The NZ Government’s Strategy to Destroy the Farming Sector

‘If sheep and beef farms convert to forestry on a nationwide scale at just half the rate that has occurred in Wairoa this last year, there will be no sheep and beef farms left by 2050’ (Neil Henderson, Gisborne farmer)

The agricultural sector is New Zealand’s largest industry, made up chiefly of  pastoral farming and horticulture.

Table value of farming

Table from Jock Allison 2016, What does the future look like for agricultural science?

The coalition government, however,  is implementing a strategy squarely aimed at replacing the farming sector with forestry.  The result will be depopulation of the countryside, the destruction of  our environment and our way of life, and sets us on the road to poverty.

The measures include:

  • Zero Carbon Bill
  • Emissions Trading Scheme changes
  • One Billion Trees Fund
  • Fresh Water proposals
  • The Biodiversity Framework
  • Overseas Investment Office incentives for conversion of farmland to forestry

Given the scope of the measures, there can be no question that the government is set on destroying the agricultural sector and replacing it with forestry, much of it foreign owned.

The Zero Carbon Bill

The Bill provides for eliminating New Zealand’s carbon dioxide emissions completely by 2050. It also aims at a 10% reduction in biological methane by 2030 and a provisional reduction of between 24%-47% by 2050.

There are a number of criticisms:

  • Article 2 of the Paris Accord specifically prohibits countries from restricting food producers. ‘This Agreement […] aims to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change […] in a manner that does not threaten food production’.
  • Despite New Zealand’s livestock farmers producing almost twice the milk and meat per kilogram of carbon dioxide than the global average, the terms of the Zero Carbon Bill mean they will face the harshest restrictions in the world.
  • According the Bill’s own ‘Regulatory Impact Statement’, economic growth could slow by $5-12 billion per year over 2020 to 2050 – a loss of around $300 billion. Emissions-intensive sectors including farming ‘could see their output drop by 50 percent from current levels by 2050’.
  • It is agreed that 3-5% of atmospheric CO2 is generated by humans.  Of this, New Zealand is responsible for less than 0.2%, but in any case New Zealand is a net carbon sink – already sequestering three times its total emissions according to the NIWA CO2 recording station. .  However the government wants New Zealand to offset the emissions of countries like China, not to mention the 95+% that is produced naturally.

Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)

There are now proposals to bring farmers, previously exempt, into the ETS. The Interim Committee on Climate Change has recommended a special levy and rebate scheme, with farmers paying 5% of total emission costs by 2025.   At the current New Zealand ETS price of $25 per tonne that will equate to 1 cent/kg of beef, 1c/kg of milk solids, 3c/kg of sheep meat and 4c/kg of venison. As with GST, there is no guarantee that the discount will remain at 95%.  There are also considerable infrastructure costs., i.e. measurement tools to be set up on affected enterprises.

One Billion Trees Fund

The government is providing funds to encourage the planting of one billion trees by 2028.  At least half of this is likely to be pinus radiata forest plantations, probably much more. According to forestry Minister Shane Jones, ‘ the commercial forestry sector [is] projected to plant half a billion trees in the next 10 years’.

From the Fund’s website: ‘Direct Grants from the One Billion Trees Fund are available to landowners, including private landowners, farmers and Māori landowners, to help with the costs of planting trees or assisting reversion to native forest. Funding is available for plantings of a minimum of an acre for native trees, and 5 acres for exotics.’

Fresh Water

‘we have seen […] modelling that suggests 68 percent of drystock farms in the Waikato/Waipa catchment would be converted into forestry as a direct result of the proposed regulations.’  (Andrew Morrison, B+LNZ)

Under the previous government, initiatives to clean up the waterways resulted in dairy farmers fencing off over 98 per cent of waterways and spending over $1 billion in environmental investment over the past five years.  Labour however has made a bid for the moral high ground, environmentally speaking, by drafting proposals that will put more pressure on the farming sector.

The discussion document on a new National Policy Statement on Freshwater Management details proposals that would:

  • Impose immediate ‘tight restriction’ of agricultural land use intensification ahead of all regional councils having new freshwater plans in place no later than 2025;
  • Require all farms to have a ‘farm plan with a freshwater module’,
  • Immediate action to reduce nitrogen loss in a range of at-risk catchments across the country;
  • Much more stringent rules for the exclusion of stock from waterways than those applied in the dairy industry’s Clean Streams Accord, including deeper setbacks from waterways, fencing or control of stock into waterways under a metre wide, and applying greater stock restrictions;
  • New controls relating to winter grazing and feedlots;
  • Requiring any vegetable-growing operation wanting to increase its production to get a resource consent.

Objections

  • Plans to lock down current land uses will have a disproportionate effect on the majority of sheep and beef farms that are low input, extensive systems with a light touch on the environment.
  • The document gives an estimated annual average cost for a lowland dairy farm at $9,350, rising to $14,850 for a rolling hill country sheep and beef farm, and $9,200 a year for a vegetable growing operation. Farm management plans alone will cost thousands. A total figure of one billion is mooted.
  • The lack of science: nitrogen is an element essential for life, which New Zealand soil lacks, along with a number of other important minerals.  No science is provided to explain at what point the quantity of nitrogen becomes poisonous.
  • Sheep and beef farmers have already been working to address a wide range of environmental issues
  • Given that the principle causes of water pollution are cities, particularly their sewage systems, targeting the agricultural sector at the same time as bringing in other measures which undermine its viability is questionable.

‘These proposals will undermine the viability of a low-intensity sector which supports over 80,000 jobs and generates exports of $9.1 billion a year. It risks decimating rural communities, especially when coupled with other proposed policies such as the Zero Carbon Bill.’ (Beef + Lamb New Zealand)

The Biodiversity Strategy ‘Discussion Paper’

The Biodiversity Strategy has serious implications for rights pertaining to all land and water use.  If the American experience is a guide, this will impact on the meanest ditch, or the ability to collect rain-water.

30% of New Zealand is forested (far more than most industrialised countries); there is unforested reserve land in our national parks and elsewhere. Apart from land defined as forested, there is considerable native bush on farms and suburban sections.

The proposals:

The restoration and protection of indigenous biodiversity’, so that ‘by 2050 biodiversity is […]restored’. ‘Our species, habitats and ecosystems […] are increasing, not declining’: ‘Large-scale planning and action being undertaken for large geographical areas in high priority places (e.g over 500,000 hectares)’ ‘A complete network of biodiversity hubs across New Zealand’ joined by ‘corridors […] from the mountains to the sea’.

Criticisms

  • Although New Zealand already has substantial reserves and native forest, the biodiversity strategy is not simply about preservation and improvement of those areas, but vigorous expansion, with an on-going open-ended commitment to increase land dedicated to biodiversity.  Full restoration can only be achieved by humanity departing, or being corralled into the smallest possible space (ie through housing New Zealanders in apartments instead of in homes with gardens).
  • Corridors from the mountains to the sea: this is an idea from the American Wildlands Project which aims to create huge corridors for large animals to roam the length of North America. No science is provided to explain why this would benefit NZ fauna, who already have corridors via farms and gardens, but do not necessarily need to travel the length of the country.
  • The Strategy will entail regulations (‘tools) to facilitate taking or controlling the use of private land: this idea is a repeated theme in the document.

NB: The draft biodiversity strategy makes no reference to the home garden, either in its list of ways to enjoy the outdoors, or as an ecosystem in its own right. Rather, it describes New Zealand as one of the most urbanised countries in the world, evoking an image of the New Zealand as land of apartment dwellers, clearly false.

The Department of Conservation seeks to create an octopus-like empire that is part of all decision-making relating to land and water use.  DOC plans to intrude on every aspect of life, from businesses to farms to suburban homes. The intention is to make biodiversity part of all decision-making, and ‘All areas of significant biodiversity on land [will be] mapped and protected.’  The need for increased ‘long-term targeted funding’ is stressed repeatedly.

The draft Biodiversity Strategy is closely modeled on the American Wildlands Project, which proposes that 50 % of American territory be core wilderness reserves, joined by wilderness corridors.  Both are implementations of Agenda 21, a non-binding UN-drafted agreement signed by NZ in 1992, which calls on governments to intervene and regulate nearly every potential impact that human activity could have on the environment.

A family in Colorado is being told they can’t use a motorized vehicle to get to their home in the mountains and when they prepared a legal case, their home was seized by the local government. Property owners in California are being told they can’t plant on their farms and all water, including ditches, is being put under the control of the EPA. [Environmental Protection Agency]. One Wyoming man can’t have a pond on his property because of the new rules. (S. Noble, Agenda 21, a Plan to Take Your Land and Give it to Tortoises).

Overseas Investment

New Zealand encourages overseas investment in forestry and offers streamlined ways to do this. (Overseas Investment Office)

Farmland is defined by the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) as ‘sensitive land’ and purchase by overseas interests requires OIO approval. An exception is made for farmland that is to be converted to forestry.   Overseas investment in forestry is actively encouraged: ‘Generally overseas investors buying fewer than 1000 hectares of forestry rights per calendar year are exempted from needing consent.’ It is hardly surprising that there have been an increasing number of sales of productive farmland to overseas investors specifically to convert to forestry. In many cases the blocks are the full 1000 hectares, in some cases larger blocks are sold, e.g.

The OIO has found Dickie was in breach of OIO rules when he sold 1727ha Hadleigh Station, also near Masterton, for $13.4m to Austrian Countess Veronika Leeb-Goess-Saurau, but it said it had no power to take action against him. (European Aristocrats Buy Large North Island Farms for Forestry Conversion)

Logging produces carbon emissions

Recent research indicates that forests that are logged every 25 years are net emitters of carbon dioxide. Taking into account factors such as the carbon released as the roots of cut trees rot in the ground and the fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides applied to tree plantations, one study concluded that logging in North Carolina, for example, emits 44 million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year. Forestry can only be a net carbon sink if more environmentally sound practices are followed.

The main such practice would be to cut trees every 60 or 90 years rather than every 30 years or less. Those cuts should be done in small patches rather than clearcutting vast areas. And foresters should grow a mix of native species rather than monocultures of alien species. Such forests would store more carbon and support more wildlife.

The New Zealand government has at no point flagged such a solution, but proposes to cover the country with a monoculture of exotic pinus radiata.

The Environment

The government’s plans to cover the soil with exotic forest, wind turbines and solar farms will inevitably have a dramatic effect on the visual environment.  Furthermore, pinus radiata plantations are grown on fertile pasture which it impoverishes, souring the soil when New Zealand soil and water are already acidic, and are hostile to flora and fauna.  Should a change of policy, or an economic disaster, mean that forested land is reclaimed for farming, the costs to make it fertile again will be phenomenal.

Lifestyle

‘We know that in other regions, large areas of forestation and monoculture of trees have meant that […] rural schools have closed down and rural communities have moved away and disappeared.’ (William Beetham, Wairarapa Federated Farmers)

China has been building cities, with no employment opportunities, in advance of its enforced evacuation of the countryside.  In a move eerily reminiscent of China, Wellington City Council has declared the need to build apartments to house another 80,000 residents by 2050, provenance unspecified.

While the kind of pressure in New Zealand might differ qualitatively from that applied in China, the results will be the same in terms of the demise of a lifestyle, transferring the populace from low-density rural communities and city suburbs to apartment living.

The Economy

The implications of government measures go well beyond the cost for the tax payer of incentives, infrastructure etc. Farms are being taken out of production; trees being planted now under the new incentives will not show a return for 25 years. There is no evidence that  long-term forestry is a viable alternative to farming.

China is currently planting a pine forest the size of Ireland, and plans to eventually cover 25% of its land area in forestry.  This is not because it buys the global warming narrative and aims at ‘zero carbon’ – China is also seeing a huge roll-out of coal-fired power-stations.  However:

  • China will be able to pay the Kyoto game and have carbon credits to sell to the West and,
  • China will be able to corner the market in cheap timber for biofuel, etc. New Zealand will have to compete with China in the sale of forest products.

Conclusion

  • Measures to reduce emissions, such as ETS and Zero Carbon, will have almost zero impact on atmospheric CO2 and methane, in the light of what is produced naturally and by much larger countries.
  • Forestry plantations logged every 25-30 years will be net emitters rather than carbon sinks
  • The special exemptions for forestry make a joke of our Overseas Investment policy.
  • The conversion to forestry will have enormous negative effects on the environment and rural lifestyles.
  • Large sections of rural New Zealand will be in foreign ownership.
  • It is hard to see how conversion to forestry can do other than destroy the economy and impoverish the country.

The decision to convert New Zealand from pasture to pine plantation makes no sense economically or environmentally.  It is an ideological decision on the part of the NZ Labour and Green Parties, relying on junk science at every turn, and shows a callous disregard for the well-being of New Zealanders.

See also:

Farmland Loss to Forestry: Land Prices Raise Fears for Economy

50 Shades of Green  (NZ organisation to stop the blanket planting of good farmland, and its sale to overseas interests)

 

NZ pineforest

Jock Allison’s Reply to Attack on ‘No Climate Emergency’ Letter From Scientists

Australia’s The Conversation and subsequently the NZ Herald recently published a  comment in response to the There is No Climate Emergency (pdf) letter sent to the United Nations by 500 Scientists and professionals. The ‘comment’, penned by an Australian academic and a post-graduate researcher, is seen by many as both offensive and devoid of academic rigour.  One of the signatories to the letter is New Zealander Dr Jock Allison, retired Agricultural Scientist with the Ministry of Agriculture, who has written important papers about matters relating to the ‘climate’ debate, in particular about the role of methane.

In an email to the author Dr Allison answered the accusations of a) clandestine orchestrated lying, b) interpretive lying, and c) implicatory denial, against the signatories, most of whom are university graduates in geology, ‘a training of particular relevance when it comes to understanding and interpreting world climate over very long periods of time’.  Allison also raises important issues related to integrity of science, and climate science in particular, such as the question of  ‘groupthink’,  and the credibility of the IPCC.

 

From: Jock Allison
Sent: Sunday, 13 October 2019 10:32 PM
To: ‘z.leviston@ecu.edu.au’ <z.leviston@ecu.edu.au>; ‘Iain.Walker@canberra.edu.au’ <Iain.Walker@canberra.edu.au>
Subject: FW: Climate Change and Three Forms of Denial

Dear Iain & Zoe,

Your “comment” on the “group of self-proclaimed “prominent scientists” 500 of whom sent a letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations urging Mr Guterres that there was no climate emergency was published in the Auckland Herald 11th October 2019.

I come from what might be seen as a naïve premise that “It is paramount that even in the world of social psychology” that one should where possible deal in facts. You have postulated that the principles espoused in the registered letter illustrate three forms of denial, …….

a) clandestine orchestrated lying,

b) interpretive lying, and

c) implicatory denial

These are significant claims to make against 500 personnel who are mostly university graduates, with many of them (particularly the Australian list) graduates in Geology a training of particular relevance when it comes to understanding and interpreting world climate over very long periods of time.

Further I note that the group of 75 persons who signed from Australia are not “business and industry figures” as you have defined them, as I have noted before, most are graduates, some are academics from universities as you are, albeit from rather more quantitative pursuits than social psychology.

You can find an assessment of your article prepared by a colleague here .  https://stovouno.org/2019/10/13/climate-change-junk-psychology-and-the-nz-herald/

I attach (below) for your consideration an article I wrote with an American colleague last year, and will be interested in your scientific assessment of the conclusions – i.e. methane and nitrous oxide are almost irrelevant as Greenhouse Gases, CO2 is relatively unimportant, and water vapour is the most important Greenhouse Gas. [Allison and Sheahen, Greenhouse Gases – a More Realistic View (pdf)]

For your information and comment, I provide the link to a comprehensive paper “Why Scientists Disagree about Global Warming”  http://climatechangereconsidered.org/why-scientists-disagree-about-global-warming/ which is an excellent review of the claims re various “Consensus” which are professed by many to exist. Clearly Consensus does not exist.

Consideration of the world climate data should be of the highest scientific quality, a situation that alas doesn’t exist. Further the growth and acceptance of the climate scare is outlined in an excellent review “Groupthink” see https://www.thegwpf.com/christopher-booker-groupthink-on-climate-change-ignores-inconvenient-facts/ Indeed Groupthink is a well known phenomenon first identified by an eminent professor of Psychology at Yale in the 1970s, Professor Irving Janis, I am sure you will have heard of him, if not then reading some of his publications might be very useful for your edification.

To add to your complete disregard for scientists who approach science through looking at the actual data and making their assessments accordingly, you might like to read of a group in the USA, “The Right Science Stuff” mostly ex NASA (National Aeronautical Space Administration in the USA) retired employees, have made it their mission to review all of the work of the IPCC re climate. This has taken a long period, but you can read about them here ……… https://www.therightclimatestuff.com/ To summarise, the group has unique skills and is of the view that “there is no climate emergency”. There is a lot of material on this site, and becoming au fait with the information will be pretty useful for you.

In fact the motto of the astronauts was In God we trust, all others bring data”.  I wouldn’t go as far as the religious reference, but the “all others bring data” is certainly a good motto. Indeed it would be a good motto for you to reconsider your assessment of the 500 who signed the letter to the Secretary General of the UN, I can assure you that all the personnel I know in the group will assess the available information and on the basis of that information will come up with interpretations of the data from a scientific viewpoint.

I am interested in how you have come to such conclusions in your opinion article. Some comprehensive explanation would be appreciated. There is a considerable amount of hard science to back up against your belief, and subsequent interpretation of those beliefs. Respectfully I suggest that you might like to reconsider.

Please provide me with some definitive statements why we are incorrect in the attached paper above. One provision, “computer models don’t hack it in the debate”.

I look forward to your informed contribution to the debate.

Best wishes,

Jock Allison

Dr Jock Allison, ONZM, FNZIPIM

Climate Change, Junk Psychology and the NZ Herald

In September of this year a letter from scientists and professionals was delivered to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, entitled There is No Climate Emergency.  The letter points out that:

  • Natural as well as anthropogenic factors cause warming.
  • Warming is far slower than predicted.
  • Climate policy relies on inadequate models.
  • CO2 is plant food, the basis of all life on Earth.
  • Global warming has not increased natural disasters.
  • Climate policy must respect scientific and economic realities, and concludes.

Our advice to political leaders is that science should strive for a significantly better understanding of the climate system, while politics should focus on minimizing potential climate damage by prioritizing adaptation strategies based on proven and echnologies. (The letter is reproduced in full below.)

The Three Forms of ‘Climate Denial’

A ‘comment’ on the letter entitled Climate Change: the Three Forms of Denial recently republished by the New Zealand Herald (after Australia’s The Conversation) makes it painfully clear that there is unlimited money to pay for propaganda to promote the cult of climatism, regardless of quality.

The authors, Iain Walker, professor of psychology at the University of Canberra and Zoe Leviston, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Edith Cowan University, Western Australia, profess to be informed by a work by Stanley Cohen called States of Denial: Knowing About Atrocities and Suffering (with particular reference to genocides).

Their article by no means manifests the academic rigor expected of academics of any standing.  The very premise and theme is an example of ad hominem, and this fact-free piece consists in its entirety of blatant falsehood, mendacious smears and fallacious argument.  Like most uses of fallacious argument, theirs are wrong in all their parts.

Note: as at 12 October there is no link to the There is No Climate Emergency  letter as published by the NZ Herald – an extraordinary oversight on the part of the authors and the Herald.

A letter from ‘a group of self-proclaimed “prominent scientists”‘ (false)

The letter There is No Climate Emergency does not refer to ‘prominent scientists’ but to ‘a global network of 500 scientists and professionals’.

Many who signed are senior scientists, in the sense of being professors or emeritus professors, and some are indeed prominent.  These include Nils-Axel Mörner, Emeritus Professor Geology and sea level expert Richard Lindzen, Emeritus Professor Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate, and Tim Ball, Emeritus Professor Geography, University of Winnipeg (who suggested that Michael Mann, architect of the Hockeystick, should be in the state pen instead of Penn State), and all have published extensively about the climate narrative promoted by the United Nations.

supported by 75 Australian business and industry figures (false)

This refers to the 75 Australian signatories and is, quite simply, a shameless lie.  The list consists of current and emeritus professors and other qualified people such as C.D. Ollier, Emeritus Professor of Geology and John McLean, PhD who has written extensively about climate change and particularly the fraudulent processes of the International Panel on Climate Change.

‘denier’; ‘in denial’ (the ad hominem fallacy, aka name-calling)

Not to be equated with ‘deny’. ‘In denial’  means that the subject accepts the alleged irrefutable fact at some level, but refuses to face up to it for emotional or other reasons.

The insult of denier is commonly trotted out by the dishonest and ignorant when faced with a multitude of scientific facts that they cannot answer.  This is a representative exchange on sea level, almost word for word, which invites the question of where the epithet is more fairly applied):

(See also Jamie Spry, A Pictorial Guide to Sea Level Rise Alarmism)

‘This is just another way of rejecting the facts’ (ad hominem)

What facts? Not a single empirical fact is offered here, and the assumption of ‘the facts’ is illegitimate.

‘climate change denier'(ad hominem)

In fact thousands of scientists are saying that:

  • the climate has changed naturally from Earth’s year dot (underplayed, ignored or denied in the UN’s climate narrative)
  • there no evidence that anthropogenic CO2 is responsible for the nature of that change.

‘Outright science denial has been replaced by efforts to reframe climate change as natural, and climate action as unwarranted’ (ad hominem, false)

Fraudulent claim of a shift in strategy: scientists have been pointing out since the IPCC was formed that the earth’s climate has always changed, and that targeting CO2 to stop global warming is useless and unwarranted.

‘Outright denial’ (ad hominem, straw man, false)

‘There is plenty of evidence of clandestine, orchestrated lying by vested interests in industry’

  • No examples, no evidence. No facts.
  • The major oil companies, like Exxonmobil,  endorse the climate scam whoeheartedly.
  • What exactly have vested interests got to do with the abundance of compelling facts carefully compiled and presented by scientists?

‘Interpretive denial’ (ad hominem)

For example, one might say climate change is just a natural fluctuation or greenhouse gas accumulation is a consequence, not a cause, of rising temperatures.  Thus pointing to evidence, no matter how substantial, that the climate has always changed, and that CO2 has a minimal effect compared to the sun first and foremost and water vapour by a long second, can only derive from an emotional or self-interested denial of Walker and Leviston’s invisible ‘facts’.

‘the scientific consensus on climate change’ (argument from authority)

  • There clearly is no consensus, else these people would not have written this article.
  •  (See also 1000 International Scientists, and the 31,000 American scientists who signed this petition.)
  • And if there were a consensus, so what? This would not alter the facts – this is the Appeal to Authority fallacy.

Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels: it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled (Michael Crichton)

Seems fair.

‘the treatment of Thunberg ‘ (pedophrasty)

‘the cacophony of reactions to Greta Thunberg’s appearance before the United Nations Climate Action Summit’ […] ‘The treatment of Thunberg, and the vigour with which people push away reminders of that which they would rather not deal with, illustrate implicatory denial.’

The Greta Project has certainly aroused a great deal of criticism: while some of this is unkind and personal, in the main it is directed at Greta’s handlers,

  • The creation of a cult led by a 15 year old schoolgirl, which is somehow expected to influence the decisions of adults.
  • The fact of Greta Thunberg being exploited and manipulated.  This child abuse clearly doesn’t worry the professor of psychology.

 

Pedophrasty: Argument involving children to prop up a rationalization and make the opponent look like an asshole, as people are defenseless and suspend all skepticism in front of suffering children: nobody has the heart to question the authenticity or source of the reporting. Often done with the aid of pictures. (Nassim Nicholas Taleb)

The article culminates in an appeal for action by the public at large

‘Implacatory denial’ (ad hominem)

The facts of climate change are not denied […] what is denied or minimised are the psychological, political, and moral implications of the facts for us.   The general public, not just scientists, are guilty of ignoring the authors’ ‘facts’ and should be obeying  Greta’s demand for ‘action’, presumably declaring a climate emergency, banning fossil fuels and meeting the IMF’s demand for more climate taxes.

Conclusion

In sum the article, while masquerading as psychology, is nothing more than a string of dishonest claims about people’s motivations in order to suppress scientific dissent and achieve compliance towards a political agenda.

Science […] looks skeptically at all claims to knowledge, old and new. It teaches not blind obedience to those in authority but to vigorous debate, and in many respects that’s the secret of its success (Carl Sagan).

 

Text of European Climate Declaration September 26, 2019

There is no climate emergency

A global network of 500 scientists and professionals has prepared this urgent message. Climate science should be less political, while climate policies should be more scientific. Scientists should openly address the uncertainties and exaggerations in their predictions of global warming, while politicians should dispassionately count the real benefits as well as the imagined costs of adaptation to global warming, and the real costs as well as the imagined benefits of mitigation.

Natural as well as anthropogenic factors cause warming
The geological archive reveals that Earth’s climate has varied as long as the planet has existed, with natural cold and warm phases. The Little Ice Age ended as recently as 1850. Therefore, it is no surprise that we now are experiencing a period of warming. Only very few peer-reviewed papers even go so far as to say that recent warming is chiefly anthropogenic..

Warming is far slower than predicted
The world has warmed at less than half the originally-predicted rate, and at less than half the rate to be expected on the basis of net anthropogenic forcing and radiative imbalance. It tells us that we are far from understanding climate change.

Climate policy relies on inadequate models
Climate models have many shortcomings and are not remotely plausible as policy tools. Moreover, they most likely exaggerate the effect of greenhouse gases such as CO2. In addition, they ignore the fact that enriching the atmosphere with CO2 is beneficial.

CO2 is plant food, the basis of all life on Earth
CO2 is not a pollutant. It is essential to all life on Earth. Photosynthesis is a blessing. More CO2 is beneficial for nature, greening the Earth: additional CO2 in the air has promoted growth in global plant biomass. It is also good for agriculture, increasing the yields of crops worldwide.

Global warming has not increased natural disasters
There is no statistical evidence that global warming is intensifying hurricanes, floods, droughts and suchlike natural disasters, or making them more frequent. However, CO2-mitigation measures are as damaging as they are costly. For instance, wind turbines kill birds and insects, and palm-oil plantations destroy the biodiversity of the rainforests.

Climate policy must respect scientific and economic realities
There is no climate emergency. Therefore, there is no cause for panic and alarm. We strongly oppose the harmful and unrealistic net-zero CO2 policy proposed for 2050. If better approaches emerge, we will have ample time to reflect and adapt. The aim of international policy should be to provide reliable and affordable energy at all times, and throughout the world.

Our advice to political leaders is that science should strive for a significantly better understanding of the climate system, while politics should focus on minimizing potential climate damage by prioritizing adaptation strategies based on proven and echnologies.

 

See also:

New Zealand petition organised in July 2019, largely by staff members of Auckland University, to the effect that:

‘We, the undersigned, urge the New Zealand House of Representatives to declare a climate emergency, now’

The scientific consensus is that the world stands on the verge of unprecedented environmental and climate catastrophe for which we are little prepared, and which affords us only a few years for mitigating action.

The ‘More than 50 of New Zealand’s top researchers‘ claimed by Stuff prove on inspection of the website to be 50 post-graduate researchers, and while the now 1290 signatories do indeed include 20-odd professors and about 140 people with PhDs in relevant fields, these are lost in a list which appears to comprise mainly of school children, climate activists and many who leave the Institution field blank.
and
Bill Adams, Why People Distrust Science.  “When I analyzed the source of my discontent, I came up with a dim view of my chosen field [psychology], a criticism of widely held pre-theoretic assumptions that could not be challenged or changed [my emphasis].

 

Agenda 21 and the Draft NZ Biodiversity Strategy

The current New Zealand government has produced a raft of measures to implement the United Nations Agenda 21, including the draft Biodiversity Strategy, the Zero Carbon Bill, the Oil and Exploration Bill, and the One Billion Trees Fund.

AGENDA 21

In 1992 Agenda 21 was adopted in Rio de Janeiro at the UN Earth Summit Conference on Environment and Development. It is defined by the United Nations as a ‘comprehensive plan for action to be taken globally, nationally, and locally by organizations of the United Nations system, governments and major groups in every area in which humans impact the environment.’ New Zealand is signatory to this (ostensibly non-binding) international treaty with over 100 other countries.

‘The UN’s Agenda 21 is definitely comprehensive and global — breathtakingly so. Agenda 21 proposes a global regime that will monitor, oversee, and strictly regulate our planet’s oceans, lakes, streams, rivers, aquifers, sea beds, coastlands, wetlands, forests, jungles, grasslands, farmland, deserts, tundra, and mountains. It even has a whole section on regulating and “protecting” the atmosphere. It proposes plans for cities, towns, suburbs, villages, and rural areas. It envisions a global scheme for healthcare, education, nutrition, agriculture, labor, production, and consumption — in short, everything; there is nothing on, in, over, or under the Earth that doesn’t fall within the purview of some part of Agenda 21.’ (William Jasper, Your Hometown and the United Nations Agenda 21)

Agenda 21 is the culmination and ultimate expression of a number of UN Conferences and UN-drafted pacts and declarations to do with the place of humanity in the environment, and the management of humanity overall.  Almost all of these have been signed by New Zealand.  They  are dominated by two assumed, overriding and non-negotiable values – debate of the first never arises, and of the second is never permitted:

  • The precedence of ‘biodiversity’ over all other rights, even of human life;
  • The non-negotiability of the catastrophic anthropogenic global warming narrative.

The United Nations vision includes the following priorities:

  • High-density (forced) urbanisation
  • Reduction or elimination of private property rights
  • Reduction of population

See: A Critical Analysis of Agenda 21 – United Nations Program of Action 

or in brief: Agenda 21 in One Easy Lesson

The American Wildlands Project

The American Wildlands Project, (now calling itself the Wildlands Network) is an implementation of UN policies on biodiversity and human habitat. It proposes to set up to one-half of America into core wilderness reserves and interconnecting corridors, all surrounded by interconnecting buffer zones. No human activity would be permitted in the core reserves and corridors, and only highly regulated activity would be permitted in the buffer zones. Human settlement would be in high density cities.  The purpose of the corridors is to allow large animals like bison to roam free, including migration across the continent.

Ratification of the United Nations Convention of Biological Diversity was defeated in the US Senate, when the concept of the Wildlands Project formed the bsis for the convention.   A number of American states have taken steps to ban Agenda 21 and the local body network ICLEI, specifically set up to ensure implementation of Agenda 21 (most cities in New Zealand belong to ICLEI).

The principles of Agenda 21 and the Wildlands Project are being enacted by Local Bodies and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). People are jailed and/or heavily fined for interfering with the slightest trickle of water on their property; small towns are startled to find high-rise, high density developments out of all keeping approved; farmers and other rural dwellers are being forced off their land through taxation or zoning.  Powers of eminent domain have been extended to allow councils to agree with developers to confiscate private land, in order to build pack and stack subdivisions, also used to take land for projects such as bike paths.

‘Individual rights will have to take a back seat to the collective.’ Harvey Ruvin, Vice Chairman, ICLEI. The Wildlands Project

Note: the term Agenda 21 is no longer used by the UN and governments, because of the negative connotations it has acquired. Instead they talk of sustainability and resilience: the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are in fact Agenda 21 goals.

See also: Michael Coffman, Background to the Wildlands Project, and a couple of horror stories

New Zealand

New Zealand has had a policy of preserving native forest, and protecting native fauna, and generally caring for the environment, independent of the United Nation.  About 30% of New Zealand is forested, on public or private land – this is far more than most industrialised countries.  National parks also include large tracts of non-forested land which are protected from development. Cities have extensive reserves.  Many suburban sections in hilly towns like Wellington, even modest ones,  have small tracts of native bush.

New Zealanders have a very close physical connection with nature and the outdoors, perhaps through pursuits like tramping, skiing, beach activities; for many people this connection is largely through time spent in their own backyards. Most New Zealanders live in houses of one or two stories with a garden, usually consisting of lawns, flowers, shrubs.

The effect of the implementation of Agenda 21 on lifestyle will be far more dramatic  in New Zealand than in Turkey, for example, where even quite small towns consist of apartment buildings. It will also entail the loss of the eco-system provided by the suburban and small-town lifestyle.

For New Zealanders, Agenda 21 means the complete destruction of a way of life that most people see as positive.

The Biodiversity Strategy

New Zealand’s Department of Conservation (DOC) has produced a draft Biodiversity Strategy, which is a commitment under the Convention on Biological Diversity, signed by NZ at the Rio Earth Summit.

The proposed Biodiversity Strategy is the New Zealand version of the American Wildlands Project. 

The strategy demands the ongoing expansion of reserved land and land where use is limited by its being dedicated to ‘biodiversity’; this will be achieved by increased ‘tools’ (regulations)  to facilitate taking of private land or limiting the use of private land.

The draft is imprecise, repetitive and sentimental, and written in a hybrid English/Maori language clearly intended for distraction rather than communication – very popular amongst NZ government departments when they do not actually want their documents to be read closely.   There is a paucity of science and of detail. The draft neither sets out what New Zealand is already doing to protect the environment, nor explains what needs to be done and why, nor provides options.

The draft emphasises the New Zealand love of ‘nature’, ‘Nature in Aotearoa is healthy, abundant, and thriving. Current and future generations connect with nature, restore it and are restored by it.’ While there is a a comprehensive list of outdoor activities, a notable omission is the home garden.  New Zealand is described as an urbanised society

  New Zealand is one of the most urbanised countries in the world. There is significant opportunity to restore nature in cities and integrate it into urban planning, which will, in turn, help reconnect urban dwellers with nature. P. 52

This extraordinary statement conveys an impression of a people living in high density cities like Singapore, nothing like New Zealand cities with their preponderance of single-use dwellings, private yards and abundance of greenery.

DOC’s vision for New Zealand by 2070

‘Our species, habitats and ecosystems (especially those that are currently rare
and threatened) are increasing, not declining, in number and extent, across
private as well as public land and in the sea’

Language and goals echo the Wildlands Project:

‘Biodiversity hubs’

What is planned is ‘a complete network of biodiversity hubs across New Zealand […] Review current hubs/similar arrangements to establish what is most effective and what barriers may exist. […] If required, establish a national function to support establishment of hubs and provide coordination and oversight, such as a nationwide network of  biodiversity hubs and connection to national and regional funders.’

Corridors and buffer zones

‘Eco systems will be connected from the mountain tops to the ocean depths’, involving ‘corridors for nature, linkages over landscapes, reducing fragmentation, considering externalities (p.51); ‘By creating ecological corridors and buffer zones and increasing the diversity of land use, a tapestry of ecosystems are being reconnected so they can function more efficiently as a whole landscape’. (p. 54)

Note: New Zealand does not have large land mammals like bison to utilise cross-country corridors: birds and butterflies use street plantings and private gardens as corridors just as much as, or even in preference to, indigenous forest.

Expansion of biodiversity areas – restoring biodiversity

The strategy aims to ‘restore biodiversity’ (p. 20), without defining what is meant by this goal decision.  At the extreme, of course, all human inhabitants would depart, leaving New Zealand to revert to the avian paradise it once was.  The Agenda 21 compromise is penning human beings in high-density cities, leaving most of the country zoned for ‘biodiversity’.

Private land

‘Our species, habitats and ecosystems (especially those that are currently rare
and threatened) are increasing, not declining, in number and extent, across
private as well as public land and in the sea […] Biodiversity is core to all decisions about land and water management, including on private land’ (p. 28);  ‘private landowners
[…] are a crucial part of the system’ (p. 38); ‘Implement a consistent national approach to rates relief for covenanted and other protected private land’; ‘Many iwi, hapū and whānau have significant aspirations to play a greater role in managing biodiversity on public and private land’ (p. 43).

Expanding regulatory frameworks.

Biodiversity is ‘core to all decisions about land and water management’. To enforce this, and to facilitate taking or imposing restrictions on private land,  more powers need to be given to local and central government.

‘Legal and regulatory frameworks are not achieving enough  […]  Beyond protected areas, such as on private land and in most of our marine environment, there are even fewer tools and frameworks available to ensure that biodiversity is protected’ (p. 16)   ‘A mix of regulatory and non-regulatory tools should be used to achieve the best
outcome, recognising that incentives, regulatory guidance and backstops are important elements of an effective response’. (p. 29)

Kaitiaki (Guardianship)

‘Mana whenua feel that they can genuinely practice their role as kaitiaki’.  It is unclear whether this just another feel-good statement by DOC, or whether it flags Maori having a greater say over land use if, for example, requirements for resource consents are extended to suburban home-owners affected by ‘significant natural area’ designations.

Some questions:

A large percentage of New Zealand is already dedicated to habitats for indigenous species, who also make great use of our home gardens –  do New Zealanders see as a priority an expansion of ‘biodiversity areas’ at all costs, and at the expense of all other land uses?

‘Priority should be given to conserving indigenous species over non-indigenous species when making management decisions.’  Always?  How does this affect the Wellington Botanical Gardens? Home gardens? Pets?

Anthropogenic Global Warming / Climate Change

Many thousands of American and International scientists including some of New Zealand’s most senior have sent and are still sending (e.g. here and here) numerous petitions to heads of government, UN bureaucrats and the European Untion begging them to reconsider their allegiance to the anthropogenic global warming narrative.

All say pretty much the same thing:

  • the climate has always changed,
  • so called greenhouses gases – CO2, methane and nitrous oxide – have little or no effect on global warming,
  • extreme weather events are not increasing, and
  • resources would be better spent on real environmental issues.

Carbon dioxide: The human-generated portion constitutes about 3% of atmospheric CO2; New Zealand’s share of that is 0.1%.  The government’s claim that its measure to reduce CO2 will do anything to stop the climate changing is patently ridiculous.

Methane: Methane is virtually irrelevant as a greenhouse gas, according to papers by Jock Allison, Tom Sheahen and Geoff Allison, emeritus professor of Auckland University

Methane ‘has such a low atmospheric concentration around 0.00018% and combined with it having such a narrow waveband in which it can absorb radiant energy, it is so irrelevant to global temperatures that calls for reductions in methane emissions are laughable’.

Sea level rise: global sea level data indicates a sea level rise of 1-2mm per annum, ie four to eight inches over 100 years.  A careful analysis of measurements from the world’s best long-term coastal tide gauges, indicates that the global average rate of sea-level change, is just under +1.5 mm/yr (about 6 inches per century), and it is not accelerating.  Members of the School of Surveying, Otago University and GNS NZ  have analysed tide gauge records and vertical land  movements for New Zealand, and found  an average annual sea level rise of 0.9 mm over four main NZ centres (this slide from their presentation at the International Surveyors (FIG) Conference in Helsinki 2017).

NZ sea rise Denys3

See also: Top New Zealand Scientist Describes ‘Global Warming’ as Pseudo-Science: David Kear, former Director-General of NZ’s Department of Scientific and Industrial Research was mystified by the Ohope Council’s refusal to accept its own technical reports and local observation, to insist that the sea at Ohope beach was rising when it was in fact retreating.

Parallel measures to the Biodiversity Strategy

Oil Exploration Bill: on the back of the ‘climate change’ narrative, the New Zealand government introduced legislation to ban all new permits for offshore oil and gas exploration, as a move towards a zero emissions future.  (In almost the same breath, the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been castigating oil companies for the high price of petrol at the pump.

Zero Carbon Bill: The Bill provides for eliminating New Zealand’s carbon dioxide emissions completely by 2050.  It also aims at a 10% reduction in biological methane by 2030 and a provisional reduction of between 24%-47% by 2050.

According the Bill’s Regulatory Impact Statement economic growth could slow by $5-12 billion per year over 2020 to 2050 – a loss of around $300 billion. Emissions-intensive sectors including farming ‘could see their output drop by 50 percent from current levels by 2050’.

‘The Prime Minister admitted in her first reading speech, that the harsh methane targets being imposed on farmers were not designed by New Zealand’s scientific experts, but by the UN’s highly politicised climate bureaucracy: ‘The only thing that we have – science based – is actually the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. They undertook modelling that … said you would need to set a target between 24 and 47 percent.’ (Muriel Newman, The Controversial Zero Carbon Bill)

See also:  Kiwis Climatology: Land of the Long White Clods

One Billion Trees Fund: The government is providing funds to encourage the planting of one billion trees by 2028.  At least half of this is likely to be pinus radiata forest.  According to Forestry Minister Shane Jones:

‘We have a strong base to build on, with the commercial forestry sector projected to plant half a billion trees in the next 10 years. […]  This year, almost 7.3 million trees will be planted through various Ministry for Primary Industries schemes – about half of which will be indigenous species. […] The tree planting programme will benefit New Zealand’s provinces, our environment and our people – it is a big boost for the forestry sector and will create more jobs and training opportunities to provinces that have been doing it tough for a while now.’

Direct Grants from the One Billion Trees Fund are available to landowners, including private landowners, farmers and Māori landowners, to help with the costs of planting trees or assisting reversion to native forest.  Funding is available for plantings of a minimum of an acre for native trees, and 5 acres for exotics. Thus the taxpayer is subsiding the conversion of fertile farmland to pinus radiata plantations.

Environmental Implications

The intention is to cover the countryside with wind turbines, solar farms and pinus radiata.

It is assumed that energy requirements previously met by fossil fuels will come from wind power and solar energy.  That in itself is probably an impossible feat, but there is little discussion of the environmental implications.  Aside from being an eye sore, wind farms are a threat to birds, bats and bugs, not to mention human health.

Motors are to be replaced by batteries. Wellington City Council has also scrapped its trolley buses, which were fed off the national grid, and replaced them with battery powered models.  Whether New Zealand is able to dispose of used batteries economically and safely is questionable.  It is also doubtful whether the rare earths,  the very mining of which is questionable from an environment viewpoint, will be able to meet the demand if the whole world is relying on them for power.

Pinus radiata is hostile to flora and fauna, sours the soil when New Zealand soil and water are already acid, and large plantations are not always considered aesthetic.

See also: Jamie Spry, Now That We Know Renewables Can’t ‘Save The Planet’, Are We Really Going To Stand By And Let Them Destroy It?

How it works:

Rural New Zealand:  Farming, a primary industry, is under enormous threat.

  • Huge areas of fertile pasture land are being converted to pinus radiata forest, regardless of the ecological implications. The conversion will result in a net loss of jobs.
  • Farmers are faced with the pressures to reduce methane.
  • At the same time people worldwide are being told they should cut down on meat, or preferably give up eating all animal products, to save the planet.  The UN proposes a special tax on meat consumption.

The effect of all these measures on the rural landscape, rural jobs and rural towns will be extreme – some towns will not survive.

The Cities: New Zealand’s major cities are not affected so directly by the legislation.  However they all belong to the same organisations that were created to facilitate Agenda 21, such as ICLEI and 100 Resilient Cities, and the same Agenda 21 ethos prevails.  Thus Wellington councillors claim that conversion of the city from leafy suburbs to apartment buildings is inevitable, despite greenfield options being available, despite the drop in natural increase, ie family sizes are very low, and despite New Zealand having a very low population density for a developed country.  At a recent meeting a candidate kept referencing New York as role model for Wellington – a fairer comparison would be with a medium-sized American town. They are of course supported in this vision by the corporate press:

Apartmentliving2

On the other hand biodiversity is paramount (eco-systems provided by the flowers and shrubs in home gardens, while much loved by birds and insects, do not count). Wellington has initiated a programme of designating ‘Significant Natural Areas’, which seems to consist of notifying startled Wellington city homeowners that a portion of their backyards, even whole sections that have been awaiting development for about 100 years, are now part of a Significant Natural Area, with implications for land use (from subdivision to house extension) and property values.

It is debatable whether Wellingtonians think that having such biodiversity areas that cannot be accessed by the public is a welcome trade-off, for trees being uprooted and bush-covered banks being torn down to enable high-density development. In any case the lesson is clear – plant exotic trees in your garden and keep mowing those lawns, because if you allow them to revert to bush, you could lose all rights and see the value of your property diminish.

Conclusion

In order to implement the Agenda 21 of UN bureaucrats, New Zealand politicians, local and national, are on course to destroy the rural sector, rural towns, the environment, and the New Zealand way of life.  All this is on the back of the fallacious climate narrative and environmental priorities imposed from without, and without proper consultation with the New Zealand people.

See also:

Pam Vernon, Plans for 34500 New Homes in Pukekohe Looking Like Agenda 21/30 Pack and Stack Housing.

Agenda 21 and the Forced Relocation in Stack and Pack Cities – forced urbanisation in China and the United States

Michael Coffman. How Private Property In America Is Being Abolished – The Wildlands Project

Tom DeWeese, Private Property Ownership: the First American Right To Die Under Barack Obama’s Tyranny

‘The fact is, America became the wealthiest nation on earth in a very short time precisely because of the ability of every American to own and control their own property. Ownership produces equity – that is a process to build wealth. 60% of small businesses in America were financed by the equity in the owner’s private property. And eventually 60% of Americans were employed by companies that were financed in that manner. Private property ownership is the path to building wealth and eliminating poverty.’

The Globalism of Climate: How Faux Environmental Concern Hides Desire to Rule the World

Tim Ball, Whatever Happened to Agenda 21 and Climate Change Policy?

 

Bill Gates’ Busy Busy World

Bill Gates, often cited as the second richest man in the world, spends a vast fortune on ostensibly philanthropic enterprises, most of a scientific nature.  Gates focuses heavily on climate change (zero carbon) and universal vaccination; his funding/investment interests include:

  • Biofuels
  • Geoengineering to stop the sun
  • Carbon capture
  • Hurricane calming
  • Veganism
  • Genetically modified seeds
  • Surveillance of humanity from space
  • A global database of newborns
  • Microchipping to provide contraception
  • Microchipping to vaccinate

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the world’s most powerful charity, funded to the tune of $34.6 billion in addition to $30 billion from a Warren Buffet investment. The Foundation involves itself with environmental and health concerns – thus on the one hand, it aspires to save humanity, and on the other to save the planet from humanity. The Gates Foundation often works in conjunction with other elite organisations, particularly the Rockefeller Foundations – Bill Gates has been described as the David Rockefeller of his age.

The Gates Foundation is the second biggest donor to the World Health Organisation (WHO) after the United States.

Global warming / Climate change

Innovating to Zero: Bill Gates presentation to TED, 2010, on mitigating climate change, with reference to depopulation and also vaccines.

In the words of the Atlantic, Bill Gates has committed his fortune to moving the world beyond fossil fuels and mitigating climate change, on the assumption that CO2 is causing catastrophic global warming.  According to Bill Gates, we need an energy miracle, in order to replace fossil fuels. To this end he has been funding ‘climate energy research‘  and ‘clean energy’ initiatives.

At the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21) Bill Gates launched two initiatives:

Mission Innovation is a global initiative ‘to dramatically accelerate public and private global clean energy innovation to address global climate change, provide affordable clean energy to consumers, including in the developing world, and create additional commercial opportunities in clean energy’ (‘The Whitehouse’).  24 countries committed to double their respective clean energy research and development over the five years to 2020.

Breakthrough Energy: is a fund to finance clean energy projects. It  describes itself as a group of private investors, global corporations and financial institutions ‘with the capital necessary to finance the world’s largest infrastructure projects’. Private investors include Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, George Soros and  Richard Branson.

In October 2018 Bill Gates announced a partnership with the European Union to create an  investment fund for green energy startups.

The Gates Foundation, like the Rockefeller Foundation, is a heavy funder of  academic institutions.  One example is the Stockholm Resilience Centre , to which the Gates Foundation donated $9.8 million in 2017, and a further sum in 2018. The Centre specialises in alarming studies on ‘climate’, predicting, for example, a ‘hot house earth‘.

Biofuel

Gates has been investing in biofuel specialists like Renmatix. which has developed a process that converts plant waste and biomass into sugars that can be converted into biofuels and bio versions of chemicals. See also Renmatix Biochemicals are the Wave of the Future.

Geoengineering to cool the planet

In its report of October 2018, Global Warming of 1.5 °C, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change suggested that a fleet of high-flying aircraft could deposit enough sulfur to offset roughly 1.5 °C of warming for around $1 billion to $10 billion per year.

Since 2007 Bill Gates has been personally funding and closely involved in the Fund for Innovative Climate and Energy Research (FICER), based at Harvard University, which carries out research into the possibility of blocking the sun in order to mitigate global warming, using chemicals or particles of metals such as aluminium.

In 2012 FICER announced their intention to spray sun-reflecting sulphate particles into the atmosphere to artificially cool the planet, using a balloon flying 80,000 feet over Fort Sumner, New Mexico. That year  they also contemplated using aluminium  for the same purpose.

In 2018 the Harvard scientists announced their intention to release calcium carbonate into the stratosphere over the South-Western United States.  An initial test, known as the Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment (SCoPEx), was slated for as early as Spring 2019, but in July 2019 Harvard announced the creation an external advisory panel to examine the potential ethical, environmental and geopolitical impacts of the project.

In sum: In order to save the planet, Bill Gates and partners are contemplating poisoning the atmosphere, the soil, the sea and the world’s flora and fauna.

Disadvantages:

Some of the negative effects of spraying chemicals or metal particles into the air have been pointed out:

  • Global collapse of food crops
  • Global rise in cancer from vitamin D deficiency
  • Global drop in IQs due to increased air pollution
  • Massive loss of habitat and ecosystems due to decreased sunlight and colder temperatures
  • Huge increase in global acid rain that will devastate forests and food crops (from conversion of SO2 into sulphuric acid)
  • Decreased plant production of oxygen that’s necessary for humans, primates and mammals to survive

More recently the Gates researchers have fixed on calcium carbonate as their geoengineering tool:

See also:

US Environmental Protection Agency on the toxicity of Sulphur Dioxide.

Carbon Capture and Storage

Bill Gates has invested in a Canadian company called Carbon Engineering, which hopes to stop climate change through carbon capture, ie by sucking out of the atmosphere carbon dioxide which has been released by the combustion of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas for energy generation or in transport. Once filtered from the air, the carbon dioxide is transported and stored. The Gates-funded project is hoping to process the captured carbon to create synthetic diesel or petrol for use in transport which would be less polluting than regular fuels.

Hurricane Calming

Bill Gates and associates have applied for patents for procedures to manage hurricanes.  The five U.S. Patent and Trade Office patent applications propose slowing hurricanes by pumping cold, deep-ocean water in their paths from barges.

Veganism

Scientific studies indicate that methane and nitrous oxide have little or no effect on global temperatures, (see Sheahen and Allison; Thongchai). The United Nations, however, promotes the view that ‘raising animals to eat produces more greenhouse gasses (via methane and nitrous oxide) than all of the carbon dioxide excreted by automobiles, boats, planes and trains in the world combined’.

Bill Gates, while not himself a vegan, has been promoting evangelical veganism, funding it via such enterprises as Beyond Meat, and Impossible Food, both of which specialise in artificial meat.

See also: Gore’s Quest to Become a Fake Meat Millionaire

GMO and Monsanto

In 2006 the Bill & Melinda Gates and Rockefeller Foundations formed an alliance to help spur a ‘Green Revolution in Africa , with $100 million provided by the Gates Foundation and another $50 million by the Rockefeller Foundation. A major aim of the Alliance is to encourage the use of pesticides and ‘advanced’ seeds (ie genetically modified).

In 2010 Bill Gates bought 500,000 shares in Monsanto, the producer of pesticides such as the glyphosate weedkiller Roundup,  and also the world’s largest producer of genetically modified food.

Over the last four years, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has donated a total of $15 million to two global campaigns aimed at ‘ending world hunger’, by encouraging small farmers around the world to use GMOs.

Genetically modified food has been tied to numerous health ailments such as sterility and infant mortality, but evidence of the dangers of GMO is widely ignored or underplayed  – 91% of US soy is reported to be genetically modified.

The British Government Has Colluded with Monsanto and Should Be Held Accountable in the International Criminal Court .

The Fight against Malaria

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have been involved in a large number of initiatives to eradicate malaria, from practical solutions to prevent mosquito access to homes, to distributing insecticide-soaked nets, to  genome editing of mosquitos.  The Foundation is partnering with company Oxitec to develop a genetically engineered male mosquito designed to kill off future generations of malaria-transmitting bugs.

The Doomsday Crop Diversity Vault

While the Gates and Rockefeller Foundations are heavily promoting GMO to farmers, at the same time they are investing in the Doomsday Crop Diversity Vault, a seed bank located in Norway. Other investors include the Norwegian government, and major GMO seed and agrichemical companies. (See How Bill Gates, Syngenta and Rockefeller Became Custodians of the Doomsday Crop Diversity Vault)

It is no accident that the Rockefeller and Gates foundations are teaming up to push a GMO-style Green Revolution in Africa at the same time they are quietly financing the ‘doomsday seed vault’ on Svalbard. The GMO agribusiness giants are up to their ears in the Svalbard project.

‘Indeed, the entire Svalbard enterprise and the people involved call up the worst catastrophe images of the Michael Crichton bestseller, Andromeda Strain, a sci-fi thriller where a deadly disease of extraterrestrial origin causes rapid, fatal clotting of the blood threatening the entire human species. In Svalbard, the future world’s most secure seed repository will be guarded by the policemen of the GMO Green Revolution–the Rockefeller and Gates Foundations, Syngenta, DuPont and CGIAR.’ (F. William Engdahl, ‘Doomsday Seed Vault’ in the Arctic)

Surveillance of Humanity from Space

Bill Gates is one of a small group of powerhouse investors in EarthNow, a new company looking to provide satellite imagery and live video in virtually real-time. This would consists of  a network of satellites that could see any corner of the globe and provide live video with a latency of about a second. (Bill Gates Backs Plan to Serveil the Entire Planet From Space)

A Global Database of Newborns

At the mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C. in 2010, Bill Gates proposed a plan to use wireless technology to register every newborn on the planet in a vaccine database, to ensure that all children are vaccinated on time.

Micro Implants to Provide Contraception

The Gates Foundation has funded the Massachusettes Institute of Technology’s  development of a contraceptive computer chip that can be controlled by remote control.  The chip is implanted under a woman’s skin, releasing a small dose of the hormone levonorgestrel.

Micro Implants to Vaccinate Babies

The Gates Foundation is funding MIT to develop a microparticle implant that will automatically administer vaccines over time in babies.

Vaccination

Vaccination is the philanthropic area that Bill Gates is best known for – he has a stated aim of vaccine equity, ie that the world’s poor are as fully vaccinated as the rich, and that poor countries should prioritise vaccination

In 1998 Bill and Melinda Gates announced a $100 Million gift to establish the Bill and Melinda Gates Children’s Vaccine Program.

In 2000 the Gates Foundation created the Global Fund for Childrens Vaccines (GAVI), an international collaboration of the Gates Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, various governments, the World Bank, WHO, the International Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, Vaccine Makers and UNICEF.

The Gates Foundation has paid an Argentinian company to produce and stockpile thimerosal, the mercury derivative that is controversially added to vaccines (mercury is considered so toxic that mercury barometers have been banned in the United Kingdom).

In 2018 the Gates Foundation teamed up with Google co-founder Larry Page to launch launch the Universal Influenza Vaccine Development Grand Challenge. The challenge will award $250,000 to $2 million in funding over two years to the most promising proposals for a universal flu vaccine.

See also: Bill Gates Speaks at the United Nations

Disastrous Outcomes

The Gates Foundation and its partners are associated with numerous vaccine initiatives in third-world countries which have been considered unethical and/or had disastrous outcomes.

Gates and the pharmaceutical companies have been accused of targeting illiterate adolescents without consent for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) trials in India, Uganda and Peru.  In 2014, India  sued the Gates Foundation for a campaign ‘to vaccinate tribal children with vaccines (HPV) which caused injury and death, and where consent was fabricated’. In a report to the India Parliament, healthcare experts reported that thousands of mostly illiterate families and adolescent children in the impoverished Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh were targeted without consent by the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH) in HPV vaccine trials (PATH administers the Bill and Melinda Gates Children’s Vaccine Program).

Polio: In 2000 the oral polio vaccine was finally dropped from US schedules after four decades when the authorities finally admitted that the vaccine actually caused paralysis.  The Gates Foundation however has involved itself in an aggressive campaign to promote the oral polio vaccine in India.  This has resulted in 47,500 cases of paralysis or death in India in 2011 alone.

Tetanus vaccine:  The Gates Foundation funded the distribution in Kenya of a tetanus vaccine containing the antigen human chorionic gonadatropin (HCG) that renders a woman infertile and causes miscarriage.

Meningitis vaccine: The Gates Foundation funded the distribution of the meningitis vaccine MenAfriVac in Chad.  In one village alone 50 children were paralysed as a consequence: the vaccine reportedly caused each of the children, some of whom were as young as seven, to suffer hallucinations, convulsions, and ultimately paralysis.

Malawi: Vaccination at Gunpoint. In 2011, the Malawi Voice reported that a group of families who took their children out of the country, to Mozambique, to avoid the free measles vaccine that was being distributed, were rounded up by police and vaccinated at gunpoint upon returning to the country.  Malawi’s commitment, and its helpful ‘health surveillance assistants’ were praised by Melinda Gates, who termed as Malawi one of the few countries ‘on track to reach the UN Millennium Development Goal’.

The Indian Medical Journal has criticised the Gates/WHO programme of promoting the Pentavalent vaccine, when its use has been discontinued in some countries following adverse reactions and deaths in children.

The same IMJ editorial also questions the rationale for introducing haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine in India where the incidence of Hib disease is very low. It estimates that vaccinating 25 million babies could at best save 350 children from Hib meningitis and Hib pneumonia but ‘3125 children will die from vaccine adverse effects’.

Conflict of interest and bad faith:

Bill Gates has huge investments in pharmaceuticals .

Bill Gates opposes Donald Trump setting up safety testing for vaccines.

Criticism

Bill Gates’ prioritising of vaccines has been questioned:

‘Health experts point out that were the intent of Gates really to improve the health and well-being of black Africans, the same hundreds of millions of dollars the Gates Foundation has invested in untested and unsafe vaccines could be used in providing minimal sanitary water and sewage systems.’ (F. William Engdahl)

And:

‘Bill Gates and George Soros are not trying to save poor people in Africa, or India or Brazil. They don’t care at all about the health of underprivileged societies, but what they do care about is making sure these folks can’t reproduce, and that if they do reproduce, they are creating deformed, severely autistic, cancer-ridden beings that won’t reproduce or even lead productive lives, but rather cost their parents all of their earnings and savings just to care for them.’ (S. D. Wells, Bill Gates and George Soros fund Monsanto and a World Depopulation Agenda)

‘Activism’

In early 2019 a controversial incident arose at a March for Life whereby a Native American man, Nathan Phillips, confronted a group of schoolboys from Covington Catholic High School who were late mercilessly smeared by the media.  Nathan Philips is backed by the non-profit Native Youth Leadership Alliance, whose funding partners include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation.

Media

In 2010 the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation made a grant to ABC News  towards a year long series on health issues in the third world for ABC News.

The Gates and Rockefeller Foundations are both ‘philanthropic partners’ to the British newspaper The Guardian, which pursues a line of climate catastrophism in articles such as The Three Degrees World: the Cities that Will be Drowned by Global Warming  or ‘Domino-effect of climate events could move Earth into a “hothouse’ state”‘ (which relies on the findings of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, also Gates-funded).

One world government

Bill Gates is a strong advocate of global governance, ie by the United Nations.

Speaking with Germany’s ‘Süddeutsche Zeitung’ newspaper, Gates said that the United Nations does not have enough power and must be granted full governmental control ‘for the good of humanity’. (Bill Gates: Humanity Badly Needs a Global Government)

Note that United Nations reports on the environment, climate or global government repeatedly recommend, along with greater powers for the United Nations bureaucracy, a greater say for affiliated non-government organisations (such as the Gates and Rockefeller Foundations).  See for example Agenda 21, Chap 27: ‘Strengthening the role of non-governmental organizations: partners for sustainable development’.

The Club of Rome

The activities of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation synchronise with the aims of the Club of Rome, of which Bill Gates is commonly cited as a member.  The Club of Rome was founded by David Rockefeller as one of a group of organisations, including Bilderberg which Gates has attended, formed for the purpose of creating one-world government by an elite, all of which David Rockefeller himself played a major role in.

The Club of Rome has used environmental causes and claims of crisis to achieve its goals, such the the global population scare, and peak oil. Since the late 1970s David Rockefeller, Bill Gates and other members of the Club of Rome have spent billions promoting the narrative that CO2 causes global warming aka ‘climate change’.

Manufactured hysteria about ‘climate change’, in tandem with a claim of concern for ‘biodiversity’,  is used to justify calls for high density urbanisation, population reduction, and more power to the United Nations and its affiliated NGOs.

Comment:

The technological initiatives Bill Gates is involved in represent a reversal of movements which reject the unnatural and anti-intuitive – chemicals, toxins, GMO – and aspire to the natural, such as organic gardening or nutrition.  For the Gates Foundation science is not a tool to understand and exploit natural processes, it is a means of incorporating the unnatural and artificial into our lives.  Biology is dead – chemistry is everything.

See also:

Bill Gates – Genius or Pychopath? You Decide

The Gobalism of Climate: How Faux Environmental Concern Hides Desire to Rule the World

Professor Emeritus of Physics Professor Hal Lewis’s resignation letter from the American Physical Society:

  ‘the global warming scam, with the (literally) trillions of dollars driving it […] is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life’

The Globalism of Climate: How Faux Environmental Concern Hides Desire to Rule the World

[Edit: it was in 1988, not 1986, that Hansen and Wirth sabotaged the air conditioning in a US Senate committee room in order to make their global warming point]

The primary function of ‘global warming’ alarmism, aka as the ‘climate crisis,’ is to facilitate a one-world government, administered by the United Nations bureaucracy.

Regardless of the science involved (or lack of it), there are a number of indisputable facts about the background to anthropogenic global warming alarmism:

  • The long-standing plan for global government by an elite;
  • The one-to-one equivalence between the globalists and the creators of climate alarmism, represented above all by David Rockefeller and his protégé Maurice Strong;
  • The manifest intention of UN reports on ‘climate’ and the environment to give more power to the UN bureaucracy and to corporate-owned non-government organisations (NGOs).

David Rockefeller

It was David Rockefeller who, ably assisted by Maurice Strong, created and drove the wildly successful ‘Global Warming’ strategy.

David Rockefeller (1915-2017) was the youngest of John D. Rockefeller Jr.’s six children, and a grandson of John D. Rockefeller. He was well known as chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan Corporation and in the words of the obituary published by Rockefeller University, ‘one of the greatest philanthropists of our time’. He is viewed in a somwhat different light by his critics, e.g. David Rockefeller: An Immoral Life of Evil and Treason.

David Rockefeller was heir to the Rockefeller ambition to create global governance by an elite. This almost certainly goes back to the confidential meeting between Alphonse de Rothschild and either John Rockefeller or his agents in 1892, and before that to Cecil Rhodes’ founding of a secret society, the Round Table, of which Nathaniel Rothschild was a member. The purpose of the society was to ‘bring the whole of the civilised world’ under one rulership.  To that end, i.e. of creating one-world government, David’s father John D. Rockefeller, Jr, together with  Rothschild agents, engineered the creation of first the League of Nations and then, after that project failed due to United States scepticism, of the United Nations. See How Cecil Rhodes Fathered the Modern Globalist Movement: a Timeline.

David Rockefeller in his turn acted to strengthen, expand and control through generous funding the role of the United Nations.

David Rockefeller was the common denominator amongst the groups descended from Rhodes original secret society, the groups of the Round Table, whose function is to plan and achieve global governance by an elite, as intended by Cecil Rhodes.

  • 1921 His father John D. Rockefeller, Jr, founded the Council on Foreign Relations and David Rockefeller was chairman of CFR from 1970 until 1985. At the same time,
  • 1921 John D. Rockefeller, Jr founded the Royal Institute of International Affairs, aka Chatham House. Chatham House has continued to receive funding from the Rockefeller Foundation from inception, and is still listed by the Foundation as a grantee today.
  • 1954 David Rockefeller was a founding member of Bilderberg, whose primary function is to oversee the ‘European project’.  He served on the advisory board and was a regular attendee at its meetings, even at the age of 98.
  • 1968 He founded the Club of Rome, the ‘apex of the New World Order’.
  • 1973 He founded the Trilateral Commission to bring together high ranking people politicians and business people from the US, Western Europe and Japan to plan one-world government.

The Club of Rome (CoR)

The Club of Rome is a global think tank on behalf of the elite environmental movement. It describes itself as ‘an organisation of individuals who share a common concern for the future of humanity and strive to make a difference’.

The main purpose of the Club of Rome is to formulate crisis through which the world can be united under a world government.’ Compleat Patriot.

From inception, it is apparent that the Club of Rome was seeking a strategy to provide a catalyst for radical change in society, to create Hegelian dialect, or order out of chaos.

The Club of Rome specialises in ‘crisis creation’ using the Hegelian Dialectic to accomplish their goals (Jeremiah Project, video)

The CoR first promoted the population scare of the 1970’s, then, when the promised famine failed to eventuate, environmentalism, and then finally in 1977, anthropogenic global warming alarmism, which has succeeded admirably, if only because of the huge sums of money thrown at it.

The Club of Rome was founded by David Rockefeller.

1965, June 12-19, the Conference on Conditions of World Order is held at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio, Italy, with papers given by Henry A. Kissinger and others. Three years later,

1968, April The Club of Rome is founded in Bellagio by ‘a think-tank of financiers, scientists, economists, politicians, heads of state, and industrialists from ten different countries’. Members of the Club of Rome have included Ted Turner, George Soros, Henry Kissinger, Bill Gates, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Bill Gates and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands (a long list here).

Inventing a Common Adversary

The threat of environmental crisis will be the international disaster key that will unlock the New World Order (Mikhail Gorbachev, member of Club of Rome, Monetary and Economic Review, 1996, 5).

The Club of Rome has produced a large number of reports proposing population reduction and global government on the basis of environmental crisis.

1972 The Limits to Growth warns of overpopulation and the need for sustainable development.

The Club of Rome’s Depopulation Agenda

  • The Earth has cancer and the cancer is Man.” Club of Rome, Mankind at the Turning Point, 1974
  • “… the resultant ideal sustainable population is hence more than 500 million but less than one billion.” Club of Rome, Goals for Mankind, 1976.
  • ‘World population needs to be decreased by 50%’ Henry Kissinger, member of CoR.
  • “the ecological crisis, in short, is the population crisis. Cut the population by 90% and there aren’t enough people left to do a great deal of ecological damage.” Mikhail Gorbachev, Former President of the Soviet Union, member of CoR.
  • ‘A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal.” Ted Turner, founder of CNN, major UN donor, member of CoR.
  • In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day. It is a horrible thing to say, but it is just as bad not to say it. Jacques Cousteau, French naval officer and explorer, member of the CoR.
  • “If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels.’ Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, according to Green Agenda a member of CoR, father of four. (The Green Agenda)

In short:

Scratch a CoR member and there is a global depopulation misanthrope inside (Bill Elder, here in comments)

The current fad of referring to looming extinction, as in the corporate-owned protest group Extinction Rebellion, has therefore a double entendre – the intended extinction is, of course, that of most of the human race.

Environmentalism is used to justify moving people from rural areas into the city, and increased control over people’s lives and property by local and central government. Above all environmentalism, and especially the global warming scare, are being used by the Club of Rome and its members to create acceptance for increasing powers for the corporate-owned United Nations bureaucracy and the corporate-owned NGOs affiliated to the United Nations.

The real purpose of the establishment environmental movement is to build the structures (political, economic, ideological etc) of the ultimate monopoly: a corporate-communist world government. David Richards

1974 Club of Rome published Mankind at the Turning Point: ‘This report develops further the concept on the World Problematique ‘. Mankind is faced by a multitude of crises: ‘the population crisis, the environmental crisis, the world food crisis, the energy crisis, the raw material crisis, amongst others’ […]

“The solution of these crises can be developed only in a global context with full and explicit recognition of the emerging world system and on a long-term basis. This would necessitate, among other changes, a new world economic order and a global resources allocation system…”

Paul Ehrlich, author of The Population Bomb, 1968, and CoR member, exemplifies the alarmist tactics of the Club of Rome, warning of mass extinction from famine, global cooling, global warming, or pollution:

  • “In the 1970s the world will undergo famines – hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death…”– Paul Ehrlich, the Population Bomb, 1968
  • “The Population of the U.S. will shrink from 250 million to about 22.5 million before 1999 because of famine and global warming.” – Paul Ehrlich, 1968
  • “I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000.” – Paul Ehrlich, 1969
  • “Smog disasters in 1973 might kill 200,000 people in New York and Los Angeles” – Paul Ehrlich, 1969
  • “Falling temperatures will cause the ice caps to sink into the ocean, producing a global tidal wave that could wipe out a substantial portion of mankind, and the sea level could rise 60 to 100 feet.” – Paul Ehrlich, 1970

A year after the founding of the Club of Rome:

1969 The Rockefeller Foundation (RF) approved ‘its first full-fledged environmental effort‘, the Quality of the Environment (QE) program. (The program supported for some years the work of the CRU at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, which in 2009 achieved notoriety as the centre of the ‘climategate’ scandal.)

Maurice Strong

Biographies: Official biography, now ‘crashed’; Sourcewatch (neutral/positive), James Corbett, (highly critical); Ronald Bailey (highly critical)

In James Corbett’s words, Maurice Strong rose from being ‘a dirt poor high school dropout from Oak Lake, Manitoba, to become an international wheeler-dealer who is responsible for shaping our modern day globalist institutions’.

As a Rockefeller asset Maurice Strong (1929-2015) was a major force behind both the global warming narrative and the linking of that narrative with an argument for ever greater powers for the corporate-owned United Nations bureaucracy. His crowning achievement was the 2nd Earth Summit in Rio de Janiero in 1992.

Strong met David Rockefeller at the age of 18, and under Rockefeller’s patronage was given a minor, temporary position with the United Nations. Thereafter continuing sponsorship by Rockefeller led to a career in oil, and in parallel one as a mover and shaker in Canadian politics, including heading the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) – David Rockefeller was grooming Strong for great things.

Apparently impressed by his work at CIDA, UN Secretary General U Thant asked Strong to organize what became the first Earth Summit — the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment in 1972.’

1971 Stockholm: The UN Conference on the Human Environment (the Earth Summit)

In preparation for the Conference Strong commissioned a report on the state of the planet, Only One Earth: The Care and Maintenance of a Small Planet. The authors were Rene Dubos a microbiologist employed by Rockefeller researching antibiotics, with no previous interest in environmentalism, and BarbaraWard, who during the war had worked for the UK Ministry of Information before becoming the foreign editor of The Economist.

The Stockholm Conference signaled the beginning of modern environmental diplomacy.  As an outcome of the Summit Maurice Strong founded and was first director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), to coordinate the UN’s environmental activities and assist developing countries in implementing ‘environmentally sound’ policies and practices.

The Global Cooling Scare

As recently as the mid-1970s the threat of global cooling, rather than global warming, was a recurrent theme in the media. The 140 Year Failed History of “Gorebull Warming” and “Ice Ages Doom”‘ gives some examples:

  • 1974 – “…the facts of the present climate change are such that the most optimistic experts would assign near certainty to major crop failure…mass deaths by starvation, and probably anarchy and violence” – New York Times
  • 1975 Scientists Ponder Why World’s Climate is Changing; A Major Cooling Widely Considered to Be InevitableNew York Times, May 21st, 1975
  • 1975 – “The threat of a new ice age must now stand alongside nuclear war as a likely source of wholesale death and misery for mankind” Nigel Calder, editor, New Scientist magazine, in an article in International Wildlife Magazine
  • 1976 – “Even U.S. farms may be hit by cooling trend” – U.S. News and World Report

A 1974 CIA report, A Study of Climatological Research As It Pertains to Intelligence Problems referred to cold, floods and also drought, but overall assuming global cooling.

David Rockefeller and Maurice Strong Kick Off the Global Warming Scare

1977 From this point, ‘Scientific opinion tends to converge on global warming, not cooling, as the chief climate risk in the next century’.

1977 One of the first significant reports on ‘global warming’ was the report Energy and Climate, which warned that ‘average temperatures may rise 6 degrees Celsius by 2050 due to the burning of coal’ – perhaps the first example of climate catastrophism.

Energy and Climate was a Rockefeller report, produced by a Rockefeller employee. The report was prepared by the National Research Council (founded in 1916  with the help of John D. Rockefeller). At the time the chairman of NRC, Philip Handler, was simultaneously on the Board of Trustees of Rockefeller University, at a time when David Rockefeller chaired the Board’s Executive Committee.

1980 United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), founded by Maurice Strong, produces the World Conservation Strategy. The strategy declares catogorically:

The most acute climatic problem, however, is carbon dioxide accumulation
as a result of the burning of fossil fuel, deforestation and changes in land use. At present rates of increase, the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide may produce a significant warming of the lower atmosphere before the middle of the next century, particularly in the polar regions. This warming would probably change temperature patterns throughout most of the world, benefitting some regions and damaging others, possibly severely .

Thus from a position of warning about global cooling as late as 1976, by 1980, a mere four years later, the ‘science was settled’ by Rockefeller and Strong in favour of global warming, caused by human emissions of CO2, as the most acute climatic problem.

1981 NASA scientist James Hansen predicted that burning fossil fuels would increase global temperatures by 4.5 degrees Fahrenheit (2.5 degrees Celsius) by the end of the century. In 1988 Hansen and Senator Timothy Wirth sabotaged the air conditioning in a US Senate committee room, on the likely hottest day of a hot summer, in order to persuade the committee of global warming. This is considered a turning point in the US consciousness of the global warming ‘crisis’ – at least at a political level.

In his Book, Science Under Siege, Michael Fumento quoted Timothy Wirth as saying in 1988,

‘We’ve got to ride this global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic and environmental policy.’

The Global Warming-Climate Change Scam

The global warming project has been characterised by fake data, dirty tricks and relentless dishonesty, including a penchant for sensational and ludicrous claims of extreme weather events which foretell human extinction, climate meltdown. There is a shift of emphasis once claims are debunked – the prophesies of a six degree rise in global temperature have given way to warnings that even a two degree increase in temperature will result in catastrophic consequences for life on earth (see Tim Ball, Seven Ways to Spot Climate Change Propaganda).

The many thousands of scientists (see also 10,000 international scientists) who have protested the corruption of science and the demonisation of CO2, through articles, petitions and letters to world leaders, have had no impact in the face of the billions spent at every level of propaganda.

The change in emphasis from ‘global warming to ‘climate’ was not just to duck the issue of the failure of nature to deliver the said warming. It simplifies the terminology, and provides a one word term to describe the cult, i.e.the cult of climate – anyone who disagrees that an increase in CO2 will cause catastrophic global warming is now a climate denier. Suppression of dissent has become normalised, with calls for criminalisation of ‘climate denial’.

In New Zealand, as elsewhere, criticism even of the claim of consensus is censored, for example, NZ’s major source of mainstream news, Stuff.

Stuff

The adoption of ‘global warming’ as a cause turned out to be a brilliant strategic move for the global government project, backed as it has been by huge sums, total commitment and inspired execution.

The United Nations Bureaucracy Administers the Global Warming Scare

‘Global warming is a global problem, they insist, that national governments alone cannot resolve. […] The only solution, we are told, a one world government’ (Tim Ball).

For twenty years Maurice Strong was involved in the organisation of UN conferences and the commissioning of UN reports which tied in global warming with global government. The reports have certain things in common. They:

  • Assume that the claim that CO2 causes global warming is unquestioned and unquestionable;
  • Ensure that references to ‘climate change’ appear whenever any aspect of planning is considered;
  • Recommend increased powers to the United Nations bureaucracy;
  • Recommend increased participation for ‘civil society’, i.e. non-government organisations affiliated to the UN.

United Nations and ‘Civil Society’

Affiliated NGOs include such charities as the Rockefeller Foundation, George Soros’s Open Society Foundation, Carnegie Foundation and a large number of charities funded by the same, such as Greenpeace and Oxfam. The role of the major foundations in the UN is apparent if one looks, for, example at UN Women, which lists as ‘some of our partners’: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Elizabeth Arden, Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Procter & Gamble, PROYA Cosmetics Co. Ltd, Rockefeller Foundation, The Coca-Cola Company, Unilever, and Zonta International Foundation.

Major UN conferences, which are financially supported by NGOs, are increasingly accompanied by a forum of NGO representatives, the NGO’s being selected by UN bureaucrats (like Maurice Strong). (The CGG has benefited substantially from the largesse of the MacArthur, Carnegie, and Ford Foundations.)

‘This kind of international gabfest is, of course, a sinister parody of democracy. Very few of even the larger international NGOs are operationally democratic, in the sense that members elect officers or direct policy on particular issues. Arguably it is more often money than membership that determines influence, and money more often represents the support of centralized elites, such as major foundations, than of the grass roots. (Hofstra University law professor Peter Spiro, quoted by Ronald Bailey).

1987 Our Common Future (the Brundtland Report.)

The World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED), set up in 1983, was chaired by Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Prime Minister of Norway who has held several high posts in the UN; Maurice Strong was a member. In 1987 they published a report named ‘Our Common Future.

The report:

  • defines ‘sustainable development’ for the first time, as ‘development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’.
  • refers to ‘global warming’ throughout, and specifically attributes it to CO2, and also
  • assumes an inevitable move to the cities, making no recommendations to counter this.

1987 The 4th World Wilderness Congress, Colorado

The Brundtland report was timed to appear just before the 4th World Wilderness Congress, organised by Maurice Strong, and involving 2,000 delegates from 64 countries (proceedings: For the Conservation of Earth). The whole affair appears to have been a hijack by David Rockefeller, in view of the appearance of himself with associates such as Strong and Brundtland, who had not attended previous Congresses.

There were a number of significant speeches:

  • Gro Harlem Brundtland spoke to the report ‘Our Common Future’ urging a merging of economy and ecology.
  • Both Maurice Strong and Michael Sweatman presented papers calling for global conservation finance mechanisms (which eventually led to the $1.1 billion Global Environment Facility, founded in 1992).
  • Irving Mintzer (with no relevant qualifications and currently chief strategist with the Potomac energy fund) presented ‘Global Climate Change and Its Effects on Wildlands‘, claiming ‘If current trends continue, the rate of global warming over the next 50 years will exceed that of the last 10,000 years’.
  • David Rockefeller spoke on ‘The Need for Partnership’. His purpose, however, was to reiterate important points made elsewhere: the role of carbon dioxide, the need for a World Conservation Bank and the importance of making environmental concerns integral to any economic discussion and vice-versa.

According to George Hunt, Edmund de Rothschild spent six days at the conference although his name does not appear in the proceedings – . Hunt recorded Rothschild speaking about the conservation banking programme (video, from 2:00) -(de Rothschild was a founder member of the Wilderness Foundation and had been involved in previous Congresses).

Hunt discusses here the implications of the Conservation Banking Programme, later reincarnated as the Global Environment Facility.

  • Interviewer: ‘But what’s really happened is that the Brazilians will have given up title to millions of acres of land and in exchange the Chase Manhattan will get its loan to Brazil paid off by the WCB.’
  • Hunt: ‘You got it’

See also How Edmund de Rothschild Managed to Let 179 Governments Pay Him for Grasping Up to 30% of the Earth

1991 CoR publishes the First Global Revolution. According to the CoR website, it offers ‘both a warning and an approach to a possible solution to world problems’. Topics include ‘containment of global warming: the need to reduce global emissions of carbon dioxide, to encourage reforestation, to conserve traditional forms of energy and develop alternatives’. It also has the following revealing quote:

“In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. In their totality and in their interactions these phenomena do constitute a common threat which demands the solidarity of all peoples.” (Alexander King & Bertrand Schneider, The First Global Revolution p. 115)

1991 April Prince Charles hosts a two day conference on board the Britannia, with in attendance Al Gore, Maurice Strong, senior officials from the World Bank, chief executives from companies such as Shell and British Petroleum, the key NGOs, and other officials. According to what Joan Veon learned from Maurice Strong, Charles’s goal ‘was to bring together key international figures in an attempt to achieve a degree of harmony between the various countries that would happen at the Rio Earth Summit to be held the next year’ ‘Sustainable Development, Agenda 21 and Prince Charles).

The apex of Maurice Strong’s career was the UNCED Conference at Rio. First, however, let us roll back to 1976, to Habitat 1

Habitat 1

1976 The First UN Conference on Human Settlements and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat I) was held in Vancouver, Canada, 31 May to 11 June . The Conference organising body ‘drew on the resources of’ amongst others, United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP). A separate ‘forum’ for NGOS and ‘ordinary citizens’ was held in conjunction.

The Conference is notable in two ways.  Firstly the emphasis in the two conference documents, the report and the Vancouver Declaration on Human Settlements (the latter available for signature), on such issues as urbanisation and how to facilitate it, the problem of population growth, and above all the undesirability of private ownership. The most quoted passage from Habitat 1 concerns private ownership of and public control of land.

Land, because of its unique nature and the crucial role it plays in human settlements, cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth and therefore contributes to social injustice; if unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes. […] Public control of land use is therefore indispensable to its protection as an asset and the achievement of the long-term objectives of human settlement policies and strategies.

This view is reflected in the Vancouver Declaration:

Land is one of the fundamental elements in human settlements. Every State has the right to take the necessary steps to maintain under public control the use, possession, disposal and reservation of land.

The conference is also memorable for the choice of poster, which gives an indication of what globalists have in mind for the masses.

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The Rockefeller foundation funds UN Habitat on an ongoing basis.

1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development (aka Earth Summit 2, UNCED, or simply ‘Rio’), Rio de Janeiro

‘The Earth Summit was a landmark in the career of Maurice Strong.’ (UNEP, Maurice Strong’s 85th birthday)

No previous UN conference had ever received such planning and promotion. Maurice Strong was named to head the conference, which was dubbed “Earth Summit II.” He had chaired the first “Earth Summit” in 1972 and had participated in every environmental commission and conference since. (Strong became Chairman of the Board of WRI in 1994). […]

The NGO community, coordinated through the IUCN and the WRI publication Networking, used the igc.apc.org computer networks extensively to funnel information to and from the UNCED agenda planners, and to plan the NGO Forum. UNCED provided an opportunity for the NGOs to perfect the lobbying process. With the blessings of and assistance from the UNEP, the NGOs scheduled a “Forum” the week immediately preceding the official conference.

Nearly 8,000 NGOs were officially certified to participate in the UNCED Forum, and another 4,000 NGOs were observers, swelling the total attendance at UNCED to more than 40,000 people — the largest environmental gathering the world has ever known. UNCED may be recorded in history as the most significant event the world has ever known; it was the watershed event that began the final march to global governance.
(Henry Lamb, ‘Global Governance: The Final March’)

To guide the agenda for the conference, UNEP and its NGO partners published two major documents, Caring for the Earth, and Global Biodiversity Strategy (Lamb).  The Summit resulted in the following documents, Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, Agenda 21, and Forest Principles, and opened for signature the following legally binding agreements (Rio Convention): Convention on Biological Diversity,  Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. (Wikipedia)

In order to ensure compliance to the agreements at Rio (particularly the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and Agenda 21), delegates to the Earth Summit established the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD). […]  Green Cross International was founded to build upon the work of the Summit. (Wikipedia)

Green Cross International was founded by Club of Rome stalwart and dedicated globalist Mikhail Gorbachev.

Agenda 21

Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally, and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment (Sustainable Development Goals )

Or to put it another way:

It’s all happy, feely, smiling faces and rhetoric about “how we care”, when the truth is that Agenda 21 is a vicious, brutal, heartless strategy to impose a global Orwellian state and forcibly depopulate humanity. (Agenda 21: the Plan for a Global, Fascist Dictatorship) .

Agenda 21 addresses every aspect of modern life:

  1. Agriculture
  2. Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management
  3. Education
  4. Energy and Housing
  5. Population
  6. Public Health
  7. Resources and recycling
  8. Transportation, Sustainable Economic Development

Like all similar UN documents, it is full of positive values that nobody seriously disagrees with in principle, such as care of the environment, or adequate housing for all. Implicit in the document, however, is an assumption of greater control over every aspect of life. For example, from A Critical Analysis of Agenda 21 – United Nations Program of Action:

Human Settlements

Any movement of population that takes place will be highly controlled, and directed, by government regulations.  These so-called population policies, and programs, encouraged by the United Nations, will be used “to bring about demographic transition” (Ch. 5, Sec. 16), as it is referred to in Agenda 21, to reflect more of what the planners have envisioned.

The agenda plans to “expand areas under forest and tree cover,” (Ch. 11, Sec. 12-a) by forcing people out of their quiet rural homes, and into crowded cities: “As appropriate, they should also concentrate on activities aimed at facilitating the transition from rural to urban lifestyles and settlement patterns” (Ch. 7, Sec. 19)

This forced changed will be brought about by causing an increase in the cost of water, sanitation, and other essentials, to higher income neighborhoods, thus making it too expensive to live in these areas: ‘Reducing subsidies on, and recovering the full costs of, environmental and other services of high standard (e.g. water supply, sanitation, waste collection, roads, telecommunications) provided to higher income neighbourhoods;”  (Ch. 7, Sec. 16-ci)

People will be forced into, what the Agenda refers to as, “human settlement” areas, which will help transition these populations to new living areas, where your “resource needs, waste production, and ecosystem health” will be controlled by government: “In formulating human settlements policies, account should be taken of resource needs, waste production and ecosystem health.” (Ch. 5, Sec. 29)

The eventual goal of this forced population movement into human settlement areas is to get rid of private property, and have all land accessible, and owned, collectively, by the community: “ensure access to land to all households and, where appropriate, the encouragement of communally and collectively owned and managed land.”  (Ch. 7, Sec. 28)

How It Works

Agenda 21, the documents provided to the Summit, and the agreements that arise from the Summit, are dominated by two assumed, overriding and non-negotiable values, the two prongs of the environmentalist strategy – debate of the first never arises, and of the second is never permitted:

  • The concept of biodiversity has to take precedence over other rights, even of human life;
  • The non-negotiability of the Rockefeller catastrophic anthropogenic global warming narrative.

There are a number of recurring themes:

  • Urbanisation
  • States are constantly reminded of their right and duty to control all land
  • No opportunity is lost to expand the numbers and powers of the UN bureacracy and the role of non-government organisations.

The two prongs of climatism, the carbon scare and the biodiversity mandate, each facilitate the movement of people away from the countryside or the coast into high density cities, which is conducive to depopulation and to loss of private ownership.

Agenda 21 is referred to less and less, having acquired negative connotations – instead terms like sustainability, resilience, biodiversity, smart growth are prevalent, see Strzelczyk, Rothschild, UN Agenda 21 – Coming to a Neighborhood near You.

‘Undoubtedly, residents of any town, county, or city in the United States that treasure their freedom, liberty, and property rights couldn’t care less whether it’s called Agenda 21 or smart growth. A recent example of this can be found in Carroll County, Maryland, where a smart growth plan called Pathways was drafted by the County Planning Department. The plan, if enacted, proposed a breathtaking reshuffling of land rights:

  • Rezoning of thousands of acres of beautiful, low-density agricultural farmland and protected residential conservation land into office parks
  • Down-zoning of agriculture land to prevent future subdivision by farmers
  • Up-zoning of low-density residential land around small towns into higher density zoning to permit construction of hundreds or possibly thousands of inclusive housing units, including apartments and condominiums
  • Inclusive housing with placement of multi-family construction on in-fill lots within existing residential single family communities
  • Endorsement of government-sponsored housing initiatives (subsidies) to ensure healtheir, balanced neighbourhoods.’ (Strzelczyk, Rothschild)

After Rio

Maurice Strong and David Rockefeller worked hard to ensure that the proposals of Rio would be put into practice. Strong was active on a very large number of global bodies concerned with environment or development (which is always about the environment).

Mr. Strong continued to take a leading role in implementing the results of Rio through the establishment of The Earth Council, the Earth Charter movement, his chairmanship of The World Resources Institute, his membership on the Board of the International Institute for Sustainable Development, The Stockholm Environment Institute, [etc, etc, etc …]  He has also served as Senior Advisor to the Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20).’ (UN Press Release)

Meanwhile David Rockefeller created and funded a myriad of NGOs, all dedicated to pushing pushing the same messages of sustainability, diversity, resilience, very many work to ensure compliance at a local level, such as ICLEI or the Rockefeller founded 100 Resilient Cities – ‘think global, act local’ is the UN refrain. The Rockefeller foundations continue to fund UN institutions and conferences, academic institutions.  and of course political movements.  According to Inside Philanthropy: ‘Rockefeller’s climate change grants tend to amount to $10 million to $30 million annually, on average’.  All in all, the sums spent promoting the globalist narrative and agenda by the Rockefeller family alone must amount to billions, let alone the combined resources of the globalist elite – Rockefellers, Rothschilds, Turner, Gates, etc….

The megalomaniacs working towards a one-world government are contriving or relying on a number of factors:

  • Moral blackmail: capitalising on the sense of responsibility humans feel towards the environment, other species, and their descendants, though whether we are supposed to be saving ourselves, or saving the planet from ourselves is unclear.
  • Fear: the threats of rising seas and an earth turned into parched desert, though how effective this is is debatable.
  • Ignorance about global warming: people avoid the global warming issue because they do not feel confident they will understand the science.
  • Ignorance about the implications of signing up to Agenda 21, ‘biodiversity’, ‘sustainability’, ‘resilience’ and ‘smart growth’ for quality of life .
  • Apathy: the effects of Agenda 21 are felt locally, and in New Zealand at least there is considerable apathy when it comes to local politics.
  •  Agenda 21 will affect rural, provincial and coastal dwellers first and foremost, impact on residents of high density cities will be much slower.
  • The enormous sums available to globalists to spend on corruption of media, academic institutions, politicians and the UN bureaucracy, and on creating NGOs which work for their agenda.

The Cecil Rhodes vision of global governance is well on track.

See also:

Alex Newman, New Report Exposes Rockefeller Dynasty’s Role in “Climate” Scam: ‘Basically, the Rockefeller clan is the head of the climate snake.’

The Political Agenda Behind the Man-Made Global Warming Movement: Investigates inter alia the roles of Maurice Strong and the Rothschild family. Includes a bibliography of criticism of the global warming narrative.

Jamie Spry, Draconian UN Climate Agenda Exposed: ‘Global Warming Fears Are A Tool For Political and Economic Change…It Has Nothing To Do With The Actual Climate’. Spry points to Maurice Strong rather than David Rockefeller as originator of the global warming hoax.

Global Warming

Anatomy of a Massive Con Job

The Invisible Critic, ‘Remember the Ice Age Scare’, video ‘The moral of the story is this: If the ice age scare of the 70s was bullshit then, then the global warming scare of today and the 40 subsequent years is bullshit now’ (6:35).

Dr Eric T Karlstrom, Is Man-made Climate Change a Hoax and a Scam?

Top NZ Scientist Describes “Global Warming” as Pseudo-Science Since the IPCC report came out in 2007, many of New Zealand’s top scientist have worked to expose the global warming narrative as junk science and a hoax (some 60 listed in 10,000 International Scientists). David Kear, former Director-General of New Zealand’s Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), was one of them.

Zbigniew Jaworowski, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc., CO2: The Greatest Scientific
Scandal of Our Time , 2007 (pdf). Jawaroski tackles the claims of the IPCC Report of 2007 and explains the science relating to CO2

Piers Corbyn on latest IPCC report on climate change; also on dubious environmental initiatives such as the destruction of North American forests to make biomass wood pellets:

 

 

Agenda 21

Agenda 21 – In one easy lesson

10 Part Course on Agenda 21

Windows on the World has produced a number of broadcasts on how Agenda 21 is being implemented, especially at a local level (which is where most happens).

AGENDA 21 IS FULL-SPECTRUM DOMINATION BY THE 1%.

Nothing has been left out.

  • It guarantees both birth control and death control.
  • It promises the basic essentials of life in return for submission.
  • It exchanges critical thinking for re-education and brainwashing.
  • It destroys the epicenter of the family, society, and culture, allowing only one way to live. It groups the population into small contained areas to be more easily controlled.
  • It takes away from some to give to others who will be more easily managed by the promise of a full belly and a warm shelter.

It’s a parasitical representation of the 1%, feeding on the 99.

Agenda 21.
Divide.
Dumb down.
Conquer.

And it’s only going to get worse. (Daisy Luther) Daisy Luther