Everyone’s looking for some sort of environmental nirvana and yet almost no one has any idea what that would practically look like. But really folks, the two words environment and nirvana don’t even belong together in the same sentence.
Myself, I’m more than sympathetic to environmental causes as I’ve been a social activist for environmentally friendly water, food and air for a long time. But it’s not always just about the environment, especially when politics enters the picture. In my opinion, what’s really happening is that the environmental issues are being hijacked by a global governance agenda.
But that’s far from being just my opinion. U.S. Senator James Inhofe wrote an entire book on the subject entitled, “The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future” and the then French President Jacques Chirac, when addressing the U.N. about the Kyoto Protocol, said that it was the first step towards a one-world government.
The history probably dates back to 1968 when Paul Ehrlich published his well-known book “The Population Bomb.” The book reflected the mind-set of the world’s elites who were feeling threatened by the burgeoning population of Third World countries. They felt that increases in population in Third World countries would lead to environmental issues and political instability which in turn would negatively impact the industrialized world’s access to invaluable resources in those countries. It’s the age-old story of consumption in rich nations leads to a plundering of resources in poor countries. As a result, a world-wide effort to curb population was kicked off by the U.N. and most major industrialized nations (affecting almost exclusively Third World countries).
The global warming issue, itself, went center-stage in 2006 with Al Gore’s famous, and subsequently discredited, hockey stick slide which purported to show how man was destroying the environment (primarily with CO^2 emissions). As science now admits, the earth is actually cooling and scientists are currently forecasting that the planet is heading towards a mini ice-age instead.
So now the rhetoric has changed from one of global warming to climate change, although most scientists will tell you that climate change is simply part of the natural weather cycle of the planet. In other words, there is nothing on God’s green earth that man can do to change it. However, that won’t stop people from trying. People like Bill Gates, that is.
At the 2010 TED Conference, Bill gave a speech entitled, “Innovating To Zero.” In his speech, he unveiled a formula for managing global concerns. The key is to reduce CO^2 emissions by 80% (no different than Al Gore) and he intends to accomplish this by reducing world population accordingly. Towards this end, Bill’s foundation is spending billions of dollars producing vaccines for Third World countries which he plainly states will help curb world population.
So what’s next? Well, here’s the end game:
- Carbon taxes would be assessed, ostensibly to fight climate change
- The Law of the Sea Treaty with the United Nations to be ratified by the U.S. Senate. This would give the United Nations jurisdiction over U.S. off-shore territorial waters and would include a United Nations tax on oil and gas revenues produced from these territories (which cost will no doubt be passed on to the American consumer).
- Ultimately, mandatory taxes would be allowed directly from the United Nations on U.S. citizens.
If any of those things come to pass, you can kiss your way of life good-bye; global governance would have become a reality. So the next time someone wants to tell you that they want to curtail food production because of the endangered sex life of the tsetse fly, look under the covers to see who is pulling the strings and for what reason. I almost guaranty you that the issue won’t be about the environment – just someone’s idea of political nirvana.