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A network of scientists is poised to start the ambitious project of mapping the geology of the entire planet. Called the “OneGeology Project“, the team is made up of a consortium of international bodies, organizations and surveys from around the globe. Participants come from around the world with sciences from representatives from more that 55 countries involved. The project web site points to the UN General Assembly of 1997 (Agenda 21) as the motivating factor for this project. OneGeology Project: Mapping the Planet, Sunday March 11th 2007, http://gislounge.com/onegeology-project-mapping-the-planet/Wanting to avoid religious topics altogether (especially after the vicious personal attacks and accusations of antsemitism by the mad Zionists at Constance Cumbey's blog), I started a new fact based article to explore the relationship between global community policing and LA21 mapping programs, sort of a follow up to Quiet Revolution. I figured this was a good, safe topic that keeps my writing within my area of "expertise." I started revisiting places where I learned about the expanded use of GIS technology back in 2000, like the friendly GIS Lounge:
For months I've been on our local mapping groups' elist. They send so many I almost started deleting them, but skimming all the emails coming from the Copper River Country Mapping group ended up being worth my time after all. As a result of my interest in their new local "stories" map, I'm learning quite a bit about the level of UN LA-21 infiltration into my current neck of the woods. I'm seeing some heavy players coming here from the UN, US Forest Service, BLM and NPS, and they have the full cooperation of local Alaskan Tribal elders. What I wasn't expecting to find is our new world leaders have decided we need a new fish nation now too.
In celebration of World Environment Day on June 3, 2005 the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in cooperation with NASA, United States Geological Survey (USGS) and University of Maryland launched One Planet, Many People: Atlas of our Changing Environment–a publication that provides visual evidence of environmental change using satellite images, graphics and text. The focus is on the status and trends over several decades, both in physical and human geography. You may access the Atlas on line at www.na.unep.net or you may purchase a hard copy from www.earthprint.com. One Planet, Many People: Atlas of Our Changing Environment, Sunday July 31st 2005 http://gislounge.com/one-planet-many-people-atlas-of-our-changing-environment/
I originally contacted the local mapmakers to ensure Camp Redington and the Merc were included on their map. But then I read their notes that expressly stated that NO businesses would be on their tourist map. After perusing the "local" websites involved in mapping the entire Copper River Country as one unit, and seeing their having as a goal the objective of teaching everyone, visitors and local residents alike, about how we should honor and care for our land and waterways, I went off on a rant against them that I published here last spring. The thing was, I easily spotted all the same language used in Local Agenda 21 in their plans.
Here's the chapter of LA-21 being implemented in Kenny Lake, Alaska; it explains the reason our area deserves their "immediate attention."
MANAGING FRAGILE ECOSYSTEMS: SUSTAINABLE MOUNTAIN DEVELOPMENT
13.1. Mountains are an important source of water, energy and biological diversity. Furthermore, they are a source of such key resources as minerals, forest products and agricultural products and of recreation. As a major ecosystem representing the complex and interrelated ecology of our planet, mountain environments are essential to the survival of the global ecosystem. Mountain ecosystems are, however, rapidly changing. They are susceptible to accelerated soil erosion, landslides and rapid loss of habitat and genetic diversity. On the human side, there is widespread poverty among mountain inhabitants and loss of indigenous knowledge. As a result, most global mountain areas are experiencing environmental degradation. Hence, the proper management of mountain resources and socio-economic development of the people deserves immediate action. http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/documents/agenda21/english/agenda21chapter13.htm
Many people and organizations assisted First Nations and local leaders to find solutions to the bitter conflict. Ecotrust drafted a proposal to create a United Nations biosphere reserve, which now enjoys a $12 million endowment for research and education. In 1995, we created Ecotrust Canada, which now operates independently with a 30-person staff, an annual budget of $3 million and a $5 million revolving loan fund for small business development. We have a proud record of innovative leadership and investments along British Columbia’s rain forest coast.The designated Copper River Watershed appears to claim more land than the Wrangell St. Elias National UN Heritage Park, the largest park in the former USA. (My guess is the Fish God is a pretty powerful god in the eyes of our saviors at the UN.)
(for those of you doing your own investigations and interviews):
Erica McCall Valentine
Director of Copper River Program
PO Box 868
Talkeetna, AK 99676
Allison Bidlack, Ph.D.
Copper River Program
PO Box 626
Cordova, AK 99574
PO Box 2330
Newport, OR 97365
One of the reasons salmon might be super important to the global communitarians at ecotrust:
Within the Copper River ecosystem, salmon are the sustainable "natural capital" that is the key to local economies. http://www.ecotrust.org/copperriver/http://www.ecotrust.org/publications/renewing_SN_foodtraditions.htmlAll of us former free and independent Alaskan living inside our former constitutional "arbitrary boundaries" were bridged; the whole lot of us are a "community of caretakers" now:
"Welcome to Salmon Nation, a community of caretakers and citizens that stretches across arbitrary boundaries and bridges urban-rural divides. We bring new meaning to the word cooperative — with unusual alliances of tribes, fishermen, farmers, ranchers, loggers, and urban-dwellers working together to improve our neighborhoods and watersheds. "http://www.salmonnation.com/Does the Salmon Nation have a state religion?
So what do you think? "Fish Worship, is it Wrong?
Do they already worship the Fish God in China? And how can NASA keep LA21 records on China while many Americans still lable UN LA21 a "conspiracy theory?" Improving neighborhoods in China can't possibly be the same as improving neighborhoods in the USA, can it?
And, yes, there's still the Fusion Center-GIS connection that needs to be more fully explained:
China Dimensions Data Collection: Priority Programme for China's Agenda 21
Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_CD_AGENDA21
Priority Programme for China's Agenda 21 consists of full-text program descriptions supporting China's economic and social development. The descriptions represent 69 programs covering legislation, policy, education, agriculture, environment, energy, transportation, regional development, population, health, and global change research. Each description includes project scope, background, http://gcmd.nasa.gov/records /GCMD_CIESIN_SEDAC_CD_AGENDA21.html
11-14 July: 2009 ESRI Homeland Security GIS Summit
Location: San Diego, CA
Dates: July 11-14, 2009
Web Page: http://www.esri.com/hssummit
Description: Attend the only geospatial conference dedicated to homeland security, now a convenient concurrent event with the 2009 ESRI International User Conference.
2009 ESRI Homeland Security GIS Summit - San Diego - July 11-14, 2009
What is "social equity" (the goal of every UN plan) and what does it have to do with Climate Change? Social Equity and Climate Change, www.planning sustainable communities.com
Sometimes it helps to go back and read the UN's 1992 Rio Report, just to put current mapping projects, datagathering operations and youth training seminars into their proper perspective:
REPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT*
(Rio de Janeiro, 3-14 June 1992)
RIO DECLARATION ON ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development,
Having met at Rio de Janeiro from 3 to 14 June 1992,
Reaffirming the Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, adopted at Stockholm on 16 June 1972, a/ and seeking to build upon
With the goal of establishing a new and equitable global partnership through the creation of new levels of cooperation among States, key sectors of societies and people,
Working towards international agreements which respect the interests of all and protect the integrity of the global environmental and developmental system,
Recognizing the integral and interdependent nature of the Earth, our home,
Human beings are at the centre of concerns for sustainable development. They are entitled to a healthy and productive life in harmony with nature.
States have, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and the principles of international law, the sovereign right to exploit their own resources pursuant to their own environmental and developmental policies, and the responsibility to ensure that activities within their jurisdiction or control do not cause damage to the environment of other States or of areas beyond the limits of national jurisdiction.
The right to development must be fulfilled so as to equitably meet developmental and environmental needs of present and future generations.
In order to achieve sustainable development, environmental protection shall constitute an integral part of the development process and cannot be considered in isolation from it.
All States and all people shall cooperate in the essential task of eradicating poverty as an indispensable requirement for sustainable development, in order to decrease the disparities in standards of living and better meet the needs of the majority of the people of the world.
The special situation and needs of developing countries, particularly the least developed and those most environmentally vulnerable, shall be given special priority. International actions in the field of environment and development should also address the interests and needs of all countries.
States shall cooperate in a spirit of global partnership to conserve, protect and restore the health and integrity of the Earth's ecosystem. In view of the different contributions to global environmental degradation, States have common but differentiated responsibilities. The developed countries acknowledge the responsibility that they bear in the international pursuit of sustainable development in view of the pressures their societies place on the global environment and of the technologies and financial resources they command.
To achieve sustainable development and a higher quality of life for all people, States should reduce and eliminate unsustainable patterns of production and consumption and promote appropriate demographic policies.
States should cooperate to strengthen endogenous capacity-building for sustainable development by improving scientific understanding through exchanges of scientific and technological knowledge, and by enhancing the development, adaptation, diffusion and transfer of technologies, including new and innovative technologies.
Environmental issues are best handled with the participation of all concerned citizens, at the relevant level. At the national level, each individual shall have appropriate access to information concerning the environment that is held by public authorities, including information on hazardous materials and activities in their communities, and the opportunity to participate in decision-making processes. States shall facilitate and
encourage public awareness and participation by making information widely available. Effective access to judicial and administrative proceedings, including redress and remedy, shall be provided.
States shall enact effective environmental legislation. Environmental standards, management objectives and priorities should reflect the environmental and developmental context to which they apply. Standards applied by some countries may be inappropriate and of unwarranted economic and social cost to other countries, in particular developing countries.
States should cooperate to promote a supportive and open international economic system that would lead to economic growth and sustainable development in all countries, to better address the problems of environmental degradation. Trade policy measures for environmental purposes should not constitute a means of arbitrary or unjustifiable discrimination or a disguised restriction on international trade. Unilateral actions to deal with environmental challenges outside the jurisdiction of the importing country should be avoided. Environmental measures addressing transboundary or global environmental problems should, as far as possible, be based on an international consensus.
States shall develop national law regarding liability and compensation for the victims of pollution and other environmental damage. States shall also cooperate in an expeditious and more determined manner to develop further international law regarding liability and compensation for adverse effects of environmental damage caused by activities within their jurisdiction or control to areas beyond their jurisdiction.
States should effectively cooperate to discourage or prevent the relocation and transfer to other States of any activities and substances that cause severe environmental degradation or are found to be harmful to human health.
In order to protect the environment, the precautionary approach shall be widely applied by States according to their capabilities. Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation.
National authorities should endeavour to promote the internalization of environmental costs and the use of economic instruments, taking into account the approach that the polluter should, in principle, bear the cost of pollution, with due regard to the public interest and without distorting international trade and investment.
Environmental impact assessment, as a national instrument, shall be undertaken for proposed activities that are likely to have a significant adverse impact on the environment and are subject to a decision of a competent national authority.
States shall immediately notify other States of any natural disasters or other emergencies that are likely to produce sudden harmful effects on the environment of those States. Every effort shall be made by the international community to help States so afflicted.
States shall provide prior and timely notification and relevant information to potentially affected States on activities that may have a significant adverse transboundary environmental effect and shall consult with those States at an early stage and in good faith.
Women have a vital role in environmental management and development. Their full participation is therefore essential to achieve sustainable development.
The creativity, ideals and courage of the youth of the world should be mobilized to forge a global partnership in order to achieve sustainable development and ensure a better future for all.
Indigenous people and their communities and other local communities have a vital role in environmental management and development because of their knowledge and traditional practices. States should recognize and duly support their identity, culture and interests and enable their effective participation in the achievement of sustainable development.
The environment and natural resources of people under oppression, domination and occupation shall be protected.
Warfare is inherently destructive of sustainable development. States shall therefore respect international law providing protection for the environment in times of armed conflict and cooperate in its further development, as necessary.
Peace, development and environmental protection are interdependent and indivisible.
States shall resolve all their environmental disputes peacefully and by appropriate means in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations.
States and people shall cooperate in good faith and in a spirit of partnership in the fulfilment of the principles embodied in this Declaration and in the further development of international law in the field of sustainable development.
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a/ Report of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, Stockholm, 5-16 June 1972 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.73.II.A.14 and corrigendum), chap. I.
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