National Geographic Confronted by LPAC on Its Mobilization Against Food & Water — NAWAPA, Murray-Darling Basin
January 9, 2013 • 10:29AM

The National Geographic magazine, a pop-culture capability, long-interconnected with oligarchical Nature Conservancy eugenics networks, began an anti-water, anti-development campaign in the 1990s (see below), which on Jan. 5, ran an article denouncing the very idea of NAWAPA-scale thinking, and another article, extolling such eco-crimes as the new Murray-Darling Basin "Plan" of November, 2012, which orders "ecological flow" of water to rank above producing food for millions. These are genocide statements.

On Jan. 6, blog postings against this were made by Michael Kirsch, principal author of the NAWAPA XXI report, and LPAC colleague, Joanne McAndrews, expert on Australia, on the National Geographic Water Currents blog. See a-christmas-present-for-the-colorado-river/

They responded after the Jan. 5 posting by Brian Richter, a Nature Conservancy leader, of his article, on the Water Currents blog, denouncing basin-to-basin water transfer, desalination of water, and other land and water improvements, in particular, dismissing NAWAPA by name.

The Richter article, "A Christmas Present for the Colorado River," lauds a new Bureau of Reclamation report, for foregoing its mission of backing new water supplies for the West, and instead, listing 150 suggestions for how the acute water scarcity problem in the Colorado Basin can be dealt with, mostly by cutbacks in water use.

Richter uncorks against NAWAPA in the course of ridiculing a proposal to pump water through a pipeline from the Missouri to the Colorado. Richter writes: "For many though, the proposal conjured memories of the North American Water and Power Alliance or 'NAWAPA.' That project — conceived by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the 1950s — envisioned diverting water from rivers in Alaska and then moving the water south through Canada in a complex water transport and storage system involving 369 separate construction projects." Richter says proponents argue that "the project would double the total amount of freshwater available to the lower 48 states, 'solving the water shortage problems of the western U.S.'

"Thankfully, NAWAPA died on the bookshelves," Richter erroneously concludes.

- Nature Conservancy Assault Against Australia -

On Dec. 28, the Water Currents blog editor, Sandra Postel — a longtime anti-resources functionary for the imperium — posted an article extolling new mechanisms for limiting the use of water for farming in Australia's most important agriculture region, the Murray-Darling Basin. In "A Groundbreaking Agreement to Save Australia's Ailing Murray River," Postel praises the new Nov. 29, 2012, Murray-Darling River Basin Plan as a way to save "overtapped" rivers, from over-use for food, and instead, relieve riverine "suffering."

As The New Citizen (March/April 2011) points out, "The Murray-Darling Basin contains 40 per cent of Australia's farms, 75 per cent of all of Australia's irrigated crops, and grows 30 per cent of all Australia's food as well as food for some 50-60 million other human beings. If you want to kill a lot of people, both in Australia and worldwide, just shut down the Basin."

This is exactly the intent. See the article, "Environmentalism — the New Name for British Genocide" in the CEC issue, which gives a map of the proposed cuts in water-use for agriculture in 21-sub-catchment areas of the Murray-Darling Basin, as of 2019. A full history of the international "Nature Conservancy" operation, for which the British mother body was founded in 1949, is in The New Citizen.

- National Geographic Water Genocide Operations -

From the archives: Jan. 14, 1994 (EIRNS) DOES YOUR NEIGHBOR THINK WE HAVE RUN OUT OF WATER? And that there is nothing in the world to be done about it, except cutback on people? That is what he is supposed to believe, according to a massive media blitz this Winter, led by the National Geographic magazine, planned for two years, and featuring distortions, and outright lies.

Some of the operations making your neighbor stupid:

* 1993 "Water: The Power, Promise, and Turmoil of North America's Fresh Water" — a National Geographic Special Edition, November, 1993. This is only the 2nd special issue in the 105-year history of the organization. The other was on energy in February, 1981, and anti-nuclear. The new water issue says that "the well is dry," and that the causes are waste, mismanagement and too many people. "The problem is simply people — our increasing numbers and our flagrant abuse of one of our most precious, and limited, resources."

* One hour video special on water by National Geographic was run on National Public Broadcasting TV throughout November, 1993.

* National Geographic school curriculum on water is now in hands of a 200,000-teacher network in U.S. education system.

* Children's video project will start this year for the first time by the National Geographic, on contract with Ted Turner broadcasting.

* Permanent exhibit on water shortage offered to public at National Geographic Society Virginia headquarters, featuring "Dr. Drip"—a children's entertainment character who warns: 'Only one percent of the earth's water is usable...' etc.

* Gil Grosvenor, third-generation head of the National Geographic Society, said on CSpan interview Dec. 29, 1993, that "Water is today where energy was in the early 1970s... It is a critical commodity...there is a finite supply. Conservation is now a project for all of America...we wanted to blitz the nation." He estimates that 30-40 million readers, 40 million TV viewers and 6 million students (there is overlap), have 'got the message.'