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Earth Summit in Rio: UN and Chamber of Commerce “call business’s to action” for future they want

In Uncategorized on May 12, 2012 at 9:46 AM

A memo has been uncovered from one of the United Nations websites calling all business owners to “action” to implement many aspects of “sustainable development”, “Agenda 21” elements for the “future we want” campaign coming out of the Rio+20 Earth Summit in Rio where the International Chamber of Commerce and the United Nations are plotting to make a final push to finally implement Agenda 21 in our country and across the world.

Pay special attention to the words Sustainable Development, BASD (Business Action for Sustainable Development, future we want and Global Compact. These elements of Agenda 21, specifically from Chapter 30, the business portion coming out of Rio will have an enhanced appearance and you will see a huge effort to finalize this effort and the Chamber of Commerce will be a very willing and useful tool for implementation.

Locally, the Chamber is still following the archaic and outdated continued conspiracy theory mentality somehow dreamed up by local Bradley County Citizens, Conservative and Tea Party types.

I can assure you that this is no conspiracy. The facts present themselves as in this memo from a UN website. The threat is very real and if not stopped, we will be overcome with a huge Socialist type takeover of our businesses and our daily lives as soon as the Earth Summit subsides somewhere around the middle to end of June 2012.

We can no longer debate whether this is conspiracy or not, the facts are displayed and we are running out of time. The powers that be are pushing hard and fast because Americans are waking up to their game and they realize the people of this proud and great country are the only ones willing to stop it.

Many more blogs will soon follow with further evidence of our planned demise. Read below and check the link out your self. Stay tuned, the facts that are coming will probably more than you can bare.

http://futurewewant.org/tag/un-global-compact/

May 3, 2012
Businesses: Make a Commitment

If you are a business owner, consider making a public commitment to help create the future we want. The United Nations, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the UN Global Compact are calling for corporate commitments that will be published on the UN’s Rio+20 website.

What kind of commitments? They can take many forms, according to the UN, including new projects or existing projects that will be scaled-up. All commitments must advance one or more of the UN’s sustainability goals and include measurable targets. Businesses must be willing to have their progress reported to the public each year.

For more information, go to the UN’s “Call for Action” web site or the World Business Council’s site. If you’d like to participate in the corporate sector’s contribution to Rio+20, go to the “Business Action for Sustainable Development” website operated by the World Business Council, the UN Global Compact and the International Chamber of Commerce.

Build up not out, the latest news from the Planet Under Pressure Summit in London

In Agenda 21 on April 16, 2012 at 9:44 AM

World’s cities to expand by more than twice the size of Texas by 2030

At the recent Planet Under Pressure Summit in London this past week the message is build up not out! Meaning move everyone into an urban growth boundary then build up! I’m talking huge multi floor housing complexes that will decrease “urban sprawl!”

The immediate plan is to encourage and “buy up” all the rural areas and build within an established area, an UGB! All amenities within the living area, a greenway running through it, a bike rack to rent a bike to go across town, down the greenway of course. Need a pizza, dry cleaning or a gallon of milk? Well, just go downstairs and indulge!

I see these huge complexes such as those being built in Bradley County as future crime scenes where large communities settle in and out, encompassing a cross cut of the community where crime runs rampant or folks drift in to participate in the “good fortune” of those “fortunate enough” to live in this grand community!

Building up tells me someone is going to lose their property rights! At some point or another new “land use regulations” take over! You know those “regs” that really don’t have a meaning.

Recently planners in London said they were going to use the Manhattan skyline as the model for their Agenda 21 inspired growth plan!

Yep! Just as suspected, in preparation for the next Rio Earth Summit, the plan is to herd everyone into an urban growth boundary, lock the door and throw away the key!

You want it you get it! You sleep, they act! Oh well! At last you weren’t warned! Again, using false science as their guide. Read below.

Building denser cities like Manhattan, not shown, could be the answer!

By Ian Johnston, msnbc.com
Cities worldwide are on track to expand by nearly 580,000 square miles – more than twice the size of Texas – in less than 20 years, according to experts at a major international science conference.

Yale University professor Karen Seto said the North American suburb had “gone global, and car-dependent urban developments are more and more the norm.”

The world’s population is expected to grow from the current 7 billion to about 9 billion by 2050, according to the United Nations.

Experts meeting at the Planet Under Pressure 2012 conference in London said in a statement released by the organizers Tuesday that unless changes were made, “humanity’s urban footprint” would increase in size by 1.5 million square kilometers (nearly 580,000 square miles) by 2030.

This is significantly more than twice the size of Texas or, according to a “back-of-the-envelope calculation” by Seto, more than 43,000 football fields every day for the next 18 years.

”The way cities have grown since World War II is neither socially or environmentally sustainable and the environmental cost of ongoing urban sprawl is too great to continue,” Seto said in the statement.

“People everywhere, however, have increasingly embraced Western styles of architecture and urbanization, which are resource-intense and often not adapted to local climates,” she added. “The North American suburb has gone global, and car-dependent urban developments are more and more the norm.”

Eco-friendly skyscrapers?
Seto was one of the authors of a report in the journal PLoS One about global urban sprawl, along with Michail Fragkias of Arizona State University, who is one of some 2,800 participants at the London conference.

The Planet Under Pressure conference is designed to give an idea of the health of the globe ahead of the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in June.

Fragkias told msnbc.com that “the answer [to urban sprawl] is denser cities.”

“The main message is we are not going to get away with cities like Phoenix or cities like Los Angeles,” he said. “These are the typical cities of the single-family house, with a huge lot and huge highways that connect various areas of the cities because there is no way you can have an efficient or cheap enough mass transit system to support them.”

Instead, densely populated areas such as Singapore or Manhattan — but not New York City’s surrounding urban sprawl — provided possible models for the future. “If cities can develop in height rather than in width that would be much more preferable and environmentally not as harmful,” Fragkias said.

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/27/10887250-worlds-cities-to-expand-by-more-than-twice-the-size-of-texas-by-2030?pc=25&sp=25

“Water Footprint”, fried chicken, meatballs and Sasquatch discussed at Earth Summit today

In Agenda 21 on April 2, 2012 at 8:21 AM

You are seeing the headlines correctly except for the Sasquatch part which was a poor attempt at trying to draw attention to this article! In newspaper land, like I know anything about that, was a headline grabber! But if Sasquatch happens to drink and waste water, I have perhaps inadvertently made him an unintended target of the water police! No, really, the UN and some of its many tree hugging friends are on another jaunt to somehow save the Earth by decreasing the amount of water it takes to raise a pound of beef or chicken!

According to this discovered report directly from Rio, it will take 2500 liters for a fried chicken to be raised till consumption! Even more for a pound of wheat or beef!

Somebody and I am assuming there is one tired minion out there in United Nations land diligently monitoring every activity of that poor ole chicken throughout it’s life till it’s demise and somehow calculating every drop of water that goes into making that chicken into food and applying a formula to all eatable creatures!

After all, isn’t water one of those natural resources that doesnt go away? Now, if I’m totally off base here and I’m sure someone could give the answer that I am looking for! Water comes down from the sky in the form of rain or was already here in abundant supply! That is a given in the US! Maybe a little different in a subsaharan desert, but we must worry about the US of A.

The rain or water is consumed in many ways! At some point or another in light of how you get around to doing it, it will be returned someday or another, somehow or someway! If it evaporates, doesn’t it get trapped and sent back down to us, then we eliminate and back up again? Ok, oversimplified! Right? Or am I completely wrong here? I can hear the purists scoff at my silliness, that’s ok cause I laugh at them too! Wait a minute! If I laugh am I not emitting water vapor along with CO2? Oooh my, I’m gonna have a carbon and a water footprint fine applied to my laugh!

Seriously though, I think if we get a water footprint applied to all our functions, that could mean more regulation, which leads to more taxes and fines levied against heavy water users, or pool owners, chicken farmers, produce farmers, cattle farmers and rafting companies? Think about it? If we use water we can theoretically get fined by the UN! Im getting a headache! I must hit the sack! Enjoy the rest of the article live from the Earth Summit 2012!

Malaysia: Fried chicken? That’ll be 2,500 litres please
29 Mar 2012

http://www.consumersinternational.org/our-members/member-activity/2012/03/fried-chicken-fomca-water#.T3SJNpYLqpI.twitter

Do you know how much water goes into producing the food you eat? For the first time in Malaysia, a water footprint of favourite Malaysian dishes answers just that question.

In conjunction with World Water Day on 22 March, the Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (FOMCA), a Consumers International (CI) member, gathered this data to educate consumers on the effects of their diet on water sources and food production.

A ‘water footprint’ was used to calculate how much water is used in the production of food from the farm to the table. The results might just surprise you. To produce just a serving of fried chicken for one, 2485.2 litres of waters is needed. For a cup of black coffee, you need 150.5 litres and for a plate of fried rice, 937.5 litres.

  • Maximising yield for each unit of water

    The theme for this year’s World Water Day 2012 is “Water and Food Security – The World is Thirsty because We are Hungry.”

    There are over 7 billion people worldwide to feed today with another 2 billion expected to join by 2050.  The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates there were 925 million hungry people in 2010. At the same time, people are also wasting food.

    According to FAO, approximately 1.3 billion tonnes of food produced annually in the world for human consumption every year gets lost or wasted. All this leads to water loss.

    A 50% reduction in food waste at the global level would save 1,350km³ of water.

    Diets are shifting with rapid urbanisation and increasing incomes. Meat consumption is expected to rise from 37 kg per person per year in 1999/2001 to 52 kg in 2050. It takes about 1500 litres of water to produce 1 kg of wheat but it takes 10 times more to produce 1 kg of beef.

    FOMCA President Datuk Marimuthu Nadason said:

    “People need to understand that there is no creation of ‘new’ water on the planet. Water is only recycled through a sophisticated natural system called the hydrological cycle. The only thing that is new is the exponential population growth that is taxing the current available supply. Maximising yield for each unit of water must be given priority.”

    The need for action

    FOMCA presented a memorandum to the Malaysian Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry; Ministry of Plantation Industries; Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water; and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment calling for the prioritisation of Malaysia’s sustainable development through water and food security.

    Among the recommendations listed were for a clear policy guideline and management tool to tackle water resources problems effectively and a water foot print labelling scheme to promote consumer awareness on the impact of their diet on water resources.

  • UN Carbon Map just released from Earth Summit in Rio!

    In Agenda 21 on March 29, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    An interactive, color enhanced, “moving map” with details of how our world is not being sustainable has just been released at the United Nations Earth Summit/Rio+20 Conference in Rio de Janiero, Brazil just hours ago!

    A carbon map has just been released so you can now graphically “see” your personal carbon footprint and how many tonnes of CO2 you omit and your ranking against the world!

    The Carbon Map!
    http://www.carbonmap.org/sources.html

    Cutting edge technology directly from the United Nations out of Rio! Go to the site above and play around with it, listen to the 1:27 minute audio introduction. It’s quite entertaining to see how the US seems to be the reason that all things are bad in the world as most all of the data is configured to show the US in a bad light! An interesting fact from the Carbon Map: We do have the second highest GDP, second only to the European Union!

    Our countries successes must be shown in a negative light! Why? Because this is where a great percentage of the UNs money comes from and where heavy EPA fines will be levied against corporations! Our wealth must be distributed equally to promote social justice in the rest of the world to “eradicate poverty!”

    Remember, US success and wealth equals more money to the UN and their partner the International Chamber of Commerce using the EPA fines to grow this bear called Agenda 21/SD21!

    This map shows me the level of intensity they are approaching this Earth Summit and forewarns of the devastating impact this Rio+20 conference will have on the world.

    We are fixing to see a huge concentrated effort post Rio with a definitive plan to push Agenda 21 into every household in the World, real soon!

    We must prep our elected leaders for this expected onslaught! We must get the UN out of the US, we must defund them, we must send strong messages to our local leaders who are allowing consultants to use the local Chambers of Commerce and Planners to adopt Growth plans that are straight out of the book written to specifically implement Agenda 21 locally! JUST ENCOURAGE YOUR ELECTED LEADERS TO SAY NO TO THE UN IN OUR COUNTRY!

    Enjoy the map and the explanations below of the map!

    The Carbon Map!
    (must copy and paste link)

    http://www.carbonmap.org/sources.html

    Data sources, notes and explanation

    Area map

    Description: Land area (sq. km)
    Definition: Land area is a country’s total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.
    Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.
    World Bank indicator code: AG.LND.TOTL.K2
    Notes: Greenland data substituted with figure from data.un.org so that it includes the area under the Greenland Ice Sheet.
    Population map

    Description: Population, total
    Definition: Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship–except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. The values shown are midyear estimates.
    Source: (1) United Nations Population Division. 2009. World Population Prospects: The 2008 Revision. New York, United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (advanced Excel tables). Available at http://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp2008/index.htm. (2) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (3) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (4) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, (5) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database, and (6) World bank estimates based on the data from the sources above, household surveys conducted by national agencies, Macro International, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and refugees statistics from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
    World Bank indicator code: SP.POP.TOTL
    Notes: Data for 2010.
    Wealth map

    Description: Total GDP (PPP, current international $)
    Definition: PPP GDP is gross domestic product converted to international dollars using purchasing power parity rates. An international dollar has the same purchasing power over GDP as the U.S. dollar has in the United States. GDP is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in current international dollars.
    Source: World Bank, International Comparison Program database.
    World Bank indicator code: NY.GDP.MKTP.PP.CD
    Notes: Most data for 2010, but with some infilling of blanks from 2009.
    Extraction map

    Description: Potential CO2 emissions from extracted fossil fuels
    Definition: Potential CO2 emissions from annual fossil fuels extraction.
    Source: BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2011, converted to CO2 by Duncan Clark, using the following conversion factors: CO2 figures are based on the following conversion factors: oil, 3.07 tonnes CO2 per tonne; gas, 2.35 tonnes CO2 per tonne of oil equivalent; coal, 3.96 tonnes per tonne of oil equivalent.
    Notes: Data for 2010 for significant extractor countries. Data from non-significant extractors have been estimated by diving the remainder for each continent or region between the remaining countries in proportion to their land area.
    Emissions map

    Description: National CO2 emissions, 2010
    Definition: Total emissions of CO2 from fossil fuel burning and cement production in each nation.
    Source: Glen Peters et al., Nature Climate Change 2, 2–4 (2012) doi:10.1038/nclimate1332.
    Notes: This dataset was updated in March 2010 by Glen Peters. Missing data for countries with low levels of emissions have been estimated by Duncan Clark by distributing unallocated emissions between countries in proportion to their national GDP (PPP, 2010).
    Consumption map

    Description: Carbon footprint of all goods and services consumed, 2010
    Definition: Total emissions of CO2 (from fossil fuel burning and cement production) released in the provision of goods and services consumed in each nation. This is calculated by subtracted the estimated carbon footprint of exports from each nation and adding the estimated carbon footprint of imports.
    Source: Glen Peters et al., Nature Climate Change 2, 2–4 (2012) doi:10.1038/nclimate1332.

    Notes: This dataset was updated in March 2010 by Glen Peters. Missing data for countries with small footprints have been estimated by Duncan Clark by distributing unallocated emissions between countries in proportion to their national GDP (PPP, 2010).
    Historical map

    Description: Cumulative CO2 emissions from energy use
    Definition: Total emissions of carbon dioxide from energy provision, 1850–2008.
    Source: Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) Version 9.0. (Washington, DC: World Resources Institute, 2012) (free registration required).
    Reserves map

    Description: Potential CO2 emissions from fossil fuel reserves
    Definition: This dataset estimates how much CO2 would be released if the fossil fuel reserves for each country were extracted and burned. “Reserves” refers to proven oil, coal and gas reserves that could be extracted economically in current conditions.
    Source: BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2011, converted to CO2 by Duncan Clark using the standard BP conversion factors: CO2 figures are based on the following conversion factors: oil, 3.07 tonnes CO2 per tonne; gas, 2.35 tonnes CO2 per tonne of oil equivalent; coal, 3.96 tonnes per tonne of oil equivalent.
    Notes: Data for reserves as of 2010 for countries listed by BP. Data from other countries have been estimated by diving the remainder for each continent or region between the remaining countries in proportion to their land area.
    People at risk map

    Description: People exposed to droughts, floods and extreme temperatures in 2010
    Definition: A drought is an extended period of time characterized by a deficiency in a region’s water supply that is the result of constantly below average precipitation. A drought can lead to losses to agriculture, affect inland navigation and hydropower plants, and cause a lack of drinking water and famine. A flood is a significant rise of water level in a stream, lake, reservoir or coastal region. Extreme temperature events are either cold waves or heat waves. A cold wave can be both a prolonged period of excessively cold weather and the sudden invasion of very cold air over a large area. Along with frost it can cause damage to agriculture, infrastructure, and property. A heat wave is a prolonged period of excessively hot and sometimes also humid weather relative to normal climate patterns of a certain region. Population affected is the number of people injured, left homeless or requiring immediate assistance during a period of emergency resulting from a natural disaster; it can also include displaced or evacuated people.
    Source: EM-DAT: The OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database: http://www.emdat.be, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels (Belgium), World Bank.
    World Bank indicator code: EN.CLC.MDAT.ZS * population
    Notes: Original dataset was % of population exposed in the period 1990–2009. This has been multiplied by the 2010 population to give an estimate of the people currently exposed.
    Sea level map

    Description: Population living less than 5m above sea level
    Definition: Population below 5m is the total population living in areas where the elevation is 5 meters or less.
    Source: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Place II dataset.
    World Bank indicator code: EN.POP.EL5M.ZS * population
    Notes: Original dataset was % of population. This has been multiplied by the 2010 population to give an estimate of the total population currently living below 5m.
    Poverty map

    Description: Population living below $1.25 a day
    Definition: Population below $1.25 a day is the percentage of the population living on less than $1.25 a day at 2005 international prices. As a result of revisions in PPP exchange rates, poverty rates for individual countries cannot be compared with poverty rates reported in earlier editions.
    Source: World Bank, Development Research Group. Data are based on primary household survey data obtained from government statistical agencies and World Bank country departments. Data for high-income economies are from the Luxembourg Income Study database. For more information and methodology, please see PovcalNet (http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/jsp/index.jsp).
    World Bank indicator code: SI.POV.DDAY * population
    Notes: Calculated by multiplying the 2010 population total by the % of population living on less than $1.25 in the most recent year for which data is available.
    Emissions change shading

    Description: Change in CO2 emissions, 1990–2008
    Definition: Carbon dioxide emissions are those stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement. They include carbon dioxide produced during consumption of solid, liquid, and gas fuels and gas flaring. Data are in million metric tons.
    Source: Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, United States.
    World Bank indicator code: EN.ATM.CO2E.KT
    Notes: Data for some unavailable countries added in based on estimate from Peters et al (see Consumption source above).
    Emissions per person shading

    Description: CO2 emissions per capita, 2008
    Definition: Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per capita are carbon dioxide emissions divided by midyear population.
    Source: Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, United States, and World Bank and United Nations population data.
    World Bank indicator code: EN.ATM.CO2E.PC
    GDP per person shading

    Description: GDP per capita, 2010
    Definition: GDP per capita based on purchasing power parity (PPP). PPP GDP is gross domestic product converted to international dollars using purchasing power parity rates. An international dollar has the same purchasing power over GDP as the U.S. dollar has in the United States. GDP at purchaser’s prices is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in current international dollars.
    Source: World Bank, International Comparison Program database.
    World Bank indicator code: NY.GDP.PCAP.PP.CD
    Notes: Data from 2010 with limited gap-filling from 2009.
    Population growth shading

    Description: GDP per capita, 2010
    Definition: Annual population growth rate for year t is the exponential rate of growth of midyear population from year t-1 to t, expressed as a percentage . Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship – except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of the country of origin.
    Source: Derived from total population. Population source: (1) United Nations Population Division. 2009. World Population Prospects: The 2008 Revision. New York, United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (advanced Excel tables). Available at http://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp2008/index.htm. (2) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (3) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (4) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, (5) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database, and (6) World bank estimates based on the data from the sources above, household surveys conducted by national agencies, Macro International, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and refugees statistics from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
    World Bank indicator code: SP.POP.GROW

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