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Carbon credits tarnished by human rights 'disgrace'

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posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 07:14 PM
Ok, you 'Greenies' out there! We've tried to inform you just how corrupt this whole 'Global Warming/Climate Change' fiasco really is but here's some info on just how ridiculous and outrageous it can get!
First exerpt:
Honduran outrage!

The reported killing of 23 Honduran farmers in a dispute with the owners of UN-accredited palm oil plantations in Honduras is forcing the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) executive board to reconsider its stakeholder consultation processes.

In Brussels, the Green MEP Bas Eickhout called the alleged human rights abuses "a disgrace", and told EurActiv he would be pushing the European Commission to bar carbon credits from the plantations from being traded under the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

Several members of the CDM board have been "personally distressed" by the events in Bajo Aguán, northern Honduras, according to the board's chairman, Martin Hession, who said they had "caused us great difficulties."

"Plainly, the events that have been described are deplorable," he told EurActiv. "There is no excuse for them."

But because they took place after the CDM's stakeholder consultations had been held, and fell outside the board's primary remit to investigate emissions reductions and environmental impacts, it had been powerless to block project registrations.

Another board member told EurActiv that Aguán was a "hot potato," which struck at the heart of the emissions trading scheme's integrity. "We all regret the situation extremely," he said.


Ugandan outrage!

KICUCULA, Uganda — According to the company’s proposal to join a United Nations clean-air program, the settlers living in this area left in a “peaceful” and “voluntary” manner.

Sven Torfinn for The New York Times

An evicted woman showed proof of her family's land ownership. More Photos »

People here remember it quite differently.

“I heard people being beaten, so I ran outside,” said Emmanuel Cyicyima, 33. “The houses were being burnt down.”

Other villagers described gun-toting soldiers and an 8-year-old child burning to death when his home was set ablaze by security officers.

“They said if we hesitated they would shoot us,” said William Bakeshisha, adding that he hid in his coffee plantation, watching his house burn down. “Smoke and fire.”
“Too many investments have resulted in dispossession, deception, violation of human rights and destruction of livelihoods,” Oxfam said in the report. “This interest in land is not something that will pass.” As population and urbanization soar, it added, “whatever land there is will surely be prized.”

Across Africa, some of the world’s poorest people have been thrown off land to make way for foreign investors, often uprooting local farmers so that food can be grown on a commercial scale and shipped to richer countries overseas.

But in this case, the government and the company said the settlers were illegal and evicted for a good cause: to protect the environment and help fight global warming.
According to a report released by the aid group Oxfam on Wednesday, more than 20,000 people say they were evicted from their homes here in recent years to make way for a tree plantation run by a British forestry company, emblematic of a global scramble for arable land.
Some of you had better wake up to the facts as to who and why the UN is pushing this and who is actually telling you the truth!

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posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 07:34 PM
What an absolute disgrace. We in Australia are getting slapped with a carbon tax next year, whilst I see the implementation of the scheme being undoubtedly a lot more civilized it still appeals to these greenies with more dogmatic ideology than intellect as the Australian government will be devoting revenue into sustainable energy initiatives, course they will...

I can't believe we produce 1.5% of the worlds emissions yet, we are getting absolutely slammed for our own government.

The frustration in it is, that it is doing nothing to reduce overall emissions nor provide any benefit to the environment but will affect families and business' the worst! Bollocks!
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posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 07:51 PM
The Corporatist's involved with this travesty are just waiting to pull this land grab on all the nations and their citizenry involved in the UN using 'Agenda 21'! To control every single inch of arable land and steal it from those who have owned it and farmed it for generations!
This next election in the US will determine if we are to survive as a Republic and maybe gain some control of our own lives. The present administration is up their ears in this corrupt scheme and they need to be taken down. Who we get as a successor had better know what they are about. It's going to get very nasty if we get another administration that has the same agenda!
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posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 08:11 PM
reply to post by ZindoDoone

Ahhhh Agenda 21..that old chest nut. Every nation in the world of the UN will start seeing the ugly ramifications pretty soon I figure, if not already then from what I know of it, we will be forced in to tiny pockets of over-populated cities so as not to disturb nature...I wonder if they'll slap a bio dome over us

posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 08:24 PM
reply to post by Pirateofpsychonautics

Us humans wouldn't be allowed in. We'd be on the outside looking in, and starving!!


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