Ms Figueres betrays her ignorance of the industrial revolution, which began in 1765 with James Watt's invention of the steam engine – 250 years ago, not 150. At the same time, of course, she betrays the UN's real purpose in pursuing the false flag of climate change – the reversal of the industrial revolution.
In June 1992, the United Nations – for unspecified reasons – held a "Conference on Environment and Development" in Rio de Jeneiro. The conference, popularly known as "the earth summit," was ostensibly precipitated by hysterical concerns from eco-fascists anent imminent "climate change" (which has demonstrably not "imminated" in the intervening 23 years). The theme of the conference was "Environment and sustainable development,"
One of the results of that conference was the inauguration of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, charged with responsibility to "stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system."
Considering the fact that 97% of speciously labeled "greenhouse gases" entering the atmosphere come from non-"anthropogenic" sources, and that – far from being "dangerous" – they are essential to the preservation of life on this planet, one might be tempted to assume that this whole exercise is a make-work project to milk more dollars from the UN's sole means of support, the United States. A different light on the UN's motivation, however, is shed by another outcome of the conference – Agenda 21.
From G. E. Kruckeberg's Conservative Dictionary and Fact Book:
Agenda 21 A Malthusian/Marxist inspired World Socialist program developed by the UN Conference on Environment and Development and presented at the UN conference in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Agenda 21 is a 300 page document divided into four sections. Section I, "Social and Economic Dimensions," proposes forced redistribution of wealth from industrial countries to undeveloped countries, enforced population control, control of goods and services available for consumption, and control of land usage. Section II, "Conservation and Management of Resources for Development," essentially calls for implementation of planks 7 and 9 of the Communist Manifesto , proposing forced urbanization and restriction of private access to motor vehicles; international control of all farming and domestic oil, natural gas, coal, and lumber production; international specification and management of "pollution" and of "fragile environments;" and international management of biotechnology. Section III, "Strengthening the Role of Major Groups," is basically a blueprint for enforcing "equality " through affirmative action and suppression of individual achievement to produce an egalitarian world with no achievers and no losers. Section IV, "Means of Implementation," proposes the insidious infiltration of educational institutions, the surreptitious organization of local and state governments (see ICLEI ), manipulation of international institutions, and lobbying and bribing national legislatures.
It would appear that the UN agenda has nothing to do with the improvement of mankind and everything to do with the international socialization of America and with the destruction of American wealth and exceptionalism. But to what end? Envy? Blind religious (Muslim) hatred? Financial gain?
Wait. Why do I get a whiff of George Soros here?