After Rio – what next?

The Rio+20 World Environmental Conference has come and gone. The “Plus 20” comes from the fact that it took place twenty years after the first such conference, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992. Between these dates, I was a delegate at the 2002 world environment conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ever since 1992 I have watched the eco-evolution taking place.

By |2012-12-19T10:33:54+00:00June 29th, 2012|CFACT Insights, CFACT TV|Comments Off on After Rio – what next?

Dodging another UN bullet

‘The Future We Want’ offered sustained power and money grabs in name of sustainability 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 week in disarray and acrimony. The activist organizations that cobbled the document together filled it with hundreds of platitudes and pseudo-solutions to global warming cataclysms, newly reconstituted as threats to resource depletion and biodiversity – and presented as standards and mandates for countries, communities and corporations. The terms [...]

By |2012-09-19T17:34:34+00:00June 27th, 2012|CFACT Insights, CFACT TV|Comments Off on Dodging another UN bullet

Washington Times: Rio+20’s expensive wish list

The NGO Major Group Organizing Partners have finalized their key document for the Rio+20 Summit. "The Future We Want” outlines the common vision for “sustainable development” throughout the planet sought by those nongovernmental organizations - mostly social and environmental activist groups. There are many noble sentiments in its 283 statements. There also is much that raises serious concerns. “Sustainable,” “sustainability” and “sustainable development” appear in the text an astounding 390 times. Like “abracadabra,” these amorphous words are supposed to transform even corrupt societies into Gardens of Eden under United Nations auspices. They will use less, pollute less, be sustainable, get along and save species and the entire planet from their worst enemy: human beings.

By and |2012-12-19T10:37:01+00:00June 24th, 2012|CFACT Insights, CFACT TV, Op-Ed Articles|Comments Off on Washington Times: Rio+20’s expensive wish list

Press conference: CFACT’s Mission Rio, Watch now!

The Rio+20 version of "sustainable development" would devastate the world's poor. CFACT rebuked the UN, environmental groups, and Rio+20 delegates for attempting to force their dreadful version of the future on the world. Highlights include Senator James Inhofe addressing the Earth Summit via video; Lord Christopher Monckton explaining that sustainable development is about the radical left's wishlist not the environment; Climate Depot's Marc Morano arguing that sustainable development should be redefined as coal, oil and natural gas; journalist Magnus Gudmundsson's presentation about Greenpeace propaganda; and CFACT President David Rothbard defending political and economic freedom as the only true path towards all [...]

By |2012-09-19T20:56:07+00:00June 22nd, 2012|CFACT TV, Videos|Comments Off on Press conference: CFACT’s Mission Rio, Watch now!

CFACT unveils Rio+20 sand art

Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Thursday June 21, 2012 CONTACT:Rus  sell Cook, 602-753-9141, [email protected] CFACT unveils Rio+20 sand art Planet weeps behind bars as it contemplates “The future we dread” (Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana) CFACT commissioned a team of local sand artists to erect a large work on Copacabana Beach at Posto 3. The works features a large blue earth, weeping behind bars as it contemplates Rio+20 creating not “the future we want,” but “the future we dread.” CFACT's artwork has become an attraction, with tourists and local people pausing for photos. A band of musicians stopped to [...]

By |2012-09-19T18:51:09+00:00June 21st, 2012|CFACT TV, Press Releases|Comments Off on CFACT unveils Rio+20 sand art

Showdown with Sir Richard Branson

                    Words flew as CFACT’s Craig Rucker and Sir Richard Branson squared off at the Rio+20 Earth Summit in Brazil. Surrounded by Greenpeace activists, Branson was leaving the Greenpeace press conference just as Rucker was entering for CFACT’s press event. Rucker seized the opportunity to confront the globe-trotting, fossil fuel-burning Branson about his unlikely position on global warming. “Sir, do you support the European carbon tax on your own planes going from the United States to Europe?” Rucker asked. Clearly surprised, Branson responded that he would prefer it be an “international tax, [...]

By |2012-09-19T23:50:49+00:00June 21st, 2012|CFACT TV, Rio+20 Blog|Comments Off on Showdown with Sir Richard Branson

Press Conference Thursday 10:30 AM

Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow ADVISORY  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Thursday June 21, 2012 CONTACT:   Russell Cook,  602-753-9141,  [email protected]    Rio+20: 'Sustainable development' = the new 'climate change' CFACT exposes the UN's latest ruse de guerre Shows a constructive path to rescue Rio+20 CFACT Press Conference -- Thursday, June 21, 10:30 AM, Pavilion 3, Room 8 (P3-8) (Rio de Janeiro) Having failed to secure a binding climate treaty and with the public increasingly skeptical about climate pronouncements of doom, the UN and its allied Green pressure groups hope to rebrand their multi-billion dollar eco-enterprise in Rio. “Follow the money,” said CFACT [...]

By |2012-09-19T20:56:07+00:00June 21st, 2012|CFACT TV, Press Releases|Comments Off on Press Conference Thursday 10:30 AM

Inhofe at CFACT press conference: Why isn’t Obama in Rio?

Planet Gore By Harry Graver June 20, 2012 6:30 P.M. Today marked the opening day of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, and in a press release and video, Senator James Inhofe (R., Okla.) blasted the conference’s “radical global-warming agenda,” as well as President Obama’s political maneuvering around the topic. “The bottom line is simple: President Obama is running for reelection and is too busy trying to tell American voters that he is the new fossil-fuels President and that he actually supports the development of oil, gas, and coal,” Inhofe said in the video. “I don’t think that message would sell [...]

By |2012-09-19T19:13:12+00:00June 20th, 2012|CFACT TV, Rio+20 Blog, Videos|Comments Off on Inhofe at CFACT press conference: Why isn’t Obama in Rio?

Christ turns ‘Green’ at UN Earth Summit — Literally

Green guru James Lovelock was right. He warned last week that “the green religion is now taking over from the Christian religion.” Now at the U.N. Earth Summit, even the image of Christ has been made a forcible convert to the eco-faith, as the city of Rio is bathing the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer (Christo Redentor) in green light.

By and |2013-10-17T09:39:03+00:00June 20th, 2012|CFACT TV, Rio+20 Blog|Comments Off on Christ turns ‘Green’ at UN Earth Summit — Literally

CFACT videos ICLEI’s founder doing his Glenn Beck impression

LIZ KLIMAS ‘Totally Weird’: Sustainability Org. Mocks Beck at Conference But Wants to Adopt His Tactics Newsflash: Glenn Beck is “totally weird,” or so one organization of local governments focused on sustainability says. But that criticism only goes so far: consider that the same group mocking beck, the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, actually thinks Beck is a good example for how to gain a following. The founder of ICLEI, Jeb Brugmann, was speaking to members over the weekend in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, at its World Congress 2012 meeting ahead of the United Nations sustainability summit — Rio+20 — that begins [...]

By |2012-09-19T19:13:12+00:00June 20th, 2012|CFACT TV, Rio+20 Blog, Videos|Comments Off on CFACT videos ICLEI’s founder doing his Glenn Beck impression

Mission Rio picked up by National Review’s Planet Gore

Keep an eye on National Riview Online's "Planet Gore" for more updates from CFACT's Mission Rio. Planet Gore Twenty years after the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, environmentalists and U.N. bureaucrats are back in Brazil. After a decade of railing about gloubal-warming climate-change “tipping points” — which were always just around the corner, but never arrived — they have changed their tune once again. Now they say the “real threats” involve sustainable development, biodiversity, and widespread species extinction. In Rio, they are hosting the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development — seeking greater power to control national, state, community, and [...]

By |2012-06-20T08:11:26+00:00June 20th, 2012|CFACT TV, Rio+20 Blog|Comments Off on Mission Rio picked up by National Review’s Planet Gore

Senator Inhofe to level strong criticism of Rio+20

ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Wednesday June 20, 2012   U.S. Senator Inhofe to level strong criticism of Rio+20 – Will Ask ‘Where is President Obama?’ ABIDES Event -- Wednesday, June 20, 2 PM, Major Groups - Pavilion T   (Rio de Janeiro)  U.S. Senator James Inhofe will deliver an important message to the Rio+20 summit that will both answer and raise important questions. Where does the U.S. Senate stand on Rio+20? What will American policy be? What will America spend? Where is President Obama? The United States has always been a principal funder of the UN and understanding America’s policy response [...]

By |2012-09-19T23:50:49+00:00June 19th, 2012|CFACT TV, Press Releases|Comments Off on Senator Inhofe to level strong criticism of Rio+20
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