I just wanted to get that on the record.
Turner is crazy, loco, off his rocker.
Now given the industry that I work in, I work for an all-news television network, I kinda owe a debt of gratitude to Turner.
This man changed the face of television news forever when he launched CNN. So due to that, I kinda owe Turner for the job I have now.
But between launching CNN and today – he lost his mind. It could have something to do with marrying Jane Fonda, but I can’t be certain.
Turner has long been an environmental zealot and has said some outrageous things in the past that have proven he’s lost it.
Turner told a conference ahead of the United Nations conference on sustainable development that the world needs to ban plastics.
“I think what we should do about plastics is ban them.”
That goes further than the Toronto ban on plastic bags, he wants rid of all plastics. I think he would ban people if he could.
There is an anti-human element to all of this. Turner claimed he was joking but he actually told his audience that world’s problems could be solved if humans stopped breathing.
“We could ban human breathing, and that would really take care of the problem.”
Turner laughed after his translator asked if he was joking but his joke tells us that at heart, Turner is one of the people that thinks there needs to be a lot fewer humans on the planet. Well after you Ted.
I’ve been telling you that this conference was coming and Canada is there. This is the follow up conference to the Rio Earth Summit, the one that gave us the ridiculous sounding, spooking Agenda 21.
As I’ve mentioned Agenda 21 is a plan about ensuring we all live the way UN bureaucrats want us to. It is about using the guise of environmentalism to fundamentally change society.
The name sounds ridiculous but there it is in the document all countries, including Canada, are expected to endorse. The document, a combination of confession and self-affirmation, has all countries make the following pledge.
“We reaffirm our commitment to fully implement the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, Agenda 21, the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21, the Plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development..”
It goes on to list 15 other international agreements that the countries of the world have signed onto.
“We recognize the central role of the United Nations in advancing the sustainable development agenda.”
A little while later it reads,
“We are committed to strengthening the role of the United Nations Environment Programme as the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda,”
So what is this agenda all about?
Well it’s about changing the way the system works. Un Secretary General Ban ki Moon has said the current system is broken, we need sustainable development. What is that sustainable system? Well if you listen to the environmentalists they will tell you. Tim Flannery, considered one of the leader greenies told me ahead of the Copenhagen summit that,
“The negotiations now ongoing towards the Copenhagen agreement are in effect diplomacy at the most profound global level. They deal with every aspect of our life and they will influence every aspect of our life, our economy, our society, our relationship with the developing world, our relationship with the environment as well.”
Every aspect of our life, our economy, our society.
He said that in a room full of journalists and they just nodded along and didn’t say, hey wait a minute what does that mean? No one else was interested.
Just ahead of the Cancun summit Ottmar Edenhofer, a German economist and co-chair of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, said that “climate policy is redistributing the world’s wealth.”
Climate policy and sustainable development are closely related and neither is about the environment. Not really.
It is about policies ranging from full employment to labour agreements, gender issues to poverty eradication. And in the end the solutions normally tilt left.
The declaration that Canada is going to sign onto in Rio sounds like it is just a bunch of platitudes with no real force. Believing that would be a mistake. This is a document that sees Canada, and every other country that signs it, declaring that the United Nations has real power on the issue of sustainable development around the world. And as the document makes clear there is no part of human activity that this idea of sustainable development does not touch on.
Agreeing to this will see the power of UN bureaucrats in Canada expand dramtically.
For a long time Canada, like so many other countries has just signed onto these agreements as a go along to get along measure.
We really have to stop that and rejecting this document would be a good first step.
And that’s the Byline.