Whatever Happened to Agenda 21 and Climate Change Policy?

Guest opinion: Dr. Tim Ball

It’s alive and well in your backyard. The entire policy of using anthropogenic global warming as a false front to implement global governance and impose how we will all live is working with remarkable success. The plan was set out by Maurice Strong as Agenda 21 in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. It is succeeding beyond his wildest dreams because the people he arranged to implement it are unaccountable to anyone.

Most people don’t know about Agenda 21, the global plan for the 21st century. Even those who do are generally unaware of how it is being implemented. Just in case some people figure it out, a deliberate deflection campaign is underway, which involves saying it is optional. On an international scale that is true, but, as with all things the globalists and deep state do, it is not being applied at that level. The answer to what is going on lies back in the early development of the Club of Rome and Maurice Strong’s plan. Elaine Dewar summarized after five days talking with him at the UN.

Strong was using the U.N. as a platform to sell a global environment crisis and the Global Governance Agenda.

When organizing the campaign to use the environment and global warming to establish world governance, Maurice Strong directed a few people to create slogans and phrases designed to entice people. One of these came from Rene Dubos who made environmentalist Jacques Ellul’s phrase, “Think globally, act locally,” famous. These were captivating words that captured and softened the idea of globalism. Today they form the basis for the pattern of implementation of Agenda 21. It is being implemented at the lowest level of government in your area. They are acting locally among vulnerable people. There is little or no understanding of the false climate science. They want what is best for their neighborhood. They are easily enticed by offers of proportionally large levels of outside funding. It is easier to identify, isolate, and silence opposition.

I became aware of what was happening a few years ago when called by a person living on one of Canada’s west coast gulf islands, Mayne Island (Figure1). He told me a public meeting was called by the Provincial government to talk about the future of the island. It began with a showing of Al Gore’s movie, An Inconvenient Truth. Then, bureaucrats said that the objective was to reduce the islands carbon footprint as much as possible. This could include banning all vehicles. Everybody was stunned but didn’t know what to say or how to respond. One person told me it was not a communication meeting to ask their views. Rather, it was a dictatorial information session.

Somehow, they obtained my name and approached me to speak on the island about what was happening. The meeting was well attended including a couple of people who not only drank but gulped the Koolaid. The organizers advised me that these people bullied everyone, especially those who asked questions. I gave a one-hour presentation explaining everything wrong with Gore’s movie and the claim that humans were causing global warming. I then explained that the government had introduced them to Agenda 21, but they didn’t call it that. Agenda 21 was the global action plan, what they got was the local action called the BC Climate Action Plan.

clip_image002

Figure 1

The Kyoto Protocol that included policies to control the production of carbon dioxide was scheduled for implementation at the Conference of the Parties 15 (COP) meeting in Copenhagen. It included plans to work through the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank to gather the money through carbon taxes and through national governments to introduce ‘green agenda’ legislation. We know this because the US Senate after looking at the Treaty under the Byrd/Hagel Resolution wrote

Specifically, the resolution states that the U.S. and other developed nations should not enter into a treaty requiring reductions in emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels and other greenhouse gasses unless it “also mandates new specific scheduled commitments to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emissions for developing country parties within the same compliance period.”

The resolution also states that the U.S. should not enter into any treaty that “would result in serious harm to the economy of the United States.”

We also know that any country that effectively applied Kyoto as a green agenda has or is failing.

Kyoto was replaced with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) that was ratified in 2015 at COP 21, the Paris Agreement. Meanwhile, the GCF is failing because the money is not coming in as planned. However, it doesn’t matter because as Strong understood and intended, the bureaucrats are continuing the program. That’s why they are the deep state; they operate regardless of the politicians or the people.

In April of 2016, the World Bank announced a new Climate Action Plan.

“Following the Paris climate agreement, we must now take bold action to protect our planet for future generations,” said World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim.  “We are moving urgently to help countries make major transitions to increase sources of renewable energy, decrease high-carbon energy sources, develop green transport systems, and build sustainable, livable cities for growing urban populations. Developing countries want our help to implement their national climate plans, and we’ll do all we can to help them.”

These plans were directed at developing nations and followed ambitious climate adaptation plans. In 2013 several cities announced extensive and extensive plans.

Roughly 20 percent of cities around the globe have developed adaptation strategies, according to a 2011 estimate by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In the United States, city, county and state governments have developed more than 100 adaptation plans, a separate count by the Georgetown Climate Center found. And through a UN-financing initiative, wealthy nations have poured $11 billion into developing countries to help on adaptation in the past few years.

In February 2016, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions provided an update on the application of plans for the US States.

Many states have completed comprehensive Climate Action Plans, or are in the process of revising or developing one. The plans detail steps that the states can take to reduce their contribution to climate change. The process of developing a climate action plan can identify cost-effective opportunities to reduce GHG emissions that are relevant to the state.

Plans are already in place to further promote and expand action with a Global Climate Action Summit scheduled for San Francisco in September 2018. An article with the web page advises,

Cities around the world are already taking ambitious action to make the Paris Agreement a reality. By 2030, we know that nearly every home built, every power plant brought online will need to be powered by clean energy. The Global Climate Action Summit is a chance to demonstrate to the world that cities, along with businesses, investors, state and regional governments are at the forefront of working towards a climate safe, healthy, prosperous world for all.

Agenda 21 was the overall environmental plan of the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP). It makes claims not supported by the evidence as an excuse to impose a world government, as Dewar correctly determined. Here is the first statement of the Agenda.

1. Humanity stands at a defining moment in history. We are confronted with a perpetuation of disparities between and within nations, a worsening of poverty, hunger, ill health and illiteracy, and the continuing deterioration of the ecosystems on which we depend for our well-being. However, integration of environment and development concerns and greater attention to them will lead to the fulfilment of basic needs, improved living standards for all, better protected and managed ecosystems and a safer, more prosperous future. No nation can achieve this on its own; but together we can – in a global partnership for sustainable development.

The claim that there is a worsening of “poverty, hunger, ill-health, and illiteracy,” is just false. The ecosystem is not deteriorating except in some small regions such as Beijing. People are living longer, in better health than ever before across the world. I urge you to go and read the entire Agenda 21 proposal. Every single part of your life is the subject of government control.

A draft organizational chart for Agenda 21 (Figure 2) shows how central to the orchestrated rationale for imposing a world government was the false science created to ‘prove’ that human CO2 was destroying the planet.

clip_image004

Figure 2

The entire process is a series of deceptions. The public believes that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) studies all climate change when, in fact, they were deliberately limited to human causes. The IPCC produces the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) that is a deceitful, deliberately enhanced, version of the IPCC Science report. The public believes that the issue is climate change when it continues to be about global warming due to human CO2 production. The COP can only act on what the SPM provides. Using that information, they determine policy for nation-state UN members and funding for continued work of the IPCC. It is a truly incestuous system.

Just as Strong planned, the public deception about humans destroying the planet with CO2 is complete. It survived the leaked emails, all the efforts of skeptics, Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, and failed forecasts. These events were a nuisance and would stop normal political activities, but they were no problem for the unaccountable bureaucrats. All these nuisances were minor diversions while the larger goal continued unabated.

This involved burying the global governance goal in unaccountable legislation created, implemented, and protected by deep state bureaucrats. They are the only portion of Agenda 21 that are thinking globally and acting locally. Bureaucrats from the global to the municipal level are in total control.

Mary McCarthy’s warning that “Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism,” like Agenda 21, is alive and well.

Advertisements

175
Leave a Reply

54 Comment threads
121 Thread replies
5 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
96 Comment authors

  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Alan Miller

I fail to understand how the masses do not see this self evident action taking place under their noses. Better wake up!! It will be a hell of a mess to unravel later!

sycomputing

It won’t be that much of a mess later. It will fail. Not that they won’t and aren’t trying and not that they might not make some sort of mess while they’re trying.

But “they” won’t succeed in dominating anything. It isn’t like world domination hasn’t been tried before. To some degree it’s succeeded in a few cases, but never completely.

The only examples from history we have regarding anything near a true “world” domination are, e.g., Persia, Alexander, Rome, the Mongols (maybe not world but land mass), etc. The common denominator among these is in most cases a single despot rules the roost.

Any conglomerate of U.N. morons (this is defined as a majority group of individuals over a majority group of nations who actually succeed in implementing in a majority of cities Agenda 21) isn’t going to be able to agree on anything beyond Agenda 21 (if they even agree on this), in which case, a divided kingdom cannot stand.

The U.N. is about as scary as the Bilder[nothing]berg[ur] Group.

Just as Strong planned, the public deception about humans destroying the planet with CO2 is complete.

It isn’t complete, e.g., only about 50% of Americans believe it’s a problem. And that’s only if you believe pollsters:

https://news.gallup.com/topic/category_climate_change.aspx

http://www.people-press.org/2017/10/05/7-global-warming-and-environmental-regulation-personal-environmentalism/

Gerald Machnee

***It isn’t complete, e.g., only about 50% of Americans believe it’s a problem. And that’s only if you believe pollsters:***.
It does not matter what percentage of the public believes, the politicians control the purse.

sycomputing

“It does not matter what percentage of the public believes, the politicians control the purse.”

Unless, of course, the majority elects politicians sympathetic to their beliefs.

Sarastro92

But the politicians have largely failed to impose Carbon taxes and other schemes on the public — at least in the US. The ROW rejects the Malthusians schemes that were spawned by Maurice Strong and the Club of Rome Oligarchs… while the agenda may succeed in the brain addled West, it is failing elsewhere.

The emerging Sino-Russo Alliance will finish off the Malthusian depopuloation/ deindustrialization scenario.

Kalifornia Kook

In the mid 1700s, the King controlled the purse. According to Y2K research, about 30% – 35% of the population wanted freedom from the Crown (“Patriots”), 15% – to 20% were Loyalists, and the rest were apolitical.
Yet the Patriots won the contest.
Prior to Y2K, it was believed that Loyalists were about 30% of the population. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loyalist_(American_Revolution)
My point: You don’t have to be in the majority to win the day. Admittedly, the Patriots were typically younger and not as established. Today’s youths are trained from childhood to be socialists. They are more like the Patriots in terms of age and what they have to lose. Please don’t think I’m ignoring the contributions of some of the wealthy landowners, but losing the youth to the AGW side is a big mistake.

Sparky

Boiling frogs (slowly) and with out seeing the acts of incrementalism.

Sam C Cogar

I fail to understand how the masses do not see this self evident action taking place

As Yogi Bear would surely say, …… “Ya gotta look before ya can see.

And a big percentage of the “under-35” masses have never been nurtured by their parent(s) or the Public School Systems to “look for themselves”, but on the contrary, to simply believe what they are taught, without questioning.

Roger Knights

Sherlock Holmes said to Watson, “You observe but you do not see,” or something similar.

Wrusssr

. . . neither does it appear the under 35-masses look up or out from their cell phones long enough to develop left brain logic and analysis.

MarkW

Heck, they don’t look up from their cell phones long enough to avoid walking into street lamps and sign poles.

Neo

When I worked at E I DuPont, walking the halls while reading a memo on paper was verboten.

beng135

Some teenage girl walked into a MOVING train while texting (with earplugs in) in Brunswick, MD. Mangled her arm.

EW3

When I was young the goto source was the Encyclopedia Britannica.
Now it’s Wiki. And it’s available right on your cell phone.

JimS

Yogi Berra… “You can observe a lot just by watching.”

Yogi Bear… “Down the hatch, but natch.”

You gotta look before you can see sounds more like Tony Robbins.

HotScot

Alan Miller

Like most laymen, I had never heard of Agenda 21 until I started visiting WUWT a few years ago.

A bit like knowledgeable sceptics, there are few, so efforts to combat the MSM and people like Gore are restricted to blogs like WUWT. And few people are bothered enough even to ask the question never mind spend time learning.

Barbara

European Parliament, Brussels, 4 October 2007

Temporary Committee On Climate Change

“The Climate Protection Challenge Post-2012”

Has participants commentary on: climate change, IPCC, Agenda 21, emissions trading.

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/document/activities/cont/200712/20071220ATT17131/20071220ATT17131EN.pdf

Also available online.

Barbara

Parliament.UK
House of Commons, 17 February, 2015

Energy and Climate Change Committee
“Linking emissions trading systems”

4 The EU Emissions Trading System

Nos.23,25,26

Re: Dirk Forrister, IETA
https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmenergy/739/73907.htm

Barbara

Parliament.UK

Energy and Climate Change Committee
“Linking emissions trading systems”

Witness list: Begins 14 October 2014 thru 25 November 2014

Includes: Dirk Forrister among others.
https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmenergy/739/73913.htm

Sam Pyeatte

Glen Beck wrote two entertaining books “Agenda 21″, and Agenda 21: Into the Night”. They were quite original, and food for thought.

M___ S___

The “Masses” rarely think beyond their next meal. It isn’t a lack of ability, it’s a lack of motivation, plus a willingness to accept much of what’s said in the name of ‘science’—regardless of the pedigree of that science.

Snowleopard

I convinced a workmate of the nature of the problems once. He said “You’re correct, but I’ll keep my public views and stick with the herd. It’s more fun to be popular and wrong, than correct and a dissident”

Sylvia

I think they are waking up…fingers crossed… see the #walk away campaign

old construction worker

“But “they” won’t succeed in dominating anything. It isn’t like world domination hasn’t been tried before. To some degree it’s succeeded in a few cases, but never completely.” Don’t be so sure. It is not a one world government yet . The first step: A type of world governance to pass resolutions a that nations can pass into laws or regulations. Next Step: A world governance body that pass laws and regulation that nations must follow or else. Example: EU.

Margaret Smith

Spreading the truth seems to be the problem. Wresting back control of education is vital.

Tom Halla

A major issue is that much of the legacy media has drunk the climate change KoolAid, and actively supports the notion. Basically, anyone relying on those sources will remain ignorant of the controversies. After all,97% of scientists agree!

Sparky

Get’m while they are young. Focusing on grade school now,,. Used to be “plant a tree (70’s), now,.. stop breathing (you’re exhaling CO2) and thus “emitting”.

HotScot

Margaret Smith

Actually, I think that’s the wrong approach, apart from anything else curriculum’s are beyond any individuals control. Objecting to having climate change taught as a bad thing, that man caused, will have one branded a nutter.

But youth will always rebel. When they start to understand the whole thing’s a fraud, there will be a backlash from a generation of young adults. Climate Change will become the establishment youth always rebels against.

I don’t suppose we’ll see it, unless the planet starts a cooling cycle (allegedly around now) which’ll be distorted by the green left for as long as possible, on behalf of their paymasters, but we can hope.

sycomputing

Actually, I think that’s the wrong approach, apart from anything else curriculum’s are beyond any individuals control.

Teach your children at home and the curriculum is generally yours to control? Unless it isn’t done where you live?

HotScot

sycomputing

Quite legal to home school your children in the UK. But it’s difficult when people aspire to a career that provides them a pension for their old age.

Kalifornia Kook

You don’t have to home school. Help them with their homework. Smirk when you see silliness. Teach them to think. Give them options.
Like HotScot said: “But youth will always rebel.” Let your kids subvert the class. Give them the courage and support to be rebels. Yes, they will always rebel against you as well, but if taught to think, that may be good. The world changes, and sometimes us old ones are slow to change with it – or refuse. I’m not going to dye my hair purple or cover my bod with tats, but that’s what the kids here are doing! And I love those kids. Of course… they’re not my kids!

Carbon Bigfoot

Having been raised as a Catholic and brain washed about our religion I ponder what crap they are stuffing the heads full of mush with this Commie-Bastard in the papacy. Going to the Catholic websites administered by useful idiots I imagine that the process is well under way.

Gerald Machnee

Not much different than being brainwashed about the Easter bunny and Santa.

Shawn Marshall

….Except Maurice Strong seemed possessed of Demonic strength. It is no fantasy what the Father of Lies wishes upon the wistful of the world.

HotScot

Gerald Machnee

Hardly brainwashing. Adults know kids will understand the truth with simple deduction and peer pressure. In many ways, the process is good as it introduces our kids to the concept f scepticism.

Have you ever been to a ‘Santa Church’?

David B

Everything in existence is cyclic. Democrat control, republican control, democrat control. Save money, spend money, save money , spend money. Get talked into stupid stuff by fish oil salesmen, stop buying stupid stuff, get talked into stupid stuff by fish oil salesmen. Humans really have short lifespans, and there’s no excuse to not see these patterns and realize they happen, the will happen, and the cycle you like will come around again, depending on your age and it’s total cycle length.

Marcel Matte

I think Solomon’s sentiments were the same as yours above, as penned in the biblical book of Ecclesiastes. He always found God gave him the perspective he needed as life can be a cul-de-sac of nothingness apart from a relationship with God.

HotScot

David B

So history means nothing?

Kamikazedave

Donald J. Trump is what happened to Agenda 21. Also the fact nothing anthropogenic can be attributed to any degree of scientific certainty to any climatic changes.

Greg

Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

Jeez, how many here willfully repeat that fallacy promulgated by the left to trash Trump, maybe thinking it is a win for skeptics.

Trump HAS NOT withdrawn US from the Paris Agreement. He said he intended to do so and then went very quiet on the whole subject. So far he has done NOTHING legally or written on paper to even start that process.

The left berate him for having done it and skeptics applaud him. Neither seem to have noticed nothing was actually done.

All he did was refuse to make any more US payments into the Green Slush Fund. That is great in itself but can just as easily be reversed at any time in the future.

sycomputing

“All he did was refuse to make any more US payments into the Green Slush Fund.”

Ok but what do you expect him to do more than this? As far as I know, the Paris Accord has no authoritative treaty or other legislative power in the U.S.; in fact it’s nothing more than an equivalent to Obama’s agreement to Iran.

From what should Trump “withdraw”?

Tom Halla

Paris was an executive agreement, not a treaty, and relies on the authority of each president to be valid. So, by US constitutional law, whatever the UN claims about the US still being in the agreement has no effect in the US, despite what some US politicians and courts claim.

Gerald Machnee

The problem will be what happens after Trump – will the next person drink the Kool-aid and pay?

noaaprogrammer

Hopefully by then, the Kool-aid will be a slushy – if not a solid chunk of ice!

Tom Abbott

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-un-climate-usa-paris/u-s-submits-formal-notice-of-withdrawal-from-paris-climate-pact-idUSKBN1AK2FM

U.S. submits formal notice of withdrawal from Paris climate pact

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department has officially informed the United Nations it will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement in a document issued on Friday, but left the door open to re-engaging if the terms improved for the United States.

The State Department said in a press release the United States would continue to participate in United Nations climate change meetings during the withdrawal process, which is expected to take at least three years.”

end excerpt

Trump has started the process of withdrawing, and because of the way the rules are written, it takes some time to finalize the withdrawal.

JimS

He can’t formally withdraw. Under the terms of the accord, no nation can withdraw until November 2020.

Global governance is certainly an issue….

Greg Woods

In order to combat this we need names…

J Mac

Go to your school board meetings or, better yet, run for one of your school board positions! You will quickly be able to identify the local supporters of UN Agenda 21 by the policies they push.
Grass roots is where you need to start and where you are needed most!

ozspeaksup

in aus at least getting more than a first name from ANY govt employee is banned
privacy/safety issues
so the unknown bureaucrats that SHOULD be replaced when we vote n replace the major pollies
keep their jobs and keep their personal missions with NO way to get the fired or removed till pension day
30% of the workers in aus are govvy employed acc to our ABC radio today
changing that???
buckleys and nunn

HotScot

Sadly, probably the only way to expose this as a mass fraud is to wish for precisely what we sceptics don’t want to happen, a cooling planet.

Sparky

Nope,.. the cooling (change) will then require ‘global action’. There is always a reason for authoritarian impulses when trying to compel redistribution and “social justice’. Cooling will just be another set of “scientific facts” requiring a bureaucratic response- yes globally, again. You tax dollars hard at work to fund technocrats with no other reason to exist but for fear of the unknown.

sycomputing

Nope,.. the cooling (change) will then require ‘global action’.

I wouldn’t mind the return of the ’59 cadillac…

You would be hugely disappointed.

I had a car that loved. I wrote it off..5 years later I test drove another one. It just felt gutless. In the interim I had been driving cars with twice the horsepower and better brakes…

sycomputing

Well it’s really for my lovely wife…what can I do??

Personally, I sure wouldn’t mind riding in veritable quiet without feeling every single little bitty bump in the road. When I was a toddler, our car was so quiet one time dad sneezed and we all about wet our pants.

HotScot

Sparky

Global action on what?

The concept of CO2 being the bogey man will have been entirely discredited. It’s named as the global control knob of temperature, despite what Tyndall tells us, if that fails, i.e. by the planet cooling whilst atmospheric CO2 continues to rise, what do they have left?

What do they pin global cooling on, and who would believe them this time round?

We can be pretty sure if the planet begins to cool, WUWT will be swamped with people asking questions. Anthony will become a wealthy celebrity, able to buy beachfront properties with impunity.

🙂

R. Shearer

Undeniably, CO2 is falling (for about a month). https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/monthly.html

HotScot

R. Shearer

I have an inherent distrust of a CO2 monitoring centre being placed on an active volcano.

I’m not a scientist so have no observational foundation for this. Just seems strange.

EW3

Bingo! We have a winner.
While it is measured in other places with other device types it seems the Mauna Loa Observatory is what seems to be reported the most.
Anyone have any idea about CO2 dispersal in the atmosphere coming from China?

ozspeaksup

nullschool earth has a co2 tab on their global page
oddly it seems to show over cities and not over places like hawaii though i did see some downwind haze showing the other day i looked mainly sulphur i gather

rd50

To R. Shearer
Every year CO2 starts decreasing from the maximum in May, starting in June and will continue to decrease in July, August September and start increasing again in October.
Same every year. Look at the plot at Mauna Loa CO2 observatory.
https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/graph.html

That ESRL Mauna Loa record might be reasonable, but have a look at that CO2 emissions tab. Covers about 2 years 2011-2. This is based on economic modelling. It is NOT measurement. They admit that most of it originates in the northern hemisphere. As the sequence progresses, everywhere is more or less “normal” then China flairs up, followed by the US, and then Europe, then basically everywhere in the NH is a boiling red mass. Obviously intended to alarm. Actual US values are known to have declined, not increased since 2010. There is little indication of change in the SH, presumably because there are no Chinas, and only 2% of the population. If this display was true, then there would be a minor shift across the ITCZ of maybe 10% a year, so that may have been added to try to fool people who understand this phenomenon. The animation shows greater seasonal variance in the SH tropics rather than SH higher latitudes which I think is very unlikely.
I monitor CO2 levels in the unmitigated on-shore airflow off the Coral Sea at 19°S. The diurnal variance is around 50 ppm. Higher at night, drops after dawn, starts to go up in the afternoon, when photosynthesis starts to drop. There is a minor seasonal variance. No significant change in the five years I have been monitoring. Annually still averaging 400 ppm, currently 405 as this is what passes as winter. Things still grow but not as fast.
It only costs about $200 for anyone to set up reliable CO2 monitoring, assuming you have a pc and a location that isn’t seriously compromised, eg by AC units, heavy traffic, etc.

That’s true for NH. The annual cycle is the reverse for the SH. The maximum amplitude of this cycle is observed north of 45 degrees North. This cycle is associated with the freezing and melting of the Arctic Ocean sink and anthropogenic emissions have an insignificant effect.

Alan Tomalty

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/datablog/2017/jan/19/carbon-countdown-clock-how-much-of-the-worlds-carbon-budget-have-we-spent

I like this site better. It is the carbon dioxide emissions calculated from country estimates at ~1000 tons per second. It keeps going up and up. Gotta love it. Go China Go. and India and Russia…..etc. The US has been somewhat of a laggard recently with all that fracking. We need more CO2 in the air NOT less.

HotScot

Alan Tomalty

“We need more CO2 in the air NOT less.”

+1

I’m restricted to a +1 upvote, but please choose your number.

Trevor

Sparky : YES……..SPOT ON !
ANY emergency will do ! The “terrorist attacks” have seen the
LOSS OF FREEDOM by the enactment of new EMERGENCY POWERS
imposed on ORDINARY PEOPLE rather than on any TERRORIST
GROUPS or KNOWN SOURCES of TERRORISTS !
POLITICIANS SAY : “We will NOT be intimidated !
We won’t change OUR lifestyle or give in to terrorists actions or demands ”
O.K. …now go to an airport , museum , law-court , police station etc
and WATCH HOW MUCH “our lifestyle” has been LEGALLY altered
to accommodate TERRORIST activities !
Inspection of almost everything is now mandatory !
NO ! I am NOT saying that in light of TERRORISM that it isn’t wise
to have security increased……what I am saying is LOOK HOW MUCH
THAT OUR LIFESTYLE HAS BEEN RESTRICTED and CHANGED ;
and compare that to WHAT we were told would happen !
MIDDLE-EAST Wars have BEEN waged to ensure OUR FREEDOM,
ONE may well ask ” to what end” ?
.
” There is always a reason for authoritarian impulses when trying to compel…….”
Bit by bit….like water dripping on stone..bureaucracy WEARS YOU DOWN
and because it is incremental and ratcheted , you hardly notice it
UNTIL you try to go in the opposite direction…and then the FULL FORCE
of the LAW comes down on you like a tonne of bricks !
THIS PROVISION IS SPECIFIED IN AGENDA 21 and the CLUB OF ROME
as the technique TO BE USED whenever an emergency presents itself.
So …we have had a GFC , a tsunami , volcanic eruptions , terrorist actions ,
refugee problems , extreme feminist and other “societal” issues …and so on
AND NEW LAWS have come about EACH and EVERY TIME…..and each new
law erodes individual freedom EVERY TIME ! And it is quite DELIBERATE !
( When did you see a LAW REPEALED lately ??? )
I have noticed that OUR LOCAL COUNCIL(s) is /are REALLY pushing
hard with community projects and policies that SEEM TO ME to be
FAR AHEAD of community desires or expectations.
Anyone got a spare “plastic shopping bag” handy ??
No ? Just got banned recently ON THE PRETEXT that they are a threat
to sea-life! Really ??? No ! Just part of the DISCIPLINE implementation
by bureaucrats and “greens” !!

HotScot
Gunga Din

Trevor,
Perhaps fewer “ALL CAPS” in your comments?
I’d suggest you use bold instead. They’d be more readable.
Check out https://werme.bizland.com/werme/wuwt/index.html to learn how to do it.

HotScot

Gunga Din

Hopeless.

Many have tried to inspire him to change his habits, to no avail. Most just don’t bother reading his post’s.

Jacob Frank

Caps on the internet imply anger or being unhinged

Wrusssr

DEAD-ON Trevor. Truthful post.

Greg

No, Hell could freeze over and they would say is was “weird weather” caused by man made climate change. Remember Holdren’s polar vortex BS to explain 2ft of show covering most of N. America ? Global warming causes snow !!

HotScot

Greg

Nearly 10 million people polled online by the UN put climate change last of a selection of 16 important life events such as health, education, housing etc. It was beaten to 15th place by internet access.

The public ain’t entirely daft.

More importantly, governments shape policy on things like polls, or rather, their future prospects to rule a democratic country. Despite what some people think, they take no notice of individual objections to anything

When public opinion shifts, even just by a few point in these polls, politicians sit up and take notice.

Tom Halla

When the consensus opinion was still “the impending Ice Age”, the response demanded by the green blob was much the same as when it changed to “global warming”.

HotScot

Tom

If the planet begins to cool, having condemned global cooling so vociferously, the blob would have a difficult job convincing anyone they are sincere in a reversed contention that global cooling is worse than global warming.

They would be right of course, but they have rather shot their bolt.

Doubtless, however, they would re brand themselves as something other than green.

Tom Halla

HotScot, I was going off history, and what the green blob wanted when it was global cooling (energy conservation and the simple life and socialism) did not change with what they were purportedly dealing with. That sort of thing resulted in my not having a great deal of faith in their sincerity.

HotScot

Tom

I’m likely wrong because I wasn’t much interested at the time, but I don’t recall the green blob calling for much other than the saving of seals in the 70’s when the global cooling scare was at it’s height.

ozspeaksup

they wanted no more than 2 max children policy ,preferably none!
dont use power gas fuel coal etc
all the same sh*t we get today, just using co2 warming not co2/ ozone/ cooling
i was a teen and copped the full psyops from highschool onwards

Roger Knights

This “mass fraud” would be exposed if Monckton’s “grave error” hypothesis were endorsed by several bigshot physicists. Here’s what he wrote:

“the current method of deriving Charney sensitivity is based upon the elementary and significant physical error of assuming that the Earth’s large emission temperature induces no feedback response whatsoever, while the next few Kelvin of temperature forced by the presence of the naturally-occurring greenhouse gases is imagined to induce a large feedback. That contradiction is untenable. For half a century, climate science has simply been wrong.”

richard verney

It first has to overcome the problem of peer review. Without that, it is highly unlikely that any big shot physicist would touch it with a barge pole.

Roger Knights

Well, he might if he were cast in Feynman’s mold. There ought to be a few such.

And plenty of mildly maverick physicists have gotten involved with something even further out, Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR), a sort of superset of cold fusion, even though they can publish nearly nowhere else but in verboten/heretic journals specifically devoted to their field.

Albert

Think globally act locally perhaps has a different meaning for me. Like, don’t fret about saving people in Africa, instead, help the little old lady down the street, for example.

Greg Cavanagh

That is one of my greatest contentions with regard to church aid. Every church I’ve known always send their money to a third world country because it’s easy. There are people in their own town who are desperate for help and can’t get it. It’s harder, its more expensive, but their needs are no less. Single mothers, elderly, and family violence: these are the things we need to focus on in our own community.

J Mac

The Salvation Army operates in America cities continuously and supports emergency relief to natural disaster victims around the world. They are one of the most efficiently run charity organizations out there.
https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/

Tom Abbott

Yes, the Salvation Army is one organization that does a lot of good with not much money.

noaaprogrammer

The affluent in these churches are solicited by the young people who want the excitement of visiting far-off places. Helping “the little old lady down the street” is boring.

M Montgomery

“Think globally, act locally.”

This mantra can and should be an effective counter-measure by skeptics. We can play that game too …politics are more effective AND enduring when focused locally. It starts there.

HotScot

M Montgomery

Great in principle, but I couldn’t organise a piss up in a brewery.

Greg Cavanagh

If you invite us to the brewery, you don’t need to organize anything more. /Cheers.

commieBob

At some point the people realize that they’ve been had. They can’t tell you why exactly, but they realize things aren’t right. They then do things that look illogical, like Brexit, or electing Donald Trump.

The voters in Ontario (Canada) really hated the premier, Kathleen Wynne. What I found interesting was that most people couldn’t say why exactly they hated her. They just recognized that she was poison. In the recent election, her Liberals didn’t win enough seats to keep its “recognized party” status in the legislature (it means they lose resources).

I have faith in the wisdom of the people. As for the deep state, the swamp can be drained, it’s just not as easy as The Donald apparently thought it would be.

HotScot

commieBob

I have more faith in people than I do governments, as I suspect, do you.

Well, you said it, so it’s more than a suspicion.

richard verney

It appears that the UK government has sold out Brexit.

HotScot

richard verney

It appears so.

Tom Abbott

“At some point the people realize that they’ve been had. They can’t tell you why exactly, but they realize things aren’t right. They then do things that look illogical, like Brexit, or electing Donald Trump.”

I think what will alert local communities to Agenda 21 is when the promoters of Agenda 21 start proposing to raise their local taxes. Local people will get a lot more interested in the subject then.

Mike Smith

The real concern is the steady migration of power and decision making to completely unelected and unaccountable progressives. Agenda 21 is just one battle in a much larger war.

Wrusssr

. . . progressives=leftists=socialists=Marxists=communists=dictatorial tyrants. Like the Bolsheviks who eliminated at least 60 million mostly white Christian Russians who didn’t agree with them.

UNDER THE SIGN OF THE SCORPION (Jüri Lina, Updated, 3rd edition)
http://jyrilina.com/english/under-the-sign-of-the-scorpion-the-rise-and-fall-of-the-soviet-empire/

“Progressives”, “leftists” are nice, soft un-offensive words used to obfuscate the long term central global government goals of these Judas goats who’re using the ‘environment’ as a front and means to their end.

The under-35 generation don’t appear to have a clue as to the nature of these killers.

oeman50

This agenda is being vigorously pursued. The main electric utility in my home state is planning to install thousands of megawatts of solar power (along with large number of fast response combustion turbines to back them up when a cloud passes over). None of this makes any sense.

And, ironically, the ad that appears just below Dr. Ball’s article is for, you guessed it, home solar panels.

J.H.

As long as you have a compulsory acquired Tax Pool, you will have a permanent bureaucratic class that will abuse its powers…. It is as simple as that.

HotScot

J.H.

I believe the Muslim community expect everyone to contribute 5% of earnings to their community over and above enforced taxation.

It is unenforced, and I have spoken to Muslim acquaintances who accept it as reasonable and normal. And if you volunteered that you cant afford to pay it, you would likely become a recipient of financial help from that fund.

Wouldn’t it be nice if our governments actually trusted us?

sycomputing

“Wouldn’t it be nice if our governments actually trusted us?”

Mine trusts me in a way. They trust me not to fund anything other than national defense voluntarily, hence, they force me to involuntarily help fund it all…

jim heath

While you all tut tut your children are being brainwashed at school.

Albert

Give them a copy of this book, it will help them question what they are taught.

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

http://www.amazon.com/Lies-My-Teacher-Told-Everything/dp/0743296281#

https://www.amazon.com/Lies-My-Teacher-Told-Everything/dp/0743296281#

J Mac

Go to your school board meetings or, better yet, run for one of your school board positions! You will quickly be able to identify the local supporters of UN Agenda 21 by the policies they push.
Grass roots is where you need to start and where you are needed most!

jim heath

What Germany couldn’t do with tanks they’ve done with banks wakey wakey.

Carbon Bigfoot

As always Dr. Ball we are in your debt for opening our eyes. If only the Politicians were critical thinkers.

Jim Masterson

>>
If only the Politicians were critical thinkers.
<<

They are. They’re critical of thinking–for yourself.

Jim

Words or phrases that climate alarmists have made deceptive on a mass scale:

* climate change — deceptive, because it propagates the IPCC’s focus on humans, to hijack the more general meaning of the word with the wildly biased meaning that the word has acquired.

* emissions — deceptive because it harbors the unstated assumption that we’re talking about “carbon dioxide emissions'”, leaving out the “carbon dioxide” part in order to subversively conflate our picture of other emissions with carbon dioxide emissions, again hijacking the more general meaning of the word, even in a specific context of talking about pollutants — often used in conjunction with pictures of smokestacks emitting steam, to further VISUALLY reinforce the deceptive use of the word.

* climate action plan — deceptive because it assumes the hijacked meaning of “climate change”, noted above, yet again hijacking a more general meaning of a phrase with a meaning focused on human causation that is questionable.

* carbon — deceptive because it lazily truncates “dioxide” and, thus, demonizes an element by misappropriating the element’s name.

These are prime tactics used in any climate alarmist agenda.

usurbrain

The infiltration began long ago. Some of you may remember the complaints years ago about the Insulation requirements for homes built in Alaska appearing as if they were designed for a warmer climate where Air-conditioning was required. Well it is worse than that. Look on the internet for your local building code and pick an area. Then open another web-page and look for any other county building code and go to the same area. It is easy to notice the fact that they are almost identical. Now search the internet for the The Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme (SBC) code. Again very similar. Just like the USA has One Fire Protection Code, the UN has established one building code and States, Counties and Municipalities are adopting this code. And unless you are on the council you have no idea it happened.
Early in Obama’s presidency executive orders were written requiring ALL federal government departments, agencies, commissions, etc, to have a “Sustainability Department. Likewise essentially every US University has a Sustainability Department and many offer a degree in Sustainability to fill these positions. The virus has infected us.

kramer

“is working with remarkable success.”

I see them winning as well… At least I am having fun watching rational minds (skeptics) throw monkey wrenches in their big green gears.

Roger Knights

“I see them winning as well”

But maybe they’ll “win and win until they lose” (the predicition of a German general in 1940). If they do lose, “every tree in the forest will fall,” due to the mainstream promoters’ loss of credibility, which will embolden skepticism on all their other holy causes and shibboleths

MarkG

“I see them winning as well”

They might have, if not for Trump. Now, it’s too late.

Global government is an absurd idea in a world where technology is rapidly decentralizing production. Without banning technological change, there’s no time left for them to regain power and impose their dystopian dreams on the world.

Another great post, thank you Tim.

For anyone who thinks Tim Ball (and I) are seeing “Reds under the bed”, just look at all the disastrous governments around the world. About 200 of the 220 countries in the world are failing due to Marxist policies. Zimbabwe and Venezuela are just the most notable disasters. There are about 200 other countries that are not far behind, with their failing economies and loss of human rights.

The leftist press won’t tell you this truth – they will instead tell you that “the USA is the Great Satan” and “Donald Trump is the new Hitler”, and a number of imbecilic people will believe that nonsense.

The leftists press will also tell you that man-made global warming is a huge global threat, when it was already disproved by the three-decade global cooling period from ~1945 to ~1977, even as fossil fuel combustion and CO2 emissions greatly accelerated. There is highly credible evidence that climate is relatively INsensitive to increasing atmospheric CO2.

The leftists will repeat any falsehood if it serves The Cause, which is their absolute control of the state and everything and everyone in it. Past history shows that the left are utterly incompetent to run a country. The extreme left in the West are becoming increasingly incoherent and insane, apparently driven mad by the Trump election.

The 20th Century is a history of leftist economic disasters AND the murder of about 200 million innocent souls by leftist regimes. Do we really have to do this all again?

“Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.”

Regards, Allan

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/07/03/can-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-save-the-world-from-climate-change/#comment-2395900

A warning to the USA on the 4th of July:

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/06/27/100-renewables-by-2035-surprise-new-york-primary-winner-takes-on-democrat-climate-moderates/#comment-2391692

[excerpt]

In the USA, the leftist infection is much more prevalent than a just few violent paid protesters. About half the population in the USA is effectively on the dole, since they consume more than they contribute – these people will usually vote for anyone who promises them more free stuff, like Ms Ocasio-Cortez. She knows what she is doing – it is the standard Marxist formula that has dragged down so many countries in the world.

The solution is to get the unemployed back to work, which Trump is doing – and a key component is keeping energy costs low, so the USA can compete with China and other low-labour-cost countries. Trump is on the right track to saving the USA, and the Marxists cannot stand it.

When Marxists want to sabotage a country, they increase energy costs unnecessarily, which cripples the economy. That is the left’s strategy, and it is working, except in the USA, China and a few other countries.

A key leftist strategy is to cripple the energy industry – examples are endless regulatory snarls and successful anti-pipeline movements – these have cost Canada $120 billion in lost revenues – a huge amount of money that should have been available for industrial re-investment, job creation, health, education, etc.

The leftists were the scourge of the 20th Century – Hitler, Stalin and Mao killed a total of about 200 million people. Almost 200 countries that once had viable economies are on a downward spiral – Zimbabwe and Venezuela lead the way, but many others follow. That is the Marxist agenda, and it is working.

Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.
_____________________

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/07/03/can-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-save-the-world-from-climate-change/#comment-2395902

Marxism made simple:

The Groucho Marxists are the leaders – they want power for its own sake at any cost, and typically are sociopaths or psychopaths. The great killers of recent history, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot. etc. were of this odious ilk – first they get power, then they implement their crazy schemes that do not work and too often kill everyone who opposes them.

The Harpo Marxists are the followers – the “sheeple” – these are people of less-than-average intelligence who are easily duped and follow the Groucho’s until it is too late, their rights are lost and their society destroyed. They are attracted to simplistic concepts that “feel good” but rarely “do good”.

George Carlin said it best: “Think of how stupid the average person is; and then realize half of them are stupider than that!”

One can easily identify many members of these two groups in the global warming debate – and none of them are ”climate skeptics”.

Need more evidence? Read the quotations at http://www.green-agenda.com

Just a few examples:

“The goal now is a socialist, redistributionist society,
which is nature’s proper steward and society’s only hope.”
– David Brower,
founder of Friends of the Earth
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

“If we don’t overthrow capitalism, we don’t have a chance of
saving the world ecologically. I think it is possible to have
an ecologically sound society under socialism.
I don’t think it is possible under capitalism”
– Judi Bari,
principal organiser of Earth First!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

“Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the
industrialized civilizations collapse?
Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?”
– Maurice Strong,
founder of the UN Environment Programme
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

“A massive campaign must be launched to de-develop the
United States. De-development means bringing our
economic system into line with the realities of
ecology and the world resource situation.”
– Paul Ehrlich,
Professor of Population Studies
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

bonbon

It’s a bit daft to imply Prince Philip is Marxist. His Club of the Isles, with Strong’s 1001 Club are laughing heartily at that deception, and continue with their radical depopulation Agenda.

European royalty are so inbred that any thoughts they have are considered random events.

markl

“The entire process is a series of deceptions.” So true. Read Agenda 21 and see what it really says. It’s a conglomeration of obfuscation by different departments tacked together with the same themes throughout…. One World Government, Socialism, no private property, limit growth, vertical housing, shame and apply social pressure on those that don’t fall in line. Implement from the top down and the bottom up to squeeze the middle class who has nothing to gain. I won’t live long enough if it’s to be implemented but a scarier book of horror for the human race would be hard to find.

Wim Röst

Elaine Dewar: “Strong was using the U.N. as a platform to sell a global environment crisis and the Global Governance Agenda.”

WR: This is the central thing. The UN that was created to make the world more safe, had to create a place for herself in a world dominated by ‘states’. How do you do so? How do you get all noses in the same direction? The answer was: by a common fear!

And the solution of Strong et al. was: if there is no danger, create one! It will be great for the safety of everyone. “The end justifies the means”.

In the eighties there was a possibility (!) of a climate problem: James Hansen explained. And we all are dependent on our local climates because we are adapted to them. So, if there is a common climate problem, all people will unify…….

For that (I am convinced), the IPCC was created. The scientific method was directly abandoned and a more ‘democratic’ principle was introduced: majority. Expressed in a million ‘likely’ and ‘unlikely’s. Making any manuscript unreadable. And creating many possibility’s to influence the result….

A fear was created. For the holy goal: unifying people! And everything was allowed.

And the success was enormous. Fear mongering works. People stop thinking, asking: where do we need to go to? How much money do you need to make us a safer place?

A trillion dollar industry developed. Based on….. fear.

But not on scientific evidence.

gnomish

if there is no choice, there is no moral issue.
if there is no moral issue, all rights are ignored.
categorizing an issue as ‘imminent and catastrophic’ classifies it as ‘life boat ethic’ of survival in the face of no alternatives
that’s critical to dissociate behavior from morality.

Mike Macray

Wim
…”A trillion dollar industry developed. Based on….. fear.”
Fear and Greed… the twin Harbingers of Apocalypse

spalding craft

Tim Ball is generally correct here, but let’s recognize a distinction or two. Some coastal cities have severe flooding problems that have existed for quite a while and they will only be aggravated by normal sea level rise. New York and Miami are obvious examples, and they damned well better have a well-funded plan to adapt to what is obviously coming. So let’s separate fact from fiction and not pooh-pooh localities that have climate related-problems because of rising sea level and their own poor planning.t , anthropogenic or not.

The example of climate bullying at Mayne Island is simply a situation where sensible people have to dig in their heels. If they are intimidated by such foolishness as eliminating all cars then they only have themselves to blame. It’s not easy of course to get organized in the face of a well-planned bunch of zealots that want to prevail regardless of majority rule. But people have to stand up for themselves.

markl

“Generally correct” or prescient? Everyone knows that history says sea level will rise but will it rise more because we are consuming fossil fuels is the question. Without knowing that answer any speculation is just that.

Alcheson

Climate related problems? Land sinking due to ground water depletion is not climate related problem. It is certainly a problem that needs to be dealt with… but that doesn’t make it climate related.

Yodar

Where is Elliott Grosvenor when we need him?

eyesonu

Dr. Ball,

That is a powerful essay.

Global governance is a goal of a few individuals that control the world bank and associated national central banks such as the US Federal Reserve . Fear of “climate change” is being used as a tool to keep nations (both rich and poor) in debt. In the past, and still ongoing, war and the fear of war has been used, Read “The Creature from Jekyll Island”.

Andyd

Global governance is not the same as global government. It’s more akin to corporate governance.

Lopan

hit the nail on the head there.

It appears that the whole of the UN is now in the global environmentalism “save the planet” business.

https://ssrn.com/abstract=2794991

https://ssrn.com/abstract=2812034

Great post.

I have been battling against Agenda 21 since before the NZ Government and the Christchurch City Council compiled an earthquake recovery plan which stank of Agenda 21.

Agenda 21 is also rife throughout the Council website. It is certainly the most insidious, along with ICLEI, in that it basically bypasses national governments and infiltrates the local governments and community groups.

The Christchurch City Council has simply used the series of devastating earthquakes as an excuse to implement Agenda 21 on us.

The Christchurch Recovery Plan is basically an Agenda 21 document, quoting from the Agenda 21 manifesto in a number of sections, and gives the Council the “right” to rearrange the city by designating different areas for different types of activities, which includes high density accommodation.

The biggest problem with the Christchurch Recovery Plan is that they did not actually have the budget to carry it out. In fact the plan is very vague on how to finance all these dreams.

But some how, the Council managed to purchase a large number of CBD properties, some earthquake damaged to be sure but the majority were not damaged or unrepairable. These have been set aside for such things as the ambitious aquatic and stadium center which has displaced many small CBD businesses. (Little progress has been made until recently because of the lack of funds).

Incredibly, a number of CBD buildings, of which the owners had repaired the earthquake damage and were back in business, were forcibly acquired by the Council and are either already demolished for this plan or are now vacant and presumably waiting for the wrecking ball.

In spite of the Christchurch City Council having substantial investments, (on behalf of the tax payers for a rainy day – Ha Ha), the Council has increased their investment further by using tax payers money.

Therefore rates/taxes have been increased to meet the inevitable shortfall and most of the CBD still looks like a ruined parking lot surrounded by new but predominantly empty buildings.
https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/104896675/christchurch-city-council-debt-to-grow-75-per-cent-to-21-billion
https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2018/02/20/90019/debt-keeps-christchurchs-mayor-up-at-night

Council Debts have reached some unbelievable proportions considering the size of the city, it is next to impossible to obtain a building permit – believe me, I have first hand experience here – and the Council has accepted “investment” from the Rockefeller Resilience Cities Fund.

Thus is the insidious influence of Agenda 21. Especially when the proper way for the council, would have been to let the owners of ruined buildings, (yes the CBD of Christchurch used to be largely privately owned), to negotiate with their insurance companies and rebuild as they saw fit, and restrict the Council’s resources in repairing the devastation of the streets, and underground facilities – financed by the investment on behalf of the rate payer – designated for a rainy day.

In fact a number of suburbs which were outside the above mentioned plan, repaired themselves and have been booming for a number of years already. However the death hand of the government, who wished to make sure that these suburbs had been “correctly” planned has caused at least one of these to wither recently.

I could go on, but please read my blog at http://www.thedemiseofchristchurch.com where all this is set out, and includes copies of documents and links that illustrate exactly what I have written here.

Cheers

Roger

Dave Ward

It’s not just ICLEI – there are other organisations working behind the scenes:

https://www.globalcovenantofmayors.org/

Juan

THey’re still here, geoengineering our weather.

Edward A. Katz

As usual, Tim Ball can be counted on to regularly provide one of the most comprehensive commentaries on this site. It’s good to see he hasn’t forgotten to remind us what a collection of charlatans Maurice Strong and his ilk were and and still are. It’s embarrassing to have to admit Strong was a Canadian; fortunately Tim Ball is.

noaaprogrammer

Maurice Strong is now deceased, (April 29, 1929 – November 27, 2015).

ozspeaksup

yeah
THE BEST!!!!!! news i heard in decades

zazove

Nothing like a little grave-dancing.

pat

Question.

much is made of US withdrawal from Paris not coming into effect until day after 2020 presidential election (or thereabouts) – CAN’T THE WITHDRAWAL COME INTO EFFECT DURING THE TRANSITION PERIOD???

GTB

It seems that the “iron mountain” video from the eighties was right. See https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-A8LYKkBAA0
Even the Bible appears to indicate that there will be a world government for a short time. See
Revelation 17:12 The ten kings represents a whole or completeness.

Andyd

Even Star Trek appears to indicate that there will be world government. Let’s leave fiction out of this.

Wolfhound

Be civil, please.

Davis

Andyd is the only one who brought fiction into this.

jdgalt

Agenda 21 has long since become law here in California, but that name has been junked in favor of “Smart Growth” and “Sustainable Communities”. When I hear them I try to tell people they are really code words for “No Growth” and “Unsustainable Spending.”

Alcheson

Absolutely agree. And California’s Progressive “Flex Your Power” crap is an attempt to make you feel good about being intentionally forced to suffer when it is either very hot or very cold outside. And if you DON”T voluntarily adjust your thermostat and cease using electricity when you need it the most, then they charge you 12X the normal price! Once again… 12X the normal price not that big of a deal to those very well off… but to the average guy it’s a major hit.

Alan Tomalty

Canada is committing suicide as of Jan 1, 2019. That is the date when PM Trudeau plans to bring in carbon taxes for the rest of the country that doesn’t have them.

Standards, subsidies and taxes. The bane of the free market. Standards should only be used to prevent injuries or bad health effects. Subsidies should only be used to prop up a company that produces a domestic product that is key to national security. Taxes should only be used as a government income source. Too often however the government uses standards to interfere in the life of all its citizens. At the same time governments subsidize almost everything. Taxes are collected for all sorts of reasons. Ex: liquor and tobacco taxes, estate or inheritance taxes, gift taxes, company asset taxes, and carbon taxes.

It is this last one that irks me the most. Carbon taxes are ridiculous. One of 3 things can happen. 1) The company can refuse to pay them and move out of the country or threaten to move out before they are enacted. In this case everybody loses. 2) The company can pay them and then raise their prices so that with business as usual no emission reduction of CO2 occurs. In this case only the company loses if it also exports its product. The consumers don’t lose because the carbon taxes are supposed to be given back to the public at large. However the general price level of all carbon related goods goes up so that inflation goes up. However since no decrease in CO2 emissions occurs, there was no reason to have the tax in the 1st place. 3) The company can change its source of fuel to a lower carbon entity at a higher cost and pass on its necessary price increase to its customers. The customers have no choice because all the competitors have to do the same thing. In that case there is a reduction in CO2 emissions but since the atmosphere needs more CO2 NOT less, everybody loses.

It is this third scenario that factors into my main point. Even if you believe in AGW(human caused global warming/climate change) , here are the stark facts of trying to do anything about it. PM Trudeau in Canada plans on introducing a tax on the emission of CO2 and all greenhouse gases except water vapour, starting January 1, 2019. B.C. and Alberta are at present, the only provinces that have a carbon tax. The federal price on carbon will harmonize with those and will be forced on any other province that does not implement one by that date.

Canada puts out 1.5 % of world total of CO2 and its level of CO2 emissions is as low as it was 20 years ago. China puts out 31% of the world total and increased their output 4.1% in 2017 and is on track for an equal 4% increase after the 1st quarter of 2018.

In 1991 Norway was the 1st country along with Sweden to introduce a carbon tax, and they have found that their tax was responsible for reducing their increases of emissions by only 2.32% compared to a 0 rate on carbon. However Norway’s CO2 emissions still went up. To top it all off Norway found that the carbon taxes reduced their GDP by 0.06%.

In the Norwegian scheme there were so many exemptions that the effective coverage of the carbon taxes was only 64% of industrial production. The Norwegian price for carbon is around $25 Can per ton. Trudeau has promised to introduce Canada’s carbon tax or CO2 equivalent tax at $20 per ton in 2019 and increase it $10 per ton every year until $50 per ton by the end of 2022. The government of Canada website says that there are ~ 600 industrial reporting facilities that report their CO2 emissions to the government. However they account for only 37% of all CO2 emissions in Canada. The others dont have to report because they are under the legal requirement of 50000 tons per year.
However the differing prices between Norway and Canada will not have any significant effect on the results because there is very little opportunity for any company in Canada in at least 7 of the provinces, to switch to a non CO2 producing fuel because those 7(except Manitoba,B.C. and Quebec) do not have significant hydro power; so the companies will simply pay the tax to stay in business. Theoretically this should not amount to any significant reduction in CO2 because Canada is different from Norway in a fundamental way. In Norway any firm has access to hydro elecricity.

In this 1st phase which will cover 75% of the planned reductions until 2022 with the remaining 25% being apllied after that until 2030 and beyond. However since only 37% of total greenhouse gas emitters actually are required to report them to the Government of Canada; that is only 37% of 75% = 27.75 % That means that only 27.75% of the emissions will be reduced for the planned reduction of Canada’s contribution to the 2030 target. Ireland achieved a decrease in emissions only after 4 straight years of increased emissions despite a carbon tax. British Columbia despite having a carbon tax since 2008 has not achieved any decrease in CO2 emissions.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has said that that the average climate computer model forecasts an increase in temperature of 3C by the end of the century (82 years from now) if the world doesn’t reduce its carbon footprint. The said reduction of temperature goal is 1.5 C by end of century in order to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 C.

Canada has committed to reduce greenhouse gas emmissions per Paris agreement by 2030 of 33%. 33% of 1.5 % = 0.5% of world total

In the 1st phase of reductions which will culminate by 2023, this will reduce our greenhouse gas footprint by 27.75% of 33% = ~ 9% with the other 25% for the 2030 target being 25% of 37%(reporting emmitters) = 9 % * 33% = 3% being part of a revised carbon pricing scheme between 2023 and 2030.
27.75% = 0.2775 and 0.5% = .005
So you have 0.2775 * .005 = 0.0013875 Don’t forget that carbon trading and a carbon price dont actually guarantee that any reductions will ever occur.

But if the promised reductions do occur then you multiply by goal of 1.5C so that you have 0.0013875 * 1.5 = 0.002 C
That is a reduction of a little over 2 thousandths of a degree C at the end of the next 82 years. And the actual reduction in temperature will be less because some emitters will simply pay the tax. It is also a function of how many exemptions and what discount carbon tax %’s are actually determined for each specific industry. Even so since this is the 1st phase only, Canada’s goal in this phase is to cut 75% of a third of its emissions which = 24% . However since only 37% industrial emitters report the real number is 37% * 33% = 12% There is a big difference between Norway’s result of 2.32 % reduction and Canada’s goal of 12%. However Canada’s emissions have been flat since 2007.

Since China’s increase last year as per the above is .3 * .041 = 0.0123 or 1.23% of world total
Canada’s reduction will be .2775 * .005 = 0.0013875 or 1.3875%

That means China’s increase for 1 year is 0.0123/ 0.0013875 = ~ 9 times the amount of Canada’s (total 4 year reduction) for each year if the emissions go lower in Canada to the same degree as the increased price effect after 4 years. Dont forget that Canada’s reduction is only at a maximum effect by 2022 because of the increasing price of $10 per ton per year. In the 1st year 2019 or any other year, the reduction could be the whole amount or any amount depending on how many firms simply pay the tax vs the number that switch to a non carbon or lower carbon fuel source. China has refused to decrease its output and only promised to try to limit their increases by 2030. China is not a developing country because it has 45% of the world’s skyscrapers.

What will all of this cost Canada?

Price of carbon by 2022 will be $50 per ton by 2022 and at 700 million tons * 37% reporting = 259 million tons . So you have 259 million * $50/ton = 12.95 billion $ Can. However since the carbon tax will start in 2019 at $20 per ton, the yearly taxes will be assuming the above 37% reporting for 2019= 259 million * $20 = $5.18 billion ; 2020= 259 million * $30 = $7.77 billion ; 2021 = 259 million * $40 = $10.36 billion; 2022= 259 million * $50 = $12.95 billion So total cost over 4 year period is $36.21 billion and assuming no other increases, the yearly cost will remain at $12.95 billion per year until the 2nd phase starts before 2030. Of course all this assumes that there won’t be further exemptions to the 37% of emmissions that are reported as of now. However the amount of tax will certainly be less than that because some emitters will switch fuels.

So we are going to have to either tax $36.21 billion or have the companies spend more to switch to a lower carbon fuel, to save 2 thousandths of 1 degree C of world temperature as of the year 2100. The stupid part is that the higher the actual tax collected the more carbon dioxide emissions occur and the less the temperature gets reduced. So in the end , part of industry will pay the tax because switching to a non carbon fuel is impossible ( Ex: industrial kiln) and the rest will switch to a lower carbon source. Either way it raises inflation on all carbon source industries which then insidiously seeps into the prices of everything else in the country.

This will still leave Canada short 178 million tons of its Paris commitment to cut by 2030 and Trudeau has said that Canada will meet its commitment by 2030.

What will this cost each household in Canada?
Minimum of $1100 Can and maximum of $2500 Can depending on whether they live in a hydro province or not. Also, most provinces have promised to rebate all the money back to consumers. Well what is wrong, if we get all our money back anyway, you ask? Well, 6 things are wrong. 1) You have created a federal carbon tax bureaucracy which will never go away. 2) the carbon part of the economy will have been price inflated, thus inflating the whole economy 3) you have given free money to those people that were not using carbon based sources of energy because when you give the money back you have to give it to everybody. 4) As well as everyone getting the same rebate cheque, that cheque will not cover the costs of the increased inflation to those people that are buying and using products from the carbon based side of the economy. The reason is; because of No.3 above, that the people who are not buying and using products from the carbon side of the economy are getting some of that money that would have gone to those that were using products from the carbon side of the economy. 5) extra costs for each company affected in accounting for the taxes or in switching to a new fuel. 6) If the company is an exporter the export price will either have to be raised, or obtain an exemption on that % of the company product exported, or a new government subsidy created to cover the company’s extra export price. The other huge consideration is that since the global warming/climate change subject is a big hoax anyway, the whole exercise will have been a worse than useless activity.

THIS IS ABSOLUTE MADNESS.

zazove

“The bane of the free market. Standards should only be used to prevent injuries or bad health effects. ”

Roll that around on your tongue for a few moments.

Sommer

Thank you Alan for the detail you’ve provided. This madness in Canada must be effectively addressed. Some are suggesting an early Federal election.
Dr. Ball, you’ve sparked an important conversation once again.

Sommer

Take a look at how the Environment Commissioner , Dianne Saxe has reacted to the cancellation of the ‘carbon tax’ in Ontario.
https://www.thespec.com/opinion-story/8738577-here-s-one-public-servant-doug-ford-can-t-fire/

Brilliant report, Tim. Clean writing and super-easy to follow, thanks.

For years after beginning to study climate science I avoided claiming that alarm over global warming was driven by some mysterious global “conspiracy” and focused on the science until I had learned some of it. The lack of evidence of a strong anthropogenic influence on climate persuaded me that behind the alarm there actually was a monstrous conspiracy—though not by a single group. Much of it comes from people in unconnected walks of life seeing an opportunity for profit of some kind. Then I heard about Agenda 21. I already knew the science was fraudulent; now I had evidence the UN was distorting the reasons for their involvement. So nothing will stop me from publishing facts about global warming and the UN attempt to institute a world government. I address voters, for only they have the power to disconnect our political system from those faceless bureaucrats.

I wish you all unending tenacity.

KT66

A very timely warning with this being an election year, impacting especially local government in the USA.

The problem of local leaders, especially local bureaucrats, unwittingly being useful idiots for Agenda 21 is real. I see this happening locally but it is so difficult to wake people up to what is going on and often the people doing it don’t realize what is going on themselves.

The way it often works is somebody, settles in a small town to raise his/her family. He/she has had a few semesters at a university but never found a niche and discovered what he wanted to do with his life while there. He doesn’t really remember much about what he was taught but he had a good time drinking and hanging out for those few months. He has gone through several unsatisfying jobs but he has a benefactor he has become acquainted with that is “connected” to the local powers that be. He gets hooked up with a job in the city or county planning office, but he needs to take a few classes at the community college to qualify. What he learns at the college is Agenda 21. Now he thinks that implementing what he has learned at the CC is the correct way to do his new “job”. The other people in the office are pleased. His ego is expanding. He does what he is told. He becomes involved in the office politics, he likes to think of himself as an mover and shaker within his peer group. Eventually, they tell him to run for office on the city council or become mayor, or a county commissioner, so he can deal with that guy in the rival office that is screwing everything up. It even comes with a healthy stipend. No conflicts of interest there.

Where I live, if a local politician has a D or an R after his name means nothing. Everybody that is serious about winning runs with an R behind their name. To have a D behind their name is the kiss of death. It is very difficult to vet these local politicians. They are most often clueless about science in general and the underlying power/political issues of the climate change agendas, but once in we find them quietly advocating the MSM positions on the issue. The ones I am most wary of are retired school teachers.

Geoff Sherrington

We know that out local Council in suburban Melbourne had joined ICLEI et seq, so I have tried to see what outcomes that has produced. After half a dozen emails to the Council went unacknowledged and unanswered I realized that I was not going to be told. Could not even get to first base to discuss how my Council Rates were being spent without my knowledge.
So, as a practical follow-up to this article by Tim Ball, can any readers here report on ways that they succeeded in penetrating this type of armor?
We ask this because unless Agenda 21 items are aired, reservations expressed, opposition shown if needed, then it will not get better. Geoff.

ozspeaksup

ahhh yes in Vic and the exact same issue
emails went unanswered visits to the desk were fobbed off with unsure /not my dept crud
doing some loud talking publicly seemed to have an effect got back to councillors

Alcheson

Getting rid of the CO2 endangerment find is key. It must be rescinded. If not, all we have done with the election of Trump is slowed the beast down for a few years. If CO2 endangerment finding is reversed and CO2 declared to be either beneficial to the planet or at least…. not bad for the planet… then the Agenda 21 beast will have been slain in this go around. However, the Progressive know this as well, thus they will stop at NOTHING to keep people like Pruitt out of the EPA. Wheeler will be under major assault… the longer he lasts, the more his life and his family will be in danger. The endangerment finding (along with unrestricted illegal immigration) is the beating heart of the current attempt at installing a One World… Socialist government. Power and immense wealth in the hands of the few… and poverty or at best a rather meager existence for the rest of humanity.

Boris

A recent trip to Europe this summer has shown that there is another aspect of Agenda 21 that is been pushed forward by these slippery Lefties. The removal of land from the public access through the establishment of Sanctuaries and park reserves. In Montenegro there are vast sections of this country that have been set aside as nature reserve. These reserves are supposed to preserve the “natural” beauty of the area while “allowing” some development to go ahead. On closer inspection there are so many regulations and rules preventing development that nothing is done in these area’s.

Recently in Canada the BC province created the Spirit Bear Rain forest reserve. This reserve encompasses almost 10% of the BC provinces area and includes the west coast shoreline from just north of Powell River to the Alaskan border in the north and it extends almost 150 KM inland in some places. Much like Montenegro when the reserve was proposed it was stated that development would be allowed in the area after a “proper” review. The actual facts are that the regulations for any type of project are mind boggling and frustrating to the point of futility for a timely project to be started, built and completed. The real life of any project will be subjected to ever changing regulations that will be up to the parties involved to keep track of as most of the time the regulations are changed with out informing the affected parties. This is a classic example of Deep state bureaucrats and Agenda 21 supporters causing havoc with little input from the majority. This reserve was proposed and approved with very little information and input from the majority of the population. As it stands 25 smaller new hydro-electric projects and 5 oil and gas pipelines are in limbo because of this “New” reserve.

An example of changing the regulations without informing the affected parties happened 5 years ago with an abandoned mine tailing pond in the interior of BC. The mining company applied for the yearly permit to pump out the tailing pond in March to remove the spring run off like they had every year for the previous 15 years. They were informed at the time of filing that the “new” regulations adopted the last September required the water to be filtered with a special type of filter to prevent contaminates from entering the down stream waters. The mining company asked for a variance in the regulations as they had not been informed of the changes and they would use this filter in the next year cycle. The government refused to allow the company to proceed without the filter even though there was no significant contamination in any of the past water samples. The mining company was still waiting for these long lead time filters to arrive when the tailing ponds dam failed due to the high water levels generated by the spring run off and the summer rains. The subsequent flood’s contamination of the down stream waters was devastating to the wildlife, fish and the people who depended on these waters for a lively hood. The government made a big deal about this been totally the responsibility of the mining company and fined them for the breech of the dam. Later in the court case the judge found the government at fault for not been reasonable and not informing the mining company about the up coming regulation changes.

Davis

Manitoba and Ontario just got their UNESCO heritage site for a swath of boreal forest. As one who has lived in the boreal forest all my life, the trees of the boreal forest are only good for firewood and toilet paper. Pine and spruce rot way too fast as lumber if even a little bit wet. The land itself? Full of mineable resources. Lakes are usually full of fish, as very few people actually live there compared to where most of the population choose to live. Larger settlements in the boreal forest are located where they are because of resource extraction, not fancy designations.

Boris

This was another fast one pulled by the lefty jerks. We did not hear anything about this until this area was declared a UNESCO heritage site. To think they pulled this garbage off in an election year in Ontario. How do you over turn these bad decisions?

hunter

Governments, religions, academics, media all bought into this whole heartedly.
How to untangle?

zazove

Mmm. Everyone except a tiny minority on the fringe.

bonbon

Not just deceptions, but assassinations. The involvement of Montreal based Permindex Corp, in the crime of the century, the murder of JFK, is a chilling warning to all world leaders. Strong turned up in the Permindex overlap with the 1001 Club of Prince Philip, the WWFN funder.
It is not a bureaucracy, rule of no one, but a real dangerous Club, rather a classic oligarchy, rule of the few. The network depicted is misleading. Canada stands right in the middle of this Royal environmental problem.

bonbon

The only possible way to counter this incredibly dangerous transatlantic evil, is a grouping of 4 major world powers, USA, Russia, China and India for a new development paradigm. Every attempt is being made to stop this, but it is taking off. This is our only chance. Trump will meet Putin soon, and the shrieking from London will escalate. This will end geopolitics forever, that primary divide and conquer Venetian policy of the Club. With that, to the dustbin of history will go CO2, and Agenda this or that.
So to defeat CO2/Climate AGW, it will take that four power grouping, something scientists alone cannot achieve.

zazove

Sorry to be the one to break this to you but most countries are run by oligarchs. Trump in an oligarch, so is Putin and so are most of his mates.

oligarchy
ˈɒlɪɡɑːki/Submit
noun
a small group of people having control of a country or organization.

ozspeaksup

Strong should be rated with Hitler polpot and the other nutters ,for damage to humanity, just a slower kill but the same outcome, removing people.
money effort n wasted lives thanks to that bast*rd and his pschycopathy
may he burn in the hottest part of hell if it exists!
friend rang me in a panic the other day
seems Vic Aus has some ideas of not voluntary but mandatory “inspections” of homes to see if theyre eco /compliant/efficient.
some time ago they paid crash course “experts” via govt funded 3 day courses $500 per home they could manage to sucker in for a energy efficiency assistance report
free insulation for a chosen few/free powerboards that turn off every hour and crash the tv n pc, wads of foam to stuff up chimneys after they convinced em to spend thousands on rev cycle systems they cant afford to run or maintain.
you would think….people might have woken up by now?
don’t hold your breath!
the sheep are still not only being fleeced but jumping onto the boards to BE fleeced.

zazove

How are people “removed”?

“seems Vic Aus has some ideas of not voluntary but mandatory “inspections” of homes to see if theyre eco /compliant/efficient.”

Bs.

Wolfhound

Our nati gas company had a “voluntary” home energy inspection. The person who did the inspection changed my thermostat — against my objections. The changed was supposedly needed because ” your heat and hvac should never run on the same day.”

The eco-twit left. The old t-stat went right back in.

usurbrain

The real paradox is “If CO2 is accepted as the cause of global warming why are the most highly developed countries, the countries that use the most energy abandoning the use of essential zero CO2 emission Nuclear Power electrical generation and switching to a foolish paradigm of Renewables that rely upon fossil fuel backup power that results in only reducing the CO2 emissions by 50% at best?”

Tim, So what happened in the meeting and how did the ‘bullies’ respond, and how did the meeting go over with the rest of the people? You missed elucidating the cliff-hanger you left us with.
Agenda 21 is not the only problem. There is the mantra of ‘Sustainable Development’ by the glassy eyed dreamer Gro Harlem Bruntland.
Both of these dreams, kill poor people.

Johann Wundersamer

“These plans were directed at developing nations and followed ambitious climate adaptation plans. In 2013 several cities announced extensive and extensive plans.”

–> demanding and extensive ?

Johann Wundersamer
Johann Wundersamer
Gordon Jeffrey Giles

Thank you Tim Ball…. once again, focused, common sense approach….fact based and in this particular instance hitting the NAIL on the HEAD regarding the role of World Governance.

Every Agenda 21 donation to every community that took the donations requires sustainability and checks and controls at monitoring the local government’s efforts to achieve and/or maintain that sustainability. Failing that, the money was owed back… imagine that, if you have a crack-pot idea and receive a grant to complete the cracked-pot… better not fail in your sustainability reports or the Agenda 21 folks will want their “donation” back. Dictatorship by reporting requirement. What’s the total cost of that waste of time….WORLD-WIDE????

John Robertson

Bureaucracy is like fire.
Avery useful servant.
A terrible master.
CAGW is a triumph of the bureaus.
As every peak into the “science” reveals this same meme;
“Who shall be Master?”

John Robertson

Canada Eh.
Seems we are responsible for the creation of this climate cult.
Too many useless eaters housed in our bureaus.
Our new flag needs a guillotine,cause it is our culture.

For our current political conditions seem very similar to the 1770’s when Madame Guillotine last had a good work out.