Population, resources are parts of Creston Valley problem

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To the Editor:

This past week, my renters told me they have to move. I am sad that the community couldn’t sustain their business. I mean, from what I understand, we are a city now, and with all the people moving here, I thought his talents wouldn’t be bought in Alberta. Now that we are a city, should people have to work out of town to make a living?

I do understand something, though, by design, and correct me if I’m wrong, but we are in trouble. I talk to people and know people who are in the know. I don’t take people’s word for things. I go to the source, and the sources tell me we are in trouble. You see, at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1992), the think tanks of the world developed Agenda 21. In this agenda, the main focuses were for population control and for sustainable development. Here is a paragraph from page 10 of over 140 pages, from Education for Sustainable Development section:

“Two of the major issues in the international dialogue on sustainability are population and resource consumption. Increases in population and resource use are thought to jeopardize a sustainable future, and education is linked both to fertility rate and resource consumption. Educating females reduces fertility rates and therefore population growth. By reducing fertility rates and the threat of overpopulation, a country also facilitates progress toward sustainability. The opposite is true for the relationship between education and resource use. Generally, more highly educated people, who have higher incomes, consume more resources than poorly educated people, who tend to have lower incomes. In this case, more education increases the threat to sustainability.”

I have not read all 140-plus pages, although what I have read is putting everything in place for our new global government. I am sure there will be some backlash on this one, but, what the heck, I didn’t make it up. I am just giving information.

Bill Dyck

Creston