During the #OurOceans2014 conference Monday, he said in part, “No one should mistake that the protection of our oceans is a vital international security issue.”
His statement was reminiscent of comments made in a 1989 OpEd by former Vice President Al Gore, who lamented about over-population and referred to the environment as “an issue that directly and imminently menaces the interests of the state or the welfare of the people.” Further, he said, “the greenhouse effect and stratospheric ozone depletion do fit the profile of strategic national-security issues.”
As reported at the Guardian, President Obama is expected to use his pen and phone to “declare additional marine protection areas,” an effort that has been urged by global governance advocates, population control alarmists and radical environmental groups, such as the Council on Foreign Relations, the World Wildlife Federation, USAID, the Pew Environment Group, Greenpeace and many, many others. In fact, these groups have formed a coalition, known as the High Seas Alliance, which “comprises 30 non-governmental organizations, and the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, which comprises over 70 NGOs worldwide.”
In 2013, the alliance sought to ensure that oceans are regulated and all persons on the oceans are monitored. John Kerry did not really go into that, though. Instead, he evoked his love of the ocean stemming from his childhood. As an aside, John Kerry may love his yacht, but he is not really into paying taxes for it.
The coalitions advocated for “a mandate to establish and enforce management measures for marine protected areas, especially on the high seas,” as well as “an effective framework for state responsibility and control of nationals, including vessels, for monitoring, control, surveillance and enforcement/compliance mechanisms for all maritime activities.”
The International Marine Protected Area Congress conference last year declared,
“Following the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 and Johannesburg in 2002, the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity met in Nagoya in 2011 and put back to 2020 the objective of 10% of marine areas in the world being protected.” [Emphasis added]
In 1992, as still posted at the EPA website, the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), the “Earth Summit,” was described as “a watershed event in environmental history.” Agenda 21 was described as “perhaps the most remarkable achievement of the conference,” producing “900-page action plan for protecting the atmosphere, oceans, and other global resources.”
It should be noted that the 1992 Earth Summit is often evoked when discussing “Marine Protected Areas Governance [MPAG].”
Consider this phrase from the Agenda 21 proposal in 1992:
“The growth of world population and production combined with unsustainable consumption patterns places increasingly severe stress on the life-supporting capacities of our planet.”
What was once over-population alarmism is now climate change alarmism.
While she was Secretary of State in 2012, Hillary Clinton endorsed the Rio Declaration on sustainable development, known as the “Future We Want,” another morphing of Agenda 21.
“Let’s be honest with what we could do. Our future is not guaranteed,” she said. “The resources that we depend on, the oceans, the arable land and so on are under increasing pressure. The only viable development for the 21st century is sustainable development.”
Kerry said that if action is not taken by the “entire world” to reverse climate change, we “run the risk of fundamentally breaking entire ecosystems.” [Emphasis added]
Kerry did not mention the environmental groups or the United Nations in his speech on Monday. He certainly did not mention Agenda 21. He did not bash “climate deniers” as he did in Indonesia in February, as reported at Liberty Unyielding.
In Indonesia, Kerry
fear-mongered said in part,
“In a sense, climate change can now be considered the world’s largest weapon of mass destruction, perhaps even, the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction,” and “This city, this country, this region, is really on the front lines of climate change,” Kerry said. “It’s not an exaggeration to say that your entire way of life here is at risk.”
He also compared “climate deniers” to the “Flat Earth Society.” Technically, shouldn’t it be “man-made
global warming climate change deniers”? Also, wasn’t the belief in a “flat earth” once the “scientific consensus”?
In other news, a State Department Press Release Sunday revealed that despite relentless terror threats from radical Islamic group ISIS, “a substantial majority of the U.S. Embassy presence in Iraq will remain in place.” Today, the Navy Times reported that troops are being sent to protect “diplomatic personnel and property.” Additionally, the report said, “Obama is considering miltiary [sic] action against the Islamic insurgents, who have seized vast swaths of northern Iraq and are moving south toward the capital.”
Hopefully the soldiers will not act “in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan.”
Some of the tweets endorsing the Ocean takeover:
— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) June 16, 2014
— U.S. Embassy Manila (@usembassymanila) June 17, 2014
— USAID Asia (@USAIDAsia) June 17, 2014
— Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) June 16, 2014
— Department of State (@StateDept) June 16, 2014
— High Seas Alliance (@HighSeasAllianc) August 19, 2013
— Michael Crispino (@MJCrispino) June 16, 2014
— High Seas Alliance (@HighSeasAllianc) June 16, 2014
— High Seas Alliance (@HighSeasAllianc) June 13, 2014