Skip to comments.DRIESSEN AND FLANAKIN: Rio+20ís expensive wish list
Posted on 06/24/2012 6:08:13 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The NGO Major Group Organizing Partners have finalized their key document for the Rio+20 Summit. TheFutureWeWant outlines the common vision for sustainable development throughout the planet sought by those nongovernmental organizations - mostly social and environmental activist groups. There are many noble sentiments in its 283 statements. There also is much that raises serious concerns. Sustainable, sustainability and sustainable development appear in the text an astounding 390 times. Like abracadabra, these amorphous words are supposed to transform even corrupt societies into Gardens of Eden under United Nations auspices. They will use less, pollute less, be sustainable, get along and save species and the entire planet from their worst enemy: human beings.
The affirmations, resolutions and guidelines are fascinating, but the funding mechanism is even more eye-opening. Results of the U.N. conference in Rio de Janeiro, which concluded Friday, calls for annual donations from the European Union and Annex II (Kyoto Protocol) countries amounting to 0.7 percent of their gross national product (GNP). With the combined GNP of contributing nations totaling about $45 trillion in 2010, the transfers would add up to $315 billion per year, or $3.2 trillion per decade.
President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton had previously committed the United States to provide $105 billion annually, based on our $15 trillion GNP. World Bank data for 2010 put U.S. per capita GNP at $47,340 - meaning each American family of four would pay $1,325 a year. That may seem like chump change compared to Obamacare or the Obama stimulus. But over a decade, U.S. citizens would be required to contribute well over $1 trillion to U.N. sustainability schemes.
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You have been warned.
Global Warming is OUT. Climate Change is OUT. Sustainable Development is IN, IN, IN. Same program just the names have been changed to protect the guilty.
I’m sure they still want to solve the global warming problem, if it actually is a problem.
sustainability: A Leftist “nice word” for tyrannical rule, redistribution of wealth, the lowering of everyone’s standard of living to the lowest common denominator. All because they believe they know so much better than we do how we should live.
I want a pony, a laser gun and a flying unicorn.