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Crying wolf once again! Henry Lamb exposes newest tactics to control America
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Saturday, August 31, 2002 | Henry Lamb

Posted on 08/31/2002 3:17:41 AM PDT by JohnHuang2

How many times can you cry "wolf" before all credibility is lost? The environmental movement is getting close. The U.N. Summit on Sustainable Development, meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, is screaming wolf all over the world. Fewer and fewer people are listening.

The environmental movement began with a series of wolf cries, by Rachel Carson, who claimed that DDT was destroying the world. Science has since proved her wrong. Paul Ehrlich cried wolf a few years later when he published his "Population Bomb" which predicted that millions of Americans would die of starvation by the mid 1980s. He was wrong.

Dr. Stephen Schneider, and many others, cried wolf in the 1970s, claiming that the earth was at the brink of a new "ice age," caused by man's use of fossil fuels. When that didn't pan out, Schneider and his buddies began crying wolf about global warming.

Urban sprawl is destroying biodiversity; Alar on apples is causing cancer; air conditioning is destroying the ozone layer; asbestos is causing cancer; coffee is causing cancer; genetically modified crops are causing cancer; McDonald's is causing fat people.

Now, the wolves gathered in Johannesburg are crying that we're running out of water.

The solution to all these problems, of course, is more government control – to implement corrective policies designed, implemented (with your tax money), and enforced by the wolves, with the authority of government.

The loss of DDT as an insecticide has resulted in far more deaths from malaria, and other vector-borne diseases, than any other single wolf cry. DDT was banned – not to protect people – but to protect birds from alleged egg-shell thinning.

Not only was Paul Ehrlich wrong about people starving to death, now his ilk is complaining about people eating too much, and becoming too fat. The global cooling-warming-ozone-depleting crowd can't make up their minds, so they cry "catastrophic climate change," and point to every weather anomaly as "proof" of their claims. The fact is, climate change and weather anomalies have occurred throughout history – well before human activity could have possibly had an impact, and they will continue to occur without consulting the environmental leadership or any U.N. conference.

The question is, when do we stop listening to the wolf criers?

The way to stop these wolf cries is to stop the flow of money to the organizations that make their living by creating the perceptions of one crisis after another. These organizations are masters at grant-writing, and the federal government, as well as the U.N., are much too eager to supply funding. During the last term of the Clinton-Gore administration, five of the most influential environmental organizations (The Nature Conservancy; Audubon Society; World Wildlife Fund; World Resources Institute; and the Natural Resources Defense Council) received more than $120 million dollars in federal grants to pursue their wolf crying.

The Nature Conservancy; the World Wildlife Fund; World Resources Institute; Greenpeace; and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature were also named as "executing agency" or "collaborating organization" on more than $700 million in grants from the U.N.'s Global Environment Facility during 1998, and more than $800 million in 1999.

Crying wolf is a big business for these environmental extremists. They are also masters at direct-mail solicitation. By the millions, they send out professionally produced wolf cries, about a crisis for a cute cuddly animal, or a vanishing flower, or an endangered something-or-other. Unaware victims respond with checks by the gazillions to support the work of wolf-crying organizations.

Stop the money flow, and the wolf-crying will go away.

Stop picking up the tab for the 60,000 or so folks who are gathered in Johannesburg, and these U.N. conferences will go away. Most of the official delegates who attend these meetings do so at taxpayers' expense. They stay in luxury hotels, eat caviar, filet mignon and lobster, and drink the finest wines and champagne. They are driven to the meeting venue in chauffeured limousines, and then talk endlessly about the world's poverty, and what to do about the United States' refusal to join the Kyoto Protocol.

If these people had to pay their own way, there would be no meeting, the finger-pointing at the U.S. would stop, and the wolf crying might turn to actually trying to help people.

Fat chance. There's too much money to be made crying wolf.




TOPICS: Editorial; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ddt; environmentalism; freetrade; geopolitics; govwatch; kyototreaty; nwo; sustainability; unitednations
Saturday, August 31, 2002

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1 posted on 08/31/2002 3:17:41 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2

It might help if people knew just how much water they are using as a percentage of total usage.(note green area)

Also more facts may be found here. water facts

2 posted on 08/31/2002 4:16:47 AM PDT by G.Mason
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To: JohnHuang2
"There's too much money to be made crying wolf."

There is only one, ultimate, resolution to this problem. And it won't come from the ballot box.

3 posted on 08/31/2002 4:38:29 AM PDT by wcbtinman
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To: G.Mason
Personally I put back all the water I have withdraw.
4 posted on 08/31/2002 4:39:30 AM PDT by PieroC
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To: G.Mason
I mean almost all: I keep few cubic feet in storage, in my body, and it will be given up some day.
5 posted on 08/31/2002 4:42:34 AM PDT by PieroC
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To: JohnHuang2
Liberalism is a mental illness.
6 posted on 08/31/2002 5:16:54 AM PDT by Tulsa Brian
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To: JohnHuang2
Excellent article. I printed it out to present to the next guy who comes to the door collecting money for the National wildlife Fund, etc. I used to always give to those collections, but now that I know what the money is really being used for, I stopped. But when I say, "no", they always accuse me of not caring about nature. Hey, John Muir is oneof my heros. I was a memebr of the Sierra Club for years back in the 70's untill they were taken over by the invironmental-whacos.
7 posted on 08/31/2002 5:26:28 AM PDT by Apple Pan Dowdy
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To: JohnHuang2
McDonald's is causing fat people...well this one is true. Just look at who it is (the almost working morbidly obese) that hands over sacks of fat and calories to the morbidly obese on the customer side of the counter.
8 posted on 08/31/2002 5:50:37 AM PDT by RWG
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To: JohnHuang2
The sad part is, the hollowness of the Left's environmental charges is repeated throughout their agenda. NONE of their doomsday scenarios come to pass. But they continue to rely on that same fear-mongering, and it continues to serve them well.

Liberalism is a perfect example of a philosophy divorced from reason, the power of positive denial.

9 posted on 08/31/2002 6:45:27 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: IronJack
NONE of their doomsday scenarios come to pass.

And their 'end-of-the-worldism' scenarios keep changing: What ever happened to the Ice age?

Or Paul Paddock's, Famine! 1975?

10 posted on 08/31/2002 6:53:30 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Now, the wolves gathered in Johannesburg are crying that we're running out of water.

The solution to all these problems, of course, is more government control – to implement corrective policies
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Guys, ANYtime a government becomes involved in regulating ANY thing, that thing becomes more expensive AND more scarce. Examples are "affordable" housing, rent control, and zoning laws. An even better example is godgov mandated auto insurance for each and every car.

Water becomes more and more scarce as governments lock sources within wildlands, parks, reserves, "heritage areas" of all stripes, and "scenic" parkways. Along with all other private property takings. And, more expensive, as many "locales" are even now taxing "rainfall". EVIL!!! Peace and love, George.

11 posted on 08/31/2002 7:36:50 AM PDT by George Frm Br00klyn Park
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park
Well said, my friend.
12 posted on 08/31/2002 7:38:33 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: Carry_Okie; *"NWO"; *"Free" Trade; *Geopolitics; *gov_watch; Black Jade; M1991; cdwright; ...
BUMP!!
13 posted on 08/31/2002 7:38:38 AM PDT by George Frm Br00klyn Park
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy
I was a memebr of the Sierra Club for years back in the 70's untill they were taken over by the invironmental-whacos.

The Sierra Club is just one of many, many organizations taken over by the Left since 1970.

14 posted on 08/31/2002 8:20:34 AM PDT by bimbo
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To: Libertarianize the GOP; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Stand Watch Listen; freefly; expose; ...
Henry Lamb ping!
15 posted on 08/31/2002 8:29:56 AM PDT by madfly
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To: All
bttt
16 posted on 08/31/2002 8:32:32 AM PDT by madfly
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To: JohnHuang2

Johnny Huang ....The Wang Meister! ..... The Man With the WANG ....The Postmeister Maximus ....

Another killer post. Henry shows the UN Connection very explicity with imperical data and hard facts....not tinfoil.

He's a good egg to boot, I received a very nice email last week.

17 posted on 08/31/2002 8:55:25 AM PDT by AAABEST
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To: JohnHuang2
NGO's should not be funded by the government. If their ideas can't float with private financing from dedicated believers then their idea's are lousy and deserve no more airing than their opposition.
18 posted on 08/31/2002 8:56:58 AM PDT by MissAmericanPie
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To: G.Mason
Agricultural water use is typically misrepresented to the public. Say a unit of water is diverted to irrigation. Part of it is actually "consumed" by the plant itself, part is "transpired" or evaporated to the air. The largest part goes back to the ground - subsurface flow to the rivers and deep percolation to the aquifer.
19 posted on 08/31/2002 9:03:17 AM PDT by marsh2
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To: AAABEST
Re: #17 - hehe
20 posted on 08/31/2002 9:06:00 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: MissAmericanPie
If their ideas can't float with private financing ...

The Conservancy has reported assets of well over 2 billion, I know Audubon and WWF are huge as well.

21 posted on 08/31/2002 9:06:16 AM PDT by AAABEST
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To: AAABEST
Then they hardly need our tax dollars, so why should they be allowed to have government funding?
22 posted on 08/31/2002 9:13:04 AM PDT by MissAmericanPie
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To: MissAmericanPie; TonyWojo
so why should they be allowed to have government funding?

That's easy. So they can burn, flood, bankrupt and bring affliction on American communities.

23 posted on 08/31/2002 9:20:17 AM PDT by AAABEST
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To: AAABEST
Click here for tons of Information on TNC and similar groups,
at UndueInfluence.com search engine for Environmentalists Funding and Income

P>Revenue and Expenses: Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2000

  Revenue     Expenses
Contributions $445,326,081
Government Grants $0
Program Services $163,851,282
Investments $171,764,755
Special Events $732,481
Sales $(1,472,574)
Other $4,061,586
 
Program Services $306,864,399
Administration $40,223,828
Other $45,711,617
Total Expenditures $392,799,844
Total Revenue $784,263,611   NET GAIN/LOSS $391,463,767

The financial statement above shows nothing in the "Government Grants" block, but that does not mean TNC receives no taxpayer funding. In fact TNC in FY 2000 received $60,085,455 in contract fees from the federal government, plus $81,925,124 from the sale of private land to federal agencies. Thus TNC received a total of at least $142,010,579, or a little more than 18% of its total revenue, from the federal government in 2000.

24 posted on 08/31/2002 9:54:39 AM PDT by madfly
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bttt
25 posted on 08/31/2002 9:55:12 AM PDT by madfly
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To: marsh2
"Agricultural water use is typically misrepresented to the public. Say a unit of water is diverted to irrigation. Part of it is actually "consumed" by the plant itself, part is "transpired" or evaporated to the air. The largest part goes back to the ground - subsurface flow to the rivers and deep percolation to the aquifer."

That's very true.

Also the average tree transpires 50 or more gallons of water into the air daily.

My point was that we, as household consumers, use very little of the water consumed for all uses daily and most all the water used is put back into the ground or air.

The "doomsdayers" would have us believe that when we flush a toilet the water goes to another universe to be lost forever.

Personally, I'm not going to live in a cave eating bugs and berries as the insane enviromentalists would have us.

I have my own well and am my own water company!

I maintain it, monitor it and use it.

26 posted on 08/31/2002 10:23:00 AM PDT by G.Mason
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To: AAABEST
Reading this make me HOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWLLLLLLL, like a wolf.

They cry water shortage, give it a year or two and let them finish CERP, and I will be a rich man because I will be overwhelmed with a valuable comodity

Water Water everywhere , and non is there to drink.
27 posted on 08/31/2002 10:42:58 AM PDT by TonyWojo
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To: TonyWojo
bttt
28 posted on 08/31/2002 11:38:24 AM PDT by madfly
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To: ME4W
ping
29 posted on 08/31/2002 11:39:01 AM PDT by madfly
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To: JohnHuang2
Ahhh, a refreshing breath of sanity. :-)
30 posted on 08/31/2002 1:27:34 PM PDT by Leper Messiah
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To: Leper Messiah
bttt
31 posted on 09/01/2002 4:19:40 AM PDT by madfly
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To: madfly
bump
32 posted on 09/01/2002 9:22:21 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
backatcha!
33 posted on 09/01/2002 9:47:10 AM PDT by madfly
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To: G.Mason

34 posted on 09/01/2002 11:23:21 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: madfly
Bump for later reading
35 posted on 09/01/2002 5:11:30 PM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: Stand Watch Listen
BumPING
36 posted on 09/01/2002 5:12:06 PM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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