As the Sunday afternoon sky in New Zealand went an unprecedented orange from Australia’s bush fires, eventually draining into an early sepia toned twilight, I was left dumbfounded. Australia has experienced bush fires before and should know how to deal with them. Why on God’s green earth did the Australian state and federal governments close fire trails, remove dams and ignore calls to thin out trees and remove undergrowth?
There are news reports like this one from The Sydney Morning Herald, Green ideas must take blame for deaths : “Fire trails have been blocked up to turn the land back to its natural state and volunteer firefighters prevented by National Parks and Wildlife Service employees from bulldozing control lines because of damage to vegetation.
“… Instances like that are just too numerous to mention. Governments … have been in too much of a rush to appease green idealism … This thing about locking up forests is just not working.”
“I believe there is an agenda..” an Australian wrote in the comments section of an article from the Volunteer Fire Fighters Association where a firefighter is shown wrapped in green tape.
Yes there is an agenda – the green tape of the Sustainable Development Goals for Agenda 2030 – specifically SDG Goal #15.
In the name of this ideological goal, the UN has demanded that the undergrowth be left in the forests to “reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
What is this sustainable development goal that is causing such poor management of national parks and state forests?
The sustainable goals of Agenda 2030
In 2015, Agenda 21morphed into UN Agenda 2030 which the UN is now openly promoting. It has 17 high-minded, altruistic and idealistic goals it’s happy to tell the world about, like “ending poverty.”
These goals come with 169 Sustainable Development Goals you are not being told about. You won’t find them very easily, I had to do some digging, but here’s the link.
Click on goal 15. One of the 169 goals is SDG 15.2.1, “Sustainable Forest Management” which involves “biomass.”
Generally speaking, biomass includes the stem, stump, branches, bark, seeds and foliage. It’s more important to the UN Climate Change lobby to keep biomass (the undergrowth) in the name of “reducing greenhouse gas emissions.” That’s why firefighters and local authorities have been prevented from managing their own forests.
The United Nations doesn’t care that the undergrowth is highly combustible leading to unstoppable fires. According to them biomass is good as it absorbs carbon dioxide!
Note: carbon dioxide, or CO2 is a trace gas which makes up just 0.04% of the atmosphere. Yet it is being portrayed by the UN as a harmful greenhouse gas.
This is how the world’s forests are being “conserved” in the name of sustainable development and climate change.
It’s not ‘climate change’ threatening Australia – it’s the belief in climate change.
Biomass and “sustainable” forest management
Here’s the link on the FAO Food and Agriculture page under ‘Key results’ of target 15.1. Quote: “Furthermore, stopping deforestation contributes to reducing of impacts of climate change as forests absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it as biomass.”
And here’s Australia’s report card from the UN for SDG 15.2.1: “Sustainable Forest Management.” It seems the Australian government is after a big UN tick for their biomass targets. Read it and weep.
If you are wondering who the FAO are, the Food and Agriculture Organisation is headquartered in Rome. It seems sovereign management of the nations’ land is being quietly transferred to the United Nations, under something called “FAO Custodianship.” This link is for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Clearly the land confiscation and United Nations ideological approach to forest management is a disaster in the making, and not just one confined to Australia given the rise of uncontrollable fires. This is criminal.
This is what top-down rule by bureaucrats from an UNelected and UNaccountable world government looks like.
I hope I’ve shown you enough to see where this unelected, rampaging, land grabbing, lying, murdering socialist beast is taking us. Where’s it going? How much suffering has it already caused?
My recommendation is to read up on the 169 UN Sustainable Development Goals and see which ones are being enacted in your country.
A farmer’s plea to the Australian government:
“A dairy farmer who spent 13 hours defending his property from a fire that spat out 100m large fireballs has pleaded with the PM to not let any more people die.”
“Shaking and fighting back tears Mr Calvert said that government incompetence had led to the disaster fire season.
“People need help. Australia is scared. To Mr (Morrison), please throw your gloves on, come on down here and see me,” he said.
“Morris (Morrison) step up and get behind us, don’t let anymore people die in the future. You’re the man of the hour, everyone will fall behind you.”
“I’ve got an extensive network who can help with knowledge of the bush and how the environment actually runs. It doesn’t run on paperwork.”
Do you think he’ll be listened to?
And now, here come the “Climate Change” excuses – the fire season is longer, because of “global warming” – so they weren’t able to do backburns.
While many people use the terms interchangeably, hazard reduction is done ahead of bushfire season to reduce the intensity of fires if they do happen, while backburning is done as a last resort to stop a fire that’s already burning.
Mechanical clearing like slashing undergrowth, or even reducing the ground fuel by hand wasn’t done because the local fire authorities are having difficulties getting into national parks to do hazard reduction.
As for backburns, former leader Barnaby Joyce pointed out it’s not like there’s no period to get them done – they could do it in the middle of winter or periods after rain. When they do have occasions to do it, they are constrained by bureaucracy – green tape. Conservation decisions are made by bureaucrats who don’t live in the area.
Former CSIRO scientist David Packham said the same thing in an interview with Sky News Australia.
“The bushfires are now catastrophic.” Les Crowe, National Chief Loss Adjuster to the Insurance Council of Australia wrote about a misconception propagated by the media : “This the first time such fires have been rated as catastrophic. True, but not because they were rated any worse than many previous fires. In 2009, following the bush-fire inquiry, the defined categories of fire were renamed. Catastrophic was introduced as the most severe warning. So this description was never intended to make people think they were the worst fires ever. I have heard many media reports entrench this mistake.”
You’ll find his remarks in the comments section of this link: ‘Climate change doesn’t cause fires’ : “You can’t blame climate change when you’ve restricted access to millions of hectares of densely thickened eucalypt forests and wonder why they go up in smoke.
You can’t blame climate change when you haven’t back burned this millennium.
You can’t blame climate change when there are no fire breaks or cool buffer zones installed around towns, houses and critical infrastructure.”
Finally, what’s this about the Rural Fire Brigades struggling for money?
Index by SDGs 169 targets – click on each goal to see the devil in the details.
United Nations Information Centre, Canberra: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
UN Global Compact Network, Australia: Advancing the SDG’s.