Australia’s Gillard and the Rio Earth Summit

Julia Gillard


The Prime Minister of Australia is at the “Earth Summit” in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:

Gillard in Rio for environment summit

June 21, 2012 – 12:09AM


Prime Minister Julia Gillard has arrived in Brazil to a military honour guard, as she prepares to attend a three-day global environmental summit…

Greens senator Larissa Waters, who is in Rio, said the diplomats who drafted the document had failed and national leaders needed to step in.

“The entire draft document is an exercise in rhetoric, lacks any meaningful new commitments and is a mere re-statement of 20 year old goals which have not yet been met,” Senator Waters said.

Greens urge Gillard to intervene in Rio

Paul Osborne, AAP Senior Political Writer

June 20, 2012 – 10:39PM


The Australian Greens are urging Prime Minister Julia Gillard to strengthen the “toothless” draft text of a global environmental agreement to be approved by leaders at a United Nations summit.

Ms Gillard is in Rio de Janeiro for the three-day Rio+20 conference – a global environmental meeting 20 years after the original Earth Summit which sparked many governments into action on measures stopping deforestation, climate change and protecting oceans.

Currently, the view that the current summit will be particularly effective has many doubters and critics as the following also suggest:

The Rio Earth Summit: is it destined to fail the world?

The environmental problems facing the world are growing critical, so why is so little expected from the Rio summit?


Environmental summits lose value as past pledges go unmet


As more than 100 world leaders descend on Rio de Janeiro for a global conference on the environment this week that’s supposed to build on the 1992 Earth Summit, some environmentalists say these large international gatherings have lost their value.

“We don’t need the heads of state here, frankly,” Pat Mooney, executive director of ETC Group, an Ottawa-based environmental organization, said from Rio. “Quite honestly the grandstanding around some of these treaties, it was nonsense and we knew it was nonsense at the time.”

While Julia Gillard may truly wish to help fix the environment, Bible prophecy indicates that not enough will be done in this age, so that God will have to intervene:

18 The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, And the time of the dead, that they should be judged, And that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints, And those who fear Your name, small and great, And should destroy those who destroy the earth.  (Revelation 11:18)

God would not have to “destroy those who destroy the earth” unless at least parts of the earth will continue to be destroyed.  From the beginning, the Bible also teaches that humans are to be good stewards of the earth–for both plants and animals:

15 Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.  (Genesis 2:15)

10 A righteous man regards the life of his animal, But the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. (Proverbs 12:10)

Yet, historically, most international environmental summits have tended more towards political agendas, with the actual environment seemingly being a lessor priority.

But when Jesus returns, that will be resolved and even environmental wastelands, like many of the deserts will improve:

1 The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them, And the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose;  2 It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice, Even with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, The excellence of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the Lord, The excellency of our God.  (Isaiah 35:1-2)

Jesus taught that we are to pray for that time of the Kingdom of God to get here:

9 In this manner, therefore, pray:

Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.  10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.  (Matthew 6:9-10)

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