Interesting, that an organisation that represents the richest people in the World, should publish a report on inequality, which has been caused by its members. The World Economic Foundation (WEF) has done little to improve equality or to combat climate change. If anything, things have got worse, since the publication of ‘The Spirit Level’ in 2009: https://www.equalitytrust.org.uk/resources/the-spirit-level!
In fact, things have only got worse since the formation of the Club of Rome (1970) and the publication of its report ‘Limits to Growth’ 1972: http://www.donellameadows.org/wp-content/userfiles/Limits-to-Growth-digital-scan-version.pdf.
The same can be said about the United Nations, Brundtland Report, ‘Our Common Future’, 1987: http://www.un-documents.net/our-common-future.pdf. An issue, with the Brundtland Report, was that it pushed Growth, as answer, which is what the WEF does, so well!
What is the real purpose of this new report, more ‘smoke and mirrors’?
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Once again, the ‘Axis-of-Evil’, the USA and its allies, are trying to bring about regime change. The problems in Venezuela, have been caused by USA interference and its sanctions. Just as its interference has caused decades of problems for Cuba, Iran, Libya, Iraq and Syria! via Confirming US Orchestration, Report Details Pence’s Key Phone Call to Venezuelan Opposition Leader
The United States Government has an official list of “State Sponsors of Terrorism”, and only four governments are on it: Syria (as of 1979), Iran (as of 1984), Sudan (as of 1993), and North Korea (as of 2017). None of them is a fundamentalist-Sunni-led nation, and none of them has ever attacked, nor even threatened to attack, the United States of America. By contrast, fundamentalist-Sunni terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda, which are primarily funded by the actual State Sponsors of Terrorism (mainly Saudi Arabia), have attacked the US
I have always taken the UK Governments and UK NGOs boasting about the Climate Change Act and the UK’s reduction of CO2 to be utter nonsense, just pure ‘greenwash’, to put it politely.
One of those frequent fliers, is David Attenborough, who made his money flying around the Globe, with a large film crew in tow! Others like Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein, who also make money writing about consumerism and climate change, whilst flying all over the Globe. It is time we called out these hypocrites, boycott their work and stopped idolising them as some god/goddess. As Kevin Anderson points out, “Emissions relate very closely to income and that is because we use a lot more energy, but also then, above a certain threshold, it means we consume lots more goods. That stuff uses lots of energy; the raw material, the manufacturing of it, and then to import it.” And it is an exponential relationship.
The Degrowth Movement has been around since the financial collapse in 2008 (something that happens on a regularly). If something is out of balance, it oscillates, and if the wrong measure are taken to correct it, it just gets worse, till it finally breaks. This is what our economic and financial system is, badly out of balance and it is driving climate change, inequality and poverty.
In the UK we had the Sustainable Development Commission (SDC) which Labour set-up, but basically ignored! The Conservatives, stopped funding it, and the English Green Party, also ignored a report published by the SDC; ‘Recession must make us question relentless pursuit of growth‘!
Reminds me a bit, of the days construction companies blacklisted people, who they thought were involved in trade union and health & safety action. Spread the net wide, ensuring you get as many people as possible, to silence the majority. Just as with the totally inhuman and unjust welfare sanctions, our legal system is becoming more and more a tool for the rich and corporations to keep people in their place.
As with the Kinder Scout mass trespass the authorities are trying to scare people from demonstrating against ‘fracking’. The mass trespass, changed the course of history in England, lets hope, the sacrifice of the four men sentenced, will bring about an end of oil and gas exploitation in the UK. Leading to a meaningful approach to climate change and not just hot air!
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