Most of the gatherings were minuscule, even in big cities, but the effort did receive widespread publicity. According to organizers cited by Agence France-Presse, over 5,000 demonstrations were held in more than 180 countries.
The protestors rallied around the motif of “350” — the supposed level of carbon dioxide in parts per million that some scientists claim is an acceptable ceiling. They carried signs and unfurled banners reading 350, even forming themselves into giant human numbers to illustrate their point.
"We had no idea we would get the overwhelming support, enthusiasm and engagement from all over the world that we're seeing," explained Bill McKibben, a climate-change activist who founded the Rockefeller-funded organization 350.org that coordinated the day of protests. "It shows just how scared of global warming much of the planet really is, and how fed up at the inaction of our leaders."
Ironically, recent surveys indicate that most Americans do not believe global warming is a serious problem or even caused by human activity at all. And several other ironies in this saga become immediately apparent as well.
The continual charge that so-called “deniers” are financed by oil companies should finally be put to rest, considering that a significant share of the Rockefeller family fortune came and continues to come from oil. Several oil companies have financed past McKibben efforts as well.
Another ironic occurrence was a group of mountain climbers in Antarctica — an area that scientists claim has been cooling for over 10 years and where 90 percent of the world’s ice is located and continuing to grow — displaying a 350 banner. Similarly, a group gathered on a mountain in Wanaka, New Zealand, to protest the warming of the globe. Meanwhile skilakewanaka.com, the official ski and snowboard resort website for the region, reports: “The 2009 Winter Season is under way with the best early season snow conditions in over ten years.”
But McKibben is adamant about the need to reduce carbon dioxide levels from the current 387 parts per million, even calling the draconian U.S. “cap and trade” bills inadequate. “To get back to the safe level we need a very rapid halt to the use of coal, gas and oil so that forests and oceans can absorb some of that carbon,” McKibben said in a press release, adding that the world should ratify global restrictions at the UN Climate Summit that scientist Lord Christopher Monckton predicted would obliterate American sovereignty and create a communist world government.
McKibben, the activist author, has called for the formation of government “green corps” groups to work on climate-change issues. McKibben’s organization also trains young people in what it calls “climate camps” around the world. But despite the complete media blackout on the connection to the Rockefeller Brothers Fund through the Sustainable Markets Foundation, critics have seized on the funding as evidence that the real goal is not simply to save the planet. “I'm thinking that anything that has to do with Rockefeller's money is never in the best interests of people or the earth,” explained a blogger at Aletho News. “Do these tens of thousands participating in the '350' social engineering 'events' really understand the background of their financial leaders or are they, as Rockefeller's buddy Kissinger might say, 'useful idiots?'“ The writer also points to a myriad of global-warming propaganda grants — each over $200,000 — made by the Rockefeller Fund.
So why is the link troubling? "For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists' and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure — one world, if you will,” wrote David Rockefeller in his autobiography. “If that's the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it." He also promotes draconian “population control” via global governance, among other highly controversial ideas.
Americans need to educate themselves about the facts surrounding the whole “climate change” debate before the nation is saddled with the economy-destroying measures being cheered on by alarmists and other environmental extremists financed by elitists like the Rockefellers. New evidence suggests carbon dioxide levels could even be decreasing as more and more is absorbed by the cooling oceans, so it is important for educational purposes to stay on top of the science.
But at least one point is clear: the stakes are very high. If the globalist climate-change peddlers get their way, humanity could very well enter another dark age, with millions or even billions of people in developing countries feeling the true brunt of these measures. Pursuit of freedom and the truth must be relentless for America to maintain its liberties under the Constitution, and possibly even for human civilization to continue to thrive. Fearmongers and deceivers must be exposed so that the truth can stop the planned carbon regime.
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