Wise Up Journal
By Benjamin Smith-Kavanagh
The Guardian article below is a rare attempt by Maurice Strong to counter claims he has ulterior motives for being a strong advocate that man is responsible for changes in the weather. There is no doubt that he is one of the most influential people pushing the man-made global warming theory, so when he does speak it is important to know what it is he is revelling and why.
In this interview he is trying to convince the public that the main global warming advocates do not want a global Government, so you have nothing to worry about in terms of losing National sovereignty or the power to decide how your nation is managed.
If you read on you see he is also letting the public know about the new system the world elite are bringing about. The new global system he wants is already in place and it’s upgrades ready to go, it’s something that in the last few years has appeared in more Government and influential think-thank papers, as well as speeches by people in high positions of power. That word is Governance; while the word sounds similar to Government and the structure would appear to be the same there is a huge difference in the function and role of governance and Global Governance. It already has and will continue to transform our way of life from having some control over how we live to having everything we say and do regulated and decided by un-elected bureaucrats and civil servants. We have already been in this supposedly new system for a long time but it is only in the last few years’ people like Maurice Strong and the mainstream media have decided to let the public know about it.
“Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse?
Isn’t it our responsiblity to bring that about?”
– Maurice Strong, founder of the UN Environment Programme
“Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class – involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, air-conditioning, and suburban housing – are not sustainable.”
– Maurice Strong, Rio Earth Summit
Maurice Strong: Ignore Glenn Beck – I don’t want to the rule the world
Maurice Strong, the founding executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme and self-proclaimed “world’s leading environmentalist”, has hit back at his critics in a rare interview with the Guardian.
Responding to internet speculation and repeated attacks by prominent rightwing climate sceptics that he is using the climate change issue to establish a global government, the 81-year-old Canadian, who organised both the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment in 1972 and the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, said his only motivation was to alert the world that mankind’s current actions are environmentally unsustainable.
“I’ve always made it clear that I do not believe that global government is either necessary or feasible,” said Strong, who was a key official at the UN for decades until his retirement in 2005.
“What I do believe is that we need a system of global governance through which nations can co-operate and deal with issues they cannot deal with alone. Maybe that statement is too sophisticated for some, but it shouldn’t be.”
Last month, Glenn Beck, the conservative Fox News host and popular US talk radio presenter, portrayed Strong as a malevolent figure using his UN contacts to bring about the “collapse” of the world’s “industrialised civilisations”.
Beck said: “[Strong is] involved in collapsing the global economies into the hands of a global government.”
Last year, Lord Monckton, the prominent climate sceptic who recently became the deputy leader of the UK Independence Party, accused Strong during a US TV programme of being a central figure in a “collusion” between UN officials, business leaders and scientists to use climate change as a device to make money.
Strong, a former oil and utilities industry executive who is currently a director of the Chicago Climate Exchange, North America’s only exchange trading credits for greenhouse gas emissions, rejected the accusation.
“I have business interests, but they are pretty modest and I believe that business has to contribute to the solutions. To do that, they have to be profitable.”
On the issue of whether humanity can tackle the environmental challenges he believes it now faces, Strong was downbeat.
“The combination of population growth and the growth in consumption is a danger that we are not prepared for and something we will need global co-operation on.”