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The Green Tape – Goal 15 of UN Agenda 2030

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.

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Artwork on an article by the Volunteer Fire Fighters Association – done by Terry Pontikos.

UN SDG 15
UN Agenda 2030, goal 15

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:

Craig Calvert“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.”

Source: The Daily Telegraph: NSW bushfires: Devil’s inferno, eerie photo of massive blaze

“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?


The Excuses

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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6RrgBrb6R8

“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?

That's full fucked

Links

Index by SDGs 169 targets – click on each goal to see the devil in the details.

FAO Sustainable Development Goals

United Nations Information Centre, Canberra: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

UN Global Compact Network, Australia: Advancing the SDG’s.

Protests caused by failed energy policies at Santiago, this year’s UN venue

The United Nations Climate Change Conferences are conferences held each year in various locations, where thousands of officials, NGOs and politicians jet in with their fossil-fuel guzzling planes.  I note from the “Conference of the Parties” website they present a “Fossil of the Day” award to shame any country burning coal or not meeting it’s UN targets – but they can’t see the irony.

But this time I’m not talking about hypocrisy, I’m going to talk about the effects of UN Goal 13 – Climate Action.

This year, right now – from the 2nd to 13th December 2019, the UN conference was going to take place in Santiago, Chile.  The reason it’s not is massive protests and rioting caused by failed energy policies.

How a $0.04 metro fare price hike sparked massive unrest in Chile. Source: Vox

How a $0.04 metro fare price hike sparked massive unrest in Chile. Source: Vox

Demonstrations against a hike in metro ticket prices in Chile’s capital exploded into violence on October 18, unleashing widening protests over living costs and social inequality.

Here’s the reason for the price hike in living and metro costs: in 2018 the Chilean government, in a step towards achieving the country’s climate action targets, opted for expensive wind and solar to power most of Santiago Metro’s energy sources.

As a result, Chileans are now burdened by higher Metro fares reflecting unnecessary energy price hikes.

Chile does not lack natural resources – they could have used water and coal, but this is a no-no as far the UN is concerned.  The country cancelled two power projects because of aggressive opposition, one a coal-fired plant and the other a hydro-electric scheme.  These cancelled projects cost Chile billions.

Former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet (from 2006 to 2010 and 2014 to 2018) called it “a pioneering project of the entire world.”  Chilean engineer Douglas Pollock said, “She was probably right because I don’t know of any other country which has done such nonsense.  Electricity cost for the subway rose 210%.”

The government also hit the portion of conventional power that remained with new carbon dioxide taxes.  Just like France.

Vox reported that 50 percent of Chilean workers earn less than 400,000 pesos per month (roughly $550), making a small change to public transportation costs a plausible breaking point.

Results: riots.  This is the effect of climate alarmism, carbon ideology and governments that are UN-concerned with their people.  The green policies introduced there have proved so disastrous and unpopular that Chile is in flames.

It seems Chile’s been getting the wrong things into power.  Is it time to get out of the UN and find leaders that don’t serve the UN or its partner the World Bank?

Santiago

An aerial view of a burnt metro station in Santiago. Source: NDTV Metro Stations Burned, Buses Set On Fire In Chile’s Worst Riots In Years.


Links

United Nations Climate Change conference

Chile’s largest metro network to be powered by solar and wind

Expensive Climate Policies Sparked The Chilean Riots, Just Like In France

Green Policies Are Turning Chile Into Venezuela

“Chilean engineer Douglas Pollock (he has an ancestor buried in Westminster Abbey but despite the name, he is very much a Chilean) spoke with tears in his eyes as he outlined the terrible damage that environmentalism has done to his country in such a short space of time.

“You can hear Douglas talk about the tragedy that has befallen his country in the interview above.  You can also find his speech, in which he talks in more detail about the damage done by green policy to Chile’s economy here.

Nice one, greenies. You have no claim to the moral high ground. What you are doing to the planet is pure evil.”


UN goal 5 is ‘Gender equality’ and goal 8 is ‘Decent work and economic growth: ‘Buy from green companies that are equal opportunity employers.’ 

How did that work out for Chile?

After leaving the presidency in 2010 and while not immediately reelectable, Michelle Bachelet was appointed the first executive director of the newly created United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.

It seems the current president, oligarch Sebastián Piñera is no better,  he was unconcernedly eating at a pizza restaurant during the Santiago riot.  His lapses, errors and inconveniences have been labelled “piñericosas” in Chile.
“Chile burns and he eats pizza”: storm against president Pinera