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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Call for Global Governance

This from Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President of the Science and Environment Policy Project:

Global Governance: Science magazine contained an article advocating global governance titled "Navigating the Anthropocene: Improving Earth System Governance." As the push for Rio +20 Earth Summit, UN Conference on Sustainable Development, June 20 - 22, 2012, continues, it is becoming obvious that the goal of many international politicians, including many scientists, is global governance by a body of unelected persons. Note the misleading phrase, Earth System Governance. The effort will be governance of human behavior, not physical earth systems.

Such a body would be similar to the UN, but probably without the safeguards that Security Council gives. Among the demands will be increasing the power of the UN, particularly to tax, transfer of wealth from developed nations to other nations, greater controls on energy use, particularly in developed countries, and a significant reduction in national sovereignty. To the advocates of global governance, the type of government of the individual country, democracy to kleptocracy, makes no difference, because the advocates assume they will be in charge. A review of the UN Human Rights Council gives and idea of what the make-up may become.

A preliminary conference will be held in London from March 26 - 29, 2012 under the title "Planet under Pressure." Until the final conference in June is concluded, we can expect intensification of reports predicting dire consequences of climate change from various research organizations claiming to be scientific. Please see links under "Expanding the Orthodoxy."

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