Monday, November 26, 2012

Climate change forum asks ‘what if’ a storm like Sandy hit Boston - Metro - The Boston Globe
The audience was mostly middle-aged and older, which prompted Yuan Tian of Beijing, a 22-year-old doctoral student in economics at Boston University, to say during the public comment period that she wished more people born in the 1990s and beyond had attended because climate change is most important “for our generation.”
All of the speakers emphasized the growing costs of severe weather during the past few years.
The Rosett Report » Aw Shucks, Why Not Let the UN Control the Internet?
I’d include here a list of participants expected at the Dubai conference, except, in one those ominous foreshadowings to which the UN’s more troublesome gatherings are prone, the conference web site features its roster of “Announced Participants” as a restricted link, accessible only to those the ITU deems worthy. Apparently that does not include the great unwashed Internet-using public.

But hey, with the UN on the job, what could possibly go wrong?

Plenty, of course. The UN, in one way or another, has been eyeing the internet for years as a potential font of cash and lever of control. And the UN these days is the kind of place where Iran now chairs the Non-Aligned Movement, which consists of 119 member states plus the Palestinians — and accounts for well over half the membership of the UN General Assembly. All the usual old troubles apply: The UN remains an unaccountable, murky bureaucracy, lending itself to the manipulations of its worst members.
Warning Signs: UN Climate Change Thieves Gather in Qatar
There are vast forces, all masquerading as “saving the Earth”, at the international and national level that are seeking to wreck all the technological advances the people of the Earth take for granted and the citizens of the United States need to survive. That’s all you really need to know about COP 18 and the EPA.

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