The 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro was history's largest gathering of world leaders and environmentalists. Maurice Strong, executive secretary of the conference, said, "This is a launching pad, not a quick fix." The leadership of the huge environmental lobbying network in Washington, DC fully realizes this and plan to gear up for sustained warfare on the many issues addressed at the summit.
Lawmakers in Kansas are considering a strongly worded resolution condemning a controversial United Nations “sustainability” scheme known as Agenda 21, saying the global plan is a “dangerous” attack on private property rights, individual liberty, and national sovereignty. The measure comes amid a growing battle against the global “sustainable development” agenda by state legislatures, local governments and activists all across America.
The Kansas resolution “opposing and exposing the radical nature of United Nations Agenda 21,” known as HR 6032, was introduced earlier this month by the House Federal and State Affairs Committee. Its language echoes similar resolutions adopted recently by the state of Tennessee, the Republican National Committee (RNC), the Kansas Republican Party Central Committee, and an assortment of local governments.
In May-June 1992, this correspondent was jammed cheek to jowl with 30,000 greenies in a global mosh pit known as the United Nations Earth Summit. From that initial event in Rio de Janeiro — and its successors — has flowed a deluge of treaties, conventions, and proposed regimes to regulate (i.e., to control) all human life and activity on our planet.
Ignoring the overwhelming, and steadily growing, body of scientific evidence that the global-warming "crisis" is nonexistent, President Clinton issued an environmental "clarion call" (his term) to the nation in his Earth Day '93 address. "I reaffirm, my personal, and announce our nation's commitment," he said, "to reducing our emissions of greenhouse gases to their 1990 levels by the year 2000."
Despite being hailed as a leader in "green" innovation, wind farms might cause a warming effect on local climates, concluded a new study released Sunday.
Record warm temperatures throughout mid-March have had at least one predictable outcome: the global warming alarmism is back in fashion this Spring. Despite the fact that even advocates of the theory are only willing to say that manmade climate change "likely contributed on the order of 5% to 10% of the magnitude of the heat wave during 12-23 March," this fact is being kept far from the headlines.