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  • Kerry visits Solomon Islands, sees WWII memorials (and talks “climate change”)

    08/12/2014 9:55:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 13, 12:39 AM EDT | Matthew Lee
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry paid a visit Wednesday to the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, where he met the tiny nation’s leaders and commemorated the ferocious World War II battles fought on Guadalcanal. Kerry met with Solomon’s Prime Minister Gordon Lilo and Governor General Frank Kabui to discuss sustainable development, ocean preservation and how the islands’ 600,000 residents are coping with the effects of climate change. …
  • Center for American Progress wants mileage-based highway fee

    07/11/2014 2:51:20 PM PDT · by robowombat · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/11/14 12:08 PM EDT | Keith Laing
    Center for American Progress wants mileage-based highway fee By Keith Laing - 07/11/14 12:08 PM EDT The Center for American Progress is calling for Congress to ditch the federal gas tax in lieu of a system where drivers pay fees for road construction based on how many miles they travel. The proposed mileage-based system has been controversial in previous transportation funding debates because critics question how government would monitor the traveling habits of drivers without infringing upon their privacy. ADVERTISEMENT But the Center for American Progress said Friday that taxing drivers based on how far they drive is a much...
  • Merkel argues for sustainability, economic growth

    07/08/2014 2:31:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 8, 2014 3:06 AM EDT
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Chinese youth on Tuesday to help protect the environment and conserve energy, telling a group of elite university students that sustainability does not have to come at the cost of economic growth and can ensure a better world. In a speech at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s top universities, Merkel said it does not make sense to separate economic performance, environmental protection and social responsibility. “Sustainable development does not sacrifice economic growth. This is a misunderstanding. Sustainable development gives us a new opportunity to create wealth,” Merkel said at the end of...
  • Gigantic Eruption off the Sun May 9th

    06/01/2014 8:22:41 AM PDT · by PapaNew · 15 replies
    NASA ^ | 5/30/14 | Karen C. Fox
    A coronal mass ejection, or CME, surged off the side of the sun on May 9, 2014, and NASA's newest solar observatory caught it in extraordinary detail. This was the first CME observed by the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, or IRIS, which launched in June 2013 to peer into the lowest levels of the sun's atmosphere with better resolution than ever before. Watch the movie to see how a curtain of solar material erupts outward at speeds of 1.5 million miles per hour.
  • Turning the Twin Cities Into Sim City

    05/20/2014 6:27:33 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    WSJ ^ | 5-19-14 | Katherine Kersten
    The Met Council, as it's known here, was founded in the 1960s to coordinate regional infrastructure—in essence, to make sure that sewers and roads meet up. Over the years, its power to allocate funds and control planning has expanded. Now, under Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton—who appointed all 17 current members—the council intends to play Sim City with residents' lives. Thrive MSP 2040 is part of a nationwide movement called "regionalism." Regional planning of infrastructure is important, of course. But regionalism, as an ideology, is about shifting power away from local elected officials and re-engineering society on behalf of "equity" and...
  • Greenfield: The Environmental Apocalypse

    04/24/2014 6:12:13 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 30 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 The Environmental Apocalypse Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Early in the morning, while most are still sleeping, groups of elderly Chinese women spread out across city streets. They tear open trash bags, pick through the litter and sort out bottles and cans that come with a deposit. And then they bring them to the local supermarket to a machine that scans and evaluates each can, accepting and rejecting them one by one, and finally printing out a receipt. The interaction between the elderly immigrant who speaks broken English or the homeless man...
  • Influential voices in food movement seek better worker wages

    12/25/2013 10:57:28 AM PST · by thecodont · 42 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Updated 10:01 pm, Tuesday, December 24, 2013 | Joe Garofoli
    Since he wrote "Fast Food Nation" more than a decade ago, muckraking author Eric Schlosser has noticed a sympathy gap in the food movement that he helped foster. Some foodies seem to care more about the treatment of the animals they eat than the workers who prepare and serve them. "It's not all foodies by any means," Schlosser said. "But the food movement can get sidetracked into wealthy, upper-middle-class people caring about food as status, caring about food as pleasure. I'm a huge supporter of animal welfare, but the compassion for the abuse of animals is so much more excessive,...
  • ABC Disses American Lion Huntress (Check Out The Reader Comments)

    11/22/2013 9:06:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies ^ | November 22, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    Hunting show hostess Melissa Bachman recently shot a lion in Africa, posted the triumphant picture on Facebook and now ABC (among many other enlightened parties) are all over her. An ABC World News segment shows New York-based Lana Zak petting a tame and cuddly cub on location in a South African zoo, while purring that: “lions like these are beloved in Africa.” Maybe by some of Zak’s yuppie counterparts in places like Capetown and Nairobi. But not by Africans who live among wild ones. Lions are certainly beloved in Hollywood, the Upper East Side, Georgetown, etc. It’s a different story...
  • Sustainability merit badge requirements released

    08/01/2013 9:15:04 AM PDT · by Sheapdog · 16 replies ^ | 7/15/2013 | Bryan Wendell
    Sustainability merit badge requirements released 15 July 2013 44 Comments Updated, July 16 with clarification about water bill sustainabilityReady … set … go green! The long-awaited requirements for the Boy Scouts of America’s Sustainability merit badge have been released. The badge joins the Eagle-required list as an option to Environmental Science merit badge. Scouts must earn either Sustainability or Environmental Science on their journey to Eagle. Scouts may begin working on Sustainability MB once pamphlets arrive in Scout Shops and at in early August, but you can get a first look at the requirements below. Or click here (PDF)...
  • “Fascism” Is The Best Way To Implement Seven50: SE Florida Prosperity Plan

    06/18/2013 10:52:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    RSN ^ | Monday, 17 June 2013 12:17 | Dr. Richard Swier
    On June 19-21, 2013, there will be dueling Seven50 Summits at the Palm Beach Conference Center, West Palm Beach, Florida. The Seven50 plan is an effort by the Southeast Florida Regional Partnership, funded by a grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), with the mission to “[C]reate and implement the Seven50: SE Florida Prosperity Plan, a blueprint for a vibrant and resilient economy; socially inclusive, sustainable, and affordable communities; and environmental sustainability.” … The City of Vero Beach, FL has pulled out of the plan. Mayor Craig Fletcher attended a briefing given by proponents of Seven50...
  • Missouri Legislature Bans UN Agenda 21

    05/10/2013 9:24:55 PM PDT · by Baynative · 24 replies
    New American ^ | 5/9/13 | Alex Newman
    With a veto-proof majority, the Missouri legislature approved a popular bill protecting private property and due process rights by banning a deeply controversial United Nations “sustainability” scheme known as UN Agenda 21. The legislation, SB 265, now heads to Democrat Governor Jay Nixon, who has not yet taken a public position on the issue. ~snip~ The widely criticized UN scheme, adopted by governments and dictatorships worldwide at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro more than two decades ago, has been marketed as a way to make humanity more “sustainable.” According to UN documents, however, Agenda 21 essentially seeks to...
  • Monsanto "Friends" Agenda 21

    05/10/2013 5:53:25 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 38 replies ^ | May 10, 2013 | Chriss W. Street
    The beauty of UN Agenda 21 is that Big Government collects lots more taxes that they can spend on their Big Business friends. That is why it is so instructive to watch Monsanto, the agricultural chemical behemoth that has long been a great partner with rural farmers, turn on its base and join the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Monsanto is now aligned with 200 major banks, oil companies, and other powerful corporate players committed to implementing the United Nations Marxist scheme to expropriate rural land and eliminate the suburbs by moving these unwashed masses to the cities where...
  • What Is Sustainability?

    04/09/2013 9:22:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 4/9/2013 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    “Global Sustainability requires the deliberate quest of poverty, reduced resource consumption and set levels of mortality control.” - Professor Maurice King
  • Sustainability Behind The Curve

    04/03/2013 1:01:48 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 25, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Associate Director of College Communications, Unity College claims in a press release this month: “Every college or university that claims to be holding a ‘green’ commencement needs to have divested from investments in fossil fuels, or admit that they cannot truly make that claim.” “As the first college in the United States to adopt sustainability science as its central focus, Unity College ascended to the leading-edge of higher education, training the next generation of environmental leaders to pursue trans-disciplinary solutions to the earth’s most pressing problems including global climate change.” “With a unanimous vote by the Board of Trustees in...
  • Agenda 21 Radio Thread (Live Streaming via YouTube) 9 - 10 PM PT Tue. 4/2/13

    04/02/2013 8:50:01 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/2/13 | Paul Preston and Chriss Street
    Agenda21Radio is hosted by Paul Preston and Chriss Street. The show airs Monday thru Friday from 9 to 10 PM Pacific Time on 1410AM Marysville, CA and is simulcast on YouTube at Agenda 21 RadioE-mail Paul Preston at E-mail Chriss Street at
  • Are Your Palm Sunday Palms Bad for the Environment?

    03/24/2013 1:48:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Slate ^ | Friday, March 22, 2013 8:08 AM | Jay Wexler
    March 24 is Palm Sunday, which means that millions of Christians across the country will be celebrating Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem by carrying palm leaves, often shaped in the form of a cross, into their places of worship. Where do these palms come from? Most likely they have been imported from one of a few Latin American countries: Guatemala, Belize, or southern Mexico, for instance. And most likely, they have been harvested in a manner that is harmful to the environment. Harvesters are often paid by volume rather than quality, and they have a strong incentive to cut as many...
  • The other dark side of conservation: The New Patriotism

    03/04/2013 7:25:45 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    In his book "The conservation of natural resources in the United States", Charles Van Hise writes the following: (Page 337, section: "Conservation and Patriotism") The eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, during the natural resources of the country were being taken possession of, were naturally times of intense individualism. Each man took freely of the resources, did with them as pleased, and regarded interference from any source as unwarranted. But the private possession of our resources placed a new situation before us and demands of the people the twentieth century different ideals from those that obtained in the past. If you happen...
  • Agenda 21 Radio Thread Wed. 1/23/13 (9 - 10PM PT)

    01/23/2013 9:06:41 PM PST · by Texas Eagle · 1 replies ^ | 1/23/13 | Paul Preston and Chriss Street
    Agenda21Radio is hosted by Paul Preston and Chriss Street. The show airs Monday thru Friday from 9 to 10 PM Pacific Time on 1410AM Marysville, CA and is simulcast on Call in questions and comments at 530-742-5555. Or e-mail... Paul Preston at
  • Agenda 21 Radio Tues. 1/22/13 (9 - 10 PM PT)

    01/22/2013 9:04:49 PM PST · by Texas Eagle · 5 replies ^ | 1/22/13 | Paul Preston and Chriss Street
    Agenda21Radio is hosted by Paul Preston and Chriss Street. The show airs Monday thru Friday from 9 to 10 PM Pacific Time on 1410AM Marysville, CA and is simulcast on MySYTV.comCall in questions and comments at 1-877-211-4525 or locally for Northern Californians in the Marysville, Yuba City, Chico area at 530-742-5555. Or e-mail Paul Preston at
  • Agenda 21 Radio Live Thread Wed. 12/18/12 9-10PM PT

    12/19/2012 9:03:19 PM PST · by Texas Eagle · 4 replies ^ | 12/18/12 | Paul Preston and Chriss Street
    Agenda21Radio is hosted by Paul Preston and Chriss Street. The show airs Monday thru Friday from 9 to 10 PM Pacific Time on 1410AM Marysville, CA and is simulcast on MySYTV.comCall in questions and comments at 1-877-211-4525 or locally for Northern Californians in the Marysville, Yuba City, Chico area at 530-742-5555. Or e-mail Paul Preston at
  • Agenda 21 Radio Live Thread Mon. 12/17/12 9-10PM PT

    12/17/2012 9:05:50 PM PST · by Texas Eagle · 1 replies ^ | 12/17/12 | Paul Preston and Chriss Street
    Agenda21Radio is hosted by Paul Preston and Chriss Street. The show airs Monday thru Friday from 9 to 10 PM Pacific Time on 1410AM Marysville, CA and is simulcast on MySYTV.comCall in questions and comments at 1-877-211-4525 or locally for Northern Californians in the Marysville, Yuba City, Chico area at 530-742-5555. Or e-mail Paul Preston at
  • Agenda 21 Radio Live Thread Thurs. 12/13/12 (9 - 10PM PT)

    12/13/2012 9:03:50 PM PST · by Texas Eagle · 4 replies ^ | 12/13/12 | Paul Preston and Chriss Street
    Agenda21Radio is hosted by Paul Preston and Chriss Street and airs Monday thru Friday from 9 to 10 PM Pacific Time on 1410AM Marysville, CA and is simulcast on MySYTV.comCall in questions and comments at 1-877-211-4525 or locally for Northern Californians in the Marysville, Yuba City, Chico area at 530-742-5555. Or e-mail Paul Preston at
  • Agenda 21 Radio Live Thread Wed. 12/12/12 (9-10 PM PT)

    12/12/2012 9:08:06 PM PST · by Texas Eagle · 1 replies ^ | 12/12/12 | Paul Preston
    Agenda21Radio, hosted by Paul Preston and Chriss Street, airs Monday thru Friday from 9 to 10 PM Pacific Time on 1410AM Marysville, CA and is simulcast on
  • Agenda 21 Radio Live Thread Tue. 12/11/12 (9 - 10PM PT)

    12/11/2012 9:07:00 PM PST · by Texas Eagle · 5 replies ^ | 12/11/12 | Paul Preston
    Agenda21Radio is hosted by Paul Preston and Chriss Street and airs Monday thru Friday from 9 to 10 PM Pacific Time on 1410AM Marysville, CA and is simulcast on
  • U.N. optimistic the U.S. will finally hop on that climate-change bandwagon

    11/25/2012 7:54:34 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2:31 pm on November 24, 2012 | Erika Johnsen
    Ugh, here we go again: Self-righteous globalism-loving environmental zealots hellbent on getting developed nations to voluntarily “contract” their relatively prosperous economies, ostensibly in order to combat climate change, while trying to dictate the type of “green” development they’d like to see happen in poorer countries.As I’ve noted before, environmentalists are hopefully sniffing the air now that President Obama has won a second term, banking on the more “flexible” Obama’s willingness to once again take up the mantle of climate change — especially in the wake of this past summer’s droughts and superstorm Sandy. From the AP: [A]s a re-elected president...
  • Patriot Alert .Some good news from the left coast.

    11/16/2012 6:37:55 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 9 replies
    My e-mail inbox | Nov. 14, 2012 | Heather Gass
    Here’s a bit of hope for those who are on the front lines here in California. We may not be able to save our own state, but the rest of the country is watching us and hopefully they will save themselves. A few weeks ago I was asked to brief a handful of legislators from another state about Agenda21 and what is happening here in California. I won’t mention which one because I don’t want to compromise their efforts to fight this cancer from taking over their own state. They asked me to brief them so that they could be...
  • Bret Baier’s Fox News Reporting Special – ‘Behind Obama’s Green Agenda’

    Does Obama have radical “green” roots? Bret Baier travels across America, revealing rogue regulators, tracing the truth about the president’s environmental agenda and exposing programs that could devastate our economy! Check out a sneak peek of the special below, and tune in on Sunday at 9p ET to watch the full ‘Fox News Reporting: Behind Obama’s Green Agenda’ on Fox News.
  • Agenda 21 Radio Sat. Sept. 8, 2012 Live Thread (4-6 a.m. PT)

    09/08/2012 4:09:20 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 20 replies ^ | 9/1/12 | Paul Preston
    Northern Californians can listen on KMYC 1410AM Marysville/Yuba CityWatch worldwide on mysytv.comVisit our website at
  • CA’s Awful Prop. 31: Is This Your Future? [becoming second-class citizens in your own state]

    09/04/2012 10:59:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | September 4, 2012 | Stanley Kurtz
    Wake up California. You are perilously close to ratifying Proposition 31, a sweepingly redistributionist and profoundly undemocratic transformation of your way of life, and you don’t even know what’s at stake. Suburbanites of California, you are the special targets of Prop. 31. Act now, or be turned into second-class citizens in your own state. Wake up America. Look toward the regionalist revolution on California’s horizon. In an era of looming municipal bankruptcies, this could be your fate: robbing the suburbs to pay for the cities. The regionalist transformation now being quietly pressed on California is exactly the sort of change...
  • Nestle blames biofuels for high food prices

    07/18/2012 2:03:37 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 62 replies
    BBC ^ | July 18, 2012 | James Melik
    The head of the world's largest food producer believes high prices are due to the growing of crops for biofuels."The time of cheap food prices is over," says Nestle chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe. He is highly critical of the rise in the production of bio-diesel, saying this puts pressure on food supplies by using land and water that would otherwise be used to grow crops for human or animal consumption."If no food was used for fuel, the prices would come down again - that is very clear," he says. "We are now in a new world with a completely different level...
  • DRIESSEN AND FLANAKIN: Rio+20’s expensive wish list

    06/24/2012 6:08:13 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 22, 2012 | Paul Driessen and Duggan Flanakin
    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...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown to scrap environmental exception for bullet train

    06/22/2012 9:34:49 AM PDT · by Twotone · 5 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 21, 2012 | Ralph Vartabedian & Chris Megerian
    After encountering criticism from environmental groups, Gov. Jerry Brown signaled Wednesday that he plans to withdraw his controversial proposal to protect the California bullet train project from injunctions sought by environmental lawsuits. Brown's staff told key environmental groups that he would no longer include modifications to the California Environmental Quality Act in a package of legislation this month asking for $6 billion to start construction of the high-speed rail project.
  • 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.”
  • Agenda 21-Huffpo Hack’s Bias Exposed by Rosa Koire

    05/27/2012 11:15:36 AM PDT · by Twotone · 5 replies
    Fellowship of the Minds ^ | May 23, 2012 | Rosa Koire-Interview
    We owe a debt of gratitude to Rosa Koire for getting out a heads-up on this. She was approached by Huffpo “journalist”, Andrew Reinbach, who wanted an interview for a story he was doing about U.N. Agenda 21. The main thrust of the interview was his determination to blame the “vast rightwing conspiracy” aka John Birch Society for making an issue of the harmless little non-binding Agenda 21.
  • NASCAR signs memorandum with EPA (enters into a memo of understanding (MOU) .. Think Green!)

    05/22/2012 9:21:02 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies ^ | 5/22/12
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that provides a framework to encourage greater environmental awareness and adoption of green products and solutions with NASCAR fans and the entire industry. The MOU is a voluntary partnership around education and awareness. The agreement denotes some core areas NASCAR and the EPA will collaborate on moving forward including the following programs: E3: Economy, Energy and Environment; and Design for the Environment (DfE) labeled consumer and commercial products. Chase Predictor Play all season long Follow your favorite driver's chance of winning this...
  • Vanity: Sustainable cities & "collective intelligence technologies"

    04/24/2012 9:57:35 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 10 replies
    4/24/2012 | me
    While doing my morning sustainability research i found myself coming across Siemens website, which has done a little updating since my last visit. Within moments i found myself in a .pdf on "smart" neighborhoods to come in NYC, and one of the major subjects discussed is "community intelligence". This raised a brow obviously. A snip: "Being a part of a community meets a basic human need. Knowing your surroundings, having access to relevant local information, and feeling closely connected to your neighborhood—and to the City—builds trust. As New York City continues to grow, residents are at risk of losing their...
  • Side by Side Comparison of Original Local Agenda 21 Plan for New Rochelle (GreeNR) to Final Version

    04/20/2012 11:29:16 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 6 replies
    Talk of the Sound ^ | Robert Cox
    Just in time for Earth Day, Talk of the Sound has reviewed the Local Agenda 21 plan for New Rochelle, NY created under an ICLEI program first announced in 2009 and analyzed changes to the document made after the New Rochelle City Council voted to adopt the plan in 2011. Earth Day falls each year on April 22nd. It is the two-year anniversary of the release of the original GreeNR plan. Talk of the Sound conducted a similar analysis when GreeNR was released in 2010 and many of the concerns we raised were raised at Council. In some cases, items...
  • Unsustainable Green Jobs

    04/04/2012 9:16:50 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 4, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Apparently even college campuses aren’t providing green jobs anymore. A survey by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (Aashe) “showed that creation of new sustainability positions peaked in 2008, then dropped 31 percent in 2009,” Dave Newport reported in The Chronicle of Higher Education on April 6, 2012. Newport directs the Environmental Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder. That actually might be a better record than the Obama Administration has amassed in its much-touted—at least by administration officials—green jobs program. The Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA) found that “ETA and grantees...
  • Agenda 21 Action Thread

    03/23/2012 4:34:41 PM PDT · by TEXOKIE · 216 replies · 2+ views
    A few days ago I realized that we who are participating on the Agenda 21 thread have amassed an impressive amount of data and links which are quite important for the educating of anyone who is wondering what “Agenda 21” is all about. There is absolutely no question in the minds of any of our participants at this stage that “Agenda 21” is real, and is NOT a tin-foil hat conspiracy. There are quite a number of people on this forum who were way ahead of us, and have been quite patient with us while some (like myself) have played...
  • 'New release' of climate emails

    11/22/2011 8:44:44 AM PST · by goodnesswins · 103 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/22/11 | Richard Black
    A computer hacking in Russia has lead to a release of more undermining info about "Climate." Here's one tidbit: "Nations must invest $37 trillion in energy technologies by 2030 to stabilize greenhouse gas emissions at sustainable levels."
  • Welcome to the U.N.‘s Agenda 21’s `Walkability’ -Sustainability Agenda 21 marches on

    08/03/2011 7:48:31 AM PDT · by opentalk · 18 replies
    Canada Freepress ^ | August 2, 2011 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Just when you thought you might sleep better at night, with only worries about feeding your family, keeping your job and home in a terrible economy, the debt ceiling just raised to $2.8 trillion, the United Nation’s “Sustainability” Agenda 21 marches on with the help of a myriad of private and governmental organizations nationwide dedicated to the “fundamental change” of America as we know it. The HUD Secretary just announced on July 28, 2011 the availability of $95 million to support “sustainable local initiatives” through the fiscal year 2011 Regional Planning and Community Challenge Planning Grant Programs. It seems like...
  • EcoFlats: One More Unsustainable Green Icon for Portland

    07/19/2011 12:21:42 AM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies
    Cascade Policy Institute ^ | July 18, 2011 | Christopher Robinson
    So-called “sustainable development” is a longtime political interest in the city of Portland. Although the term itself is never defined, the concept implies the use of “green” design and technologies in order to reduce energy consumption, water use, solid waste and automobile travel. The loftiest goal is “net zero,” whereby all electricity and water needs are met from on-site generation and no outside sources are necessary. One such “sustainable” project is the EcoFlats apartment building located on North Williams Avenue in Portland’s Boise neighborhood. Recently, the development received a good deal of media coverage due to its implementation of green...
  • Agenda 21: The U.N.’s Earth Summit Has Its Head In The Clouds

    06/21/2011 7:18:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    forbes ^ | Jun. 14, 2011 | Larry Bell
    ...We may get to the point where the only way of saving the world will be for industrialized civilization to collapse.” Former Senator Timothy Wirth, representing the Clinton-Gore administration as undersecretary of state for global affairs, stated that public concern about global warming could be used to advance that cause: “We have got to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic policy and environmental policy.” Wirth now heads the U.N. Foundation which has lobbied for hundreds of billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars...
  • "If It's Plastic, It's Organic" - Reason's science correspondent goes on a junket to Costa Rica...

    06/14/2011 8:02:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    Reason ^ | June 14, 2011 | Ronald Bailey
    Reason's science correspondent goes on a junket to Costa Rica in search of sustainability. A couple of months ago, an invitation from a public relations firm dropped into my email to participate in an “invitation-only tour” of Dole Food Company pineapple and banana plantations in Costa Rica that would bring together "key leaders in sustainability.” I was eager to go on the all expenses paid junket for two reasons: (1) I have long been puzzled by what is meant by “sustainability” and (2) I used to work for the Tico Times many years ago and have a great affection for...
  • Tea partiers to the rescue (Agenda 21)

    06/04/2011 11:46:26 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 14 replies
    WND ^ | June 4th | Henry Lamb
    Whenever America gets into trouble, it is the ordinary people who come to the rescue. It's not the government. It's not the Hollywood stars who think their opinion is required to make the sun rise. It's not even the matriculated messiah in the White House. It is the ordinary, hardworking people who see their country in trouble and organize themselves into ferocious freedom fighters against whom the gates of hell cannot prevail. The current version of this uniquely American response to danger has been labeled the tea party. ............... At the local level, tea-party activists are showing up at city...
  • The Sustainable Development Hoax

    04/22/2011 11:37:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2011 | S. Fred Singer
    "Sustainable Development" (SD) is basically a slogan without a specific meaning.  Linked to Earth Day (April 22), it masquerades as a call for clean air, green energy, and suggests a pristine bucolic existence for us and our progeny -- forever.  But in reality,  it has become immensely useful to many groups who use the slogan to advance their own special agenda, whatever they may be. The term itself was invented by Gro Harlem Bruntlandt, a Norwegian socialist politician and former prime minister.  After her term there, she landed in Paris and, together with Club of Rome veteran Alexander King,...
  • 'Green' products don't live up to label claims

    04/03/2011 10:23:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 01 April 2011 | Fiona Case
    Household and personal products making claims about the sustainability of their ingredients may not be all they seem. According to analysis by US researchers, many such products contain surprising amounts of petroleum-derived ingredients. Some 'green' products contained over 50 per cent petroleum-based carbon components Researchers at Seventh Generation in Vermont - which makes its own range of household products from predominantly plant-derived ingredients - have been using carbon-14 analysis to reveal the origins of components in  liquid laundry detergent, washing up liquid, and hand wash products. Their results - particularly for products making sustainability claims - were quite surprising. For products sold in...
  • Confronting Sustainability

    03/28/2011 9:38:45 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 12 replies ^ | 3/28/2011 | Henry Lamb
    Four communities have rejected “Sustainability” since the first of the year. More will surely follow. To confront sustainability in your community you should learn everything you can about it. More than 600 American communities have entered into agreements with ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives), an international non-government organization created by the United Nations. ICLEI-USA was formed in 1995. ICLEI is a tool of both the U.N. and the federal government, used to transform American cities into “Sustainable Communities.” What is, and is not, sustainable is defined in Agenda 21, a 40-chapter document adopted in 1992 by the United...
  • The reason for RIO -the purpose within that urgent trip to Brazil (vanity)

    03/25/2011 8:45:38 AM PDT · by Baynative · 6 replies
    Baynative - Vanity ^ | 3/25/11 | Baynative
    Amidst a clutter of wide ranging New World Order platitudes was Obama's effort to eliminate borders, round up everyone into urban collectives and give Marxists the rope they need to hang us with a noose desguised as environmentalism.
  • The UN's Comic Attempt to Indoctrinate the Young

    03/09/2011 11:50:45 AM PST · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    New American ^ | 08 March 2011 | Joe Wolverton II
    While many of the acts of the United Nations are accurately described as laughable, their latest idea is literally comical. With only four years until the 2015 deadline for achieving its notorious Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the UN has taken up the challenge of making children “fully aware of them” and “of the important role they can play in achieving them.” To that end, the discerning minds at that Manhattan morass have enlisted the aid of world famous soccer players to shill for the global shadow government. Claiming that sports figures “often act as role models” (all that planning for...