Originally posted at VYC.org
There’s another globalist effort afoot that this time is attempting to lure cities from across the nation and around the world. It involves tenets of Agenda 2030. It’s coming from a group known as C40, a self described global network of nearly 100 mayors from the world’s leading cities that are united in action to confront the climate crisis.
Joining Jim to look at this new chapter of the climate change agenda was Alex Newman. Alex is an award-winning international freelance journalist, author, researcher, educator and consultant. He is senior editor for The New American. He is co-author of Crimes of the Educators and author of Deep State: The Invisible Government Behind the Scenes. He’s founder of Liberty Sentinel.
Alex described the C40 as a coalition of city governments and mayors that are trying to bring the global warming policy agenda down to the city level. He first came across it when Donald Trump announced he was going to leave the Paris Agreement in 2018. Eventually city and state governments and corporations from across the U.S. came together at a U.N. climate summit that immediately followed and said that they were going to do what the Paris climate agreement would have required the U.S. to do. They were going to do it without the federal government getting involved.
Large numbers of cities across the globe have now been recruited and they are trying to impose authoritarian policies that would micro-manage our lives, businesses, economy and families under the guise of saving us from climate change. Worse yet, cities have been doing this “under the radar” without consulting taxpayers and they’re gaining momentum very quickly.
In Miami, a grass-roots citizen organization was determined to expose and stop this. They tried to set up climate debates so that there could be public discussion over this and the city government absolutely refused. The same thing has occurred in other municipalities in Miami-Dade County. They’ve joined up with these kinds of initiatives and they also refuse to discuss this in public and almost nothing about it shows up in the press.
There’s an agreement called, The Future of Urban Consumption in a 1.5 degree Celsius World. The so-called “fact checkers” are trying to claim that this is false but Alex noted that anyone can read this document. He indicated it’s true that this is not an international treaty, however, it does outline strategies for city governments to try and keep their C02 emissions in their jurisdictions below the level required by the Paris agreement. This sounds benign until you realize the restrictions it places on meat and dairy consumption and how it limits the number of clothes that people can buy and the kind of travel that people can engage in.
Is this just another effort to impoverish us under the guise of saving the planet from the “boogie-man” of global warming? You decide, when you review this edition of Crosstalk.