Sunday, 18 March 2012

More Carbon Dioxide Nonsense

Rice Crop - Clouds of colourless CO2
rising in the background.
From Scientific Blogging (Really?)

Irrigation - The Big Carbon Elephant In The Global Warming Room
Rice and wheat take a lot of water to grow and no one eats more than China.  That also means no one contributes more to global warming from irrigation than China - a whopping 30 million tons of CO2 per year just from the pumping systems China uses.

Like everywhere, water usage has gone up in China with the surge in population. Groundwater used for crop irrigation in China has grown from 10 billion cubic meters in 1950 to more than 100 billion today. The pumping systems which support this immense irrigation network annually produce 33.1 MtCO2e (33.1 mega tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent), claims a new study.

How do they know?  You can't even count the people in China because by the time you finish counting, the number has changed a lot so counting water is just as hard.  They used survey data collected from 366 villages in 11 provinces and then up-scaled those results to calculate the emissions created by groundwater pumping across China's remaining 20 provinces.
 Does that mean that the UN will impose sanctions on the major rice-eating nations of the world?

Proposed UN Environmental Constitution For The World Would Establish An Incredibly Repressive System Of Global Governance

From Alex Jones' Prison Planet.

The American Dream
March 17, 2012

Most people have no idea that the United Nations has been drafting an environmental constitution for the world that is intended to supersede all existing national laws.  This document has a working title of “Draft International Covenant on Environment and Development” and you can read the entire thing right here.  Work on this proposed world environmental constitution has been going on since 1995, and the fourth edition was issued to UN member states on September 22nd, 2010.

This document is intended to become a permanent binding treaty and it would establish an incredibly repressive system of global governance.  This “covenant”, as it is being called, claims authority over the entire global environment and everything that affects it.  Considering the fact that everything that we do affects the environment in some way, that would mean that this document would become the highest form of law for all human activity.  This proposed UN environmental constitution for the world is incredibly detailed.  The U.S. Constitution only has 7 articles, but the UN document has 79 articles.  If the U.S. eventually ratifies this treaty, any national, state or local laws that conflict with this covenant will be null and void.  This is potentially one of the greatest threats to our national sovereignty that we have ever seen and we need to warn the American people about it.

Essentially what this proposed environmental covenant does is it takes the sustainable development principles underlying Agenda 21 and turns them into global constitutional law.

All parties to this new constitution would be forced to turn their nations into centrally-planned societies where all decisions about everything are evaluated within the framework of sustainable development.

If the United States became a party to this treaty, America would become a paradise for control freaks.  Basic decisions about what you eat, about what you wear, about where you live, about how big a family you can have and about what activities you could engage in on a daily basis would be dictated by the mandates in the global constitution.

If you doubt this, just read the document  or read the remainder of the Prison Planet item HERE.

From New American by Tom DeWeese: (h/t JTH)
The battle to stop Agenda 21 in local communities and in state legislatures has taken several varied but effective paths. In my travels to speak to more than 38 groups in 12 states in 2011, I have been privileged to meet and work with some of the most amazing activists I've ever encountered. I've also been able to meet with state legislators in four states, along with a large number of county commissioners and city councilmen – all eager to learn about Agenda 21 and how to stop it.
 Read more HERE.