Mayors reach climate deal with World Bank

Jun 01, 2011
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, chair of the C40 Summit, delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of the C40 Large Cities Climate Summit being held in Sao Paulo. Leaders of the C40 Mayors Summit on climate change said Wednesday the group had reached a financing agreement with the World Bank to help the world's major cities better adapt to climate change.

Leaders of the C40 Mayors Summit on climate change said Wednesday the group had reached a financing agreement with the World Bank to help the world's major cities better adapt to climate change.

"The partnership with the World Bank creates opportunities for financial support," said New York city Mayor .

"If we don't stop polluting our world right now, and continuing to spill into the atmosphere, the consequences may be very well irreversible," Bloomberg said.

The 40 major cities whose mayors are attending the Sao Paulo conference -- including New York, Jakarta, Mexico City, Berlin, Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro and Paris -- are responsible for 12 percent of global .

"Cities are also paying big price of ," said World Bank president Robert Zoellick.

Zoellick told the mayors that he would make it easier for cities to use the Bank, as part of an effort to make available as much as $6.4 billion the Bank has earmarked for climate relief programs.

Private initiatives, said Zoellick, could lift that amount to as much as $50 billion.

"The memo of understanding between the World Bank and C40 is a window of access for cities," added Zoellick, and should help them gain "more access to develop strategies, mitigation, technical assistant".

Former US President Bill Clinton, whose foundation works with the C40 group, also praised the agreement.

But he said one of the biggest problems with going green was financing.

This is the fourth C40 summit, but the first one held in the .

On Thursday, the mayors meet with local authorities to discuss urban planning, public transport, capturing contaminated gas, and green industry.

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omatumr
1.6 / 5 (7) Jun 01, 2011
Mayors reach climate deal with World Bank


Is this what our politicians have been doing?

Mayors of our cities now negotiate directly with the World Bank?

Has manipulation of government science been used to establish a one world government?

What happened to the city, state and federal layers of government that were there to protect local institutions from one-world government?

This appears to be even worse than the disaster that former President Eisenhower warned about in his 1961 farewell address to the nation:

mcadams.posc.mu.edu/ike.htm

http://www.youtub...ld5PR4ts

With kind regards,
Oliver K. Manuel
Former NASA Principal
Investigator for Apollo

omatumr
1.8 / 5 (5) Jun 01, 2011
Bill Clinton, whose foundation works with the C40 group, also praised the agreement.


Intriguing! A great puzzle here !

I still can't fit the pieces together:

1. Bill Clinton's friend Al Gore led the AGW scare.

2. Al Gore and the UN convinced world leaders to join.

3. Government research funds financed the AGW scare.

4. Bill Clinton's foundation works with the group of mayors.

5. Bill Clinton's wife, Hilary, is Secretary of State under Obama.

6. Western nations with economic problems borrow from the World Bank.

7. Does some behind-the-scenes money scheme generate the World Bank's funds?

8. What happens if New York, Jakarta, Mexico City, Berlin, Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro and Paris default on their loans from the World Bank?

Are (1-8) clues to the actual purpose of the AGW scare promoted by Al Gore and the UN?

I cannot fit all these pieces together, but this is an intriguing story!

With kind regards,
Oliver K. Manuel
Vendicar_Decarian
3 / 5 (8) Jun 02, 2011
"Mayors of our cities now negotiate directly with the World Bank?" - OmaTard

I take it that you believe that Fascist Republicans should make such freedoms illegal.

"I still can't fit the pieces together" - OmaTard

Given that you believe that the sun is made from Iron, none of us are in any way shocked at that.
Vendicar_Decarian
2.7 / 5 (7) Jun 02, 2011
"Has manipulation of government science been used to establish a one world government?" - OmaTard

Yes. Lucifer himself is suppressing the facts that confirm your "theory" (laugh) that neutron-neutron reactions (not fusion) powers the sun.

Do you own stock in Renolds Aluminum? Tin foil caps are becoming all the rage among American ConservaTards.
MarkyMark
3.8 / 5 (5) Jun 02, 2011
Bill Clinton, whose foundation works with the C40 group, also praised the agreement.


Intriguing! A great puzzle here!

I cannot fit all these pieces together, but this is an intriguing story!

With kind regards,
Oliver K. Manuel

not too suprising really considering your strange beliefs that the sun is some big ball of unstable iron. Also does anyone here really believe you worked for NASA? Beyond some janitorial role of course?
Arkaleus
2.3 / 5 (6) Jun 02, 2011
Lay off Oliver, would ya? His comments are consistently more intelligent than any of yours.

Bloomberg is a globalist zombie-chief and he gives me the creeps.

Any time a local government official starts howling for climate controls and starts making independent gestures towards a foreign NGO like the World Bank you have to realize their loyalties and priorities lie far, far away from the people of the United States.
whoyagonacal
4 / 5 (3) Jun 02, 2011
Lay off Oliver, would ya? His comments are consistently more intelligent than any of yours.


Ah ... you honestly someone who claims the Sun is a giant ball of iron is "intelligent"?

I don't think OKM really cares about climate change. He's jumped on that bandwagon because it's the only way he can get people to back him up as he promotes his goofy physics. You want him on your side, you're welcome to him.
omatumr
1.6 / 5 (7) Jun 02, 2011
Any time a local government official starts howling for climate controls and starts making independent gestures towards a foreign NGO like the World Bank you have to realize their loyalties and priorities lie far, far away from the people of the United States.


Thanks for your kindness.

Another friend sent me an e-mail suggesting AGENDA 21 is the answer:

"Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment."

"Agenda 21, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the Statement of principles for the Sustainable Management of Forests were adopted by more than 178 Governments at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, 3 to 14 June 1992."

www.un.org/esa/dsd/agenda21/

Is that the answer?

omatumr
1.8 / 5 (5) Jun 02, 2011
World Bank to help the world's major cities better adapt to climate change


Where does the World Bank get money to loan to formerly sovereign nations, cities, etc. as Western economies collapse ?

Watergate taught us to follow the money.

So where does the World Bank get money?
omatumr
1.7 / 5 (6) Jun 03, 2011
Watergate taught us to follow the money.

So where does the World Bank get money?


I was reminded of Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger and Watergate by a new opera on PBS:

"Nixon in China" - The story of the historic 1972 visit of Nixon and Kissinger with China's Chairman Mao.

The opera may reveal background information on the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), founded in June 1972. Maurice Strong became head of UNEP in Dec 1972

Early on the opera mentions "an ocean of distrust" that divides East and West in these "unsettled times."

The opera challenges "organized oblivion", gains and losses since 1949 (Start of the Korean Conflict?), the practice of "sending our children on crusades", an an intriguing mention of the Liberty Tree by Mao.

Questions unanswered by UN's Agenda 21 adopted in 1992:

www.un.org/esa/dsd/agenda21/

May date back another 20 years to the events of 1972.

I recommend the opera to anyone seeking answers.

Arkaleus
3.4 / 5 (5) Jun 03, 2011
I can imagine the World Bank sees itself a sovereign entity, able through its organs to obtain printed fiat money and obligate unwary nations with debt. No doubt these payments must be tendered in real goods plus usury. I suspect the corrupt rulers who gain from these loans use the lands of their people as surety, perhaps even redirecting taxes to this banking cabal.

To this day Bernake refuses to allow the structure of these banking organs of the world state to be fully mapped and revealed. Even to a simple mind as mine, this concealment is threatening and arouses alarm.

Ben Bernake conceals the dimensions of this cabal just as a great general hides his advancing forces to forstall alarm until they breach the city's defenses.

omatumr
2 / 5 (8) Jun 03, 2011
Ben Bernake conceals the dimensions of this cabal just as a great general hides his advancing forces to forstall alarm until they breach the city's defenses.


Will the budget battle in Washington, DC tip Bernake's hand?

We live in interesting times!

Did the Korean War scare world leaders about the possibility of mutual destruction by nuclear warfare?

I don't know. But the roots of the economic/climate crisis may go as far back as 1950, 1972 or 1992.
Vendicar_Decarian
2.7 / 5 (7) Jun 03, 2011
Ben Shalom Bernanke[1] (pronounced /brnæki/ br-nan-kee;[2] born December 13, 1953) is an American economist, and the current Chairman of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States. During his tenure as Chairman, Bernanke has overseen the response of the Federal Reserve to late-2000s financial crisis.

Bernanke was a tenured professor at Princeton University and was chair of the Department of Economics there from 1996 to September 2002, when he went on public service leave. From 2002 until 2005, he served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Here he outlined the Bernanke Doctrine and first spoke of The Great Moderation, where he postulated that we are in a new era, where modern macroeconomic policy has decreased the volatility of the business cycle. He then served as Chairman of President George W. Bush's Council of Economic Advisers before President Bush appointed him to be Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve on February 1,
Vendicar_Decarian
3 / 5 (10) Jun 03, 2011
"To this day Bernake refuses to allow the structure of these banking organs of the world state to be fully mapped and revealed." - QuarkTard

Sorry Tard Boy, but Ben Bernake has no authority over foreign or domestic banks and no legal mechanism to force them to do anything.

The FED is a bank. It loans money to other banks.

If you want to open the AmeriCon banking industry then look to the Republican congress to draft laws that will require such a thing. They are the ones in control of America's finances and they are the ones in control of the regulation of the banking industry.

I note that it was the Republican deregulation of the banking industry that has been shown to be the cause of the current, deep, American recession.
omatumr
1.8 / 5 (5) Jun 03, 2011
I note that it was the Republican deregulation of the banking industry that has been shown to be the cause of the current, deep, American recession.


Republicans and Democrats both seem to have been involved in manipulating government science into the propaganda tool that eventually destroyed Western economies.

As noted above, Maurice Strong became head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in December of 1972. UNEP was established in June 1972.
Vendicar_Decarian
1 / 5 (3) Jun 05, 2011
"Republicans and Democrats both seem to have been involved in manipulating government science." - OmaTard

Given your long standing and often stated belief that the sun is made from Iron, it is clear that you know of science.

Poor...Poor... Tard.
Vendicar_Decarian
1 / 5 (3) Jun 05, 2011
"Republicans and Democrats both seem to have been involved in manipulating government science." - OmaTard

Given your long standing and often stated belief that the sun is made from Iron, it is clear that you know nothing of science.

Poor...Poor... Tard.
omatumr
1 / 5 (2) Jun 05, 2011
So where does the World Bank get money?
Vendicar_Decarian
1 / 5 (4) Jun 06, 2011
Where does any bank get it's money? Tard Boy...

And where do YOU get your money? Is there some corporation that has a program to pay Kooks to write nonsense papers about how astronomers can't see stars, and how the sun is actually made from Iron?

Or are you a gubderment funded Tard?
Arkaleus
not rated yet Jun 06, 2011
Your physorg manners need some banging on, Vendicar. If you want to just bark at certain ideologies and bite the bumpers of passing conversations why not hang out with your own peer group? I recommend www.abovetopsecret.com? There's plenty of troll fodder there for you to roll in.
Arkaleus
1 / 5 (1) Jun 06, 2011
Oliver, simply realizing that we don't have a ready answer for your question is enough to justify the inquiry.

The World Bank exists to insure the resources of the poor are secured for the will of the rich. The question of where they get the "money" to loan to these poor nations is a good one and the ability to answer this question plainly is essential to build a correct understanding of the powers in operation.

What sane person wants to distract us from this understanding, or help conceal them from us? Surely such a person is not good, nor can their intentions be healthy for us.

Bloomberg's appeal to this nationless cabal is more worrisome than any sort of environmental fairy tale. Population control is the driving force behind all carbon schemes, and nothing could please a dragon like Bloomberg more than total control over human industry, transactions, and movements.

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