April 15, 2015

UN official says her "population control" comments were "misquoted;" endorses Wynne's cap-and-trade scheme

Marissa SemkiwArchive

In Toronto today, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres responded to controversial comments she made, seemingly endorsing population control to protect the environment.

In a 2013 interview with Climate One, Figueres said humanity “should make every effort to change” the growth rate of the population.

When asked today exactly what she meant by her comments, and what specific efforts should be made to control the population, Figueres responded that she had been misquoted:

“I think that’s been really quite misquoted. What I mean is that currently, the current projection is for 2 billion people to be joining us on this planet and if we go on business as usual, that is the population that we’re going to have.”

While Figueres seemed to backtrack from her previous statement, she did not retract it.

“It is of course within the purview of every government to decide what they’re going to do.”
Figueres went on to echo a United Nations warning that the world is overpopulated and lacks enough resources to sustain a growing population.

“From a global perspective, we need to understand that we are today already beyond the carrying capacity of the planet. We’re already beyond what we can produce with food.  We’re already beyond the water that keeps people healthy. So you have to balance out on the one hand, the natural resources, and on the other hand, population.”

When asked if she would endorse fertility management -- something Former Vice President Al Gore has supported to combat global warming -- she said, “that is completely beyond the climate convention and that’s for those authorities to decide and in particular for governments to decide.”

Figueres was in Toronto meeting with Premier Wynne. At the press conference, Figueres applauded the Premier’s decision to impose a cap-and-trade system on Ontarians. 

Interestingly, journalists didn't ask why Figueres -- an unelected and unaccountable UN official -- had been invited to endorse Ontario Liberal policies.

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commented 2015-04-20 20:07:07 -0400
There are not too many people in North America, we need to slow immigration and procreate! Take your message to Asia Christine. Back out of this continent and don’t come back.
commented 2015-04-20 16:37:59 -0400
If she thinks there are too many people here, why isn’t she the one to go away first, that would help. are there not enough babies killed?. What a garbage you are spewing.
commented 2015-04-20 00:13:49 -0400
“another link to forced poison vaccination for all.” Say what? I didn’t read that.
commented 2015-04-19 08:24:53 -0400
Ahh, another link to forced poison vaccination for all. The herd cull in full swig.
commented 2015-04-18 10:34:23 -0400
Just another useful idiot minion for the real power brokers behind the whole UN criminal organization. Spew garbage and scare tactics with no proof and feed the dumb down electorate the garbage that they ingest and sit back and collect the money. Does the UN in any form have any credibility left in this world. The UN is a scary organization with many minions out spreading there false narrative for the criminal power brokers to feed the money machine and get control.
It would be good I think to stop funding and supporting the UN immediately.
commented 2015-04-18 08:11:08 -0400
Thank you Mark Steyn for posting this link.
FACT: 6 Billion people can live comfortably in the Province of Alberta.
FACT: Population density would be similar to the Statre of New Jersey. This would include all the necessary public institutions (schools, hospitals, parks, entertainment areas, etc).
FACT: Nature does not cause world hunger -incompetent politicians do (see Venezuela); thieving politicians do (see Zimbabwe); criminal politicians do (see Ukraine’s ‘famine’ imposed by Uncle Joe Stalin). We can produce enough food to feed three times the current world population.
When you hear climatologists speak out i.e. Al Gore, know that their goal is to impose “fertility management” on the world population, eventually using socialist/fascist laws.
When you hear popultion controllers speak, i.e. Al Gore, know that their goal is to impose “fertility management” on the world population, eventually using socialist/fascist laws.
When you hear the abortion industry speak out, i.e. China’s One Child policy already using beatings, deaths and compulsory abortions, know that their goal is to impose “fertility management” on the world population, eventually using socialist/fascist laws.
Watch how the same names pop up time and again, how they preach different words, but sing the same tune; how they blatently do the opposite of what they teach. Watch out for the invisible man, Canadian Maurice Strong., a great friend of Liberal Prime Ministers for decades.
God bless Ezra and his band of rebels.
commented 2015-04-17 22:33:41 -0400
Prime minister Harper, speak up for us!!
commented 2015-04-17 22:17:33 -0400
Unbelievable that we thought communism was dead, that two world wars fighting it took care of it. We have become complacent.
commented 2015-04-17 19:57:24 -0400
@ron Voss, thanks for that pointer to tinkerbell’s recent NP exposure. Reading any of Christiana’s contributions (or that of any UN honcho, come to think of it!) always reminds me of articles that seem to be very much infused with the product of one or more of those 3-column phrase-generators – e.g. the “Systematic Buzzphrase Generator” which can be found at: http://ww2.odu.edu/~jromberg/435fa09/buzzphrase.html

This particular contribution from Christiana, via the NP, was certainly no exception. For example, her “[particularly in the] context of increasing climate change policy”. Pardon my French, but WTF is that supposed to mean, eh?! Wouldn’t it be fascinating to see a dissertation on how one might go about “increasing policy” of any kind?!
commented 2015-04-17 16:28:38 -0400
Could a page out of the Communist Playbook be on the horizon? Mass executions/starvation/genocide?
commented 2015-04-17 09:05:34 -0400
Marissa wondered why “journalists didn’t ask why Figueres — an unelected and unaccountable UN official — had been invited to endorse Ontario Liberal policies”. Clearly, according to this article, a platform provided by the National Post nonetheless, Figueres is here on behalf of the UN to hype up the imperative that Canada go along with the climate change scam.
One of the most astounding pieces of propaganda spewing forth from Figueres was the following, “These emissions have been scientifically proved beyond any reasonable doubt to cause global warming, and if unchecked will have calamitous and costly consequences for Canada and the world”. Really, despite no perceptible change in global temperature over nearly three decades, she can straight-faced say that greenhouse gas emissions “have been scientifically proved beyond any reasonable doubt to cause global warming”? Although alluding to decisions made later this year in Paris “under the banner of the United Nations” as ensuring “a sustainable future for humanity and the planet”, one has to seriously wonder what planet Figueres is living on.
commented 2015-04-17 02:48:28 -0400
Suffice it to say that this was definitely not Christiana’s finest moment (nor was it Kathleen’s for that matter!) In my view (formed over the last five years of observations of activities on the UNEP front), Christiana is nothing but an oh-so-dedicated little parrot (and/or puppet on a string … you may take your pick!) who has been suitably primed to spout the UNEP’s mantra of the day (or week)!

FWIW, for various reasons, I choose to call her <a href=“”https://hro001.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/old-hand-alcamo-picked-to-rescue-tinkerbell-figueres/“>https://hro001.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/old-hand-alcamo-picked-to-rescue-tinkerbell-figueres/” title=“Old-hand Alcamo picked to rescue “tinkerbell” Figueres?”>tinkerbell</a> for short!

A far more honest and illuminating view – than any provided by many years of the Intergovernmental Panel on Change [IPCC]‘s so-called “assessments”, carefully selected fragments of which <em>feed</em> the UNEP pronouncements and pontifications, such as those proffered by “tinkerbell” – is offered by Sweden’s Dr. Hans Rosling, as I had <a href=“”https://hro001.wordpress.com/2010/12/13/a-different-perspective-on-pessimistic-projections/“>https://hro001.wordpress.com/2010/12/13/a-different-perspective-on-pessimistic-projections/” title=“A different perspective on pessimistic projections”>discovered</a> a little over four years ago.
commented 2015-04-16 20:39:06 -0400
We need to stop paying the rent on that United Nations building in New York and send the entire bunch of these climate and control freaks home to whatever hell hole they came from.
commented 2015-04-16 19:57:54 -0400
I have a simple rule of thumb that I learned years ago, if the UN is for something I am against it. Full stop.
commented 2015-04-16 19:38:58 -0400
The fertility rate in Canada is 1.6 per family, excluding Muslims who spawn 5.3 per wife. If the Canadian birth rate falls to 1.2 it will have reached the point of no return, the population will die out. Knowing Cluck Wynn, she will probably put a tax on Children.
commented 2015-04-16 19:26:14 -0400
“We are already well over the over capacity that planet earth can take”. Well this idiot should rent a helicopter and fly over my little province New Brunswick here. She would discover that most of it is covered with wild forest. I am sure that this is the same in many other provinces of our country and other countries as well. They really but really sincerely think that we are stupid, that we are ready to buy any garbage they are throwing to go forward with there agendas. Wynne acts like a school teacher of grade 1 or two. Christiana Figueres was evidently looking to shift the transmission to reverse to make us forget her pure lies and invented statistics part of her speech that was posted last week.
commented 2015-04-16 17:59:43 -0400
Marissa, very interesting how Wynne’s jovial demeanor changed once you asked your probing question at the love-in, er, press conference. Left-wing UN technocrat and social-engineer Christiana Figueres and Ontario Premier Wynne together. Talk about birds of a feather flocking together.
Besides reducing global population trends to protect the environment and fight global warming, what else can one find in Figueres’ grab bag of whacky left-wing ideas? No stranger to controversial statements when it comes to climate change, she previously described the U.N.’s goal as “to intentionally transform the economic development model”. So what does she have in mind? Well this self-described “daughter of a revolutionary”, a former Costa Rican president, who has lived a life of privilege since birth, tells us. Brace yourself. Communism is the best political system to fight climate change for fighting global warming. China may be the world’s top emitter of carbon dioxide and struggling with major pollution problems of their own, but the country that is “doing it right” when it comes to fighting global warming, praising their political system for “avoiding some of the legislative hurdles seen in countries including the U.S.” Chinese-style communism – the communist regime that has murdered an estimated 60 million to 80 million innocent people since seizing power after World War II, not including the unborn in forced abortions – is the best way to fight global warming. Remarkably, we have echoes of the same kind of thinking here in Canada! Flashback to November 2013 when Justin Trudeau at a Toronto fundraiser when asked which nation’s “administration he most admired”, responded, “There is a level of admiration I actually have for China because their basic dictatorship is allowing them to actually turn their economy around on a dime and say we need to go green, we need to start, you know, investing in solar… having a dictatorship where you can do whatever you wanted, that I find quite interesting.”
Thereby, Figueres reveals that the ultimate motive and true colors of the UN’s climate ‘science’ scam is not to save the world from ecological calamity, but to destroy capitalism and bring about totalitarian systems of government – a back door to socialism.
commented 2015-04-16 17:38:02 -0400
So…she wasn’t taken out of context…she’s flat out pushing lies.
commented 2015-04-16 17:37:22 -0400
This woman is so full of bullshit I’m not sure where to begin. I’m not sure where/when mantra of scarcity started to be applied to things like food etc…BUT it is FALSE. Study PoliSci 101 and any honest prof (if anymore exist) will tell you it’s false. The most stark reality of our abundance is that you can pretty much provide for the planet with a chunk of land the size of Texas. We have a resource management problem not a resource problem and moron from the UN should damn well know better.
commented 2015-04-16 16:51:15 -0400
UN needs to be disbanded, or Canada and other like minded countries of the world need to create their own UN style organization. We need insanity back in government and organizations instead of this constant fear mongering, but then I guess it’s their way of extracting more dollars out of your pockets.
commented 2015-04-16 15:42:20 -0400
I don’t think we have an overpopulation in this country so maybe Wynn and Figueres should go where they are needed.That is Asia China,perhaps they can persuade them to conftrol their populations and tax their carbon.If we have too large a population maybe cut back on immigration,now there is a thought.
commented 2015-04-16 14:26:32 -0400
First world UN style intellectuals have no intention in future of sharing the planet with the present proportion of over paid, over consuming serfs who don’t know their place. If sex and drugs distraction don’t sufficiently accelerate the “no breeding needed here by lower classes” rate of nonreproduction, sterner measures will be found.

“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.”
Winston Churchill
Or in this case, women from the UN occasionally let the “genocide, one way or another”, cat out of the bag.
commented 2015-04-16 13:31:02 -0400
The United Nations is pursuing population control by any means possible! See: "Maurice Strong, head of the United Nations Environmental Program, alluded to population control and more when he stated in 1990, “What if a small group of these world leaders were to conclude that the principle risk to the earth comes from the actions of the rich countries? In order to save the planet, the group decides: Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring this about?”

President Obama’s Science Adviser John Holdren wrote a book in 1977 called Ecoscience in which he indicated support for forced abortions, sterilization through infertility drugs or through the nation’s drinking water or food, having babies seized from single mothers or teen mothers and given away to couples, requiring that “people who contribute to social deterioration…be required by law to exercise reproductive responsibility” (i.e. more forced abortions or sterilizations), and creating a transnational “Planetary Regime” that controls the global economy and dictates the details of American lives by use of an armed international police force.
This is indeed “scary” stuff!
commented 2015-04-16 12:02:30 -0400
She must love lesbian Wynn. No danger of her populating the universe
commented 2015-04-16 11:06:16 -0400
How can you mis-quote something that is on an extended video clip?
commented 2015-04-16 10:27:29 -0400
Lyndia Edwards – bang on.
commented 2015-04-16 08:01:24 -0400
Yeah right – you mean you got caught in a Freudian slip – elitist freaks think alike – of course anything that oppresses the population and robs them of their wealth and dignity are A-OK with these misanthropes.
commented 2015-04-16 07:20:29 -0400
4 billion of the 6.5 billion people on the planet live in Asia.
But if the UN stood up to China and India, they would be put in jail.

UN are a bunch of euro-cowards trying to grab glory from a few hundred years ago by imposing crap on north America in the name of “saving the planet”. However, over the last few decades, Europe has become north America’s colony.