By Craig Rucker
July 14, 2017 - Ask any attendee at the ECOCITY World Summit in Melbourne, Australia, and they will tell you “diversity” is the key to sustainable development.
They certainly don’t mean “diversity of opinion.”
The activists and bureaucrats here for this three-day eco-shindig are so far in the closet for the Left they’ve probably popped out in Narnia.
Their mission? To bring their command-and-control agenda to YOUR community.
Debbie Bacigalupi is a property-rights activist and a member of CFACT’s “mission Australia” team. She reports at CFACT.org that the folks attending the ECOCITY World Summit include “city planners, architects, local authorities, elected officials, universities, renewable energy grant recipients” and of course, the big man … Al Gore, himself.
They are hearing from 80 different speakers in 100 different sessions about how to craftily impose UN-style “sustainable development” upon the masses they regulate.
They want to “retrofit” the suburbs for an inefficient “renewable energy future,” use financial instruments and the courts to “drive change,” and transform our communities into “sustainable and resilient cities,” which with them in charge will be nothing of the sort.
If left unchecked, the dystopia they seek to create won’t be good news for those of us who value freedom.
The ECOCITY speakers come from a hodgepodge of liberal Green outfits – a number of whom CFACT has taken on in the past. These extremist organizations include the likes of the Climate Action Network, ICLEI, the C40 crowd, and many others.
As Debbie notes, “If Al Gore and his EcoCity 2017 friends have their way, a Brave New World ‘ECOCITY’ will be coming to a place near you. It’ll be a place where you can ‘harmonize’ with Mother Earth, change your consumer behavior to conform to that of the eco-enthusiasts, and happily live in a pre-ordained ‘human habitat’ (or ‘human settlement’ as some call it) and say good-by to your carbon emitting cars and life as you know it.”
You can read the rest of Bacigalupi’s troubling report here.
CFACT is fighting back against these radical social planners. Marc Morano has appeared on Australia’s Sky News network and been invited to speak on several more radio and print news outlets.
The spin-off from the confrontation with Al Gore yesterday is also drawing significant media attention to CFACT’s activities here in Australia, as it was picked up and covered in the Drudge Report, UK Daily Mail, Fox News and more.
CFACT employed our secret weapon, Climate Hustle, to great effect. In addition to holding a sold-out showing at the prestigious Victoria State Library in downtown Melbourne, copies of the movie were handed out with our compliments to a large number of ECOCITY participants.
Surprisingly, a few were happy to receive it! Let’s hope they learn something.
There is much work still to do. The eco-Left is mobilizing as never before and fully intent on implementing its radical plans on unsuspecting cities and communities in America and around the world.
Rest assured CFACT is mobilizing as well and (thanks to you) will be there dogging them every step of the way!