to understand. Nothing these people have done; are doing now; or what they will be doing in the future; is as it appears. RK