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While delegates from all over the world are nit-picking every detail of the
Kyoto Protocol, trying to make it acceptable to the victims, the U.N.’s
puppet army, the NGO (Non-Government Organization) brigade, is preparing to
celebrate the transformation of America to “Kyoto Land.”

Greenpeace staged a major press event to announce that wind generation would
provide electricity for future generations. According to their calculations,
wind can provide 10 percent of all the electricity needed by 2020,
providing, of course, that the industry is heavily subsidized, and people
are forced to use it.

Hmmm. Get out your pencil. Nuclear energy is bad, according to Greenpeace,
and its use cannot be expanded. Fossil fuels are bad, and its use must be
eliminated. Dams are bad, according to Greenpeace, and must be torn down.
That leaves wind, solar, and ?

Simple calculations suggest that even if wind were to provide 10 percent of
all electricity by 2020, and nuclear energy remained at its present level,
and the Kyoto targets for fossil fuel reductions are met, a whopping total
of 45 percent of the world’s energy demand would be met. That means only 55
percent of the world’s electricity needs would go unmet. Good plan,
Greenpeace.

The Climate Action Network (CAN) has begun granting a “Fossil Award” each
day to the nation they label as most destructive to the cause. They award a
chunk of prime coal to the least cooperative nation each day. So far, Saudi
Arabia, New Zealand, and the United States have been recipients.

CAN is a coalition of GAGs (Green Advocacy Groups) that are absolutely
convinced that they have all the answers to all the problems, even those
that don’t exist. Anyone who dares disagree for whatever reason is
immediately labeled as a pawn of the fossil fuel industry, or worse. In a
bitter tirade yesterday, CAN chastised the Clinton/Gore Administration for
not doing enough to promote the Kyoto Protocol, and condemned Congress for
its skepticism.

These little episodes that sometimes get the attention of the press, though,
are just exercises to relieve the boredom of the current Bonn, Germany,
negotiations. They have little impact outside the hotel.

The real danger comes from the NGOs that are quietly working around the
world to implement the Kyoto Protocol. The United Nations Association, for
example, is promoting the Charter for Global Democracy which calls for the
creation of a new “Environmental Court” which would have the power to
prosecute those who fail to comply with the U.N.’s environmental dictates.
It also calls for a new, special “High Level Task Force” to allocate
emissions — which means allocate energy use. The International Council for
Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) is the official spokesman for “local
authorities.” The World Wildlife Fund, the Nature Conservancy, the Sierra
Club, and a ton of other GAGs are busily working in the field to implement
policies developed by the international NGOs.

The driving force, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature
(IUCN), and its close ally, the Natural Resources Institute, are responsible
for developing most of the major environmental policies now being enforced
by the United Nations. The IUCN is responsible for developing UNESCO’s plan
to ban mining activity near World Heritage Sites. Congress is holding
hearings of this issue today.

It’s high time Congress recognized that the million dollars a year the State
Department gives to the IUCN is being used ultimately to help deprive people
of the freedom Congress is sworn to protect. It’s high time Congress
investigated the membership contract between the IUCN and each of the
federal agencies that are members of the IUCN. It’s high time Congress
stopped funding GAGs with generous tax-payer grants. It’s high time generous
Americans realized that contributions to these organizations do little to
protect the environment, but fund silliness such as handing out chunks of
coal, fantasizing about windmills, and buying up land and natural resources.

It’s time for Americans to hold their elected officials accountable, to
insist that America and Americans, come first — in consideration of every
issue, every policy, and every treaty. It’s time for us to meet the
responsibility our freedom demands. If we fail, there will be little freedom
to defend.

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