World Wildlife Fund
WWF (originally named the World Wildlife Fund) is an environmentalist organization with offices around the world. Founded in 1961, their goal is to protect endangered species. Noting that 12,000 African elephants are illegally killed each year to supply domestic ivory markets, and other animals are killed to provide traditional health remedies, they are active in closing illegal animal markets. The WWF created Earth Hour.
Social innovation of the ecosystem
As comical, conspiratorial, and insane as it seems, Sweden's elite rulers have made the decision, and taken concrete steps as the model social democratic state, to reduce the nation's carbon footprint by turning their country into a Third World hellhole. The technical term for this project is "social ecological transformation," which is part of the anti-consumption "degrowth" movement to promote "sustainability" and limit "resource depletion". Swedish leaders and experts have been in a panic since the World Wildlife Fund issued a report which claims that since 1987, at the current rate of consumption, 1.3 planets would be necessary for sustainability, and recommended Sweden adopt an immediate 3% annual reduction over 10 years to reduce carbon emissions 30%. In 2008 the World Wildlife Fund experts claimed we would need 2.0 planets to sustain lifestyles "if everyone lived as Swedes do." A "one planet economy" is the goal. The projections are based on a zero sum paradigm with no allowance for future unknown variables, inventions, technological improvement, or innovation in economic and energy efficiency.
Some liberals complain that the organization is too friendly with business. Others also accuse the organization of exaggerating the danger to certain animals to boost fundraising, such as the Cambodia dolphin. Radicals have denounced the WWF for supporting the seal hunt in the Canadian Arctic.
- WWF History at Panda.org
- An Ecosystem for Social Innovation in Sweden, F. Bjork, et al, Eds., Lund University, November 2014
- Sweden's consumption footprint 'among the worst', TT/The Local Sweden's news in English, 27 October 2016. www.thelocal.se
- See section on DEMIFER - Demographic and Migratory Flows Affecting European Regions and Cities.