Global Warming Science:


Global Warming for Global Governance


[last update: 2010/04/11]



The earth is facing an environmental Armageddon for which the only answer is … a global government.


For many people around the world (not just the United Nations), the global warming issue and the potential global regulation of emissions, provides a means of achieving their desired goal: global governance. This is the reason that the “debate is over”. In science, the debate is not over. In politics… well… “A comment about the scientific community. It is easier sometimes to get consensus in the political community, rather than in the scientific community.” quote by Maurice Strong, July 2009 (Strong was a key developer of the global warming scare – see below, and see the History of the Global Warming Scare).


The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” – H.L. Mencken



Al Gore: Speaking in Oxford at the Smith School World Forum on Enterprise and the Environment in 2009, (part of the Social Sciences Division) Al Gore touted the Congressional climate bill, claiming it “will dramatically increase the prospects for success” in combating what he sees as the “crisis” of man-made global warming. “But it is the awareness itself that will drive the change and one of the ways it will drive the change is through global governance and global agreements.” (at 1:10 in the video at




The Club of Rome and Related NGOs


The Club of Rome has been a big promoter of the global warming scare for many years. The screen capture shown below from their website illustrates the promotion []

Radical and rapid social and economic transformations will be needed to avert runaway climate change and ecological breakdown” []




The concept of global governance was promoted in 1991 by the Club of Rome in a report called “The First Global Revolution”, which asserted that current problems "are essentially global and cannot be solved through individual country initiatives [which] gives a greatly enhanced importance to the United Nations and other international systems." Also in 1991 Strong claimed that the Earth Summit, of which he was Secretary General, would play an important role in "reforming and strengthening the United Nations as the centerpiece of the emerging system of democratic global governance." In 1995, in ‘Our Global Neighborhood’, the CGG [UN Commission on Global Governance] agreed: "It is our firm conclusion that the United Nations must continue to play a central role in global governance." the Commission's recommendations: for instance, that some UN activities be funded through taxes on foreign-exchange transactions and multinational corporations. ... It also recommended that "user fees" might be imposed on companies operating in the "global commons." including carbon taxes, which would be levied on all fuels made from coal, oil, and natural gas." []. 


According to The First Global Revolution: “It would seem that humans need a common motivation...either a real one or else one invented for the purpose....In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy then, is humanity itself. [] And: “Sacrilegious though this may sound, democracy is no longer well suited for the tasks ahead. The complexity and the technical nature of many of today’s problems do not always allow elected representatives to make competent decisions at the right time.” []


Maurice Strong, a key developer of the global warming scare, was one of the original members of the Club of Rome. (See: for a detailed account of Maurice Strong’s involvement at the UN in developing the global warming scare.) In the 1970s and 1980s Strong ran the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), was director of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and vice-president of its fund-raising arm, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).  In 1996 Maurice Strong was special advisor to UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali and by 1997 Strong was Senior Advisor to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan; Senior Advisor to World Bank President James Wolfensohn; Chairman of the Earth Council; Chairman of the World Resources Institute (WRI); Co-Chairman of the Council of the World Economic Forum. From 2003 to 2005 Kofi Annan’s personal envoy to Korea was Maurice Strong, which brought him into close contact with the South Korean government, where Ban Ki-Moon (who took over from Annan in 2007 as U.N. Secretary-General), was then foreign minister. (His bio is at []) In 1974 Maurice Strong gave a speech at a college in Canada at which he said: The ethic of abundant resources must give way to the ethics of scarcity and conservation” … “Economic growth is not the cure, it is the disease” []. He also said: “Frankly, we may get to the point where the only way of saving the world will be for industrial civilization to collapse." []


Addressing the IUCN in July 2009, Maurice Strong stated: “After we established the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) [1972], one of the first things we did was to organise expert group meetings on climate change. … Climate change was an early issue. A comment about the scientific community. It is easier sometimes to get consensus in the political community, rather than in the scientific community. … Changes in the climate are occurring more rapidly, and some changes are beyond the possibility of reversing. … The climate change issue and the economic issue come from the same roots. And that is the gross inequity and the inadequacy of our economic model. We now know that we have to change that model.” []


The UN IPCC cites two Club of Rome reports in the TAR References for Chapter 1 []:

  • Meadows, D.H., D.L. Meadows, J. Randers, and W.W. Behrens, 1972: The Limits to Growth: A Report for the Club of Romes Project on the Predicament of Mankind. Universe Books, New York, NY, USA, 205 pp
  • von Weizsecker, E., A.B. Lovins, and L.H. Lovins, 1998: Factor Four: Doubling Wealth, Halving Resource Use. Report to the Club of Rome. Earthscan, London, United Kingdom, 322 pp.


The world has cancer and the cancer is man.” – quote from A. Gregg as the opening to Chapter 1 of the “Second Report to the Club of Rome – Mankind at the Turning Point”, 1974. “I hope [the Club of Rome] will continue for many years to come to spell out the unpalatable facts and to unsettle the conscience of the smug and apathetic.” – Prince Philip in his message to the Delegates, 20th Anniversary Conference of the Club of Rome (in “The First Global Revolution”). Prince Phillip has also made the statement: “In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation.” in the foreword to Fleur Cowles’ “If I Were an Animal” 1987. [,_Duke_of_Edinburgh] Prince Phillip served as the president of the World Wildlife Fund International from 1981 – 1996. The WWF provides fund-raising for the IUCN.


The Washington State based “Yes” magazine is a big promoter of the global warming scare among “progressives”. It is published by David Korten of the “People-Centered Development Forum”. Korten is a full member of the Club of Rome – one of only four in the USA.  (The list of current members is available at [].) Korten recently published a book called “Agenda for a New Economy” which he launched at the Trinity Wall Street Church. He states: “My presentation … made the case that the Wall Street financial crisis is at its core a spiritual crisis born of a violation of the biblical injunction against the worship of Mammon”. In the book launch, he referred to a Democracy Now interview with his wife, which featured “her relationship with Ann Soetoro, Barack Obama’s mother, when we lived in Indonesia”. [].


In the 1970’s Maurice Strong was the director of the IUCN and expanded it to include NGOs. The IUCN promotes " lifestyles, based in ecospiritual practice". In 1996 President Clinton issued Executive Order 12986, which stated, in part: "I hereby extend to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources [IUCN] the privileges and immunities that provide or pertain to immunity from suit”. The organization's Commission on Environmental Strategy and Planning, claims a mandate to "change human behavior" by using a strategy "based less on the facts ... than on the values they hold." Steven Rockefeller (often described as the father of sustainable development), co-authored a book in 1992 called “Spirit and Nature: Why the Environment Is A Religious Issue” describing the principles espoused by the IUCN. [] (See [] for more details on Strong’s connections to the Rockefellers and other global governance promoters.)


The current president of the IUCN is Ashok Khosla, who is also on the Executive Committee of the Club of Rome as well as a former director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). []


The current president of the WWF is Emeka Anyaoku – former head of NEPAD: “Noting that previous development strategies for Africa have not fulfilled the promises made, the chairman of a special United Nations advisory panel on the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) today recommended greater and more focused investment and aid, wider debt relief and freer trade for African products. Chief Emeka Anyaoku, chair of the panel, brought the recommendations to Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who appointed the 13 members last July. “NEPAD cannot succeed without a significant increase in support from the international community”” [] Anyaoku is also a member of the Club of Rome []


In 2000, the IUCN co-hosted the first “Earth Forum” along with the Earth Council, run by Maurice Strong, who also addressed the IUCN’s congress, urging the adoption of the “Earth Charter” []. Strong said “The unique character of IUCN as a global organization with both governmental and non-governmental members: I am greatly encouraged at revitalization of the long-standing partnership between IUCN and WWF. This, together with your new partnerships with organizations like the Earth Council and University for Peace, and links with the World Economic Forum and World Business Council for Sustainable Development provide IUCN with an unprecedented opportunity for leadership in developing the new mechanisms of global governance. These, I am persuaded, involve a move away from traditional patterns of centralized control to the forming of coalitions and networks of all major actors around specific issues. Indeed, this is what UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is proposing under his program of reform and his new vision for the future of UN. … IUCN has been deeply involved in the process of formulating the Earth Charter which is complimentary to and supportive of your Covenant.” []


The IUCN stifles conflicting views. Mitchell Taylor, who has been researching Canada’s polar bears for more than 30 years) was prevented from attending the IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group meeting in 2009 because his views conflict with the IUCN (see “Polar Bear Expert Barred by Global Warmists”



The World Resources Institute (WRI) of which Maurice Strong was once Chairman, is an environmental think tank founded in 1982 by James (Gus) Speth with funding from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Al Gore is on the WRI board of directors. The current board chairman – James Harmon is a Senior Advisor to the Rothschild Group and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Speth was an administrator at UNEP and chair of the UN Development Group and is also on the board (and co-founder) of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. WRI Board member Frances Beineke is also the president of NRDC. Speth was co-author of “Global Environmental Governance” which states that “Global environmental governance includes but is not limited to the governance of the global commons.” [




NGOs have been receiving increased power not only at the UN but also in the EU. NGOs can participate in the European Court of Justice (ECJ). For example, Greenpeace sued the Commission of European Communities to try to prevent the construction of power stations in the Canary Islands. [] The referenced paper went on to say: “Environmentally focused NGOs may not accurately balance the public interest in environmental protection against other concerns such as economic development.



Club of Rome Efforts


An article in the UK Guardian: “British campaigner urges UN to accept 'ecocide' as international crime”: “The proposal for the United Nations to accept "ecocide" as a fifth "crime against peace", which could be tried at the International Criminal Court (ICC), is the brainchild of British lawyer-turned-campaigner Polly Higgins. … Supporters of a new ecocide law also believe it could be used to prosecute "climate deniers" who distort science and facts to discourage voters and politicians from taking action to tackle global warming and climate change.



So who is Polly Higgins? A lawyer on the supervisory board of the Club of Rome based TREC / DESERTEC, promoting large-scale solar plants in the Sahara desert to provide power for Europe. []


She was a speaker at “Climate Change: the Road to Ecotopia” []




The United Nations


The global warming alarm was initiated at the United Nations in the 1980s.The original goal was to use it to achieve global governance and fund it through a global carbon tax. Maurice Strong and the IUCN organized the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 (“The Earth Summit”). Strong Stated: "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, ownership of motor-, numerous electric household appliances, home and workplace air-conditioning ... expansive suburban housing ... are not sustainable." In the months leading up to the 1992 Rio conference, Strong made various statements against the middle class of the industrialized world. He declared that "the United States is clearly the greatest risk" to the world’s ecological health. This was so, he said, because, "In effect, the United States is committing environmental aggression against the rest of the world." [] "The objective, clearly enunciated by the leaders of UNCED, is to bring about a change in the present system of independent nations. The future is to be World Government with central planning by the United Nations. Fear of environmental crises - whether real or not - is expected to lead to – compliance” (Dixy Lee Ray in eco-logic 1992 [])


The United Nations Commission on Global Government (CGG) released its report “Our Global Neighborhood” in 1995: "Charges for use of the global commons have a broad appeal on grounds of conservation and economic efficiency as well as for political and revenue reasons. … A carbon tax introduced across a large number of countries or a system of traded permits for carbon emissions would yield very large revenues indeed." [] The commission’s report stated: “The concept of national sovereignty has been immutable, indeed a sacred principle of international relations. It is a principle which will yield only slowly and reluctantly to the new imperatives of global environmental cooperation.


In 2000 France’s former President Jaques Chirac called the Kyoto accord "the first component of an authentic global governance." [] In 2002 Canada’s (later to be) Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, referred to it: "Kyoto is essentially a socialist scheme to suck money out of wealth-producing nations". []


The Earth Charter: “In 1987, the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development issued a call for the creation of a new charter that would set forth fundamental principles for sustainable development. The drafting of an Earth Charter was part of the unfinished business of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit. In 1994 Maurice Strong, the Secretary-General of the Earth Summit and Chairman of the Earth Council, and Mikhail Gorbachev, Chairman of Green Cross International, launched a new Earth Charter initiative with support from the Dutch government.” []


Gorbachev started Green Cross International in 1993 (the US branch is called Global Green USA). In a 1988 address to the UN prior to the split up of the USSR, Gorbachev said: “Further global progress is now possible only through a quest for universal consensus in the movement towards a new world order.” [] Gorbachev is also a member of the Club of Rome []. He is the keynote speaker at the October 2009 Club of Rome Global Assembly where he will talk about “the next global glasnost” (NASA’s supreme alarmist, James Hansen, referred to by the Club of Rome as “the “father” of climate change” will also be speaking at the Global Assembly.) []


In a 2000 interview when Gorbachev was in New York to address the UN Millennium Summit, he stated: “I appreciate so much the initiative of Ted Turner, with whom we have started working this year on some kind of daily presence of the environmental concerns. Every day, there's something about the environment and every week a major program on the environment on CNN.” And: “Global institutions must play a role here, particularly the United Nations … in the international court at The Hague, we could have an environmental tribunal that would take charge


The Global Leadership for Climate Action (GLCA) is a project of the United Nations Foundation and the Club of Madrid (a club of ex-prime ministers and ex-presidents). Timothy Worth is co-chair of the GLCA; several Club of Rome members are on the GLCA, as well as a former president of the IUCN. Ted Turner and George Soros are also on the GLCA. The head of the UN IPCC, Pachauri, is one of the senior advisors. [


In the 1970s the UN expanded the role of NGOs at UN conferences. Recently the buzzword has changed to “civil society” and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). Thousands of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) today participate in the major UN conferences and participate in many other UN activities - increasingly as active participants, not just observers. … Is this huge industry all built on one flimsy, conditional sentence in the UN's Charter [in Article 17]? This clause may have opened a door at the outset, but the importance of civil society within the UN system reflects more the changing nature of the world we live in and the contemporary challenges of global governance. … some large international NGOs have started to seek special status for themselves with the GA [UN General Assembly] (namely the Inter-Parliamentary Union, and IUCN - the World Conservation Union). []




The U.S. Government


Obama’s science advisor, John Holdren, has been sounding alarms for decades (“We are not, of course, optimistic about our chances of success. Some form of ecocatastrophe, if not thermonuclear war, seems almost certain to overtake us before the end of the century. (The inability to forecast exactly which one – whether plague, famine, the poisoning of the oceans, drastic climatic change, or some disaster entirely unforeseen – is hardly grounds for complacency.)”). In 1977 he coauthored a book  with the Ehrlichs called “Ecoscience: Population, Resources and Environment, in which they wrote: : “Such a comprehensive Planetary Regime could control the development, administration, conservation, and distribution of all natural resources, renewable or nonrenewable…not only in the atmosphere and oceans, but in such freshwater bodies as rivers and lakes…The Regime might also be a logical central agency for regulating all international trade…The Planetary Regime might be given responsibility for determining the optimum population for the world and for each region and for arbitrating various countries’ shares within their regional limits…the Regime would have some power to enforce the agreed limits.“(p. 943.) []


Holdren has also coauthored publications with R.K. Pachauri (who is now the head of the UN’s IPCC). In An Agenda of Science for Environment and Development into the 21st Century”, 1991, they state: “Global warming … is arguably the most dangerous of all the environmental impacts of human activity.” (See


Obama’s coordinator of energy and climate policy (“Energy Czar”) is Carol Browner, who until that appointment was a commission member of the “Socialist International - Commission for a Sustainable World Society”. From their statement on climate change: Global governance is no longer a concept but an urgent necessity. … Reiterating its firm conviction that the international agenda for climate change has to be linked to eradicating poverty, the Commission underlined that any global economic reforms had to ensure that development was not only greener, but also more just and sustainable, and that national and international development policies must include climate concerns. []


Browner is also on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Climate Protection. What is the Alliance for Climate Protection? “it is Al Gore, substantially ... He is the chairman of the board, and the organization can be thought of as a vast extension of Al Gore's now-famous slide show depicted in An Inconvenient Truth. It's received many of the proceeds of the film, and the Live Earth concert.” [] Our mission is to persuade the American people—and people elsewhere in the world—of the importance and urgency of adopting and implementing effective and comprehensive solutions for the climate crisis. The Alliance for Climate Protection is undertaking an unprecedented mass persuasion exercise” [] (See for more about Browner)


Timothy Wirth, former United States Senator from Colorado, former Assistant Secretary of State for Global Affairs for President Clinton, said in 1988: "What we’ve got to do in energy conservation is try to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, to have approached global warming as if it is real means energy conservation, so we will be doing the right thing anyway in terms of economic policy and environmental policy." [] Wirth was also involved in organizing the 1988 congressional hearing at which NASA’s James Hansen made his famous testimony to get the scare rolling. In a PBS Frontline episode in 2007, Timothy Wirth was shown saying this about the preparations for the 1988 hearing: “What we did is that we went in the night before and opened all the windows, I will admit, right, so that the air conditioning wasn't working inside the room. And so when the- when the hearing occurred, there was not only bliss, which is television cameras and double figures, but it was really hot.” []


Wirth is currently (2009) the President of the United Nations Foundation (UNF) []. The UNF was set up in 1998 to channel Ted Turner’s $1billion gift to the UN. Kofi Annan and Maurice Strong then created a new office inside the Secretariat called the U.N Fund for International Partnerships (UNFIP). This was created because the UN Charter. Article 17, Section 2 of the charter states that UN expenses "shall be borne by the Members as apportioned by the General Assembly." This requirement is supposed to prevent private interests like the UN Foundation from exercising undue influence over the world body. [] (Ted Turner is also on the board of Green Cross International.)


In 1992 Strobe Talbott (Deputy Secretary of State under Clinton) wrote: “In fact, I'll bet that within the next hundred years … nationhood as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority.” [,9171,976015,00.html] Talbott co-authored an article in 2008 which stated: “The world may have only seven years to start reducing the annual buildup in greenhouse gas emissions that otherwise threatens global catastrophe within several decades … Earth is on a trajectory to warm more than 4.5 degrees Fahrenheit by around mid-century … Manhattan and Florida would be under water” The credits at the end state of the authors: “They are involved in a joint project with Stanford University and New York University on global governance, including on the issue of climate change.” []




Carbon Trading


Carbon trading must be globally regulated: Simon Linnett, Executive Vice-Chairman of Rothschild, has called for a new international body, the World Environment Agency, to regulate carbon trading. Unless governments cede some of their sovereignty to a new world body, he says, a global carbon trading scheme cannot be enforced and regulated. … A key implication of creating a legal yet global system of trading is the loss of sovereignty it implies. … The European nations already do this, on certain issues, yielding sovereignty to the EU. And in time, the EU itself will eventually have to yield to a larger body … So emissions trading could establish a new world order


See for information on the “benefits” of carbon trading and the connections between those benefiting and the UN.