The UNFPA population report is out and the big news is that Africa’s population has passed the 1 billion mark, doubling in 27 years. Nigeria and Uganda are the main culprits with the highest growth rates. The UNFPA isn’t (and has never been) happy about this; so what do they do: they link growing population to climate change bringing to the fore another of the many hidden agendas being smuggled into Copenhagen under the guise of climate change.
It was in the news a few days ago that the conditional agreement struck by the EU on how it will go about helping developing nations to fight climate change ended without a set figure on what it will pay. The poorer eastern European countries are not ready to commit to financing the 20-50 billion Euros the EU expects to star paying by 2020.
The Climate conference in Copenhagen is barely 8 weeks away. The heat is on for world leaders to seal a good deal that will lead to something more than just rhetoric in the effort to combat the warming climate.
CLIMATE CHANGE is one of the top drawer issues of our day; right up there with the global financial crisis. Governments compete on reducing emissions; individuals abridge their ‘carbon footprint’; companies – from car manufacturing to petroleum to tobacco – are all going green. Even a Green Bible, with ‘verses and passages that speak of God’s care for creation highlighted in green’ was recently published. Is the hype worth the depth; is it mere political correctness to talk green or are we really faced with a climate crisis?