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Emissions up in developed nations

November 19, 2008

Editor:

When did the UN become the rulers of Canada? or anywhere else for that matter. The UN and the madcaps that dwell there, want to rule the world. What does the UN offer? nothing of any value. They offer us phony global warming via the IPCC, brainwashing of the children in the schools via UNESCO, internationalization of our electrical systems via the IEA, internationalization of our water via the IWRM. The UN owns nothing and offers nothing – yet they want us to allow them to set the important policy of our countries.

If you want One World Govt. and One World Religion, jump on the UN bandwagon. If you still believe in your Nation State  and Democracy, then it’s time to roll up your “Freedom Sleeves”  and get to work.

Democracy is not a right and it can be lost, especially when our own governments are working to undermine it via the UN.

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Emissions up in developed nations

By Roger Harrabin
Environment analyst, BBC News

Smoke billows from Germany's Frimmersdorf power plant on 25 February 2008

Industrialised nations’ emissions are up since 2000, despite promised cuts

Emissions of greenhouse gases by industrialised nations rose 2.3% from 2000 to 2006, according to new figures from the UN’s climate change agency.

The biggest increases were in the former Soviet bloc – and Canada.

A UN spokesman said countries had to work much faster to avoid the possibility of dangerous climate change.

Next month the nations of the world meet in Poland for the annual negotiations on climate change.

The new figures do not offer a great deal of optimism.

They show that in 2006 emissions did actually fall by 0.1%, but the UN’s climate change secretariat said that this tiny dip was statistically insignificant.

The overall underlying trend since 2000 is up, even though the countries in question had promised to cut their emissions.

The worst culprit has been Canada. Its emissions since 1990 have shot up 21.3% – they should have fallen 6%.

Full story BBC

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UN Calls Water Top Priority

January 25, 2008

Editor:
The UN and “Big Business” want to control your electrical system and now they want your water. The sovereignty of your country and your freedom are at stake. The “New World Order” is not just knocking on your door, they are determined to kick it down. Don’t forget Bolivia

BOLIVIA: Bechtel Drops $50 Million Claim to Settle Bolivian WaterDispute Environmental News Service
January 19th, 2006Bechtel, a global engineering and construction company based in San Francisco, today reached agreement with the government of Bolivia, dropping a legal demand for $50 million after a revolt over privatizing water services in the city of Cochabamba forced the company out of Bolivia in April 2000.

   UN Calls Water Top Priority

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the world on Thursday to put the looming crisis over water shortages at the top of the global agenda this year and take action to prevent conflicts over scarce supplies.

He reminded business and political leaders at the World Economic Forum that the conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan was touched off by drought—and he said shortages of water contribute to poverty and social hardship in Somalia, Chad, Israel, the Palestinian territories, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Haiti, Colombia and Kazakhstan.

“Too often, where we need water we find guns instead,” Ban said. “Population growth will make the problem worse. So will climate change. As the global economy grows, so will its thirst. Many more conflicts lie just over the horizon.”

He said a recent report identified 46 countries with 2.7 billion people where climate change and water-related crises create “a high risk of violent conflict” and a further 56 countries, with 1.2 billion people “are at high risk of violent conflict.” The report was by International Alert, an independent peacebuilding organization based in London.

Ban told the VIP audience that he spent 2007 “banging my drum on climate change,” an issue the Forum also had as one of its main themes last year. He welcomed the focus on water this year saying the session should be named: “Water is running out.”

“We need to adapt to this reality, just as we do to climate change,” he said. “There is still enough water for all of us—but only so long as we can keep it clean, use it more wisely, and share it fairly.”

Ban said he will invite world leaders to “a critical high-level meeting” in September to focus on meeting U.N. development goals—including cutting by half the number of people without access to safe drinking water by 2015—particularly in Africa.

Ban’s call for global action on water got strong support from several top business executives.

“Water is today’s issue,” said Andrew Liveris, chairman and CEO of Dow Chemical Co., the world’s second largest chemical company. “It is the oil of this century, not a question.”

E. Neville Isdell, chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Co., said “this is an issue which ranks next to climate change. … However, water has got lost as part of the climate change debate.”

Isdell urged the world to “raise the issue of water to the level that we have managed to raise the issue of climate change.”

Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, chairman and CEO of Nestle SA, the world’s biggest food and drink company, said “time is still on our side but time is running out, just like water is running out.”

Ban urged top business executives to join a U.N. project to help poor people gain access to clean water—and he praised Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical and Nestle for their programs and their efforts to be part of the water solution.

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