"This is Hague, and he has been talking to the Council on Foreign Relations. But just as important is the subject – climate change. "I believe we, as foreign policy practitioners, need to up our game in building a credible and effective response to climate change," he says.
He then goes on to say that climate change is perhaps the twenty-first century's biggest foreign policy challenge along with such challenges as preventing the spread of nuclear weapons. So, we have a British foreign secretary equating climate change with nuclear policy, and this is not news?
But just to make the hat-trick, we have China trying to breathe life into the climate change process, and that does not seem to be worth reporting in the British media either."
No need to say that CO2 does not drive climate change/warming/disruption but is in fact a remarkable plant food. The reason for picking up on Richard's post is not about gang-green nor China but that not many this side of the pond know about CFR.
Alarmist Wiki tells us it is an American nonprofit nonpartisan membership organization, publisher, and thinktank specialising in U.S. foreign policy and international affairs. Founded in 1921, it is considered to be the nation's 'most influential foreign-policy think tank.
The earliest origin of the Council stemmed from a working fellowship of about 150 scholars, called "The Inquiry", tasked to brief President Woodrow Wilson about options for the postwar world when Germany was defeated. Through 1917–1918, this academic band, including Wilson's closest adviser and long-time friend "Colonel" Edward M. House, as well as Walter Lippmann, gathered at 155th Street and Broadway at the Harold Pratt House in New York City, to assemble the strategy for the postwar world. The team produced more than 2,000 documents detailing and analyzing the political, economic, and social facts globally that would be helpful for Wilson in the peace talks. Their reports formed the basis for the Fourteen Points, which outlined Wilson's strategy for peace after war's end.
These scholars then traveled to the Paris Peace Conference, 1919 that would end the war; it was at one of the meetings of a small group of British and American diplomats and scholars, on May 30, 1919, at the Hotel Majestic, that both the Council and its British counterpart, the Chatham House in London [Royal Institute of International Affairs], were born.
Some of the participants at that meeting, apart from Edward House, were Paul Warburg, Herbert Hoover, Harold Temperley, Lionel Curtis, Lord Eustace Percy, Christian Herter, and American academic historians James Thomson Shotwell of Columbia University, Archibald Cary Coolidge of Harvard, and Charles Seymour of Yale.
In 1938 they created various Committees on Foreign Relations throughout the country. These later became governed by the American Committees on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C.
In common with most secretive organisations, it breeds spin-off organisations like a cockroach.
The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House),
Council on Foreign Relations,
Canadian Institute of International Affairs,
Australian Institute of International Affairs,
Danish Institute of International Affairs,
Japan Institute of International Affairs,
Hungarian Institute of International Affairs,
Institute of International Affairs Italy,
Swedish Institute of International Affairs,
Netherlands Institute of International Relations,
Norwegian Institute of International Affairs,
South African Institute of International Affairs,
Institute of International Relations Prague.
(Links from the Round Table site where more info on CFR can be found.)
The Think Tank
The David Rockefeller Studies Program—CFR's think tank—is composed of more than fifty full-time and adjunct fellows who cover the major regions and significant issues shaping today's international agenda. The program also includes recipients of several one-year fellowships.
The Studies program is organized into twelve program areas and centers that focus on major geographical areas of the world or significant foreign policy issues, including the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, the Center for Preventive Action, and the International Institutions and Global Governance program.
International Institutions and Global Governance [From CFR Global Governance Program pdf]
RATIONALE AND CONTEXT
The Significance of the Issue The creation of new frameworks for global governance will be a defining challenge for the twenty-first century world, and the attitude of the United States will be among the most important factors in determining the shape and stability of the world order that results from these efforts. The need for a reformed, robust system of multilateral cooperation has never been more obvious. Today’s global agenda is dominated by a host of issues—from terrorism to climate change to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction—that no single country, no matter how powerful, can address on its own. Tomorrow’s challenges and policy agendas will only be more transnational in scope. At the same time, existing multilateral institutions are increasingly divorced from global realities, hindering their capacity to deliver global public goods and mitigate global “bads.” Since the end of the Cold War, world politics have been transformed in fundamental ways. As outlined in the accompanying box, these changes include an ongoing shift in global power to non-Western countries; the rise of transnational threats to the top of the global security and development agendas; a growing concern with state weakness, as opposed to state strength; the emergence of agile and increasingly powerful non-state actors (both malignant and benign); the evolution of new norms of state sovereignty and new criteria for armed intervention; the proliferation of regional and sub-regional organizations; the increasing importance of cross-border networks; and a growing reliance on ad hoc “coalitions of the willing” as an adjunct to—and sometimes a replacement for—more formal, standing international bodies.
A New World The point of departure for the program is a recognition that the world of 1945 has evolved dramatically, fundamentally, and irrevocably. New rules and institutions of global governance will need to take into account several fundamental changes in world politics. These include: − A shift in power to the global “South.” While the United States remains at the apex of the international system, the global distribution of power—political, economic, demographic, technological, and to some degree military— is shifting toward the developing world, driven by the rise of China, India, Brazil, and other nations (and the relative decline of Europe). Core international institutions, from the UN Security Council to the Group of Eight industrialized nations (G-8), have not yet adapted to accommodate these seismic shifts, reducing both their perceived legitimacy and their practical effectiveness. − The rise of transnational threats. While great power war will always be possible in a system of sovereign states, the principal foreign policy challenges of the twenty-first century are likely to be transnational threats—from terrorism to pandemics to climate change. Such challenges will necessitate new forms of institutionalized cooperation and pose particular challenges to the United States, historically ambivalent toward multilateral institutions.
Council on Foreign Relations and The Federal Reserve [Link]
The Joint Chiefs of Staff DoD Publication 1 (1987) Glossary of Department of Defense Military Associated Terms defines:
"COVERT OPERATIONS: (DoD, Interpol, Inter-American Defense Board) Operations which are so planned and executed as to conceal the identity of or permit plausible denial by the sponsor. They differ from clandestine operations in that emphasis is placed on concealment of identity of sponsor rather than on concealment of the operation."
The Council on Foreign Relations has used covert operations to conceal their identity while methodically taking control of the Department of State, Central Intelligence Agency, and the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the Government. The Council on Foreign Relations established and controls the Federal Reserve System.
The Federal Reserve System has a profound effect on the United States and World economies.
-Why haven’t any Nobel prize winning Economists noticed the warping of Federal Reserve Systems history; and concealment of the Council on Foreign Relations sponsorship and control?
-Why haven’t any Nobel prize winning economists explained to the American public what effect one small groups control of the Federal Reserve System can have?
-How does control of the Fed by one small group change many Nobel prize winning economic theories?
-Does controlling the Federal Reserve System help to explain why Council on Foreign Relations members have amassed 75% of the nations industrial and financial assets?
-Does the Council on Foreign Relations practice a type of insidious McCarthyism where individuals do not get the chance to have their side of the story heard or face their accuser?
-Does the Council on Foreign Relations secretly blacklist scholars, and members of the media who connect their sponsorship to historical events?
-Does the Council on Foreign Relations discredit and destroy the careers of such people?
-Does the Council on Foreign Relations see to it that such people cannot get their material published or distributed?
The way the CFR works is clearly explained by the famous journalist Walter Lippmann. Lippmann was a member of the mysterious Round Table Group; editor of the publication THE NEW REPUBLIC; member of America’s first intelligence organization the INQUIRY; the official interpreter of the meaning of Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points to the British Government; attended the Paris Peace Conference after World War I; and a Council on Foreign Relations founding father.
Chapter I, of Lippmann’s book, PUBLIC OPINION is titled "The World Outside and the Pictures in Our Heads."
"This then, will be the clue to our inquiry. We shall assume that what each man does is based not on direct and certain knowledge, but on pictures made by himself or given to him. If his atlas tells him that the world is flat he will not sail near what he believes to be the edge of our planet for fear of falling off. If his maps include a fountain of eternal youth, a Ponce de Leon will go in quest of it. If someone digs up yellow dirt that looks like gold, he will for a time act exactly as if he had found gold. The way in which the world is imagined determines at any particular moment what men will do. It does not determine what they will achieve. It determines their effort, their feelings, their hopes, not their accomplishments and results. The very men who most loudly proclaim their "materialism" and their contempt for "ideologues," the Marxian communists, place their entire hope on what? On the formulation by propaganda of a class-conscious group. But what is propaganda, if not the effort to alter the picture to which men respond, to substitute one social pattern for another? What is class consciousness but a way of realizing the world? National consciousness but another way? And Professor Giddings’ consciousness of kind [ i.e. stereotypes ], but a process of believing that we recognize among the multitude certain ones marked as our kind?"
Lippmann’s conclusion is,
"I argue that representative government, either in what is ordinarily called politics, or in industry, cannot be worked successfully, no matter what the basis of election, unless there is an independent, expert organization for making the unseen facts intelligible to those who have to make the decisions...My conclusion is that public opinions must be organized for the press if they are to be sound, not by the press as is the case today. This organization I conceive to be in the first instance the task of a political science that has won its proper place as formulator, in advance of real decision, instead of apologist, critic, or reporter after the decision has been made..."
The Council on Foreign Relations is the "independent, expert organization" Lippmann is suggesting. Lippmann is advocating the creation of a totalitarian state. If one small group is permitted to control public opinion, that small group can use their power to benefit the aims of the group rather than the public at large. People’s actions are strongly influenced by their knowledge base. People act on their beliefs. By corrupting a persons knowledge base you can manipulate their actions. /continues
More info on CFR operations [from here]:
Daddy Warbucks" of Drugs and Death - CFR member George Soros
"Quod Severis Metes" - Participatory Government 1996
The CFR & the Center for Strategic and International Studies
The Council on Foreign Relations and Mein Kampf
The Council on Foreign Relations is a Branch of an International Group of Co-conspirators called The Round Table Group
The Jefferson Letter
The Trilateral Commission - A Council on Foreign Relations Front Organization
Why isn't the CFR in the History Books?
William Hague's climate change speech link
Join the dots. Climate change, NWO, Cameron's neu labour party (Cons), Rockefeller-Rothschild think tanks, UN, Bilderberg-Fabians, EC.
For my reference:
Fraud 1. Maldives, Tuvalu, sea levels
Fraud 2. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
Fraud 3. Carbon credits
Fraud 4. The Wind Energy Boondoggle
Supplement to Fraud 4. Wind Energy
Fraud 5. Biofuel Boondoggle
Fraud 6. AGW by CO2 is settled science (by consensus)
Fraud 7. The IPCC - Its Reason For Being