Dodging another UN bullet

‘The Future We Want’ offered sustained power and money grabs in name of sustainability Guest post by Paul Driessen and Duggan Flanakin The Future We Want outlined a “common vision” for planetary “sustainable development,” as proclaimed by the “Organizing Partners of the Major Group of NGOs,” to guide the taxpayer-funded Rio+20 summit that ended last…

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Sustainable Development: The latest UN scare

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…

Rio+20 is greatest threat to biodiversity

99% of species and humans are ill served by the 0.1% UN and environmentalist elites Guest post by Paul Driessen and David Rothbard The UN Conference on Sustainable Development is underway in Rio de Janeiro. This time, 20 years after the original 1992 Rio “Earth Summit,” thousands of politicians, bureaucrats and environmental activists are toning…

Rio+20 Final Draft

From Craig Rucker at CFACT: Here is the final draft of the Rio+20 outcome document “The Future We Want.”  You can examine the entire document at CFACT.tv and decide for yourself — have the delegates in Rio crafted a “future we want,” or as CFACT’s analysis shows “a future to dread.” The U.S. spoke at…

‘Green grabs': The dark side of the green economy

From the Institute of Development Studies ‘Green’ market initiatives are increasing poverty; local ecosystem stewardship must be nurtured instead ‘Green grabbing’ – the rapidly-growing appropriation of land and resources in the name of ‘green ‘ biofuels, carbon offsetting schemes, conservation efforts and eco-tourism initiatives – is forcing people from their homelands and increasing poverty, new…

From Rio + 20: The future we dread

From CFACT Marked-up draft of UN Rio+20 agenda reveals shocking “sustainability” wish list. An American family of four could owe the UN $1,325 per year. The United Nations plans to make its Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference “the most significant environmental conference in history.” A draft planning and agenda document, “The Future We Want,” marked-up by…

UNFCCC wants ‘immunity’ from prosecution prior to Rio+20

Oh, this can’t be good. Dr. Tim Ball writes in with: “What is going on here? It suggests they are feeling pressure for liability for their activities?” From Fox News: U.N. Climate Organization Wants Immunities Against Charges of Conflict of Interest, Exceeding Mandate, Among Others The organization responsible for managing a global cap-and-trade system worth…