Thursday, 7 June 2012

UNEP is scaremongering on the eve of the megalomaniac Rio+20 conference

The megalomaniac UN Rio+20 conference is soon to open in Rio de Janeiro. True to its traditions, UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) is trying to hype the event with a new version of the armageddon awaiting us if the "world leaders and nations meeting at Rio+20" do not agree on "a decisive and defining transition towards a low-carbon, resource-efficient, job-generating Green economy".

The usual UN scaremongering is included in the fifth edition of the Global Environment Outlook (GEO-5), "launched on the even of the Rio+20 Summit":

The report cautions that if humanity does not urgently change its ways, several critical thresholds may be exceeded, beyond which abrupt and generally irreversible changes to the life-support functions of the planet could occur. 
"If current trends continue, if current patterns of production and consumption of natural resources prevail and cannot be reversed and 'decoupled', then governments will preside over unprecedented levels of damage and degradation, said UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner.
GEO-5 reminds world leaders and nations meeting at Rio+20 why a decisive and defining transition towards a low-carbon, resource-efficient, job-generating Green Economy is urgently needed, said Mr. Steiner. ―The scientific evidence, built over decades, is overwhelming and leaves little room for doubt."The moment has come to put away the paralysis of indecision, acknowledge the facts and face up to the common humanity that unites all peoples, he added. ―Rio+20 is a moment to turn sustainable development from aspiration and patchy implementation into a genuine path to progress and prosperity for this and the next generations to come.

The UNEP also informs us about the enormous waste of resources which was required to produce this piece of green propaganda:

The report was produced over three years in a process that involved more than six hundred experts worldwide, who collated and analyzed data from every 
continent to build up a detailed picture of the world‘s wellbeing.

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