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 [...]
PAUL DRIESSEN & DUGGAN FLANAKIN Presidential candidate Barack Obama promised that his Administration would “fundamentally transform the United States of America.” One clue to what he meant was his comment to now-congressional candidate Joe “The Plumber” Wurzelbacher: “When you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” Not necessarily – especially when activists, regulators, politicians and ruling elites do all they can to ensure there is less and less wealth to spread around. Just this week, the Civil Society Reflection Group on Global Development Perspectives released a new report to the United Nations Rio+20 Earth Summit on Sustainable Development. The executive [...]
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 [...]
Belo Horizonte, Brazil. To advance public action on global warming, participants attending the ICLEI World Congress admitted today that they are deliberately employing new terminology to misdirect opponents and gain acceptance of their efforts to reduce energy use and greenhouse gases. By utilizing terms like “sustainability” and “sustainable development,” the group wants to mask its objectives and disarm would-be critics who might otherwise oppose their agenda, ICLEI attendees confided with CFACT representatives at the conference.
Thousands of politicians, bureaucrats and environmental activists have gathered in Rio de Janeiro for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, which runs through Friday. This time, 20 years after the original 1992 Rio Earth Summit, delegates are minimizing references to “dangerous man-made climate change” to avoid repeating the acrimony and failures that came from the United Nations‘ recent climate conferences in Copenhagen; Cancun, Mexico; and Durban, South Africa.
The International Council on Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) is calling for economic "contraction" in America and the rest of the developed world. Their "World Congress" conference in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, however, is a lavish affair replete with rich food, champagne and opulence. The blatant hypocrisy is stunning.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Is Fidel Castro your eco-hero? Do you think we need confiscatory taxation, wealth transfers and socialism? Are you prepared to change your lifestyle and live as Greens gathered in Rio de Janeiro decide? If Europe is not sufficiently progressive and needs to shift further left, what are they planning for the United States? We're still at the planning conference for major groups. This weekend, 45,000 more people are traveling to this UN summit. It is hard to imagine what we are seeing and hearing multiplied by that kind of magnitude, but that is what's coming. Take a look at our video [...]
Yesterday was our first day attending the Rio+20 pre-conference, and boy did we have an interesting time! The radical Greens are out in force, calling for rights for "Mother Earth" and for billing individuals, governments and corporations for their eco-debt. Watch the video to see what CFACT has been up to at this conference. CFACT is back at the conference today as well, documenting the radical policies they want to impose on you through their "The Future We Want" document. Be on the lookout for our next video blog, or subscribe to our YouTube channel for instant notification.
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 [...]
If you want to learn what farmers think (and need), talk to African farmers – not to bureaucrats, environmental activists or politicos at the Rio+20 United Nations summit in Rio de Janeiro. You’ll get very different, far more honest and thoughtful perspectives.
If you want to learn what farmers think (and need), talk to African farmers – not to bureaucrats, environmental activists or politicos at the Rio+20 United Nations summit in Rio de Janeiro. You’ll get very different, far more honest and thoughtful perspectives. The recent (May 24) Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network conference in Pretoria, South Africa brought together delegates from agricultural communities in many African countries. FANRPAN’s primary objective is to improve food security in Africa, by ensuring that small-scale farmers can become more productive. Their obvious enthusiasm and commonsense views were heartening. FANRPAN chair Sindiso Ngwenya of [...]
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 [...]
The future we dread: Marked-up draft of UN Rio+20 agenda reveals shocking “sustainability” wish list
Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 CONTACT: Russell Cook, 1-602-753-9141, [email protected] The future we dread Marked-up draft of UN Rio+20 agenda reveals shocking “sustainability” wish list. An American family of four could owe the UN $1,325 per year. The United Nations plans to make its Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference “the most significant environmental conference in history.” A draft planning and agenda document, “The Future We Want,” marked-up by myriad ultra-liberal NGOs, provides an unvarnished look at what lurks behind Rio+20. “Americans, their free world partners and people in developing nations who hope to lift themselves [...]