Conscious Flow Radio

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Green Agenda

"The common enemy of humanity is man.In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All thesedangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only throughchanged attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome.The real enemy then, is humanity itself."- Club of Rome, premier environmental think-tank,consultants to the United Nations

"We need to get some broad based support,to capture the public's imagination...So we have to offer up scary scenarios,make simplified, dramatic statementsand make little mention of any doubts...Each of us has to decide what the right balanceis between being effective and being honest."- Prof. Stephen Schneider, Stanford Professor of Climatology,lead author of many IPCC reports

"We've got to ride this global warming issue.Even if the theory of global warming is wrong,we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic and environmental policy."- Timothy Wirth, President of the UN Foundation

"No matter if the science of global warming is all phony...climate change provides the greatest opportunity tobring about justice and equality in the world."- Christine Stewart,former Canadian Minister of the Environment

"The data doesn't matter. We're not basing our recommendations on the data. We're basing them on the climate models.”- Prof. Chris Folland,Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research

“The models are convenient fictions that provide something very useful.”- Dr David Frame, climate modeler, Oxford University

"I believe it is appropriate to have an 'over-representation' of the facts on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience."- Al Gore,Climate Change activist

"Humanity is sitting on a time bomb. If the vast majority of theworld's scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert amajor catastrophe that could send our entire planet's climate systeminto a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods,droughts, epidemics and killer heat waves beyond anything we haveever experienced - a catastrophe of our own making." - Al Gore,An Inconvenient Truth