Sunday, December 8, 2013
Support AGENDA 21 (save the future)
Yesterday, I met another climate change denier who brought up the subject of the 'nefarious' Agenda 21, which he claimed was designed by the State of California to take farms and ranches from citizens under eminent domain law for the purpose of developing their land into 200 sq. foot condos and creating walkable neighborhoods in order to avoid global warming.
Well, I didn't believe him, so I looked it up, And "Agenda 21" is real! (sort of)
Agenda 21 is a non-binding voluntary UN agreement from 1994. It is directed toward combatting poverty, changing consumption patterns, promoting health, achieving a more sustainable population, and sustainable settlement in the 21st century.
In addition, Agenda 21, is designed to fix environmental issues, by implementing atmospheric protection, combating deforestation, protecting fragile environments, conservation of biological diversity (biodiversity), control of pollution and the management of biotechnology, and radioactive wastes.
Agenda 21 calls for social justice, and therefore calls for strengthening the roles of children and youth, women, NGOs, local authorities, business and industry, and workers; and strengthening the role of indigenous peoples, their communities, and farmers.
The idea is to implement Agenda 21 over the next 87 years, implementation includes science, technology transfer, education, international institutions and financial mechanisms.
After learning about AGENDA 21, I now know that I'm not alone. That 20 years ago, while we were not paying attention, a team of academics and world leaders worked diligently and laid out an intelligent blueprint to save the future. They just didn't know how to market it.