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🔥 Greta Thunberg and Big-Biz’ Climate Charade
« Reply #225 on: September 30, 2019, 03:12:57 AM »
I wonder if the original Joan of Arc got this kind of critique off the Gutenberg Press? (OK, Gutenberg came AFTER Joan was Burned at the Stake, but you know what I mean...)

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Greta Thunberg and Big-Biz’ Climate Charade

By Tony Cartalucci
Global Research, September 29, 2019
Region: Europe, USA
Theme: Environment, Media Disinformation

A 16 year old girl is obviously not behind a “global movement” demanding “climate action” from governments.

The massive corporate Western media is. And anything the corporate media is behind certainly cannot be described as “grassroots.”

It is the Western media’s daily promotion of this 16 year old that has created “her” movement for her.

Her family background of entertainers and performers is particularly interesting in this regard – Greta Thunberg being the daughter of entertainer Malena Ernman and actor Svante Thunberg, and granddaughter of actor Olof Thunberg. She is the perfect candidate surrounded by the perfect coaches to become a central figure in an exercise of corporate public relations.

Also behind the growing momentum of this “climate action” movement is a myriad of corporate-foundations – notorious for their support of regime change around the globe, the protection and promotion of corporate-financier special interests, and the co-opting of legitimate causes ranging from human rights to now concerns over our collective impact on the environment.

Just like the “war on terror” was a fraudulent campaign aimed at very real terrorists – Greta Thunberg’s “Fridays for Future” climate movement is a fraudulent campaign aimed at the very real environmental damage being done around us.

And just like the “war on terror” where the US was caught in fact arming and funding the very terrorists they were supposed to be fighting – all as a pretext to advance otherwise indefensible wars of aggression, “Fridays for Future” is supported by and being advanced for the very worst environmental offenders on Earth to advance an agenda that allows for otherwise indefensible and unpopular policies – many of which will be easily delayed or redirected in the West while forced on developing nations.

“Climate action” forced on the developing world is aimed at crippling progress and granting the West a reprieve from its otherwise irreversible economic, political, and military decline upon the global stage and its ability to coerce and exploit these nations, their people, and their resources.

What is “Fridays for Future?”

Following the money is particularly easy in unravelling “Fridays for Future.” The “movement’s” own website – under “About” contains a list of websites that make up the “movement’s” network.

Each page listed contains the School Strike 4 Climate (SS4C) logo. They also contain links to various supporters and affiliates. The Canadian page – for example – has a “Promo Toolkit” page full of resources provided by corporate foundations.

One foundation in particular that turns up repeatedly is 350.org.

350.org has published the “Climate Resistance Handbook” which includes a “foreword” by Greta Thunberg herself.

The handbook itself lists zero relevant concerns or actions regarding actual environmental issues and instead is a rehash of familiar CIA-honed tactics used by the US for its so-called “color revolutions” around the globe.

The handbook even cites the US overthrow of Serbia and Ukraine as examples for environmental activists to follow.

Regarding Serbia, the handbook would claim:

    A group of young people in Serbia nonviolently fought their powerful, ruthless dictator in Serbia. Tey required every person who joined their movement to learn the upside-down triangle. They led trainings to explain the concept and their plan to remove the pillars they saw.

    This approach was a key ingredient to their movement. And they were successful in overthrowing the brutal Serbian dictator.

In reality, the US itself would eventually reveal no such tactics worked and instead it was the millions of dollars the US government funneled into Serbia to back a covert coup that eventually overthrew the Serbian government.

This coup was not to stop a “brutal dictator,” but rather to fold Serbia, its people, and resources into America’s eastward expansion toward Russian borders.

The New York Times in its article, “Who Really Brought Down Milosevic?,” would admit:

    Backed by extensive financing from the United States, Otpor steadily coaxed them from the inertia and introspective desperation of the 1990’s, when the most decisive act of the best and the brightest was emigration or draft evasion. Through marches and mockery, physical courage and mental agility, Otpor grew into the mass underground movement that stood at the disciplined core of the hidden revolution that really changed Serbia. No other opposition force was as unsettling to the regime or as critical to its overthrow.

The New York Times would also admit details of the extent of US financing:

    American assistance to Otpor and the 18 parties that ultimately ousted Milosevic is still a highly sensitive subject. But Paul B. McCarthy, an official with the Washington-based National Endowment for Democracy, is ready to divulge some details.

The article continues:

    …McCarthy says, “from August 1999 the dollars started to flow to Otpor pretty significantly.” Of the almost $3 million spent by his group in Serbia since September 1998, he says, “Otpor was certainly the largest recipient.” The money went into Otpor accounts outside Serbia.

Not only were the “young people of Serbia” successful only because of dubious, secretive US funding, they were successful and their “efforts” lauded by the Western media only because their efforts ultimately served US special interests.
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Serbia is no more “free” or “democratic” today than it was under Milosevic. The only real change has been efforts to draw the broken nation westward into Washington and NATO’s orbit and away from its traditional ties to Russia. In essence, the youths of Serbia were drawn in as unwitting participants in expanding American hegemony, not promoting “democracy.”

In many ways then – 350.org picked the perfect example to help illustrate just exactly what “Fridays for Future” is really about – a cynical public relations exercise obviously funded and directed by Western special interests using “youths” and a well-meaning agenda as cover.

Instead of specifically and explicitly targeting the worst environmental offenders on Earth – corporations like Monsanto, Bayer, DuPont, and Syngenta spraying our food and environment with poison, or Exxon, BP, and Shell for their attempts to perpetuate petrol-driven energy, or labor unions like America’s United Automobile Workers which is part of a concerted effort to sabotage electric vehicle manufacturers like Telsa – “Fridays for Future” is allied with them in making ambiguous demands and giving naive youths the illusion that something is being done.

Worst still is the likelihood that this movement will actually result in much of the burden for these corporations’ offenses against the environment and human health being shifted onto the public in the form of new taxes and regulations.

Who Funds 350.org?

Since 350.org has written the handbook “Fridays for Future” is following, it would be useful to know who exactly is behind 350.org itself and thus the agenda and movement it is promoting.

The organization lists around 200 different private and corporate foundations funding its activities.

This includes notorious actors like CREDO – a for-profit telecom corporation that uses the cover of activism to build up a loyal – if not fanatical – customer base. It also includes the big-pharma linked Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

The KR Foundation both directly funds 350.org and also funds other foundations listed on 350.org‘s donor list including the New Venture Fund and the European Climate Foundation.

The Oak Foundation also not only directly funds 350.org – it too funds many other donors appearing on 350.org‘s list including the Climate Works Foundation and the European Climate Foundation.

The Oak Foundation is deeply involved in virtually every aspect of US “soft power,” sponsoring organizations involved in US-funded “color revolutions” as well as fronts posing as human rights advocates like Amnesty International whose role is to fabricate human rights offenses to justify US wars of aggression in which very real human rights abuses thus unfold.

Alongside The Oak Foundation is George Soros and his Open Society Foundation as well as the US government’s own National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and its various subsidiaries and affiliates.

On “Fridays for Future’s” official website Amnesty International is openly listed as one of several organizations assisting the movement with legal matters. The Open Society-linked Tides Foundation also appears on 350.org‘s list of donors.

NED-linked “labor unions” – the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) – are also heavily involved in the “Fridays for Future” movement. Labor unions in other countries like Australia openly admit they are involved in organizing the actual protests themselves.

Older stories from Democracy Now! like, “Unholy Alliance? The AFL-CIO and the National Endowment for Democracy in Venezuela,” illustrate the ties between the NED and AFL-CIO and their role in promoting US foreign policy. The NED has since deleted links from its webpage documenting its direct funding for the AFL-CIO and its activities worldwide.

The Sierra Club is also listed as one of 350.org‘s donors.

Time  reported in a 2012 article on just one instance of the Sierra Club’s big-oil sponsorships that:

    TIME has learned that between 2007 and 2010 the Sierra Club accepted over $25 million in donations from the gas industry, mostly from Aubrey McClendon, CEO of Chesapeake Energy—one of the biggest gas drilling companies in the U.S. and a firm heavily involved in fracking—to help fund the Club’s Beyond Coal campaign.

While Time claims the Sierra Club “stopped” taking this money – it was only because the information became public – not because of any fundamental issue against taking big-oil money or working on behalf of big-oil’s agenda.

What is also revealed by the 2012 article is that the Sierra Club promoted an “anti-coal” agenda – not on behalf of the environment – but on behalf of the shale gas industry.

“Fridays for Future” – a movement ultimately sponsored and directed by these very same collection of interests and organizations – has no intention of helping the environment – but rather helping the special interests that created the movement under the cover of promoting “environmentalism.”

Good Intentions Aren’t Enough   

The youths joining these movements undoubtedly have the right intentions at heart – but the movement itself is marketed toward youths specifically because they lack the experience and discernment needed to understand the difference between how government “works” in their school books and how it actually works when money and special interests are involved.

Greta Thunberg and “her” movement – should they in any way acutally threaten the special interests that still dominate Western society – would be marginalized, censored, smeared, and attacked across the media. At their protest venues – they would be tear-gassed, beaten, and chased off the streets. And any tangible “action” that threatened to undermine big-business they advocated for would be promptly outlawed.

The fact that those responsible for repressing actual change in the West are eagerly aiding and abetting Greta Thunberg and “Fridays for Future” should tell the average onlooker all they need to know about the legitimacy and agency of these protests even without looking into the financials and ties of organizations openly sponsoring, promoting, and even directing the movement.

But the financials and ties are undeniable and quite familiar evidence that closes the case on “Fridays for Future.”

The Environment Needs Real Help

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Human civilization – without doubt – is negatively impacting the environment.

Big-agriculture poisons our land and water with chemicals and genetic contamination. Big-oil chokes our air. Big-defense litters battlefields with depleted uranium constituting a modern-day equivalent of plowing the earth with salt. Plastic packaging necessary for “globalized” consumerism fills our land and seas.

Even if one does not believe in mainstream notions of “climate change,” petroleum-based transportation has a direct and undeniable impact on human health that must be reduced if not entirely eliminated. The wealth and power consolidated by big-energy is also a major social problem that needs to be confronted.

If Greta Thunberg and her Fridays for Future activists wanted to “save the Earth,” they would be gathering outside the headquarters of the corporations responsible for these offenses – not protesting outside the offices of the politicians they own.

When “Fridays for Future” begins advocating boycotts of big-box stores and their oil-dependent, global-spanning supply chains in favor of local industry and business – when they protest genetically modified organisms and big-ag food in favor of locally produced organic produce, and when they begin advocating and investing in alternative energy rather than demanding the government do it for them – they will finally be on the road with a growing number of very real activists already working to truly save the environment.

They will also realize that these real activists – toiling for years – have never been known to them because the cameras and studios eagerly promoting “Fridays for Future” and their anemic, co-opted “activism” have already long ago worked hard to marginalize, censor, smear, and attack these genuine activists.

Genuine activism – like promoting and investing in local manufacturing and agriculture – has already been targeted by legislation to outlaw it or at the very least – seriously complicate it to the point of being impractical to pursue.

This is how one can tell the difference between genuine activism and co-opted or even manufactured activism – by seeing where the corporate media’s camera’s are pointed and who corporate special interests through their faux philanthropic fronts are promoting.

The environment is indeed facing an emergency – not only because of the real damage human civilization is doing to it – but also because of who the public has put their faith in to fix it.

And finally – if the environment is in such dire straits why is the world entrusting it to a 16 year old and a movement allegedly comprised of children?

Children are being enlisted because they are the only demographic left that are still capable of putting their faith into fronts like the Sierra Club, Amnesty International, The Tides Foundation, The Oak Foundation, and many other instruments of Western corporate-financier power long since exposed, distrusted, and disdained by the rest of the global public.

Greta Thunberg’s story isn’t one of inspiration and activism – it is one of child exploitation, one of manipulating public perception, and one of re-entrenched special interests desperately seeking an audience – any audience – still gullible enough to believe in and help reconstruct the facades used to cover up their otherwise transparent and self-serving agenda.

The environment needs to be saved, but not by big-business’ “Fridays for Future” charade.
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Re: The Environment Board
« Reply #226 on: September 30, 2019, 05:50:49 AM »
Now that is some hardcore paranoid drivel if I've ever seen it.  I dont think the labels apply well. I don't think she is playing ball the way most activists do and is annoying the hell out of left and right media interests. She is not playing the old good paying union jobs card/green growth mantra that gives ammunition to the right and oxygen to the left. She is young, charismatic, social media gifted, focused, and representative of the largest generation of westerners ever coming to power and currently under represented politically... good on her, bring it on! Brush all those old boomers and their labels asside. Us xers failed due to demographics hopefully they don't.
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Re: The Environment Board
« Reply #227 on: September 30, 2019, 10:05:19 AM »
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Tony Cartalucci is reportedly a former US marine.[1] He has been regular contributor to Land Destroyer Report[2], Activist Post[3], New Eastern Outlook[4], Russia Insider[5], The Daily Sheeple,[6] 21st Century Wire[7] and Global Research[8] and has had work published at Off Guardian.[9]

In a report about Fake news censorship in July 2019, New Eastern Outlook reported that both Cartalucci's Twitter and Facebook accounts had been deleted. [10] The report cites a Reuters article [11] in which a Facebook spokesman is quoted as saying that this and other account deletions were for "coordinated inauthentic behavior". It is a detailed account of the methods being employed by the Fake news campaign to censor platforms that effectively challenge western official narratives.

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« Reply #228 on: October 02, 2019, 12:04:45 PM »

CONSERVATION GROUP PLANS TO BUY WORLD’S LARGEST SEQUOIA FOREST FOR $15.6 MILLION

John Vibes, Truth Theory
Waking Times

A conservation group from San Francisco named “Save the Redwoods League” recently agreed on a deal to purchase the largest privately-owned sequoia forest in the world. However, they don’t actually have the $15.6 million that will be needed to seal the deal yet.

The area is known as Alder Creek and it is located in the southern Sierra Nevada in eastern central California, surrounded by the Giant Sequoia National Monument. Alder creek is 530 acres in total size and contains 483 trees that have a trunk diameter of over six feet. There are also some famous trees on the land, including the Stag Tree, which is 3,000-years-old and the world’s fifth-largest tree.

Sam Hodder, president of Save the Redwoods League says that it is very important to protect this area.

“This is probably the most-coveted sequoia conservation opportunity in a generation. This is an alpine landscape covered with iconic, breathtaking, cinnamon-barked trees that are surrounded by pastures. It is such a superlative representation of nature. This is the prize. This is the best of what’s left. It’s a very special place,” Hodder told Mercury News.

    The Stagg Tree is just an absolute monster, stunning. Fifth largest tree in the world. We’re trying to protect it and hundreds of other ancient giant sequoia on Alder Creek. Learn more: https://t.co/Hvcx3pFwjQ pic.twitter.com/n5ZyiTxlp2

    — savetheredwoods (@savetheredwoods) September 18, 2019

The Alder Creek region has been owned by a wealthy Rouch family since the 1940s. The family did cut down some trees on the property for their lumber business, but they said that they did they best to avoid the sequoia’s, and they still left the area open to the public as well.

Mike Rouch said that less than a dozen of those trees were taken from the forest since his grandfather bought the land.

“I’m 62, and there’s never been one cut down in my lifetime. They could have gotten fence posts or roof shakes out of them. But I think my dad deep down recognized how beautiful they were and he didn’t want to take them,” Rouch said.

In a press release, Save the Redwoods League asked its supporters for help raising the money, saying that they had until December 31, 2019, to secure the funding.

Luckily, they will have some help getting started, as an anonymous donor has promised to match every dollar donated for the first $500,000.

It is also important to note that this organization has been able to raise large sums of money from their supporters in the past, although this would be their largest fundraising effort thus far.

Last year, the group purchased a 160-acre property called Red Hill, also located in the Sierra Nevada’s giant sequoia forests. For that purchase, Save the Redwoods League was able to raise $4 million, which is quite an accomplishment, but still a long way from the $15.6 million needed for this property.




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Green New Deal and the Climate Movement. Trojan Horses for the Billionaire Class?
By Michael Welch, Naomi Wolf, and Cory Morningstar
Global Research, September 29, 2019
Region: USA
Theme: Environment, GLOBAL RESEARCH NEWS HOUR, Media Disinformation


“As the oligarchs financed, shaped and largely managed the climate movement – it’s only natural that they alone benefit from it. The power-elites repackaged our oppression as revolution and sold it back to us. By exploiting the innocent youth, which in turn exploited our emotions and fears as a collective populace, we devoured it.  And soon, young Greta, and all the youth they have exploited, will be thrown under the bus.” – Cory Morningstar, from Act IV of the series ‘The Manufacture of Greta Thunberg – with Consent’ [1]

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During the week from September 20-27th, an estimated 6 million people in thousands of towns and cities around the world, took part in “climate strikes” intended to spur world leaders into action around the mitigation of climate change. [2]

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who inspired these mobilizations with her solitary protests outside the Swedish parliament and her uncompromising stance in her public messaging and demeanour, has become an international celebrity. The youngster, nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, spoke at Friday’s 500,000 strong mobilization in Montreal, in the Canadian province of Quebec:

    “…The numbers are still coming in, but it looks like well over 6.6 million people have joined the Week For Future through strikes on this and last Friday. That is one of the biggest demonstrations in history!

    The people have spoken, and we will continue to speak until our leaders listen and act! We are the change! And change is coming!”

We live in a world where over 200 unarmed protesters in Gaza, including 52 children can be killed by Israeli snipers with impunity, as happened last year following the Great March of Return, and where Israel’s economic strangulation of Gaza is having devastating impacts on the people living there. We live in a world where sanctions on countries like Iran and Venezuela are devastating the populace of those counties, and where children die and a major humanitarian catastrophe continues unabated in Yemen under U.S.- backed Saudi military brutality. Where hundreds of millions of children live in extreme poverty. All with the tacit if not overt consent of major governing institutions like the United Nations.

Yet it appears millions of youth, along with their 16 year old role model who shames world leaders who “dare” to pursue money at the expense of her future, are successfully pricking the consciences of those same leaders with the threat of withdrawing from school. This at a time when 61 percent of children aged 15 to 17 are already denied access to school in the world’s poorest countries.

To be certain, human-induced climate disruption is a reality acknowledged by the vast majority of climate science experts, and therefore a legitimate focus of public concern. Aggressive measures are certainly called for to address an environmental catastrophe posing a clear and present threat to humans and to all life on Earth.

But given the proven track record of major powers invoking humanitarian pretexts such as the “responsibility to protect” to conceal imperial aggression, sincere activists need to scrutinize with excruciating detail the solutions being planned and prepared by those same elites.

This week’s episode of the Global Research News Hour proposes to do just that.
Saving the Earth or Saving Capitalism? The Inconvenient Truth Behind Today’s Youth Climate Campaigns

In our first half hour, we interview Naomi Wolf, CEO of the Daily Clout who has found fault with the Green New Deal tabled by the upstart Democratic Party Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. In a recent conversation, Dr. Wolf elaborates on what she sees as the undemocratic and problematic implications of this resolution. She also comments on groups like the Sunrise Movement, and how the popular movement for climate justice is potentially being exploited for non-grassroots purposes.

Dr. Wolf’s more complete critique of the GND can be found in the following video.

In our second half hour, we revisit an interview from earlier this year with London, Ontario based Cory Morningstar. Her series The Manufacture of Greta Thunberg – For Consent explores the young woman’s privileged background and the involvement of high level NGOs and business interests from the very start of her climate activism. More importantly, she reveals less than wholesome objectives on the part of global elites under the guise of “climate solutions.” Cory outlines some of these goals, as well as the cynical campaigns to herd youth and the general public behind an agenda that ultimately undermines the very social and environmental goals they aspire to.

Naomi Wolf is a Rhodes Scholar, a noted journalist, writer and political consultant. Her works of non fiction include the 1990 bestseller The Beauty Myth:How Images of Female Beauty Are Used Against Women (1991), The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot (2007), and its sequel Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries (2008). She is founder and CEO of the Daily Clout, an online media company which reviews and interprets legislation for the lay public in the United States.

Cory Morningstar is an independent investigative journalist, writer and environmental activist, focusing on global ecological collapse and political analysis of what she calls the non-profit industrial complex. She resides in London, Ontario, Canada. Her writings can be found on Wrong Kind of Green, The Art of Annihilation, Political Context, Canadians for Action on Climate Change and Countercurrents. Both volumes of her multi-part series The Manufacture of Greta Thunberg – For Consent are available through this link.

(Global Research News Hour episode 270)

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    http://www.wrongkindofgreen.org/2019/02/03/the-manufacturing-of-greta-thunberg-for-consent-the-house-is-on-fire-the-90-trillion-dollar-rescue/
    Matthew Taylor, Jonathan Watts and John Bartlett (Sept. 27, 2019), ‘Climate crisis: 6 million people join latest wave of global protests’, The Guardian; https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/27/climate-crisis-6-million-people-join-latest-wave-of-worldwide-protests

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Green New Deal and the Climate Movement. Trojan Horses for the Billionaire Class?
By Michael Welch, Naomi Wolf, and Cory Morningstar
Global Research, September 29, 2019
Region: USA
Theme: Environment, GLOBAL RESEARCH NEWS HOUR, Media Disinformation

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“As the oligarchs financed, shaped and largely managed the climate movement – it’s only natural that they alone benefit from it. The power-elites repackaged our oppression as revolution and sold it back to us. By exploiting the innocent youth, which in turn exploited our emotions and fears as a collective populace, we devoured it.  And soon, young Greta, and all the youth they have exploited, will be thrown under the bus.” – Cory Morningstar, from Act IV of the series ‘The Manufacture of Greta Thunberg – with Consent’ [1]

LISTEN TO THE SHOW

Click to download the audio (MP3 format)

During the week from September 20-27th, an estimated 6 million people in thousands of towns and cities around the world, took part in “climate strikes” intended to spur world leaders into action around the mitigation of climate change. [2]

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who inspired these mobilizations with her solitary protests outside the Swedish parliament and her uncompromising stance in her public messaging and demeanour, has become an international celebrity. The youngster, nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, spoke at Friday’s 500,000 strong mobilization in Montreal, in the Canadian province of Quebec:

    “…The numbers are still coming in, but it looks like well over 6.6 million people have joined the Week For Future through strikes on this and last Friday. That is one of the biggest demonstrations in history!

    The people have spoken, and we will continue to speak until our leaders listen and act! We are the change! And change is coming!”

We live in a world where over 200 unarmed protesters in Gaza, including 52 children can be killed by Israeli snipers with impunity, as happened last year following the Great March of Return, and where Israel’s economic strangulation of Gaza is having devastating impacts on the people living there. We live in a world where sanctions on countries like Iran and Venezuela are devastating the populace of those counties, and where children die and a major humanitarian catastrophe continues unabated in Yemen under U.S.- backed Saudi military brutality. Where hundreds of millions of children live in extreme poverty. All with the tacit if not overt consent of major governing institutions like the United Nations.

Yet it appears millions of youth, along with their 16 year old role model who shames world leaders who “dare” to pursue money at the expense of her future, are successfully pricking the consciences of those same leaders with the threat of withdrawing from school. This at a time when 61 percent of children aged 15 to 17 are already denied access to school in the world’s poorest countries.

To be certain, human-induced climate disruption is a reality acknowledged by the vast majority of climate science experts, and therefore a legitimate focus of public concern. Aggressive measures are certainly called for to address an environmental catastrophe posing a clear and present threat to humans and to all life on Earth.

But given the proven track record of major powers invoking humanitarian pretexts such as the “responsibility to protect” to conceal imperial aggression, sincere activists need to scrutinize with excruciating detail the solutions being planned and prepared by those same elites.

This week’s episode of the Global Research News Hour proposes to do just that.
Saving the Earth or Saving Capitalism? The Inconvenient Truth Behind Today’s Youth Climate Campaigns

In our first half hour, we interview Naomi Wolf, CEO of the Daily Clout who has found fault with the Green New Deal tabled by the upstart Democratic Party Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. In a recent conversation, Dr. Wolf elaborates on what she sees as the undemocratic and problematic implications of this resolution. She also comments on groups like the Sunrise Movement, and how the popular movement for climate justice is potentially being exploited for non-grassroots purposes.

Dr. Wolf’s more complete critique of the GND can be found in the following video.

In our second half hour, we revisit an interview from earlier this year with London, Ontario based Cory Morningstar. Her series The Manufacture of Greta Thunberg – For Consent explores the young woman’s privileged background and the involvement of high level NGOs and business interests from the very start of her climate activism. More importantly, she reveals less than wholesome objectives on the part of global elites under the guise of “climate solutions.” Cory outlines some of these goals, as well as the cynical campaigns to herd youth and the general public behind an agenda that ultimately undermines the very social and environmental goals they aspire to.

Naomi Wolf is a Rhodes Scholar, a noted journalist, writer and political consultant. Her works of non fiction include the 1990 bestseller The Beauty Myth:How Images of Female Beauty Are Used Against Women (1991), The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot (2007), and its sequel Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries (2008). She is founder and CEO of the Daily Clout, an online media company which reviews and interprets legislation for the lay public in the United States.

Cory Morningstar is an independent investigative journalist, writer and environmental activist, focusing on global ecological collapse and political analysis of what she calls the non-profit industrial complex. She resides in London, Ontario, Canada. Her writings can be found on Wrong Kind of Green, The Art of Annihilation, Political Context, Canadians for Action on Climate Change and Countercurrents. Both volumes of her multi-part series The Manufacture of Greta Thunberg – For Consent are available through this link.

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    http://www.wrongkindofgreen.org/2019/02/03/the-manufacturing-of-greta-thunberg-for-consent-the-house-is-on-fire-the-90-trillion-dollar-rescue/
    Matthew Taylor, Jonathan Watts and John Bartlett (Sept. 27, 2019), ‘Climate crisis: 6 million people join latest wave of global protests’, The Guardian; https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/27/climate-crisis-6-million-people-join-latest-wave-of-worldwide-protests

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I'm curious what peoples' take on this is...
I'm quite impressed with Greta myself and I don't buy the whole handlers and puppet thing. I'm seeing more and more articles like this and if anything I find that supposed free thinkers and independents are the ones pushing this packaged narrative of oligarchs and oil barons. Its as if they cannot phantom a genuinely committed activist anymore there has to be hidden motive and corruption. All of that  plays into the hands of those who would diminish this.  I believe she is shrewdly seeking allies and friends who agree mostly with her goals like any other person who has tried to change things ever since the dawn of time. She gets a lot of credit in my eyes; She took public transit wearing a teenagers backpack and hoody, she carried a hand drawn sign in Montreal, she is touring places in central ontario sympathetic to her views and part of the solution. breathing exposure and vitality into them. Overtime you see her she looks genuinely happy and inquisitive to be doing new things.  My niece was motivated to get out there and march and think about things she had not before and felt like she had a voice. All good. So what if she is not dealing personally with every detail nobody changes anything alone.
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I'm curious what peoples' take on this is...
I'm quite impressed with Greta myself and I don't buy the whole handlers and puppet thing. I'm seeing more and more articles like this and if anything I find that supposed free thinkers and independents are the ones pushing this packaged narrative of oligarchs and oil barons. Its as if they cannot phantom a genuinely committed activist anymore there has to be hidden motive and corruption. All of that  plays into the hands of those who would diminish this.  I believe she is shrewdly seeking allies and friends who agree mostly with her goals like any other person who has tried to change things ever since the dawn of time. She gets a lot of credit in my eyes; She took public transit wearing a teenagers backpack and hoody, she carried a hand drawn sign in Montreal, she is touring places in central ontario sympathetic to her views and part of the solution. breathing exposure and vitality into them. Overtime you see her she looks genuinely happy and inquisitive to be doing new things.  My niece was motivated to get out there and march and think about things she had not before and felt like she had a voice. All good. So what if she is not dealing personally with every detail nobody changes anything alone.

Well you have to remember she's the daughter of two relatively famous people in Sweden, an actor and an opera singer.  They have publicity agents.  They also enabled her by allowing her to drop out of school to pursue this agenda.  So it's a chicken-egg question here about where the agenda comes from.

Once she did gain notoriety and traction (no doubt the publicity agents sent out photographers and called the newspapers), she got the attention of other climate activists and she started to get "Star Quality".  This then attracted some Big Money,  which enabled an even bigger promotion machine. At the same time other long time activists who never got this sort of attention became jealous.  So there's a backlash.

I think she is quite earnest, after all she's diagnosed as autistic.  That is why she is so focused on this topic and driven.  She is being used by a certain segment of the climate community, but all to the good there because as I said before in my recent blog, nothing sells in the Ad Biz better than a cute girl.

Far as the "Green New Deal" is concerned, it's a lot of bullshit that won't do very much to stop the climate change and the burning of fossil fuels.  The only thing that will do that is economics, and when the industrial machine does grind to a halt Greta of Stockholm and the other young activists who are following her will be mighty surprised at how their standard of living drops through the basement floor, into the cellar and then onward down into the depths of hell.

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« Reply #232 on: October 04, 2019, 01:14:58 PM »
Couldn't agree more with you more RE. Until the economy collapses and 80% of the population dies off and the rest eke out their living on small plots of land growing just enough food to live on there isn't any hope of the climate stabilising. Even that might not be enough. There isn't any other solution. Population overshoot, resource overshoot and the tragedy of the commons screw the human race.
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« Reply #233 on: October 04, 2019, 01:18:33 PM »
Couldn't agree more with you more RE. Until the economy collapses and 80% of the population dies off and the rest eke out their living on small plots of land growing just enough food to live on there isn't any hope of the climate stabilising. Even that might not be enough. There isn't any other solution. Population overshoot, resource overshoot and the tragedy of the commons screw the human race.
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♻ Iowa teens delighted as Greta Thunberg leads unexpected climate strike
« Reply #234 on: October 05, 2019, 02:13:43 AM »
Notice if you will there are not many BLACK teens involved in this movement...

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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/04/greta-thunberg-iowa-climate-strike

Iowa teens delighted as Greta Thunberg leads unexpected climate strike


More than 3,000 people gathered in the shadow of the University of Iowa on Friday afternoon to hear Thunberg speak

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Climate change teen activist Greta Thunberg joins a climate strike march in Iowa City. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Reuters

Three days prior to Greta Thunberg’s surprise visit to Iowa City on Friday, the organizer and local climate activist, Massimo Biggers, a 14-year-old Iowa City high school student, was preparing to strike – as he has done every Friday, sometimes on his own, since the Global Climate Strike day Thunberg inspired on 15 March.

Out of the blue, a message arrived from the Swedish teen activist, with whom he had been in touch, asking him if he was planning to strike again this Friday. “Of course!” he replied, and for the last 48 hours, according to his father, Jeff, neither had slept. “This was truly a miracle to have the town pull this together,” he said.

More than 3,000 people gathered at short notice in the shadow of the University of Iowa on Friday afternoon to hear Thunberg speak.
Attendees participate in a climate strike rally with climate change environmental teen activist Greta Thunberg, in Iowa City, Iowa.
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“Wow” said Thunberg, squinting in the sun, as the crowd chanted her name. “It’s just so many people I don’t think any of us expected this many people. This is real hope, so many people gathering on a weekday at such short notice. This is real hope to me,” she said.

Biggers has spent the last six months mobilizing fellow students to pressure the city council into adopting more stringent measures to address climate change.

“At the time our specific goal was to get the school board to pass a climate resolution,” he said in an interview with the Guardian. “But then it was pretty easy to get the school board to get a climate resolution so we went to the city council and now we’re trying to get the coal fired [power] plant shut down,” he added.

The University of Iowa burns coal at its power plant, providing a clear target for the young activists who lead the crowd in regular chants of “End Coal Now!”

“To be part of a global movement and especially at this stage, it’s just an amazing, amazing opportunity to see a global leader,” said Abbey Jordahl, a freshman at UI from Ankeny, Iowa. “Honestly I couldn’t believe it when I read that Greta was coming here, I was like … Iowa City?! What?! I’ve been following her for a while, honestly I can’t believe I’m here!”
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Thunberg rallied an enthusiastic, young crowd, flush with high school and university students, many of whom had made their own signs to greet her. “Right now the world leaders keep acting like children and somebody needs to be the adult in the room,” she said, referencing her speech at the United Nations in New York the previous week.
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Thunberg said afterwards that she doesn’t like being the centre of attention. “It’s very hard to get used to,” she admitted, “but it’s something I have to do and I can’t really complain. I just kind of shut off the brain,” she said.

Explaining why she believes she is now on the receiving end of criticism from world leaders like Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, she suggested: “They do it because they see something that is threatening and they want to silence that and if they don’t have anything else to say, if they can’t criticize the science, which is all we are saying, then they start attacking us personally and sending threats and hate and so on so maybe they can’t cope with it.

“It could definitely be they feel threatened by a new generation,” she added “There is a lot of young people especially young girls in this movement who are leading and maybe they don’t like that, I don’t know!”

Claire Carlson, a senior studying geoscience, environmental science and business at UI from Ottumwa had joined friends from the Environmental Science Club at the rally. “Its nice to finally see a large group of people come together and address the problem,” she said. “I think Greta’s done a really good job of bringing a voice to that especially at a really young age. I think it means that more people are starting to understand the need for impactful legislation with regards to climate change.”
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Carlson, like her friend Emma Hartke, will be able to caucus next February for a Democratic candidate. “I think Elizabeth Warren has a really good plan for climate change,” said Hartke. Carlson favours the young mayor from South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg, but Warren is the name on most people’s lips when asked which way they’re currently leaning.

“There are still some centrists who like to play both sides on climate … such as Joe Biden,” said Derek Torres who has moved to Iowa City from Atlanta. “They always speak in terms of jobs … but if there’s no air or water there’s no jobs,” he reasoned.

Thunberg has become adept at using Twitter to spread her message, but does she enjoy using it? “Yes and no,” she said. “A lot of it is just meaningless. And people wanting to brag about themselves or whatever, lots of hate, trolls, anonymous people who have separate accounts.” But she admitted she does enjoy updating her tagline. “You need to have fun as well,” she joked.
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A Giant Floating Machine is Now Cleaning Up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
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A Giant Floating Machine is Now Cleaning Up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

In a historical first, a giant floating machine designed to clean up plastic from the ocean is collecting trash from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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(TMU) — In a historical first, a massive floating device designed by conservationists to clean up plastic from the ocean has successfully collected trash from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

The machine, which was invented by 25-year-old Dutch inventor and engineer Boyan Slat, consists of a huge line of cork floats holding a huge skirt that traps the garbage below.

On Wednesday, The Ocean Cleanup announced that the system was able to capture and hold trash ranging from visible plastic debris to large abandoned fishing gear known as “ghost nets”—and even tiny microplastics as small as 1 millimeter.

In the statement, Slat said:

    “After beginning this journey seven years ago, this first year of testing in the unforgivable environment of the high seas strongly indicates that our vision is attainable and that the beginning of our mission to rid the ocean of plastic garbage, which has accumulated for decades, is within our sights.

    Our team has remained steadfast in its determination to solve immense technical challenges to arrive at this point. Though we still have much more work to do, I am eternally grateful for the team’s commitment and dedication to the mission and look forward to continuing to the next phase of development.”

https://twitter.com/TheOceanCleanup/status/1179430600337428482?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1179430600337428482&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fthemindunleashed.com%2F2019%2F10%2Fa-giant-floating-machine-is-now-cleaning-up-the-great-pacific-garbage-patch.html

Launched from Vancouver in June, The Ocean Cleanup Project’s high-tech System 001/B is fitted with a variety of devices such as solar-powered lights, sensors, cameras, and satellite antennae that allow The Ocean Cleanup to keep tabs on it via GPS while also using a dedicated support vessel to collect the trapped plastic every few months before bringing it back to dry land.

System 001/B simulates a coastline and uses the ocean’s force to trap the countless pieces of plastic debris estimated to be swirling around in the patch.

Marine life is able to safely swim around the gigantic boom and, according to marine biologists who have tracked the system, no adverse environmental impact has resulted from the system’s deployment.

Slat said in a tweet that the system, along with its support vessel, is now in transit to port for a crew change and will resume collecting garbage on October 17.

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Our vessel (with cleanup system) now in transit to port for crew change; expect to be back in the patch for final leg of the System 001/B campaign around Oct 17.




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« Reply #236 on: October 12, 2019, 12:56:11 AM »
Getting ready for summer fire season.
As per RE's request below is a few pics of preps for the future. Dont call myself a prepper, but when I step back and see what I have accumulated, usually cheaply, over the last 20 years I sure look like one!
If is walks like a duck.....

#1. Water:
I have municipal water supply on the property, and taps all around with a 20m hose on each. This water we use in the house for drinking and washing mainly. Outside in the gardens I have other options we use 90% of the time. In case of fire 1st choice is use the municipal water to fight any approaching fires. If this fails then we go to plan B:
Have put a bit of effort into water storage and pumps, as well as a small backup generator for when the power goes out on a 43 degrees day when all the city folk turn on their split system air conditioners....
All up I have around 35000lt of water storage in 2 larger tanks and a 10 x 1000Lt IBC all daisy chained together. Accumulated them free over the years... All usually full by end of winter rains..
I have 3 separate electric pumps on the larger storage and all are high on property so can use gravity feed for watering gardens if power is out.

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« Reply #237 on: October 12, 2019, 12:57:04 AM »
2 Power:
Have a small petrol gen set I was given not going some years back. Cleaned it up and she runs fine.
Will run water pumps if power goes out.
Will run fridge if power goes out for more than half a day.

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« Reply #238 on: October 12, 2019, 01:07:03 AM »
#3 Food:
Have 2 acres with lots and lots of fruit and nut trees! About half are mature. Rest in the next 2 or 3 years. Lets see if I can remember them all:
3 Avocados, 2 walnuts 2 peaches, 1 nectarine, 1 cherry, 1 apple, 2 lemons, 1 lime, 1 grapefruit, 1 mandarin, 1 orange, 1 chestnut, 1 almond, 1 olive, 2 macadamia and a fig. I think thats it.
I like trees. They are less maintenance once established then vegetable gardens and provide habitat, shade and wind breaks. Posted plenty of pics previously of trees.
Also have 3 chickens and several large vegetable  garden beds her indoors looks after.
I built a glass house out of waste wood a couple of years ago. My wife raise her seedlings in it when she can fight for bench space with my sons bonsai collection... 
See picture. Behind glass house in chicken enclosure.

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« Reply #239 on: October 12, 2019, 01:08:53 AM »
2 Power:
Have a small petrol gen set I was given not going some years back. Cleaned it up and she runs fine.
Will run water pumps if power goes out.
Will run fridge if power goes out for more than half a day.

Great pics JoW!

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