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On his website,, Maurice Strong claims to be the world's leading environmentalist.  He claims he "globalized" the environmental movement.


Strong has had a career in 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 political life."

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."
"The 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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