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  • Finally, an explanation for the mindsets of our favorite green doomsayers: Al Gore,...

    06/23/2012 7:04:01 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | June 22, 2012 | By Stephen Murgatroyd, Troy Media
    Posted on June 22, 2012 by Anthony Watts Delusion is a big problem with the green crowd By Stephen Murgatroyd, Troy Media The draft text for discussion at Rio +20 – the UN conference on sustainable development – makes clear that the summit itself is a waste of energy and time. Even the environmental non-government organizations attending it think so.Jim Leape, international director-general of World Wildlife Fund, hoped that the document would be renegotiated: “It’s pathetic. It’s appalling. If this becomes the final text the last year has been a colossal waste of time.” Friends of the Earth are even...
  • Sustainable Development: The latest UN scare

    06/23/2012 5:54:30 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | June 23, 2012 | Guest post by David Rothbard and Craig Rucker
    Posted on June 23, 2012 by Anthony Watts United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (Photo credit: Wikipedia)The UN’s Rio+20 agenda would harm health, welfare and nature – and make poverty permanent Guest post by David Rothbard and Craig Rucker Twenty years ago, the Rio de Janeiro “Earth Summit” proclaimed that fossil fuel-induced climate change had brought our planet to a tipping point, human civilization to the brink of collapse, and numerous species to the edge of extinction. To prevent these looming disasters, politicians, bureaucrats and environmental activists produced a Declaration on Environment and Development, a biodiversity treaty, Agenda...
  • UN RIO + 20 Conference

    06/23/2012 9:10:54 AM PDT · by jazzpatriot · 3 replies
    The Jazz Patriot ^ | June 22, 2012 | Tom Wholley
    50,000 hard core America hating leftists and environmental demagogues, who envision controlling the world through establishing choke-holds on economic growth, that they prefer to call “smart growth” or “sustainable development”, are presently meeting in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil for the RIO + 20 United Nations Conference. The conference marks the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED, in Rio de Janeiro , and the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg and is scheduled to conclude today with the signing of a watered down agreement that won't make...
  • Rio+20: Greens Concede Defeat As Developing Nations Reject Green Agenda

    06/22/2012 11:58:55 AM PDT · by Twotone · 19 replies
    The Global Warming Policy Foundation ^ | June 22, 2012 | Louise Gray
    Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, has admitted that the Rio+20 deal is “disappointing.” He blamed China and other developing countries that have huge reserves of coal and want to continue using fossil fuels to grow, for failing to back plans for the green economy. “The political significance of Rio is that the G77 nations are antagonistic to our European ideas on the green economy,” said Mr Clegg. More than 190 countries are gathered in Rio for the largest ever United Nations summit on the environment.
  • Rio +20 Earth Summit: Greens Fail to Get The Future They Want

    06/22/2012 9:13:33 AM PDT · by Twotone · 5 replies ^ | June 21, 2012 | Ronald Bailey
    Rio de Janeiro—“Politicians are spinning this outrageous deal as a victory but in fact it is nothing less than a disaster for the planet,” said Nnimmo Bassey, chair of Friends of the Earth International in a press release. Bassey added, “This is a hollow deal and a gift to corporate polluters that hold U.N. decision-making hostage to further their economic interests.” Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace International Executive Director, piled on too, declaring, “Rio+20 has turned into an epic failure. It has failed on equity, failed on ecology and failed on economy.”
  • EXCLUSIVE: Godfather of Global Green Thinking Steps Out of Shadows at Rio+20

    06/21/2012 5:04:12 PM PDT · by Twotone · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 20, 2012 | George Russell
    Maurice Strong, the godfather of global environmentalism and organizer of the United Nations' 1992 Rio environmental Earth Summit, is making a quiet comeback to the limelight on the eve of that meeting’s successor, the Rio + 20 summit on "sustainable development," which starts June 20 in Brazil.
  • EXCLUSIVE: John Kerry and His First Cousin: Both Pushing Hard for the U.N. Climate Change Agenda

    06/21/2012 5:00:01 PM PDT · by Twotone · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 21, 2012 | George Russell
    U.S. Senator John Kerry and Brice Lalonde, the French-born coordinator of the United Nations Rio + 20 summit conference on sustainable development ,which got under way this week, have a lot in common. Among other things, they are first cousins, a fact widely reported when Kerry ran for the U.S. presidency in 2004. And now both of them are involved in pressing for the success of a radical U.N. agenda for climate change that seems to be faltering in the face of global economic crisis.
  • How Climate Change Got Removed From the Agenda of the Rio+20 Summit

    06/15/2012 10:09:01 AM PDT · by Twotone · 5 replies
    In These Times ^ | June 14, 2012 | Rebecca Burns
    The Durban Climate Conference last winter ended in almost unqualified failure. The original framework of U.N. climate negotiations was all but abandoned in favor of a new global pact that may or may not be negotiated by 2015 and may or may not be legally binding. Climate change deniers literally crashed the party by parachuting onto a beach in Durban carrying a “Climategate 2.0” banner—and public perception in the U.S. on the reliability of climate science continued to shift in their direction, cementing the stalemate on a domestic climate deal.
  • U.N. to debut plan for world socialism in June–time for US to exit?

    04/21/2012 12:28:15 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 10 replies ^ | 4.21.12 | Jeffrey Klein
    The United Nations is holding its’ “Conference on Sustainable Development” in Rio de Janero, Brazil, over three separate sessions in June, to which organizers, led by UN Conference Secretary-General of Rio+20, Sha Zukang [who 'really doesn't like Americans'], expect 193 attendees from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other stakeholders, according to the Sarah de Sainte Croix March 20, 2012 article in The Rio Times. The stated themes of this colossal conference, which is structured around a 204-page report titled, “Working Towards a Balanced and Inclusive Green Economy, A United Nations System-Wide Perspective,” are “the green economy in the context...