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Obama, Maurice Strong, Al Gore key players cashing in on Chicago Climate Exchange

It's a Small World (After All)...

“Obama Years Ago Helped Fund Carbon Program He Is Now Pushing Through Congress” is a FOXNews story by Ed Barnes.  In short, “While on the board of a Chicago-based charity [the Joyce Foundation], Barack Obama helped fund a carbon trading exchange that will likely play a critical role in the cap-and-trade carbon reduction program he is now trying to push through Congress as president.”

The “privately-owned” Chicago Climate Exchange is heavily influenced by Obama cohorts Al Gore and Maurice Strong.  For years now Strong and Gore have been cashing in on that lucrative cottage industry known as man-made global warming.

Strong is on the board of directors of the Chicago Climate Exchange, Wikipedia-described as “the world’s first and North America’s only legally binding greenhouse gas emission registry reduction system for emission sources and offset projects in North America and Brazil.”

Gore, self-proclaimed Patron Saint of the Environment, buys his carbon off-sets from himself–the Generation Investment Management LLP, “an independent, private, owner-managed partnership established in 2004 with offices in London and Washington, D.C., of which he is both chairman and founding partner. The Generation Investment Management business has considerable influence over the major carbon credit trading firms that currently exist, including the Chicago Climate Exchange.

Strong, the silent partner, is a man whose name often draws a blank on the Washington cocktail circuit.  The Canadian born Strong is little known in the United States. That’s because he spends most of his time in China where he he has been working to make the communist country the world’s next superpower. The nondescript Strong, nonetheless is the big cheese in the underworld of climate change and is one of the main architects of the failing Kyoto Protocol.

It may be interesting to note that the Chicago Climate Exchange in spite of its hype, is a veritable rat’s nest of cronyism. The largest shareholder in the Exchange is Goldman Sachs.  Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley is its honorary chairman, The Joyce Foundation, which funded the Exchange also funded money for John Ayers’ Chicago School Initiatives.  John is the brother of William Ayers. 

Even as man-made global warming is being exposed as a money-generating hoax, Obama is working feverishly to push the controversial cap-and-trade carbon reduction scheme through Congress.- complete article link

We know Gore and Obama...but who is Maurice Strong?

Strong has emerged as one of the most powerful and enigmatic figures on the international scene. He wields considerable influence in the areas of business and politics. Twenty years ago, The New Yorker magazine described Maurice Strong as the man upon whom “the survival of civilization in something like its present form might depend.”

In addition, his credentials include membership in the UN funded Commission on Global Governance. This body’s 1995 report called “Our Global Neighborhood” contained a number of ominous proposals including the establishment of a global tax, UN control over “global commons,” expansion of the powers of the World Bank, expansion of the jurisdiction of the International Court, removal of U.S. veto power in the Security Council and creation of an Economic Security Council to oversee the world’s economy. Clearly, the implications of such proposals were intended to move us towards the creation of a world government infrastructure. Unfortunately, they also necessitate and precipitate the decline of U.S. sovereignty.

As of late, this billionaire Canadian businessman works simultaneously for the United Nations as Senior Advisor to the UN Secretary General and for the Rockefeller and Rothschild’s Trusts.  Strong has complained that “the United States is clearly the greatest risk to the world’s ecological health” and has forcefully advocated a new economic order based on the redistribution of the developed world’s industries and wealth to the Third World.  - complete article link

"Redistribution of the developed world's industries and wealth to the third world?"  This guy is an employee and henchman for the Rothschild and Rockefeller crime syndicates.

"In 1978, a mystic informed Hanne and Maurice Strong that "the Baca would become the center for a new planetary order which would evolve from the economic collapse and environmental catastrophes that would sweep the globe in the years to come."

"What if a small group of these world leaders were to conclude that the principle risk to the earth comes from the actions of the rich countries? And if the world is to survive, those rich countries would have to sign an agreement reducing their impact on the environment?  Will they do it? Will the rich countries agree to reduce their impact on the environment?  Will they agree to save the earth?

"The group's conclusions is 'no.' The rich countries won't do it. They won't change.  So, in order to save the planet, the group decides: Isn't the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilization collapse?  Isn't it our responsibility to bring that about?  This group of world leaders form a secret society to bring about a one world collapse."  - complete article link

If you haven't figured it out yet...our economy and civilization are being intentionally destroyed.  Global warming is a man-made emergency, a hoax....out of the chaos will come nasty solutions that will help bring about the end of life as we know it.  Our opinions and preferences don't matter; to these people we are the enemy.

Larry

P.S. - Please don't tell me that they actually care about the climate at the Copenhagen Summit.  If they did, wouldn't they also discuss Environmental Modification Techniques (ENMOD) and the manipulation of climate for military use?  For more information see the article written by Michel Chossudovsky  - complete article link


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I think it's a mistake to conclude that elite forces don't  believe in carbon based global warming, etc.. They probably do. They are also very self interested and plan to benefit from any solutions they design to address eco-calamity. The two tracks, implementing policy and benefiting from the policies are paralleling tracks that their beliefs ride on.

Maurice Strong is big in nuclear energy circles, isn't he? It's pretty odd, that a quiet, unattractive Canadian who has been channeling spiritual entities with his wife and preaching gloom and doom, isn't sleeping under a bridge somewhere in Vancouver, instead of pulling international strings and acquiring billions. I want HIS job!

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DrKrbyLuv nice post.....love that picture...so fitting LOL.

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Hi DrKrbyLuv,

I've read acres of peer reviewed pdf on the subject of global climate change and am in the human caused camp. It's an opinion that will change if and when I find the evidence to prove me otherwise. Politicising the subject is an entirely different matter when you put the issues up against one of Stefan Molyneux latest You Tube broadcasts from Freedomain Radio however ...

... this puts things in perspective for me, how about you? ...Laughing...

Taking the private jet to Copenhagen (Times Online - 29th Sept 09)

http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/celebrity/article6931572.ece

Copenhagen climate summit: 1,200 limos, 140 private planes and caviar wedges (Telegraph.co.uk - 5th Dec 09)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/copenhagen-climate-change-confe/6736517/Copenhagen-climate-summit-1200-limos-140-private-planes-and-caviar-wedges.html

Best,

Paul

 

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Hi Larry

You once again have nailed it . I try to read every one of your posts. You are one of the few on this site that get it.

The name strong rang a bell. Wasn't there a Benjamin Strong chairman of the Fed? I wonder if this one is from a branch of the same species of reptile.

Anyway I went to wiki and found this. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Strong

A new world order slime if there ever was one. 

Well are we surprised?

What conspiracy theory?

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Vanityfox451 wrote:

Hi DrKrbyLuv,

I've read acres of peer reviewed pdf on the subject of global climate change and am in the human caused camp. It's an opinion that will change if and when I find the evidence to prove me otherwise. Politicising the subject is an entirely different matter when you put the issues up against one of Stefan Molyneux latest You Tube broadcasts from Freedomain Radio however ...

... this puts things in perspective for me, how about you? ...Laughing...

Taking the private jet to Copenhagen (Times Online - 29th Sept 09)

http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/celebrity/article6931572.ece

Copenhagen climate summit: 1,200 limos, 140 private planes and caviar wedges (Telegraph.co.uk - 5th Dec 09)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/copenhagen-climate-change-confe/6736517/Copenhagen-climate-summit-1200-limos-140-private-planes-and-caviar-wedges.html

Best,

Paul

Paul

Too funny! You gotta love Molynieux. Somehow his annoying accent and his smug demeanor only make him more effective. LOL. He's beautiful!

On AGW, I've slowly shifted from skeptic/ undecided to reluctantly assuming an almost certain anthropogenic role (I've never questioned the pollution/destruction end of it  - even if climate change turns out to be much less catastrophic than our worst fears, does anyone doubt we are completely ravaging the planet?) But while I may have shifted slightly on the science, I haven't budged an inch on the politics. In my view, the "deniers" have that part right. This is nothing but a shameless power grab. And it frightens me every bit as much as melting polar ice caps.

Best

Greg

PS: Real good to see you around.

You're still coming up with some of the best sh*t!

 

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DrKrbyLuv wrote:

"In 1978, a mystic informed Hanne and Maurice Strong that "the Baca would become the center for a new planetary order which would evolve from the economic collapse and environmental catastrophes that would sweep the globe in the years to come."

"What if a small group of these world leaders were to conclude that the principle risk to the earth comes from the actions of the rich countries? And if the world is to survive, those rich countries would have to sign an agreement reducing their impact on the environment?  Will they do it? Will the rich countries agree to reduce their impact on the environment?  Will they agree to save the earth?

"The group's conclusions is 'no.' The rich countries won't do it. They won't change.  So, in order to save the planet, the group decides: Isn't the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilization collapse?  Isn't it our responsibility to bring that about?  This group of world leaders form a secret society to bring about a one world collapse."  - complete article link

The above link continues with this bit of info:

"It's February. They're all at Davos. These aren't terrorists - they're world leaders. They have positioned themselves in the world's commodity and stock markets. They've engineered, using their access to stock exchanges, and computers, and gold supplies, a panic. Then they prevent the markets from closing. They jam the gears. They have mercenaries who hold the rest of the world leaders at Davos as hostages. The market's can't close. The Rich countries..?"

Later it details how order would be restored post-collapse with a "civilian Earth Rescue Corps formed from former military personnel" (War is Peace) and "sufficient financial credit to employ everyone at peaceful work to supply human needs" (Freedom is Slavery.) Of course all this is possible because Ignorance is Strength has been standard operating procedure for awhile now.

So since it would be extremely irresponsible to have such power and just spout out such a scenario as a "novel he'd like to write," (as Strong does in the article) would it be far-fetched to think we should keep a close eye on the next World Economic Forum, which does meet in Davos ... from January 27 - 31? Methinks we really can't last another whole year - too much uncertainty lying in the fact that you really can't account for what human nature will do when a critical number are out of work and hungry.

When I read the whole article, in a creepy way, it helped me understand how these powers can move forward with these games ... they really do believe they are saving the whole earth! Like generals moving counters on a world map, some counters are sacrificed to gain x, y, or z; but now the counters (acceptable losses) are entire nations and millions of people. 

I feel disgusted. I wish there was a more powerful way to express it cause it really doesn't do the feeling justice.

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Hello all,

As usual, Paul brings us a great video, Stefan Molyneux points out the hypocrisy of the celebrities who have comfortably rallied to the cause. We can also see quite a bit of hypocrisy on the part of policy makers. For example:

1)  Why are we continuously moving towards "globalization" and "outsourcing" when it is very energy intensive to ship products half way around the world.

One would suspect that an opposite policy would be pursued if there were a sincere concern with carbon emissions and energy usage. Surely local manufacturing and productive capabilities offer us a huge opportunity to reduce our energy needs and carbon footprint. According to an article that appeared in the Mail Online, 16 ships create as much pollution as all the cars in the world

Today award-winning science writer Fred Pearce – environmental consultant to New Scientist and author of Confessions Of An Eco Sinner – reveals that the super-ships that keep the West in everything from Christmas gifts to computers pump out killer chemicals linked to thousands of deaths because of the filthy fuel they use.

We've all noticed it. The filthy black smoke kicked out by funnels on cross-Channel ferries, cruise liners, container ships, oil tankers and even tugboats. It looks foul, and leaves a brown haze across ports and shipping lanes. But what hasn’t been clear until now is that it is also a major killer, probably causing thousands of deaths in Britain alone. As ships get bigger, the pollution is getting worse. The most staggering statistic of all is that just 16 of the world’s largest ships can produce as much lung-clogging sulphur pollution as all the world’s cars.

The recession has barely dented the trade. This Christmas, most of our presents will have come by super-ship from the Far East; ships such as the Emma Maersk and her seven sisters Evelyn, Eugen, Estelle, Ebba, Eleonora, Elly and Edith Maersk. Thanks to the IMO’s rules, the largest ships can each emit as much as 5,000 tons of sulphur in a year – the same as 50million typical cars, each emitting an average of 100 grams of sulphur a year. With an estimated 800million cars driving around the planet, that means 16 super-ships can emit as much sulphur as the world fleet of cars.

For decades, the IMO has rebuffed calls to clean up ship pollution. As a result, while it has long since been illegal to belch black, sulphur-laden smoke from power-station chimneys or lorry exhausts, shipping has kept its licence to polluteAmazingly, they pleaded poverty. Two-thirds of the world’s ships are registered in developing countries such as Panama. These are just flags of convenience, to evade tougher rules on safety and pay for sailors.  - complete article link

2) Excluded from the Copenhagen Agenda: Environmental Modification Techniques (ENMOD) and Climate Change

The High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) based in Gokona, Alaska, has been in existence since 1992. It is part of a new generation of sophisticated weaponry under the US Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). Operated by the Air Force Research Laboratory's Space Vehicles Directorate, HAARP constitutes a system of powerful antennas capable of creating "controlled local modifications of the ionosphere" [upper layer of the atmosphere]:

HAARP has been presented to public opinion as a program of scientific and academic research. US military documents seem to suggest, however, that HAARP's main objective is to "exploit the ionosphere for Department of Defense purposes." (See Michel Chossudovsky, The Ultimate Weapon of Mass Destruction: "Owning the Weather" for Military Use, Global Research, September 27, 2004

"Intervention in atmospheric and climatic matters ....will unfold on a scale difficult to imagine at present... [T]his will merge each nation’s affairs with those of every other, more thoroughly than the threat of a nuclear or any other war would have done." (Quoted in Spencer Weart, Environmental Warfare: Climate Modification Schemes, Global Research, December 5, 2009)

Weather manipulation is the pre-emptive weapon par excellence. It can be directed against enemy countries or ‘friendly nations’ without their knowledge, used to destabilise economies, ecosystems and agriculture. It can also trigger havoc in financial and commodity markets. The disruption in agriculture creates a greater dependency on food aid and imported grain staples from the US and other Western countries." (Michel Chossudovsky, Weather Warfare: Beware the US military’s experiments with climatic warfare, The Ecologist, December 2007)

"Weather-modification offers the war fighter a wide-range of possible options to defeat or coerce an adversary... In the United States, weather-modification will likely become a part of national security policy with both domestic and international applications. Our government will pursue such a policy, depending on its interests, at various levels." (US Air Force, emphasis added. Air University of the US Air Force, AF 2025 Final Report, http://www.au.af.mil/au/2025/ emphasis added)

The manipulation of climate for military use is potentially a greater threat to humanity than CO2 emissions. Why are environmental modification techniques (ENMOD) not being debated by the civil society and environmentalist organizations?  - complete article link

3)  How Did the Chinese Create Snow?

Not to be outdone by the west, China is tampering with the weather as reported in this article from Time Magazine

"Everybody complains about the weather," the old saying goes, "But nobody does anything about it." That is, until now. A Nov. 1 snowfall in Beijing — the city's earliest since 1987 — is due, Chinese scientists say, to a campaign of "cloud-seeding" to encourage precipitation. If true, it's the wettest success yet in a long-standing effort to bring moisture artificially to the parched northern regions of China. So how'd they do it?

The method of cloud-seeding used by the Chinese involves dosing the atmosphere with silver iodide, a chemical solution either dropped from planes or shot up from the ground. (Other methods use salt or dry ice.) The silver iodide particles supercharge cloud formation, as they act as excellent condensation nuclei. Once clouds form, they also start a positive feedback effect. As droplets freeze and are added to the cloud, they release their heat, creating an updraft which draws additional moisture from the ground into the atmosphere.

But if you choose to believe in cloud-seeding, the Chinese scientists may have even overdone it. The snowstorm lasted for 11 hours, disrupting flights in and out of Beijing and hampering shipping off the Chinese coast.  The Chinese may be becoming the world's best at managing weather. In a 2008 experiment, scientists seeded clouds in advance of the Beijing Olympics, successfully ensuring clear skies for the opening ceremony.  - complete article link

4)  Is the international banking cartel fighting a secret war on the planet?

Formerly a well-traveled Far East correspondent for Forbes magazine, Fulford, fluent in Japanese, is hosting What is This?, his weekly podcast from Tokyo, and alleges "Hazel" Takana, Japan's finance minister, told him in 2007 "a group of American and European oligarchs" threatened to strike the country with manufactured earthquakes unless he ceded control of the Japanese banking system.

Fulford's allegation is accompanied by a critical explanatory note in the webpage's "more info" opition; it cites similarities in Japan's 2007 'quakes with those more recently striking China: "Benjamin Fulford reports from Tokyo on a mysterious plasma weapon seen prior to the Niigata earthquake [... on 16] July, 2007 and red, white and blue lights seen prior to the recent earthquake in China.  Both quakes targeted nuclear facilities... coincidence?"  - complete article link

I don't know if the above video is accurate.  But I do think there is enough evidence to say with some certainty that the feigned climate concerns are nothing more than another scam designed to steal the wealth of the middle class while greatly damaging our productive capability.  The criminals running the scam are arrogant enough to openly enrich themselves by the "solutions" that they offer.  In the old days, this would be seen as a giant conflict of interest but sadly today we just accept the corruption.

Larry

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Hello V,

Thanks for kind words.  Yup, I thought about Benjamin Strong too.  "Strong, who was Vice President of Banker’s Trust of New York, was JP Morgan's emissary to the secret Jekyll Island (Georgia) expedition in 1910 - one of the selected members who stayed at the luxurious Jekyll Island Hunt Club retreat in November for a private ten-day conference."  - Wiki link

More accurately, both Strong and J.P. Morgan worked for the Rothschild's.  Upon his death, it was discovered that the majority owner of J.P. Morgan was the Rothschild banking syndicate, Morgan only owned 19%.  It is uncanny how well the Rothschild name has been kept from the American public, hopefully that will change. 

In his role as the Governor of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, Strong worked under Sir Montagu Norman, the Governor of the Bank of England (both central banks are primarily controlled by the House of Rothschild).  The two are alleged to have conspired to create the great crash of 1929.

Sorry if I got side tracked, my long winded point is that the Rothschild's are heavily involved with the international cap and trade scheme being discussed at Copenhagen.  Some things never change.

Greg wrote:

On AGW, I've slowly shifted from skeptic/ undecided to reluctantly assuming an almost certain anthropogenic role (I've never questioned the pollution/destruction end of it  - even if climate change turns out to be much less catastrophic than our worst fears, does anyone doubt we are completely ravaging the planet?

Hi Greg, I absolutely agree...we should have been working in earnest starting 30 years ago to find clean, sustainable energy alternatives.  We knew back then that our national security and prosperity were in jeopardy as most of our energy was imported and the sources were finite.

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When I read the whole article, in a creepy way, it helped me understand how these powers can move forward with these games ... they really do believe they are saving the whole earth! Like generals moving counters on a world map, some counters are sacrificed to gain x, y, or z; but now the counters (acceptable losses) are entire nations and millions of people.

That's a great point; I have wondered how so many people could go along with dangerous scams and schemes.  I think you're right, many believe that they are doing the right thing.

Larry

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I perused the Forbes list of richest people in the world.

Got to 200 and  not a Rothschild in sight

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V wrote:

I perused the Forbes list of richest people in the world.

Got to 200 and  not a Rothschild in sight

On what basis do you trust Forbes? 

 

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V wrote:

I perused the Forbes list of richest people in the world.  Got to 200 and not a Rothschild in sight

Again, you hit on an interesting anomaly...if the Rockefeller s and Rothschild s are so rich, why don't we know it...Forbes lists them as minor players; but here is a possible clarification:

Forbes Magazine, which today claims Microsoft founder Bill Gates—with a nest egg of $60 billion—is the wealthiest man in the United States, has shielded the Money Mafia ever since they told Bertie Forbes that the truly rich don't talk about their wealth.

Forbes learned that lesson shortly after publishing his first list of the 30 richest Americans. Heading the list was John D. Rockefeller, Sr. whose wealth exceeded $1.2 billion (at a time when successful bank presidents earned around $5,000 per year. When the list was published Rockefeller sent a scathing letter to Forbes demanding a correction, insisting that his personal wealth was no where near a billion dollars.

Among the now invisible rich, Forbes 1918 list were Henry Clay Frick, Andrew Carnegie, J. Odgen Armour, William Vanderbilt, Vincent Astor, Daniel Guggenheim, Charles M. Schwab, J.P. Morgan, Cyrus McCormick, Russell Sage, Jacob Schiff, Pierre DuPont and James Stillman. Since most of them own shares of the Federal Reserve, it is unlikely that any of them became "less rich" as time passed.  - complete article link

In the film the Money Masters, Bill Still claims that "By the end of the 19th century, one expert estimated that the Rothschild family controlled half the wealth of the world...although the family controls scores of industrial, commercial, mining and tourist corporations, only a handful bear the Rothschild name.  Whatever the extent of their fast wealth, it is reasonable to assume that their percentage of the worlds wealth is increased since then."

Always enjoy reading your take on things,

Larry

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If you didn't know, Jesse Ventura is back in the U.S. (he had left for Mexico) and has been recording new tv shows on TruTv called Conspiracy Theory. This weeks show was about Global Warming, and as Jesse Ventura said several times during the show: "Follow the money". There was an interview with Lord Monckton who said that a scientist deleted information in the IPCC report that was challenging the official cause of warming as put out by the U.N. When that scientist that Lord Monckton named was confronted by the show, he admitted deleting "certain information". There's lots more in the videos.

Here's a link to all videos of this week's show:

http://www.prisonplanet.com/conspiracy-theory-with-jesse-ventura-global-...

FYI...The 1st episode was on HAARP.

I would like to see some type of debate between the man made warming side vs. the natural warming side. It's frustrating to read the back and forth, who's lying, who is profiting, who is being funded by oil companies, the U.N., etc. That does nothing for me, except divide us further from each other and ultimately, the truth.

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A Hat Tip To Damnthematrix for this recent post :-

Scramble for the Atmosphere

Posted December 18, 2009

The useless, destructive talks at Copenhagen show that the treaty-making system has scarcely changed in 130 years.

 

By George Monbiot. Published in the Guardian 18th December 2009

First they put the planet in square brackets, now they have deleted it from the text. This is no longer about saving the biosphere: now it’s just a matter of saving face. As the talks melt down, everything that might have made a new treaty worthwhile is being scratched out. Any deal will do, as long as the negotiators can pretend they have achieved something. A clearer and less destructive treaty than the texts currently being discussed would be a sheaf of blank paper, which every negotiating party solemnly sits down to sign(1).

This is the chaotic, disastrous denouement of a chaotic and disastrous summit. The event has been attended by historic levels of incompetence. Delegates arriving from the tropics spent ten hours queuing in sub-zero temperatures without shelter, food or drink, let alone any explanation or announcement, before being turned away. Some people fainted from exposure; it’s surprising that no one died. The process of negotiation is just as obtuse: there’s no evidence here of the innovative methods of dispute resolution developed recently by mediators and coaches, just the same old pig-headed wrestling.

Watching this stupid summit via webcam (I wasn’t allowed in either), it strikes me that the treaty-making system has scarcely changed in 130 years. There’s a wider range of faces, fewer handlebar moustaches, frock coats or pickelhaubes, but otherwise, as the world’s governments try to decide how to carve up the atmosphere, they might have been attending the Conference of Berlin. It’s as if democratisation and the flowering of civil society, advocacy and self-determination had never happened. Governments, whether elected or not, without reference to their own citizens let alone those of other nations, assert their right to draw lines across the global commons and decide who gets what. This is a scramble for the atmosphere comparable in style and intent to the scramble for Africa.

At no point has the injustice at the heart of multilateralism been addressed or even acknowledged: the interests of states and the interests of the world’s people are not the same. Often they are diametrically opposed. In this case, most rich and rapidly developing states have sought through these talks to seize as great a chunk of the atmosphere for themselves as they can – to grab bigger rights to pollute than their competitors. The process couldn’t have been better designed to produce the wrong results.

I have spent most of my time at the Klimaforum: the alternative conference set up by just four paid staff, which 50,000 people attended without a hitch. (I know which team I would put in charge of saving the planet.) There the barrister Polly Higgins laid out a different approach. Her declaration of planetary rights invests ecosystems with similar legal safeguards to those won by humans after the second world war(2). It changes the legal relationship between humans, the atmosphere and the biosphere from ownership to stewardship. It creates a global framework for negotiation which gives nation states less discretion to dispose of ecosystems and the people who depend on them.

Even before this new farce began it was starting to look as if it might be too late to prevent two or more degrees of global warming. The nation states, pursuing their own interests, have each been passing the parcel of responsibility since they decided to take action in 1992.

We have now lost 17 precious years; possibly the only years in which climate breakdown could have been prevented. This has not happened by accident: it is the result of a systematic campaign of sabotage by certain states, which has been driven and promoted by the energy industries. This idiocy has been aided and abetted by the nations characterised, until now, as the good guys: those which have made firm commitments, only to invalidate them with loopholes, false accounting and outsourcing. In all cases immediate self-interest has trumped the long-term welfare of humankind. Corporate profits and political expediency have proved to be more urgent concerns than either the natural world or human civilisation. Our political systems are incapable of discharging the main function of government: to protect us from each other.

Goodbye Africa, goodbye south Asia; goodbye glaciers and sea ice, coral reefs and rainforest; it was nice knowing you, not that we really cared. The governments which moved so swiftly to save the banks have bickered and filibustered while the biosphere burns.

www.monbiot.com

References:

1. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/bl...

2. http://www.treeshaverightstoo.com/

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and these two films for visual clarification :-

The Corporation

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3203253804055041031&ei=B6ItS4GNM...

Corporation Website

http://www.thecorporation.com/

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Home (Complete Film)

Home Website

http://www.home-2009.com/us/index.html

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... and to Greg, who consistently aids my humility, reminding me of the wise words of Rudyard Kipling; words that should be heeded by all those in representation of us in Copenhagen at this time :-

 
IF.....

 

 
IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
' Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!

 

 

 

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That article linked by DTM sums up the sorry situation. It dovetails nicley with CM's latest post about Copenhagen and our perpetual growth economic system. Some people really don't care about their children and future generations. As long as they get a piece and can walk on the backs of others to do it before their time is up on this earth, they are content with themselves. They are no more concerned with ethics than a vat of multiplying yeast enjoying the last bit of available carbs and sugars before sucumbing.

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Vanityfox451,

I usually agree with you but your post by George Monbiot clearly misses the mark while pretending that the Copenhagen Summit in some way failed.  It was successful, the global elites took a big step in destroying our national sovereignty and as a bonus, Obama, Maurice Strong, Al Gore, Goldman Sachs, the Rothschild thugs, etc. etc, have their framework in place for punishing the people with international taxes that enrich their coffers. They may smugly pretend that the meeting was not successful in terms of reigning in the horrors of global warming, but that was never their objective.

Monckton said that the main goal of Copenhagen was to “establish the mechanism, the structure, and above all the funding for a world government.  They are going to take from the western countries the very large financial resources required to do that.” Monckton said, adding “They will disguise it by saying they are setting up a $100 billion fund for adaptation to climate change in third world countries, but actually, this money will almost all be gobbled up by the international bureaucracy.”

The final text of the accord states that funds obtained from climate financing will be controlled by a “governance structure,” and that a “High Level Panel” will be appointed to decide where the money will come from. In effect, this means that a UN-controlled structure of global governance will override the sovereignty of nation states in collecting and doling out funds obtained under the justification of climate change.

The agreement also gives the green light for carbon trading markets, which as we have documented are all owned by climate kingpins like Maurice Strong and Al Gore, to be more heavily financed and expanded.  However, Copenhagen delegates have already promised to convene another series of meetings next year to strengthen what is spelled out in the final agreement.  Globalists are persistent and they will continue hammering away until they get what they want, not because the environment is on the verge of collapse, but because their agenda for world government is stalling as more people find out the true agenda behind the global warming scam.  - complete article link

Hopefully congress will stop this unconstitutional agreement in it's tracks.  It is taxation without representation to an elite group of international bureaucrats and bankers. 

...the Copenhagen United Nations Conference on Climate Change (UNFCC), including the foundations of a new era of Global Governance– as evidenced by quotes directly from the mouths of Al Gore, UN Head Ban Ki-Moon and bankster heir David de Rothschild.  Though new taxes have been levied and mechanisms for world regulation have been laid down, the Climate Change agenda has taken a lot of political damage.

The beginnings of Climategate with the East Anglia CRU email leaks were just the beginning of a chain reaction of revelations that has fueled anger, doubt, denial and speculation worldwide. Compromised calculations or deliberately-fudged data have been exposed worldwide from research centers in Russia, New Zealand, Australia and beyond– casting serious doubt by even mainline commentators upon the so-called “settled-science” and ‘peer-reviewed’ scientific “consensus” of man-made global warming.

In the end, the forced-incrementalism towards total world government, with complete dominance over money, debt, food, energy and resources, paid a price in exposure at COP15. Many politicians, journalists and people in general are now well aware that a scam has been forced down upon them– and both their freedom and sovereignty are certainly at stake.  - complete article link

It is truly bizarre that much of the evidence for global warming has been found to be fudged.  But yet, we are to believe that the planet is warming while many scientific papers have documented that the planet is actually cooling.  Many may choose to believe that the planet is warming but surely, at a minimum, we don't know that as a fact.

The sad part is that many sincere conservationists have been hoodwinked in the process.  The issue should not be based on global warming or cooling, but rather the obvious need to reduce our usage and dependence of dirty fossil fuels while implementing sustainable solutions.  We knew this 30 years ago but inexplicably, little was done despite the fact that much of the technology to accomplish this was available even back then.  It was and is a national security issue as the Middle East and Eurasian energy wars continue to rage on.

Our leaders have consistently been irresponsible stewards of our energy and capital resources.  Part of this can be attributed to the fact that for many years, lobbyists did not want to reduce our "profitable" energy usage.  And the energy wars have been, and will continue to be, profitable for the "military industrial complex" that Ike Eisenhower warned us about in the 1950s.

In a bums rush for imprudent action, we have ignored three key questions that must be asked:

  1. Wouldn't we be better off solving this problem at the most local levels possible?  We have been trained to look to the Federal government for the answer to all of our problems.  Now we are being trained to look to an international group of unaccountable bankers and bureaucrats to solve our problems.
  2. How will we fund the changes that are needed?  It is amazing that we jumped to the conclusion that financial punishment is in order even though it robs us of the capital needed to "fix" the problem.  There has been no discussion on how we might provide financial incentives in lieu of punishment.  For example, why not extend interest free loans to upgrade the envelopes and mechanical equipment in our buildings and homes?  Or, why not provide co-op money (half repaid by the government and half repaid as "0" interest loans) to get buildings and homes off the grid?  (see my post Monetary Reform - Five Point Plan to End our Financial Crisis and Restore Freedom and Prosperity)
  3. Instead of dividing the people into two competing camps (global warming or cooling) why can't we instead agree that our energy resources are finite and that clean and sustainable alternatives are needed?  The divide and conquer approach (Hegelian dialect) was taken to invoke an agenda rather than to solve the problem.

I consider myself to be a conservationist and have spent a great part of my life helping to design high performance buildings that use less energy.  I don't mean to disparage other responsible stewards of the environment but I do question the folly of our current course. We can do much better.

Larry

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Drkrbyluv,

 

Isn't it amazing what lengths these people will go through to try to keep their monopoly over the creation of the medium of exchange as interest bearing loans? 

 

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Larry,

hyperthetically, suppose for one moment that Global Climate Change is VERY REAL, yet the same people in power were doing exactly the same things, hidden behind the facade of an equal fraud - would that place us at a fairer footing of sorts, or am I simply condemned ...Cool...?

Best,

Paul

 

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Vanityfox451 wrote:

hyperthetically, suppose for one moment that Global Climate Change is VERY REAL, yet the same people in power were doing exactly the same things, hidden behind the facade of an equal fraud - would that place us at a fairer footing of sorts, or am I simply condemned ..

Hi Paul,

Sorry if I came across as "condemning you," I did not mean it that way.  I have learned a great deal from you and only have respect.

I agree that global climate change is probably occurring, it does seem to cycle.  You used the term "climate change" - does this mean you are not convinced that the planet is warming?  And, how much of this is the result of man's irresponsibility is difficult to factually quantify. 

From my perspective, that debate is new, divisive and secondary to what we may prove and agree upon.  For example, may we agree on the following: 

  1. Fossil fuels are finite, and many are peaking in terms of practical availability.  Demand is growing as third world nations, with huge populations, are developing and using more energy (e.g. Brazil, China & India).  Even if we reduce our energy usage, the demand will grow.  And, these resources are important for other applications, some not yet known.  So, we must conserve these resources by using as little as possible while developing and implementing sustainable alternatives.
  2. The combustion of fossil fuels creates contaminants, many are harmful to life.  We have a finite amount of water (it may change state, but the volume remains the same), and it used over and over.  And, we have a finite amount of atmosphere, it too is used over and over. Again, the answer is to use as little fossil fuel energy as possible, but in this case, we need to develop and implement clean alternatives.        

The required actions and urgency seem to be the same regardless of motivations.  I think it comes down to the problem solving approach.  Should people be punished for current and past energy "sins" or should we attempt to help fund the needed changes?

Larry   

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Larry 

You old Conspiracy theorist you.

Thnking that Copenhagen was a success puts you once again at odds with the owner of this site.

Whose recent post was how Copenhagen was a failure.

Also at odds with those who fail to even consider there is a plan behind all of this.

Personally I think you are way way ahead of the curve. Not only that but you are solution oriented 

which is a breath of fresh air. You obviously do not suffer from analysis paralysis

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