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Warmers Demand Free Energy, More $$$

From the Agence France-Pressee:

Global protests demand action on climate change

by Richard Ingham

December 12, 2009

COPENHAGEN (AFP) – Hundreds of thousands of activists across the world on Saturday cranked up the heat on the problem-plagued UN climate talks in a bid to press for action instead of words.

With the main rally in Copenhagen, the centre of the Danish capital was in virtual lockdown for the six-kilometer (four-mile) march that would take green and anti-capitalist demonstrators to the UN conference venue.

Police said around 30,000 people had gathered for the rally, many wearing sky blue or carrying blue umbrellas to represent the ‘wave of people power’ at the call of environmental campaigners Friends of the Earth.

Nigerian Nnimmo Bassey, chair of Friends of the Earth International, said: "We cannot allow carbon traders to damage the world. There is no such thing as clean coal or clean crude. Leave the oil in the soil, leave the coal in the hole.

"To those who want to pollute at home and plant a tree somewhere we say no," he added.

Within the Bella Center congress hall, Nobel prizewinner Archbishop Desmond Tutu was to lead children in creating "a sea of candles" representing a call from generations imperilled [sic] by climate change.

The head of the Nobel-winning UN panel of climate scientists warned on Saturday that failure would deal a heavy blow to the nation-state system.

Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), said the talks were "an important test" of whether nations could join together to fight a common threat…

If all goes well, the 194-nation conference under the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will wrap up on Friday with a historic deal sealed by more than 110 heads of state and government.

It would commit major economies to actions that would curb their carbon emissions and set up a financial machine to generate hundreds of billions in dollars for poor countries most exposed to the ravages of climate change

Isn’t it nice to see objective journalism at work?

The way we see it, “if all goes well” Copenhagen will be a complete failure. But the AFP has a different agenda from us.

And speaking of agendas, look at this cast of characters.

They are the usual anti-capitalist malcontents and shakedown artists. Some of them have the Nobel Peace Prizes to prove it.

‘Climate Change’ is just the latest hobby horse they will ride to their communist utopia – and, of course, untold riches.

Here is a little background on Friends of the Earth from Discover The Networks:

Friends Of The Earth

Friends of the Earth has opposed, for ecological reasons, a variety of projects that would have benefited the economic and social development of Third World countries. For example, FOE blocked the construction of the Arun Dam in Nepal, a poor nation whose inhabitants still live without electricity.  FOE blocked Shell’s efforts to build gas and pipeline facilities in Nigeria, where increasing poverty has encouraged the growth of Islamic fundamentalism. And FOE has opposed the distribution of genetically modified foods that could, because of their higher yield, alleviate the dangers of famine in Third World countries.

FOE activism has also helped render millions of U.S. land acres off-limits to energy exploration, from initiatives to keep American industries from accessing the oil available in northern Alaska, to the banning of gas and coal exploration in a 1.7 million-acre tract in Utah. Another of FOE’s self-described success stories was the 1982 ban on whaling in the waters around Iceland, Japan, and Scandinavia – a ban that resulted in a sudden rise in the population of minke and other whales, coupled with a decline in salmon and cod harvests

The organization sued the Small Business Administration (SBA) for "fueling urban sprawl." The SBA had provided some $45 billion for construction and the expansion of businesses, but FOE contended that such developments would lead to air and water pollution, loss of forest cover, and traffic congestion. It won a judgement against the SBA.

In 2003 Friends of the Earth ran a series of full-page ads in USA Today and The New York Times charging the Bush administration with laying waste to the natural environment. In addition, FOE distributed more than 1.3 million copies of a brochure titled The Bush Administration: A Chronology of Environmental Destruction. That same year, FOE filed a second major lawsuit to force the Environmental Protection Agency to further "regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases as air pollutants and contributors to global warming."

FOE was a signatory to an April 2001 petition, presented to the Chairman of the United Nations Commission for Sustainable Development, opposing further development of nuclear technologies. In addition, the International chapter of FOE signed a petition of so-called "civil society" organizations that opposed globalization and "any effort to expand the powers of the World Trade Organization (WTO) through a new comprehensive round of trade liberalization." FOE also endorsed a 2003 "Our World is Not for Sale" campaign similarly condemning the WTO.

A member organization of the United for Peace and Justice anti-war coalition, FOE endorsed a May 1, 2003 document titled "10 Reasons Environmentalists Oppose an Attack on Iraq," which was published by Environmentalists Against War

Big surprise, huh?

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, December 12th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

12 Responses to “Warmers Demand Free Energy, More $$$”

  1. Proof says:

    Will a “a sea of candles” produce more or less carbon than a light bulb and the electricity it needs to be generated for it?

    • canary says:

      burning candles will cause Gore’s core of the earth statement of heat reaching billions of degrees to change to trillions of degrees.

  2. canary says:

    “Hundreds of thousands of activists across the world Saturday” ?

    Did they all walk?, swim ?. Meet your future ‘kill for a seat on the boat’ deathers

  3. “oil in the soil… coal in the hole?”

    Anyone seen Jesse Jackson?

  4. Laree says:

    Who funded them I’ll bet you will find it’s the communist party. The Anti War Movement -Protest in our own country that was against the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, were funded by the Communist Party.

    The environment

    The Communist Party notes its commitment to participating in environmental movements wherever possible, emphasizing the significance of building unity between the environmental movement and other progressive tendencies.[49]

    The Party’s most recently released environmental document – the CPUSA National Committee’s “2008 Global Warming Report” – takes note of the necessity of “major changes in how we live, move, produce, grow, and market.” These changes, the Communists believe, cannot be effectively accomplished solely on the basis of profit considerations:

    “They require long-term planning, massive investment in redesigning and re-engineering, collective input, husbanding resources, social investment in research for long-term sustainability, and major conservation efforts…Various approaches blame the victims. Supposedly the only solution is to change individual consumer choices, since people in general are claimed to cause the problem. But consumers, workers, and poor people don’t have any say in energy plant construction, in decisions about trade or plant relocation or job export, in deciding on tax subsidies to polluting industries like the oil industry.”[50]

    Supporting cooperation between economically advanced and less economically-developed nations in the area of environmental cooperation, the Communist Party USA stands in favor of promoting

    “transfer from developed countries to developing countries of sustainable technology, and funds for capital investment in sustainable agriculture, energy, and industry. We should support efforts to get the developed nations to make major contributions to a fund to protect the rainforests from devastation.”


  5. canary says:

    We saw this coming. Fri. on Fox a liberal femininst politician was on Fox, saying we need pass China’s law; one child per family. The sassy anchor, filling in on the show, laughed at her and told her you people that want one child, have one child. But, don’t tell me how many children to have. The anchor leaned towards there’d be less idiots telling others what to do .
    The feminist’s face was as angry as her red suit. How tacky to wear red suit when you’re discussing China’s kill the baby’s overboard, yet alone, the poisnous baby formula and lead in toys. don’t worry about poisoned baby formula, lead in toys. That Asian boy’s are better culture is leading to alot of baby girls having crib death.

  6. pagar says:

    “funded by the Communist Party.” and led by John Kerry. There is no difference between the US Communist Party and the US Democrats. Compare what they believe in and you’ll find they believe in the same thing.

  7. Liberals Demise says:

    They gotta gets them some of dat obamas money.

  8. VMAN says:

    What I want to know is how long it’s going to be before these commies take up arms to try and squash any and all opposition? I know that they will fail in the USA but I’m not so sure about the rest of the world. When the rest of the world falls what happens to us?

    • Liberals Demise says:

      I’ll tell ya what happens to us if the world fails…..again.
      We eat our food, keep our money at home and flush the commie bastards out of their hiding places.

      WE can and will purge the broken system and set it right!

  9. Uhh.. That sign…

    Gives me the willies. you know which one. Is it just me or is this starting to be a set up for “the one” actually being seen as a world leader instead of the transitional fool he is?

  10. Rusty Shackleford says:

    So they’re not just environmentalists, they are environmentalists against war. (Nice to work the niche markets).

    Yet, let’s take a look.

    Lots of nice factory-made textiles they’re wearing, but try to explain to them the history involving how textiles came to be and how they are produced en masse. Also that flag they’re waving appears to be made from some sort of synthetic fabric…an oil-based product. The inks in their sign, many of which are also oil-based.


    Seems that to get their message across, they have to partake of society’s ills after all.

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