Earth Day Grassroots Movement or Elite Population Control Tool?

Excerpts from Link. It’s focus was population control. It was written by Fred Dutton. The elite from the far left and far right come together on climate change to produce a brave new world order?:
The First Earth Day Proposal or PROSPECTUS FOR A NATIONAL TEACH IN ON OUR WORSENING ENVIRONMENT
Proposed Board Members
Dr. Roger Rovelle of Harvard
Head of the Sierra Club
Robert Wood of MIT
Prof. George Wald
Jacque Casteau
Jesse Jackson
Lawrence Rockefeller
Halter Reuther
Mary Bunting
Gloria Steinem
John Gardner
Ralph Nader
The editor of Science magazine
Six members of the House and Senate
bipartisan Ten student editors across the country
Ten student body presidents from other colleges
Ten well-known student activists
President of the National Students Association, Charles Palmer
Others
Tentative Budget
Full-time staff director, 7 months, Nov. 1st to June 1st at $750 a month SUbsistence pay for four full-time field coordinators Nov. 15 to May 15, $250 a month each T:’:’a-vel by Steering Committee members, especially the four coordinators Office Overhead for six months, Nov. 15 to May 15, in three rooms near Capitol Hill; includes rent, supplies, phones, insurance, etc. Cheap, Frinted Pamphlet for wide distribution explaining the project Organizing the Special Projects Discussed Later Contingency Fund–Just over 15% of Other Expenses, which is generous for such a fund Fund Raising Goal, in Phases By November 10th By January loth By ~1ar ch lOth By April lOth Possible Sources Another Another Another Total Target $10,000.00 20,000.00 20,000.00 5,000.00 — or more.
Foundations like Ford, Taconic, Irwin Miller; Stern, etc.
$5,250.00 6,000.,00 7,000.00 8,000.00 9,000.00 12,000.00 7,750.00 $55,000.00
Unions like UATtl, Mine Workers, Steel Horkers, National AFL-CIO, etc.
Publications like Readers Digest, Look, Life, McCalls, National Geosraphic, etr::,
Individuals like Mary Lasker, Stewart Mott, Lawrence Rockefeller, Norton Simon, etc.
Public interest corporations like IBM, Xerox, Polaroid-Land, Kodak, etc. Trade associations with a Hashington, D. C., base, but not tied directly to individual company plunderers.
Special projects like a New York and L.A. rock concert sponsored by local groups in those areas and using Joan Baez, the Jefferson Airplane, Simo~ and Garfunkel or others that attract big audiences, especially among tl~e young and are interested in issues like conserv~tion, peace, e-cc. Those two concerts alone might net $75,000 to $100,000. (Just the Washington, D. C., headquarters budget for the Viet Nam effort is now over $200,000 . :
The White House, Washington

 

Today is Earth Day — the last one I’ll celebrate as President. Looking back over the past seven years, I’m hopeful that the work we’ve done will allow my daughters and all of our children to inherit a cleaner, healthier, and safer planet. But I know there is still work to do.

That’s why, today, the United States will join about 170 other countries in signing the Paris Agreement, a historic deal to reduce carbon emissions across the globe.

When Secretary of State John Kerry stands with other countries to support this agreement, we’ll advance a plan that prioritizes the health of our planet and our people. And we’ll come within striking distance of enacting the Paris Agreement years earlier than anyone expected.

This is important because the impact of climate change is real. Last summer, I visited Alaska and stood at the foot of a disappearing glacier. I saw how the rising sea is eating away at shorelines and swallowing small towns. I saw how changes in temperature mean permafrost is thawing and the tundra is burning. So we’ve got to do something about it before it’s too late.

As the world’s second-largest source of climate pollution, America has a responsibility to act. The stakes are enormous — our planet, our children, our future. That’s true not just here in America, but all over the world. No one is immune.

That’s why, when I ran for this office, I promised I’d work with anyone — across the aisle or on the other side of the planet — to combat this threat. It’s why we brought together scientists, entrepreneurs, businesses, and religious organizations to tackle this challenge together. It’s why we set the first-ever national fuel efficiency standards for trucks and set new standards for cars. It’s why we made the biggest investment in clean energy in U.S. history. It’s why we put forward a plan to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants. And it’s why in Paris, we rallied countries all over the world to establish a long-term framework to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions — the first time so many countries had committed to ambitious, nationally determined climate targets.

Now, we’re building on that momentum. When all is said and done, today will be the largest one-day signing event in the history of the UN.

Thanks to this agreement, we can be more confident that we’ll leave our children a planet worthy of their promise.

That’s what this is all about. And that’s why today, America is leading the fight against climate change.

President Barack Obama


The idea for a national day to focus on the environment came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, he realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda. Senator Nelson announced the idea for a “national teach-in on the environment” to the national media; persuaded Pete McCloskey, a conservation-minded Republican Congressman, to serve as his co-chair; and recruited Denis Hayes from Harvard as national coordinator. Hayes built a national staff of 85 to promote events across the land. April 22, falling between Spring Break and Final Exams, was selected as the date.

On April 22,1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the deterioration of the environment. Groups that had been fighting against oil spills, polluting factories and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, freeways, the loss of wilderness, and the extinction of wildlife suddenly realized they shared common values.

Earth Day 1970 achieved a rare political alignment, enlisting support from Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, city slickers and farmers, tycoons and labor leaders. By the end of that year, the first Earth Day had led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean AirClean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. “It was a gamble,” Gaylord recalled, “but it worked.”

As 1990 approached, a group of environmental leaders asked Denis Hayes to organize another big campaign. This time, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage. Earth Day 1990 gave a huge boost to recycling efforts worldwide and helped pave the way for the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. It also prompted President Bill Clinton to award Senator Nelson the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1995)—the highest honor given to civilians in the United States—for his role as Earth Day founder.

– See more at: http://www.earthday.org/about/the-history-of-earth-day/#sthash.Ed8zGnnp.dpuf


On April 22, 2012, the 43rd Earth Day will be celebrated. On the same day, Vladimir Lenin will celebrating (posthumously, of course) his 142nd birthday, meaning he was born exactly 100 years prior to the first Earth Day. As far as I can tell, this is a coincidence. But some people aren’t so sure. Indeed, some people fear that climate change is a hoax fabricated — or at least exaggerated — by researchers in support of a subversive ploy to impose an oppressive global government.

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/seth-baum/earth-day-conspiracy-and-_b_1444372.html
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A fundraising and awareness advertisement by Environmental Teach-In, Inc. ran in the New York Times on January 18, 1970. Critics of Earth Day debated if the environmental agenda was either too radical or not radical enough, but the idea was broad enough to encourage action no matter the point of view.
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Circuit Earth
This independently-produced 16mm film documented the first Earth Day held in Philadelphia in 1970. It features counterculture figures who came to speak at Earth Day events, including Alan Watts, Allen Ginsberg, Jerry Rubin and Ed Sanders, as well as scientists and public figures such as Ralph Lapp, Paul Ehrlich, Ed Muskie, and Nobel Prize winner George Wald. In addition to these celebrities, the film also includes art performances by Leon Redbone, the cast of Hair, as well as a local dance group, Black Butterfly. It intercuts appearances by ordinary people from Philadelphia communities expressing their concerns with the environmental issues that were highlighted in the Earth Day event. The idea behind “Circuit Earth” was to draw connections between concern for the environment and spiritual impoverishment manifested by war, overpopulation, mindless consumption, and drug addiction. This “underground” documentary raised issues that are now in the mainstream, including the impact of warfare, climate change, and population growth on the environment. It focused on concerns that are as true today as they were then, such as the dependence on fossil fuels, which is at the core of the energy debate today. Circuit Earth film anticipated the need for a holistic and global approach to the environment that requires an informed citizenry as well as knowledge-based political leadership. This film underscores the global nature of technology and the environment, and the complex interaction of natural and human systems. Credits: John Hoskyns-Abrahall, Christopher Bamford, Michael Katz, Bob Feldman, and Peter Wiesner
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 http://spectator.org/articles/55727/happy-earth-day%E2%80%A6-and-lenin-day

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