Francis warns of coming global conflict over water
Well, of course, the more problems the better. This is all a setup for Antichrist Maitreya (ultimate ecologist/environmentalist/humanitarian) who will solve the worlds problems.
INCLUDED: Maitreyas Humanitarian Priorities
Water scarcity may cause conflict and the whole globe may be on its way to a great world war over water, Pope Francis has warned, adding that the situation is very "urgent."
"The right to water is essential for the survival of persons and decisive for the future of humanity," Pope Francis said during a meeting with international experts participating in a 'Dialogue on Water' at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on February 24, as cited by americamagazine.org.
"All people have a right to safe drinking water," he said, adding "I ask [myself] if in this piecemeal third world war that we are living through, are we not going toward a great world war for water?"
Pope Francis said that the figures on water published by the United Nations cannot leave the world indifferent.
"Every day, a thousand children die of illness linked to water and contaminated water is consumed by millions of people every day... This situation must be stopped and reversed. Fortunately, this is not impossible, but it is urgent," the pontiff said, as cited by ANSA news agency.
A February 2017 report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) states that "groundwater sources are being depleted rapidly," citing "water scarcities" as one of the major problems.
"Mankind's future ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and the fallout from a changing climate," it said.
In 2016, UN Water released a report saying that about 663 million people "lack ready access to improved sources of drinking water, while the number of people without reliable access to water of good enough quality to be safe for human consumption is at least 1.8 billion."
Since Catholic cardinals elected him as pope in March 2013, Pope Francis has become known for his liberal approach and emotional, caring statements that reach out to the poor and sexual minorities.
In 2015, Pope Francis warned that those harming the environment and the "powerful of the earth" will face the wrath of God of they don't protect the environment and make sure everyone has enough to eat.
During a UN summit in 2015, he stated that helping the poor and excluded is part of saving the planet.
Without referring to any specific countries or individuals, the pontiff blasted a "selfish and boundless thirst for power and material prosperity," leading to "both to the misuse of available natural resources and to the exclusion of the weak and disadvantaged."
To help humanity in its task of global transformation, Maitreya the World Teacher has formulated certain priorities. They cover the essential needs of every man, woman and child: an adequate supply of food; housing for all; health care and education as universal rights. Other top priorities include the restoration of the environment and the establishment of peace.
The key to achieving these goals is a more equitable sharing of the world’s food and resources. According to Maitreya: "Without sharing there can be no justice; without justice there can be no peace; without peace, there can be no future."
Humanity at a crossroadsHumanity is at a crossroads. One path into the future leads to increasing social and economic division, environmental destruction, war and planetary peril. The other path leads to increasing social harmony, economic and environmental balance, and a golden era of peace.
Fortunately, at this critical point in history, we have in our midst a group of extraordinary spiritual teachers to help guide us along the path to peace. But we must willingly accept this guidance and take action to resolve our most dangerous global problems.
Among the most dangerous is the growing disparity between the world's 'haves' and 'have-nots.' As an example:
* The world's 225 richest people have a combined wealth of over $1 trillion, equal to the annual income of the poorest 47 per cent of the world's people.
* Among the 4,4 billion people who live in developing countries:
* nearly three in five live without basic sanitation
* nearly one in three are without safe drinking water
* one-quarter lack adequate housing
* one in five live beyond the reach of modern health services
* one in five children are undernourished, and an equal percentage do not get past grade five in school
* Even in the US, the world's wealthiest country, some 12 million families are at risk of hunger, and at least 700,000 people are homeless on any given night.
This growing divide between the wealthy and the poor threatens us all, as the resulting crime, social unrest, civil war and environmental degradation do not respect national or local boundaries.
Global consumptionThe greed of a few has placed the future of the planet in jeopardy. Global consumption of goods and services, disproportionately by the world's wealthiest 20 per cent, topped $US 24 trillion in 1998, twice the figure for 1975. The UN Human Development Report concludes that the "runaway growth in consumption is placing unprecedented pressure on the environment." This report and others cite the destruction of the world's forests; depletion of the world's fisheries and fresh water supplies; pollution of air and water; depletion of the world's top soil; desertification; species extinction; a dramatic increase in fossil fuel burning and resulting global warming trends. The list of growing environmental problems is nearly endless.
Some of the earth's life support systems are already nearing the "point of no return," says Worldwatch's Brian Halwell. "We cannot sustain this level of consumption forever."
Sharing is the answerWhat could cause humanity, particularly those in the developed world, to change to a less destructive, more sustainable lifestyle before it is too late?
The writing is already on the wall, according to former US Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Alan Greenspan. "It is not credible that the United States can remain an oasis of prosperity unaffected by a world that is experiencing greatly increased stress," Greenspan says. But the "stress" of collapsing economies in Asia and Russia ― and increasing turmoil in Latin America and Eastern Europe ― not only affects the oasis of the United States, but the rest of the world as well. The world economy is "in a mess," concedes a senior official at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Efforts by the Federal Reserve and the IMF to prop up the global economy are dwarfed by the sheer size of the 'global casino' that has contributed to the problems in the first place. Some $1,5 trillion in currency changes hands electronically every day in search of speculative profits unrelated to any exchange of real goods and services. This flow of capital, when shifted away from countries like Thailand and Indonesia, has caused severe economic hardships, which have rippled across the globe. With Japan, the world's second largest economy, already in deep recession, the outlook is not bright.
When the US's "oasis of prosperity" begins to dry up, as it must in the current global financial crisis, stock markets in the West will plunge. This collapse will provide an opportunity for governments to re-evaluate their economic priorities, says futurist Benjamin Creme. The nations of the world will meet together to discuss how to cope with the future in an orderly fashion.
Solutions at handFortunately, the answers to these seemingly intractable problems are readily available.
For many years, Creme has spoken and written about the presence in the world today of a group of great spiritual teachers, known in the East as the Masters of Wisdom. At their head is Maitreya, who, Creme says, is here to inspire humanity to see itself as one interdependent family.
Maitreya will help us see that the world's food, raw materials, energy and technological resources belong to everyone and must be shared equitably. These resources, Maitreya says, are given by divine right for the sustenance of all humanity, not for the use and misuse by a relative few. He will recommend a re-ordering of economic priorities so that adequate food, housing, education and medical care become universal rights.
The next stepsThe immediate priority will be the saving of millions of people now starving to death in the developing world. Maitreya will propose a crash program of aid on a world scale to alleviate this suffering.
As humanity begins to accept the Principle of Sharing, and people call on governments to implement this principle, each country will make an inventory of its assets and needs. These statistics will provide a United Nations agency, set up for this purpose, with the information required for a rational redistribution of the world's resources. That which each country has in excess of its needs will be put aside, in trust for the world.
The plans for such a redistribution program ― drawn up by economists, financiers and industrialists of great achievement ― are already in existence, awaiting only the demand of humanity for their implementation. A sophisticated form of barter, on a global scale, will eventually replace the present economic system.
There will be opposition to such plans from some of the more privileged members of society who will see a loss of their traditional status and power. But the need for change will become so obvious that they will find themselves increasingly powerless to halt the momentum.
Another top priority will be saving, protecting, and healing the environment. This will require the creation of economic systems based on the principles of sustainability and sufficiency, rather than the present system of overproduction and waste, Creme says. The goal is to supply the needs of all while maintaining the planet's health.
With the transformation of economic structures, people throughout the world will increasingly be able to live decent, dignified lives. The incidence of large families will diminish, particularly in the developing world, where it is mainly an insurance for old age. The earth's population will gradually decline to a more natural level.
Humanity's choiceThe bright future ahead for humanity is dependent on the decisions we make today. Maitreya and the Masters will advise and guide, but the future rests in our hands.
Maitreya will present humanity with two alternative scenarios of the future ― either to continue in the selfish, greedy ways of the past and destroy ourselves, or to accept the Principle of Sharing and create a brilliant new civilization where all may participate as full members of the human family.
Maitreya is in no doubt about the choice humanity will make. He says: "The success of my mission depends on you: you must make the choice ― whether you share and learn to live peacefully as true men, or perish utterly. My heart tells me your answer, your choice, and is glad."
Economic injustice and social upheaval:
Monte Leach, US editor of Share
International magazine, interviews Benjamin Creme