How climate change has got Worldwide Fund for Nature bamboozled
www.telegraph.co.uk – Christopher Booker – May 5, 2012
Very important article about the World Wildlife Fund, which is completely involved in lobbying here in Ontario for “environmental” legislation that hurts individual rights and freedoms directly. (Search “WWF” here).
Also the WWF is behind Earth Hour, the annual ritual of begging for oppression, poverty and energy rationing.
“What a strange body the WWF (formerly the World Wildlife Fund, now the Worldwide Fund for Nature) has become these days. It is the largest, richest and most influential environmental lobbying organisation in the world. Originally set up in 1961 by Julian Huxley, Prince Philip, Prince Bernhard and others, for the admirable purpose of campaigning to save species endangered by human activity [sure, like King William], it has morphed in the last 20 years into something very different, more akin to a multinational corporation…”
“… Tanzania. Much of its work there is carried out under a UN climate change policy known as REDD+ (“reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation”), which is part of the UN’s £17 billion Fast Start programme. Britain, giving £1.5 billion, is that programme’s second largest contributor after Japan.”
We need to find out how much Canadian federal and provincial governments give to these types of organizations and programs.
“Shortly before the Prince’s [Charles] arrival, it was revealed that thousands of villagers had been evicted from the forest, their huts in the paddy fields torched and their coconut palms felled. This was carried out by the Tanzanian government’s Forestry and Beekeeping Division, with which WWF has been working…”
“…claims that some of those staff had been falsely claiming expenses on a massive scale…”
The WWF has had a huge influence on the UN’s IPCC:
“Exhaustive analysis, led by the Canadian author Donna Laframboise, then revealed that nearly a third of the 18,531 sources cited by the report had no more scientific provenance than press clippings, student theses and claims by activist groups – among which none was more prominent than WWF. But worse was to come. In her recent book on the IPCC, The Delinquent Teenager Who Was Mistaken for the World’s Top Climate Expert, Laframboise shows how, from 2004 on, WWF deliberately set out to recruit contributors to the IPCC’s next report to its Climate Witness Scientific Advisory Panel….”