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A Say In Our Future

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UN1Funded by the Volkswagen¬† and commissioned by the Club of Rome, a 1972¬†a report¬†called ‘The Limits to Growth’ was presented to the St. Gallen Symposium that was founded in 1970. The symposium‚Äôs goal¬†was to contribute to the preservation and further development of a social and liberal economic order.¬†The book¬†predicted that ECONOMIC GROWTH could not continue indefinitely because of the limited availability of natural resources, particularly oil.¬† Years of reality later with the predictions made in 1972 it was found that changes in industrial production, food production and pollution are all in line with one of the book’s three scenarios so far- that of ‘business as usual’. This book has a had a significant impact¬†on where the world is headed today.

The Club Of Rome was established in 1968 by an Italian industrialist, and a¬†Scottish scientist. It was formed when a small international group of people from the fields of academia, civil society, diplomacy (UN), and industry met at a villa in Rome. In 1991 the Club published ‘The First Global Revolution’ which noted that social or political unity has commonly been motivated by enemies in common. Since there was no enemy to bring¬†nations together¬†and unite, The Club of Rome came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine¬†etc. would fit the bill as a common threat¬†that would have to be¬†confronted Globally by everyone together.¬†This was the start to shape¬†our future and to unite nations under a global banner. Also¬†the start of the much debated Global Warming.

Ten years after the 1972 Club of Rome Report and the¬†United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, it was found most of the global environmental challenges had clearly not been adequately addressed. In December 19, 1983 the UN put forward a resolution 38/161, to establish the Brundtland Commission. Its¬† mission was to unite countries to pursue sustainable development together. They coined the words ‘sustainable development’ in their paper ‘Our Common Future’ . The Brundtland Report¬†stressed that development is not just about how poor countries can improve their situation, but what the entire world (Global), including developed countries, can do to¬†improve our common situation. In 1989 the Brundtland Report wrote¬†its final draft just prior to the Club of Rome¬†publishing ‘The First Global Revolution’ in 1991¬†and just ahead of the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janerio¬†where 154 nations attended. This was the start to shaping our future.

The final piece of the puzzle to shaping our global future came from the June 1992 Earth Summit. The two-week Earth Summit was the climax of a process that begun in December 1989, of planning, education and negotiations among all Member States of the United Nations, leading to the adoption of Agenda 21 .  Agenda 21 is the document which rules our lives and shapes our future today. In 2012 over 180 leaders participated in the UN Rio+20.

Today when we vote in elections we are really voting on which party is best suited¬†to execute the UN directive and negotiate our well-being. Electing a weak PM can jeopardize our security.¬†Whether it’s in a municipal , provincial or federal election every¬†MP¬†has to be on board with the big global picture. In Alberta where I live,¬†it has been extremely hard to get oil pipelines approved. This is most likely because¬†oil is not being promoted in Agenda 21 nor will it ever be promoted. At best it will be tolerated for a few more decades.

Weather we like it or not the UN train has left the station over 2 decades ago with all its flaws and no¬† public input.¬†¬†Don’t you think it’s about time¬†Agenda 21 is¬†made an election¬†issue this fall (2015) so all Canadians can¬†have a say in our future. I do.

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Written by Ken McGregor

March 30, 2015 at 7:17 pm

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