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Soros, Club of Rome Pushing Global Equity

May 9, 2022

By Paul Homewood

h/t Dennis Ambler

George Soros joins up with the the Club of Rome to push the global equity agenda:

Media Partnership: Can the EU foster a global green transition?  The international implications of achieving the EU Green Deal

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For the European Green Deal to succeed, the EU must foster sustainable economic systems and societal wellbeing across the planet. Positive system change is essential to avoid climate and environmental disaster, and the best chance of making it happen is through serious implementation of the European Green Deal (EGD) and the Sustainable Development Goals. But the EU cannot achieve sustainability on just one continent, given the web of interdependencies in the globalised economy. Decarbonisation and dematerialisation of wealthy economies will have profound effects in other regions, requiring Europe to reimagine most of its trade relationships and create more equal partnerships.

Current debates on EGD implementation hardly consider its global implications. A new report, International System Change Compass: The Global Implications of Achieving the European Green Deal, takes up that task. It unpacks the global interdependencies affected by EGD implementation; points to the collaborative efforts needed to foster sustainable economic systems, mitigate negative cross-border spill-overs, and maximize societal wellbeing; suggests how the EU could channel the investments that will be needed to help many countries on their paths to sustainability; and considers how the EU can maintain productive industry at home whilst enabling a just transition globally. At the heart of the report is the realisation that the success of the European transition is inseparably linked to the global transition.

https://events.euractiv.com/event/info/media-partnership-can-the-eu-foster-a-global-green-transition-the-international-implications-of-achieving-the-eu-green-deal

As well as Soros, other backers include Adair Turner, David King, Nicholas Stern, all in the SYSTEMIQ lineup.

Note this bit:

“Decarbonisation and dematerialisation of wealthy economies will have profound effects in other regions, requiring Europe to reimagine most of its trade relationships and create more equal partnerships.”

I don’t recall the public ever being asked if they wanted global communism?

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  1. May 9, 2022 6:58 pm

    “I don’t recall the public ever being asked if they wanted global communism?”. No, we haven’t been, and I’m sure I know what the answer would be if we were.

    • John Hultquist permalink
      May 10, 2022 4:57 am

      Nor “local communism” for that matter.
      It is a shame these rich, educated, and connected folks don’t use their assets to help solve real problems. My guess is they are so far removed from reality they can’t contemplate getting close to mental health, homelessness, obesity**, or a dozen others.

      **”The World Health Organization says the rates of people who are obese and overweight in Europe have hit “epidemic proportions,” with nearly 60% of adults and a third of children in one of those categories.”
      George Soros & Nicholas Stern photos show the problem.

      • Phoenix44 permalink
        May 10, 2022 8:48 am

        Be very careful with these obesity and overweight claims. BMI is entirely arbitrary. It is not based on health outcomes. The Obesity Paradox – where higher BMIs survive serious health issues and live longer – has been known about for decades, yet still public health bodies lower the BMIs to increase the numbers.bers deemed obese. Only a few years ago, childhood obesity increased dramatically simply because the BMI deemed obese was substantially lowered. We now have the bizarre situation where at 18, then of thousands suddenly stop being obese! Many of the health clains about obesity are forecasts, not reality. See this paper on the Obesity Paradox for example:
        https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3920805/

      • bobn permalink
        May 10, 2022 3:54 pm

        Yes phoenix. BMI is a garbage measure that just measures weight related to height. This is obviously silly as it doesnt reflect bone or skelatal or muscle mass. It was also devised by narrow shouldered ectomorphs. So if you have broad shouldesr or more muscle you get an overweight reading. It lists most olympic sprinters as overweight because its based on the Mo Farah build. BMI needs replacing with something vaguely scientific.

  2. catweazle666 permalink
    May 9, 2022 7:20 pm

    Perhaps this would be an opportune point to restate that the intention of Net Zero or whatever it’s called this year has nothing at all to do with the climate and everything to do with destroying Western civilisation.

    At a news conference in Brussels, Costa Rican Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism.
    “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution,” she said.
    Referring to a new international treaty environmentalists hope will be adopted at the Paris climate change conference later this year, she added:
    “This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model for the first time in human history.”

    http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/climate-change-scare-tool-to-destroy-capitalism/

    And while we’re here, it’s worth searching the Internet for further quotes from the egregious Ms. Figueres.

    Then try “United Nations Population Replacement” too, for more information as to what the Wokies, Burn Loot Murder Fascists and the rest of the Commies have in store for us.

    It will be interesting to observe the reaction of the Chinese…

  3. Martin Brumby permalink
    May 9, 2022 7:22 pm

    “As well as Soros, other backers include Adair Turner, David King, Nicholas Stern, all in the SYSTEMIQ lineup.”

    Say no more….

    • dennisambler permalink
      May 10, 2022 3:38 pm

      Turner has been chairman of Soros Institute for New Economic Thinking for several years and is currently a “Senior Fellow”.

      Stern’s HoL register of interests says he is on the advisory board of Generation Investment Management, Al Gore’s outfit.

      King was the Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative on Climate Change from 2013 to 2017. Who was Foreign Secretary? From 2016 to 2018, it was a certain Boris Johnson.

      King was the founding Chair of Independent SAGE, pushing for ever tighter lockdown. For some reason he is Senior Strategy Adviser to the President of Rwanda. He’s either an Arsenal supporter, or he came up with the idea of getting some British dosh to Rwanda under the guise of the boat people to Rwanda idea.

      Troughers, all.

  4. johnbillscott permalink
    May 9, 2022 8:21 pm

    Costa Rican Christiana Figueres is on Prince Williams new Environmental Change Committee so we know how this bunch of amateurs will report. One would think that some elementary screening would have been done. Charlie is bad enough but I thought William would be at least objective.

    Do we know the make-up of the new Regal Committee or what ever it is called?

  5. Harry Passfield permalink
    May 9, 2022 8:45 pm

    What I cannot fathom is that people like Soros and the others named in that cabal will not live to even see the start of their dream nightmare. So what’s in it for them other than ego-polishing?

    • Mack permalink
      May 9, 2022 10:31 pm

      Follow the money Harry. They might not get to see the full implimentation of the nightmare scenario but, hey ho, they’re making a shed load of dosh getting us there.

    • dennisambler permalink
      May 10, 2022 4:01 pm

      Soros’ son Alexander is being groomed by him to carry the flag. He is vice chair of the Open Society Foundation, his father is chair.

  6. markl permalink
    May 9, 2022 9:18 pm

    More Agenda 21 spreading its’ tentacles. A Marxist dream.

    • Vernon E permalink
      May 10, 2022 10:29 am

      Sorry markl, you need to catch up. It is now UN Agenda 30 for Sustainability and its really, really scary.

  7. Gamecock permalink
    May 9, 2022 9:54 pm

    “Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no.” — Betteridge

    ‘Can the EU foster a global green transition?’

    They seem completely unaware that the climaty changy schtick is an EU/Western governments game. No one else cares, except for what they can grab from the West while it self destructs.

    ‘For the European Green Deal to succeed, the EU must foster sustainable economic systems and societal wellbeing across the planet.’

    I applaud their high goal setting. But, of course, they can’t even get Europe to do it.

    And ‘sustainable’ and ‘societal wellbeing’ are bogus, anyway.

    Would you like some Roquefort dressing for that EU word salad?

    ‘dematerialisation of wealthy economies’

    Wealthy economies exist in countries created to protect wealthy economies. They are going to have to do a lot better than Climate Change! to get people to give up their prosperity.

  8. johnbillscott permalink
    May 9, 2022 10:13 pm

    1992 Rio
    We know that there is no Climate emergency, it is a fabrication started by the UN at the Rio Conference in 1992. Since that time, as Maurice Strong who was a proponent of World Government by the UN. He visualised the best way to accomplish the goal was to collapse Western societies was by creating mass hysteria proselytized by the willing dupes in our education system that CO2 is going to destroy the world because allegedly it will cause the temperature to go up 3*C.

    The politics behind the IPCC is not about Climate according to the UN policy makers – is is all about redistribution of wealth which is a necessary step to realize Strong’s dream. The IPCC has admitted that Climate is not a problem, but, is a tool to be used for redistribution of our wealth through taxation of carbon as a start.

    2022
    At a news conference in Brussels, Costa Rican Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism.

    “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution,” she said.
    Referring to a new international treaty environmentalists hope will be adopted at the Paris climate change conference later this year, she added:

    “This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model for the first time in human history.”
    So we were warned in 1992 and the politicians with their 5 year foresight did not understand that the Neo Marxist Lefties , the Davos Mutual Admiration Society led by Soros and WEF operate in the long term horizons. Who will change the dynamics, certainly not Slo Joe in the USA or Boris Bunter. The West needs a Champion and maybe it will be Trump or someone similar in 2024

    • Broadlands permalink
      May 10, 2022 2:21 am

      ‘Can the EU foster a global green transition?’

      No transition can be made without using fossil fuels for transportation. That’s the basic flaw in any attempt to mitigate the Earth’s climate. Solar and wind “farms”, electric vehicle factories, nuclear plants, even carbon capture facilities, don’t just pop up like mushrooms. Energy is needed to move people, food and all of the materials needed. It’s not complicated.

      • Phoenix44 permalink
        May 10, 2022 8:41 am

        I have a suspicion that the total lifetime fossil fuel usage of a wind turbine exceeds the equivalent fossil fuel “saving” the turbine creates (i.e. the gas it would require to generate the equivalent electricity the turbine produces) once you include everything from mining to disposal. They are negative energy effectively.

      • May 10, 2022 9:44 pm

        I would agree. The energy density of solar and wind is insufficient to be able to power its own production. That’s the fatal flaw of the 100% renewables hypothesis. It’s just not ‘sustainable’.

    • Vernon E permalink
      May 10, 2022 10:32 am

      jbs: well said. Totally relevant and informed.

  9. Ian PRSY permalink
    May 9, 2022 10:29 pm

    Conservative Woman site thinks they’re already winning:

    https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/ok-st-greta-youve-won/

  10. It doesn't add up... permalink
    May 9, 2022 10:32 pm

    I seem to have been fighting these people’s ideas all my adult life. My very first job entailed subjecting parts of the original Club of Rome model and report to critical examination. The conclusion was it was alarmist nonsense in shorthad. In those days I had little idea of their motives, but I already had plenty of idea of life under Communism, at least in Soviet Russia.

    Prof Wilf Beckermann was one of the strongest voices against Limits to Growth, but his book, In Defence of Economic Growth, is now largely airbrushed from existence gaining no mention in his obituaries (he died in April 2020). We need sane voices like his ot help defend us.

  11. Cheshire Red permalink
    May 9, 2022 11:07 pm

    UK is being traduced from all sides, but most notably from within. We have traitors everywhere. At some point there must be pushback.

  12. May 10, 2022 7:47 am

    “I don’t recall the public ever being asked if they wanted global communism?”
    The point is that Communists have never “asked” anything. They DO it!!

  13. Phoenix44 permalink
    May 10, 2022 8:38 am

    It really is international communism written in Green gobbledegook.

    “Societal wellbeing” means a handful of the irredemably self-important deciding what you actually want.

    • May 10, 2022 12:31 pm

      Or what they actually want. For ‘system change is essential to avoid climate and environmental disaster’ just read ‘system change’. Whose system?

  14. Ben Vorlich permalink
    May 10, 2022 8:52 am

    Sorry off topic but thought you’d like to know. Your mate Rowlatt gets a mention on the Daily Mail

    BBC climate editor whose sister is an Insulate Britain fanatic made false claims on global warming including worldwide deaths are rising and Madagascar is on the verge of famine, inquiry finds

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10799153/BBC-climate-editor-false-claims-global-warming-Panorama-broadcast-inquiry-finds.html

    However no mention on the BBC itself as far as I can see

    • May 10, 2022 8:58 am

      Excellent. I contacted them with the story

    • May 10, 2022 9:12 am

      Well if the boss of the EU, Germany, is anything to go by, there is NO chance of the EU “fostering a green revolution”.

    • May 10, 2022 9:12 am

      No mention of the BBC? Did you miss the headline?

      BBC climate editor whose sister is an Insulate Britain fanatic made false claims on global warming including worldwide deaths are rising and Madagascar is on the verge of famine, inquiry finds

      BBC Panorama global warming documentary made a number of false claims

      • Andrew Wilkins permalink
        May 10, 2022 6:20 pm

        You obviously didn’t read Ben’s comment carefully enough. He said there has been no mention of it ON the BBC.
        The Beeb will never admit that the green hysteria they peddle is all lies.

  15. Harry Passfield permalink
    May 10, 2022 9:21 am

    I see the DM has published a piece about Rowbat’s lies and the BBC were made to correct it after complaints from the public.
    Well done, Paul.

  16. HotScot permalink
    May 10, 2022 10:21 am

    Putin, Xi and Modi will not be dancing to Klaus Schwab’s tune any time soon, no matter what the Club of Rome demands, and they control about half the worlds population. Much of these three countries are as poor as door-mice anyway, so what’s their motivation to be de-democratised (specifically, India, the largest democracy in the world)?

    Schwab’s NWO is a Ponzi scheme which has suckered in lots of global billionaires with ambitions to run the show. They are all notorious backstabbing narcissist’s and won’t hesitate to scupper anyone who gets in their way.

    The eugenics Club of Rome are salivating over their perceived opportunity to cull the world of unwanted humans. But Bill Gates is already a wanted man in India for his vaccine experiments on young girls there, which went badly wrong. I don’t think the Indians like being culled.

    All in all, these barbarians are panicking. The climate grift is falling apart. Just look at any MSM comments page on climate articles, other than perhaps the Guardian. Only a couple of years ago they were infested with the climate faithful. Today they’re populated by sceptics, even if they are uninformed.

    People are now faced with the stark reality that ‘going green’ comes with enormous cost and disruption to traditional life and, as much as they all claim to be planet savers they know its unaffordable. NetZero and The Green New Deal are now becoming hot political potatoes and voices of dissent from the ‘back benches’ are becoming louder as the winds of change blow politicians off the fence.

  17. bobn permalink
    May 10, 2022 12:27 pm

    Paul. A point to note from the recent local elections. In Northern Ireland Assembly election results, the Northern Ireland Green Party who had only 2 seats in the NI assembly, in last Thursdays voting they lost both their seats. The leader lost her seat in Belfast South and her colleague lost her seat in North Down. The candidates were Clare Bailey & Rachel Woods. Clare Bailey had been a huge advocate of Net Zero and wished the total death knell for the agricultural industry in NI. Totally insane and non evidential policy proposals. They were advocating laws to reduce dairy and animal farming in NI. The sensible voters gave them the two fingered response they deserved.

  18. David Wojick permalink
    May 10, 2022 1:00 pm

    I would also ask the public if they want dematerialisation?

    This doctrine is called contraction and convergence. We contract our economy until everyone is equally poor and stays that way.

    • David Wojick permalink
      May 10, 2022 1:03 pm

      Just to be clear that is everyone in the world is equally poor.

    • dennisambler permalink
      May 10, 2022 4:41 pm

      Contract and Converge is the “brainchild” of a musician and former Green Party activist Aubrey Meyer: https://earthbound.report/2009/04/14/contraction-and-convergence-by-aubrey-meyer/

      The UN thought it was brilliant and have been pushing it ever since.

      This is Meyer’s own treatise.
      http://web.archive.org/web/20120330155120if_/http://www.gci.org.uk/Briefings/C&C29sept_.pd f (put pd f as pdf.)

      He quotes Adair Turner when he was chairman of the Climate Change Committee:
      4th of February 2009, House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC): –
      “The core [of the UK Climate Act] is contract and converge. We cannot imagine a global deal which is both doable and fair which doesn’t end up by mid-century with roughly equal rights per capita to emit and that is clearly said in the report. This is strong support for what Aubrey Meyer has been saying.”

      • May 10, 2022 9:55 pm

        IOW, they just cannot stand anyone being richer than they are. It’s pure jealousy.

  19. M E permalink
    May 11, 2022 8:03 am

    A lot of words strung together with strange definitions.
    for example dematerialise would mean vanish to most people, I thought. How will your economy vanishing benefit people across a border. They need an English language teacher to correct these effusions before they are published. George Orwell would have scorned this verbiage.https://www.orwell.ru/library/essays/politics/english/e_polit/ I think.
    I will read this essay of his again. The other quotation makes my head swim.

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