They’re baack! After two decades, the UN’s eco-globalist faction has returned to Rio de Janeiro to put the “plan” back in “planet.” Now that we’re more than a decade into the new century, the globocrats have convened at Rio+20 in order to fine-tune their agenda.

That fine-tuning includes staying apace of consumer preferences. Nowadays, the Phenomenon Formerly Known as Global Warming is proving a harder selling point than it was a generation ago. What is popular is the mass extinction trope, an apocalyptic scenario that conjures up hellish visions of doomed dinosaurs choking on asteroid ash and hapless herbivores swept away by towering tsunamis. This epoch’s edition of extinction is subtler, with legions of species ushered into oblivion by the alleged depredations of humanity, from deforestation to, well, just about every other human activity imaginable.

Correspondent Alex Newman reports from the “People’s Summit” of NGO activists at Flamengo Park and the official UN Summit on Sustainability and Development at Rio Centro, including a press conference with CNN founder and eco-activist Ted Turner.

Shortly before the start of the United Nations Rio+20 environment Summit this week, former Earth Summit chief Maurice Strong launched a promotional tour for his new book, entitled, Only One Earth: The Long Road Via Rio to Sustainable Development.

Correspondent Alex Newman interviews noted Indian physicist, philosopher, author, and eco-feminist Vandana Shiva at the UN's Environment Summit in Rio.

The New American's Senior Editor Bill Jasper reports on admissions by ICLEI leaders at the UN's Rio+20 Conference that they are now substituting "sustainable development" for "climate change" as their main panic motivator.


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