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

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 |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

Sustainability = Pick Your Favorite Leftist Cause

Mission Rio - Day 5 As the first full day of the 2012 ICLEI “World Congress” kicked off, my goal was to listen and learn. In any war, intel on the enemy’s strategies is crucial to success. So with dozens of workshops filled with panels of the world’s foremost “sustainable living” experts there was no better way to truly get the inside scoop on the who, what, when, where, and why of this “crisis.” After all, ICLEI is the organization that literally started the sustainability movement and has implemented sustainability measures in over 1,200 cities in the world. I am here [...]

By |2012-06-18T12:47:54+00:00June 18th, 2012|CFACT TV, General Information, Rio+20 Blog|Comments Off on Sustainability = Pick Your Favorite Leftist Cause

The Most Powerful Local Environmental Initiative Group You’ve Probably Never Heard of

Out of the frying pan and into the fryer.  ICLEI, the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives.  Imagine a large international organization that influences and implements environmental policies locally in over 1,200 cities worldwide.  Well, say hello to ICLEI.  Today, I took a flight from Rio to the city of Belo Horizonte to attend the 2012 World Congress that is put on by these sustainability doom and gloomers. It is truly shocking when you learn just how many internationally, well-funded, groups exist out there whose expressed purpose is to implement environmental rules and regulations about the environment.  The scariest part is [...]

By |2012-06-16T18:41:56+00:00June 16th, 2012|CFACT TV, Rio+20 Blog|Comments Off on The Most Powerful Local Environmental Initiative Group You’ve Probably Never Heard of

A.K.’s Report: From the Trenches Day 3

Two words: Civil Society.  One meaning: Socialism.  Day three was a day that will be now known in my political world as the day that will live in infamy.  Throughout the day, we went to six events held by groups known as the Civil Society.  All you need to know is that the vast majority of these groups are truly radical, unabashed leftists.   The worse part, they actually get to sit at the table and have a say in resolutions and drafts that will affect our lives in subtle and not so subtle ways. "We should flesh out the idea of [...]

By |2012-06-16T01:26:26+00:00June 16th, 2012|CFACT TV, Rio+20 Blog|Comments Off on A.K.’s Report: From the Trenches Day 3

Monaco, Vegetarians, and Birds Oh My!

Report From The Trenches - A.K's Report Team Rio - Day 2 Welcome to the Rio+20 pre-convention, convention. That statement could probably sum up the day but I will give you a complete picture.  After a long (almost 2 hour shuttle ride complete with leftist college grad who I stumped and awed in a debate about capitalism and free markets) we finally arrived and entered the pearly gates of sustainability. We found ourselves as lambs among a pack of wolves.  The theme of sustainability existed from the poorly designed wood and cardboard pens to even a restaurant that claimed sustainability by [...]

By |2012-06-14T01:24:36+00:00June 14th, 2012|CFACT TV, Rio+20 Blog|Comments Off on Monaco, Vegetarians, and Birds Oh My!

Rio is known for parties, but now the drink is power

Report From The Trenches - A.K's Report Team Rio – Day 1 Our arrival in Rio after a red-eye flight from the U.S. found us all tired but eager to get going with CFACT’s important work at the UN Rio+20 conference.  We knew while delegates were coming here to alarm the world about the doom and gloom facing humanity from alarmist “crisis” such as overpopulation, global warming, resource depletion (blah, blah, blah), we were showing up ready to challenge these assumptions by offering our  positive message of hope and prosperity through individual liberty, free markets and sound science.  A hard task [...]

By |2012-06-12T23:00:17+00:00June 12th, 2012|CFACT TV, Rio+20 Blog|Comments Off on Rio is known for parties, but now the drink is power