"globalized" the environmental movement
Obama's Partner -- He's Number 1!
On his website,
Strong claims to be the world's leading environmentalist. He
claims he "globalized" the environmental movement.
Strong has had a
business, civil service, international development, environment, energy
and finance. He is a Canadian expatriate, entrepreneur,
environmentalist, and one of the world’s leading proponents of the
United Nations' involvement in world affairs.
Strong had his
start as a petroleum entrepreneur and became president of Power
Corporation until 1966. In the early 1970s he was
Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on the Human
Environment and then became the first Executive Director of the United
Nations Environment Program. He returned to Canada to become Chief
Executive Officer of Petro-Canada from 1976 to 1978. He headed
Ontario Hydro, one of North Americas largest power utilities, was
national President and Chairman of the Extension Committee of the World
Alliance of YMCAs, and headed American Water Development Incorporated.
Molten Metals Technology and Cordex Petroleum were two failed business
ventures that went bankrupt and dissolved.
Today Strong lives in
the People's Republic of China, and is President of the Council of the
United Nations University for Peace.
|An Admitted Socialist
|Soldier for Liberty blog
says Maurice Strong is an admitted socialist. His sister was a
Marxist. He thinks you and yours have eaten too much, used too
much and now must pay. Of course like every elite socialist, that
just means you, not him, or his fellow elitist.
In 1991, Strong
wrote the introduction to a book published by the Trilateral Commission,
called Beyond Interdependence: The Meshing of the World’s Economy and
the Earth’s Ecology, by Jim MacNeil. (David Rockefeller wrote the
foreword). Strong said this:
"This interlocking…is the new reality of the
century, with profound implications for the shape of our
institutions of governance, national and international. By the year
2012, these changes must be fully integrated into our economic and
He told the opening session of the Rio Conference
(Earth Summit II) in 1992, that industrialized countries have:
"developed and benefited from the
unsustainable patterns of production and consumption which have
produced our present dilemma. It is clear that current
lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class --
involving high meat intake, consumption of large amounts of frozen
and convenience foods, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and
work-place air-conditioning, and suburban housing -- are not
sustainable. A shift is necessary toward lifestyles less
geared to environmentally damaging consumption patterns."
In an essay by Strong entitled Stockholm to Rio: A
Journey Down a Generation, he says:
"Strengthening the role the United Nations
can play…will require serious examination of the need to extend into
the international arena the rule of law and the principle of
taxation to finance agreed actions which provide the basis for
governance at the national level. But this will not come about
easily. Resistance to such changes is deeply entrenched.
They will come about not through the embrace of full blown world
government, but as a careful and pragmatic response to compelling
imperatives and the inadequacies of alternatives."
concept of national sovereignty has been an immutable, indeed
sacred, principle of international relations. It is a
principle which will yield only slowly and reluctantly to the new
imperatives of global environmental cooperation.
What is needed is recognition of the reality that in so many fields,
and this is particularly true of environmental issues, it is simply
not feasible for sovereignty to be exercised unilaterally by
individual nation-states, however powerful. The global
community must be assured of environmental security."
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