Environmental radicals are circling the wagons to defend “global warming” as a rationale to grant them economic and political power, but they're having a tough time. Their scientific case is collapsing.
What's a Green to do? Pivot to an eco-campaign that defies any objective measure of objectivity whatsoever: "Sustainability."
The "sustainability" ploy has been working its way through the UN since the first Rio "Earth Summit" in 1992 (we know, CFACT was there), was written into the UN's "Agenda 21" document, and is today quietly but steadily working its way through state and local government halls near you.
CFACT senior policy analyst Paul Driessen posted substantial details at CFACT.org.
Here are a few samples of what the Greens are saying about their utopian eco-cause of “sustainability”:
“Building an environmentally sustainable future requires restricting the global economy, dramatically changing human reproductive behavior, and altering values and lifestyles,” said Worldwatch Institute founder Lester Brown. “Doing this quickly requires nothing short of a revolution.”
“Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class – involving high meat intake, the use of fossil fuels, electrical appliances, home and workplace air conditioning, and suburban housing – are not sustainable,” Canadian arch-environmentalist Maurice Strong declared.
“Minor shifts in policy, moderate improvements in laws and regulations, rhetoric offered in lieu of genuine change,” former Vice President Al Gore asserted – “these are all forms of appeasement, designed to satisfy the public’s desire to believe that sacrifice, struggle and a wrenching transformation of society will not be necessary.”
Environmental activist Daniel Sitarz agreed, saying: “Agenda 21 proposes an array of actions intended to be implemented by every person on Earth. Effective execution of Agenda 21 will require a profound reorientation of all humans, unlike anything the world has ever experienced.”
It's the same old far-Left crowd offering the same old command-and-control solutions:
Time to end that messy freedom and prosperity of yours; wiser heads than yours will restructure society for the better.
They never learn. Central planning is inefficient and destructive.
Whether your goal is to promote human well being, environmental protection, a bright future, or all of the above – markets are efficient and foster prosperity. Bureaucracy does not.
We must remain alert to the efforts of those in the radical environmental movement to cloak their so-called “sustainability” cause in the color eco-green – instead of what it should be, socialist-red.
Read Jeremy's excellent work here: http://alor.org/Library/Lee%20J%20-%20Australia%202000%20What%20Will%20We%20Tell%20Our%20Children.pdf
CFACT: Committee For a Constructive Tomorrow
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