The State House voted 79-36 on February 4, 2015, on HB490 introduced by Rep. Becky Currie. "The State of Mississippi and all political subdivisions thereof shall not adopt, nor implement, the creed, doctrine, principle, or any tenet of the United States Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and the Statement of Principles of Sustainable Development known as 'Agenda 21,' adopted at the United Nations Conference on Environment and development, held from June 3-14, 1992, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, or any other international law contravening the Constitution of the United States or the Constitution of the State of Mississippi." A companion Senate Bill, SB2809 has been introduced by Sen. Melanie Sojourner. Other states have proposed similar bills, Maine, Wyoming, Washington, Tennessee, and Missouri.
As I've demonstrated in my best-selling book, U.N. Agenda 21: Environmental Piracy, the globalist governance uses "Agenda 21" to control every facet of our lives: global land use, education, population control, health care, reduction of economic activity, and population reduction to a "manageable size" determined by the global elites who drive U.N.'s "Agenda 21."
These globalists who use the global warming/climate change industry and Agenda 21 as tools of control and wealth redistribution, have deemed "not sustainable" most human activities that form our modern civilization: private property, fossil fuels, consumerism, farming, irrigation, commercial agriculture, pesticides, herbicides, farmlands, grazing of livestock, paved roads, golf courses, ski lodges, logging, dams, reservoirs, fences, power lines, suburban living, and the traditional family unit.
Paul Homewood wrote on his blog on January 25, 2015, an article titled, "Massive Tampering with Temperatures in South America." According to Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), one of the "hottest ever year" regions was South America, Brazil, Paraguay, and northern Argentina. Homewood stated that "much of this is fabricated, as they have no stations anywhere near much of this area," as NOAA map showed.
Homewood found out that there are only three rural stations in Paraguay that are operational – Puerto Casado, Mariscal, and San Juan. All three "show a clear and steady upward [temperature] trend since the 1950s with 2014 at the top." When he looked at the raw data available on the GISS site through 2011, "the past has been cooled."
According to Homewood, the Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN), an integrated database of climate summaries from land surface stations across the globe, "show the extent to which they have adjusted temperatures [upwards], the best part of 2 degrees." He continued, "Even by GHCN standards, this tampering takes some beating."
Traust Jonsson, who ran the climate research for Iceland met office, was surprised to see how Iceland's sea ice years had been disappeared around 1970, "when a period of extreme cooling almost devastated his country's economy."
It is sad to reflect that government policies and scientists around the earth rely on these tampered data to fight phantom global warming, giving rise to a huge climate change industry that does nothing but redistribute wealth and fleece the population.
And educators frighten and brainwash children into the same man-made global warming fantasy, using cuddly and lonely polar bears floating on ice floes as examples of a vanishing species due to global warming, when in reality the polar bear population has increased five-fold.
When the frequently adjusted data by NOAA is questioned, the response usually includes the word "consensus." Consensus, a word that denotes agreement of opinion, does not constitute science. "Government climate scientist Peter Thorne, speaking in his personal capacity, said that there was consensus for the adjustments."
Christina Figueres of Costa Rica, London School of Economics graduate and chief of U.N.'s Framework Convention on Climate Change, told reporters that U.N. is redesigning the world economy on purpose: "This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for the, at least, 150 years, since the industrial revolution." She continued, "The international community is quite grateful for the fact that in his second term, President Obama has turned his attention quite clearly and quite decisively to climate change."
Should the American public be happy that EPA will finalize in 2015 the rules to cut carbon emission even further on new and existing power plants, thus negatively affecting our economy through more job losses and higher energy prices? Since there is no such thing as carbon, except on the table of elements, they are going to cut CO2 emissions, the gas necessary for plant life to thrive. Can any global warming expert explain how millions of years ago the atmosphere had more than four times the CO2 that is currently in our atmosphere yet there was no industrial activity or humans to cause it?
Should the American public be grateful that the EPA has released a 344-page rule to make wood stoves more environmentally friendly, forcing millions of Americans to buy more expensive wood-fired stoves? We have more EPA rules affecting poor people who cannot afford the higher natural gas and electricity prices, forcing them to pay more for using wood-stoves. The EPA says, at a cost of $45.7 million per year, 360 to 810 fewer deaths will occur from reduced carbon emissions. But, "there are no cordwood test methods yet for many appliance categories, much less data using such test methods."
The one hundred plus bankrupted green energy companies that squandered billions of taxpayer dollars can add one more case to the roster – FutureGen clean-coal facility in Illinois that would have used carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology. FutureGen, with proper environmental permits and funded with 2009 stimulus package money ($1 billion) and some private investors, touted "the future of coal in the United States" by President Obama, will be suspended "to protect taxpayer interests," pending litigation with Sierra Club.
Michael Bastasch wrote about a March 2009 EPA memo sent to officials to convince them to connect its regulatory agenda to "personal worries" of average Americans. "Polar ice caps and the polar bears have become the climate change 'mascots,' if you will." The memo wants to use children in an effort to fight global warming and to "ramp up clean air and water regulations." EPA wants to change the discussion from the mascots to people with respiratory illnesses and to environmental justice. EPA chief Gina McCarthy said, "Asthma disproportionately affects African-American kids." Yet we all breathe the same air.
Helping the United Nations with its new world order "sustainability" goals, the Bertelsmann Foundation publication, "Winning Strategies for a Sustainable Future," can be purchased on the Brookings Institution website. Bertelsmann Foundation "recently awarded former Secretary General of the U.N., Kofi Annan, € 200,000 'for his exemplary efforts to promote sustainable development around the world.'" Sustainable Development is the lynchpin of U.N.'s Agenda 21. Bertelsmann is quite influential in its publishing empire of social justice, wealth redistribution, and anything that promotes a one world government. According to Susan D. Harris, "Since 2001 the Poky Little Puppy [Little Golden Books] has been providing revenue for Bertelsmann to employ covert political and economic transformations around the globe."
U.N.'s Agenda 21 is so insidious that people do not connect the dots between global warmists, the climate change industry, extreme environmentalists, property rights battles with NGOs around the country, main stream media, publishers of textbooks and other publications, Common Core education standards, International Baccalaureate schools, land conservation, conservation easements, regionalism, living in tiny homes and tiny spaces, re-wilding of America, removing Americans from their cars into public transportation or bikes, taking roads out of commission, sustainable development, smart meters, destroying suburbia, smart grid, and the green agenda with wind and solar power.
Nobody batted an eye when a small organic farm in Arlington, Texas, was raided in 2013 by a SWAT team who searched for ten hours. The Garden of Eden had been cited for code violations such as "grass that was too tall, bushes growing too close to the street, a couch and piano in the yard, chopped wood that was not properly stacked, a piece of siding that was missing from the side of the house, and generally unclean premises."
Martha Boneta has been fighting the intrusive Piedmont Environmental Council, the NGO that holds the conservation easement on her Liberty Farm, for eight years. She was instrumental in bringing to the public the plight of small farmers who are being pushed out of business by environmental groups who want to preserve the land unspoiled and put an end to farming.
The small farmers in Virginia rejoiced when Senate Bill 51 and House Bill 268, dubbed the "Boneta Bill," passed both houses and the Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe signed it in 2014. The bill gave farmers legal protection from overreaching and overzealous county bureaucrats who imposed unreasonable requirements and unnecessary fees on small farmers.
The new 2015 "Boneta Bill," the Virginia House Bill HB 1488, passed on February 2, 2015 by a vote of 87-9 addressed conservation easements, tax benefits, and disputes over easement terms. The bill now goes before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Conservation, and Resources on February 12, 2015. This bill "allows a landowner or other party to a conservation easement to request that the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation use the Administrative Dispute Resolution Act to resolve a dispute relating to the interpretation of the easement."
A conservation easement is a contract between a private property owner and a land trust. Conservation easements are signed because some people want to protect their property from unwanted development in the future but they also want to retain ownership of the land. The donation of an easement to a land trust may give financial advantage to the donor. The conservation easement is passed on to any future owners of that land.
I dedicated an entire chapter in my book in 2012 to Martha Boneta's story, to her organic farm in lovely Paris, Virginia, and to her ordeal with the local board of supervisors and PEC, but her harassment is far from over and continues to this day. She has vowed to continue her fight until small farmers are free to do what they love best, provide wholesome food to America's table, exercising freely their property rights.
But land conservation is one arm of U.N. Agenda 21. All across the U.S. land is locked in conservation projects and easements contracts are convenient financial hooks to take land out of agricultural use in perpetuity under the guise of protecting it.
President Obama included for example up to $37.8 million in the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget to fund land conservation projects in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. We all want clean water, soil, air and want protection of watersheds. But the money is used for public access to our waters or lack thereof. Governor McAuliffe of Virginia stated on February 4, 2015, "If enacted by the Congress, these funds will protect key land areas for habitat, water quality, scenic views, and cultural resources." The money authorized trails, historical parks, and civil war battlefields. But this is done by taking agricultural land out of production and using it to run a few show horses on perfectly manicured miles of green grasses.
The Virginia Land Conservation announced 14 grants totaling $1.7. Such grants "are used by private land trusts, local governments and state agencies to protect and acquire special lands in the following categories: farmlands and forestry, historic areas, natural areas, and open spaces and parks." Five of these grants are slated for conservation easements and seven are to purchase land from farmers in order to "protect" them, a euphemism for taking prime farm land out of agricultural use or lock land from residential/commercial development and turn it into wild habitat for "rare animals and plants."
"Nearly 150 conservation projects have been made possible through VLCF grants since 1999, when the foundation was created," said Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources Molly Ward, who chairs the foundation's board. "The program provides an economical and efficient approach to conserving precious lands, protecting rivers and streams, and preserving farms and historic places for future generations."
The "visioning" grants and "challenge" grants are not really just meant to protect a clean environment for future generations to enjoy, they are part of a region-wide and country-wide plan to force local and state governments into Sustainable Development when we should be concerned about our Sustainable Freedom. If the government was so worried about future generations, they would not spend us into oblivion and destroy our language, borders, and culture with unchecked invasion of illegal immigrants who have no desire to assimilate into the western way of life.
All these progressive platforms pushed by academia and the regime, i.e. social justice, environmental justice, green growth, equality are not cures for war, famine, pestilence, genocide, and poverty, they are recipes for global communism and control by moneyed elites, politicians, and U.N. bureaucrats who fancy themselves the arbiters of humanity's rights and of the climate. They are intent on restricting and denying us freedoms.
What is morally repugnant to real scientists and logical thinkers are the lies and deceptions surrounding the manufactured global warming crisis with all its strings attached, created for political and financial gain at the expense of billions of people around the globe who must suffer the consequences of treaties, laws, rules, and regulations controlling their lives and economic activity so that a small number of global elites can enrich their bank accounts.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.