Now that global warming is no longer resonating with people beleaguered with financial troubles, its scientists under a cloud of suspicion and Al Gore continues to be the punch line of a number of jokes … the question remains: what will the United Nations do to divert attention away from squandered billions of taxpayer dollars and continue to engage the media and secure funding to promote its global socialist agenda?
Instead of preventing the deaths of millions of people at the hands of murderous warlords and despots, insuring that humanitarian aid is delivered to the people and not the pockets of thugs and to promote freedom around the world … the United Nations is now making another environmental case that leverages junk science, politically-corrupted scientists and another specious hypothesis to pursue their toxic political agenda.
One look at the headlines tells it all …
I do not even need to read the report to know the prescriptions to prevent this planetary catastrophe …
Increased internationalization of political control using the offices of existing international organizations such as the United Nations, World Bank and the International Court.
The need to control population growth to prevent people from outrunning the planet’s natural resources.
The need to reduce the economies of so-called industrial nations to provide parity with so-called underdeveloped nations.
The need for industrialized economies, principally the United States, to provide subsidies to un-developed or under-developed countries to assist them in boosting their standard of living, managing their energy requirements, obtaining clean water and air … and paying some for of “social justice” reparations for the damages done to these poor, unfortunate countries by the industrialized nations of the world. In other words “wealth redistribution.”
The need to research the subject further, bringing governments and research institutions into a loose confederation of goose-stepping toward a pre-ordained conclusion.
The need to enhance both school educational programs and media outreach programs so that everyone understands that there is a crisis and what role individuals can play in helping their governments to solve the problem.
In fact, these are the same prescriptions for global flu pandemics, climate change and all of the other folderol that the United Nations portrays as “planetary emergencies.”
I call bullshit …
Nature appears to take care of itself, with long-trend and short-trend self-regulating feedback loops that are not readily observable to scientists and cannot be modeled with any degree of confidence. In fact, if there is any single man-made phenomena that is readily observable, it is the manipulation of mankind by self-serving politicians who want to control the Earth’s natural resources and the output of those who labor to provide themselves with sustenance.
Why should anyone trust the United Nations?
The United Nations has been cooking the books for years. Self-serving corruption has been rampant throughout the organization and there is no rational reason to believe what they might say.
The were wrong on the population expansion which never came. It seemed that their esteemed scientists did not realize that population growth was not linear and ever-progressing, but there were limits on growth conditioned by the availability of natural resources: water, food, and shelter.
They were wrong on the growth of HIV/Aids, demanding that scientists overlook confirmatory testing and just label everyone presenting with weight loss and malaise be counted as HIV/Aids victims although the same symptoms could apply to the dysentery which is endemic in the region.
The same applies to the recent avian and swine flu outbreaks, overlooking that millions more people (mostly the young, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems) die of regular and periodic flus than these so-called “crisis” flus.
And I do not even want to get into the charade that is global warming, especially now that we seem to be in a periodic global cooling cycle. The greatest fallacy to be foist on the people of this planet is that the natural weather cycles can be grossly influenced by man’s political or industrial activities rather than accepting that the Solar output, the Earth’s orbital path and rotational dynamics, volcanic activity, ocean currents and water vapor significantly outweigh any man-made input into the system. That the climate is cyclical and we would experience a period of warming after a period of cooling does not give rise to political solutions to alter planetary dynamics. That is, unless you were a corrupt politician seeking to plunder the planet and impose your will on the population.
Turning from the United Nations to the environmental movement …
There is no doubt in my mind that the environmental movement has been infiltrated by the same type of self-serving socialists, communists, anarchists and special interests that comprise the constituency of the United Nations. Here we find people attempting to use our laws against ourselves to promote global socialism. It is not that I am against the good stewardship of our planet or do not enjoy uncontaminated land, air and water – it is just that these politicians seem to pander to those who are responsible for the polluting. And rather than dealing with the polluters who provide campaign funding, media attention and voter support, they would much rather tax and punish the law-abiding citizen – lest they offend those they really serve.
So what is this new crisis?
It appears that the United Nations wants to play God – deciding to overrule the natural scheme of things and artificially manage plants and animals to insure their survival – and, of course, in the process manage the political system, the financial system, the healthcare system and the people of the planet.
The United Nations is reporting …
“A new biodiversity report released today by two United Nations environmental bodies concluded that unless radical and creative action is taken quickly to conserve the variety of life on Earth, natural systems that support lives and livelihoods are at risk of collapsing.”
Crying wolf -- the United Nations seems to be following a template where they could have inserted any subject between “unless radical and creative action is taken quickly” and “natural systems that support lives and livelihoods are at risk of collapsing and the media would swallow it whole – without critical analysis or comment.
“We need a new vision for biological diversity for a healthy planet and a sustainable future for humankind,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon writes in the forward of the report produced by the Convention on Biological Diversity and the UN Environment Programme.”
At least he didn’t mention “social justice.”
“To tackle the root causes of biodiversity loss, we must give it higher priority in all areas of decision-making and in all economic sectors.”
But of course, we must give this a higher priority! Yeah, Right!
“Based on scientific assessments, some 110 national reports and future scenarios for biodiversity, Global Biodiversity Outlook shows that world leaders failed to deliver on their commitment to reduce the global rate of biodiversity loss by this year.”
Bullshit! The world’s scientists are continually discovering new species and their methodology for counting old species is as flawed as the failed methodologies used in tallying the world’s temperatures. I was unaware that world leaders made a commitment to reduce something they have little or no control over. Unless you are referring to efforts like those used to turn the California Condor into a free-flying exotic pet that rely on man’s intervention (feeding and medicine) in order to survive. A species which has no practical value is being preserved as a funding program for institutions and a jobs program for scientists. In fact, why not consider that these scientists should be charged with crimes against humanity for using only three matriarchal blood lines to breed Condors, thus insuring such inbreeding will produce genetic anomalies and weaken the species?
“The five principal pressures directly driving biodiversity loss – habitat change, over-exploitation, pollution, invasive alien species and climate change – are either constant or increasing in intensity, according to the report.”
The usual suspects which demand political intervention leading to greater political control, higher taxes and less personal freedoms while our enlightened leaders pander to the special interests causing the damage.
“Business as usual is no longer an option if we are to avoid irreversible damage to the life-support systems of our planet,” said Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, calling the report ‘a wake-up call for humanity.’”
Ahmed’s assertion is not scientifically provable, and unlike the faux models which pretend to predict the climate changes based on past temperature fluctuations, there are no models or any other “proof” that Ahmed is correct. Extrapolating from other scientific papers is not the type of science that I would rely on to make public policy.
Bottom line …
Our corrupt, stupid and complacent politicians are once again running another scam scenario on the American public. I say, in these times of social and financial upheaval, that we concentrate on generating “sustainable” employment and rebuilding our damaged economy before allowing these thieving bastards to destroy more of our nation.
Leave the management of nature to God and move mankind forward to their God-given freedoms rather than support corrupt organizations like the United Nations and the present United States Congress and Administration.
Research Links …
Governments must act swiftly to salvage biodiversity, UN report finds | United Nations News Centre
Global Biodiversity Outlook 3 | United Nations
UN says case for saving species 'more powerful than climate change' | Environment | The Guardian