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Climate change conference demands money while scientists defend research


  AP- 2009 Climate Summit

The largest climate change conference in history that began Monday in Copenhagen, Denmark, included dramatic demonstrations and pleas from inhabitants from poor countries for more money to combat the alleged effects of global warming.

A global warming activist from the Maldives, Mohamad Shinaz, dove into a large tank of water to illustrate what rising sea levels were doing to his island nation. “I want people to know that this is happening," Shinaz said as the water reached up to his chest. "We have to stop global warming."

Despite growing skepticism over the science of climate change, there seemed to be an overwhelming sense of urgency to establish comprehensive policies that would regulate greenhouse gas emissions and provide steep monetary penalties for those nations who are not in compliance. Individual governments would be responsible for taxing and regulating offending companies, or denying them the ability to manufacturer the undesirable goods or services outright.

"This is our chance. If we miss it, it could take years before we got a new and better one. If we ever do,” said conference President and former Denmark climate Minister Connie Hedegaard.

Rajendra Pachauri, the head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change agreed. "The evidence is now overwhelming that the world needs early action to combat global warming.”

Through the many impassioned pleas and discussions regarding the dire consequences the world faces if it doesn’t immediately address the climate change issue, was the proposal at the heart of the conference. Climate change proponents are asking developed countries to establish a fund of $10 billion each year for the next three years to assist poor countries as they cope with climate change strategies. Additionally, they want hundreds of billions of dollars annually to implement a new world energy strategy that will eliminate polluting fuels and also help poorer countries adapt to the inevitable consequences of global warming.

Somehow, it always seems to end up being about the money, doesn’t it?

As the conference progresses, pro climate change groups continue to try and address the fallout from the climategate email scandal. Britain’s Met Office spent four days collecting 1,700 signatures from scientists who signed a petition defending the "professional integrity" of global warming research.

At least one unidentified scientist told The Times of London that he felt pressured to sign the petition. "The Met Office is a major employer of scientists and has long had a policy of only appointing and working with those who subscribe to their views on man-made global warming," he said

Americans are encouraged to pay very close attention to the climate change conference, and exactly what commitments the Obama administration makes on the United States’ behalf.

The insistence on the rapid adoption of these enormously significant proposals should leave everyone concerned as to the motives of those pushing the agenda of climate change. Hundreds of billions of dollars redistributed annually from rich nations to poor nations, coupled with higher taxes, higher product costs and fewer choices should only be undertaken after thorough examination and a healthy debate.

In light of the apparent manipulated data that serves as the foundation of climate change “science,” and the growing skepticism over the very nature of the entire issue, any policies adopted or money spent as a result of climate change initiatives should undergo extreme scrutiny.


  • Shaun Hughes 5 years ago

    Maybe it’s an ongoing petition, if so I apologise for jumping the gun.

    I picked the University of Royal Holloway, London because it’s nearest to me.

    It had 6 names. Prof John Lowe and Dr Thomas Stevens are part of the Academic Staff in The Geography Dept. 32 others didn’t sign.

    Prof David Mattey a member of the Academic Staff in the Earth Science Dept. 27 others didn’t sign.

    Adrian Palmer is a Geography lab technician. 6 others didn’t sign.

    S Pyne O Donnell is a member of the reaserch team in the Geography Dept. 13 others didn’t sign.

    A P Sears I could find no trace of. Although it is an anagram of ‘a passer’.

  • Tom T 5 years ago

    So, we're talking a Global fund of 10 Billion a year, from all developed countries contributing. That's a redistribution of wealth?

    The US alone just shelled out 800 Billion to Banks last year in one go - to pay that back there will be public spending cuts. That's a much larger redistribution of wealth from the poor to the rich, yet no-one seems to be bothered by that?

  • BenDoubleCrossed 5 years ago

    Isn’t the timing interesting? With the world in recession and US unemployment figures hovering around 10%. the EPA exceeds its authority and determines CO2 is a pollutant that must be regulated.

    But America has natural gas and coal in abundance and could eliminate dependence on foreign oil and stop sending billions to countries that sponsor terrorism.
    And it is estimated that every billion in trade deficit equals 13,000 jobs lost. Washington could keep money, technology and jobs in the US by reducing the trade imbalance. FYI: during the decades America enjoyed great prosperity; no concern was expressed for the plight of the uninsured.

    The United States agreed to transfer jobs and technology to developing countries under INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT Algiers Declaration Algiers, Algeria, 4-6 March 1975

  • BenDoubleCrossed 5 years ago

    How many CO2 credits will be distributed world wide? $13 - 15 trillion? How will the process be audited to prevent outright fraud?

    Who gets to decide how many CO2 credits each business or person should receive?

    Should sovereign nations or the UN tax this new one world currency?

    If a business in California closes and sells CO2 credits to a company in England, will a new California company be required to purchase credits before opening?

    Will multi-national companies export new construction and jobs to 3rd world non-subscribing countries? Or will people of the Amazon miss out on new opportunities because an American company bought thousands of acres to be left unexploited to acquire carbon sequestration credits.

    Does a growing population mean a lower standard of living and reduced CO2 allotments for each new person or business?
    Should children be allowed to inherit their parents CO2 permits? Should couples be limited to two children?

  • BenDoubleCrossed 5 years ago

    Cap & Trade is being imposed on the world because it creates a multi-trillion dollar commodity market for hot air. The beneficiaries are the rich special interest who will get wealthier setting up and trading the new commodities market.

    But citizens will pay more taxes to operate new regulatory bureaucracies and more for goods as business passes the cost along.

  • BenDoubleCrossed 5 years ago

    If so how do you explain the age of dinosaurs? Fred Flintstone must have had one hell of a fleet of Hummers!

    According to science, Earth has had multiple tropical and glacial ages. Isn’t global warming a cyclical event more affected by sun spot cycles?

    NASA says oceans are cooling since 2003.

    Furthermore, the most prevalent hot house gas is water vapor. Should citizens of earth try to stop the rain cycle?

    I am against Cap and Trade in the best of times but it is national suicide to implement this costly new program when America's economy is teetering on the brink! The only sustainable Cap and Trade is handing their Caps to politicians who vote yes on the issue and trading them for new representatives!

    Poverty is the worst form of pollution. Otherwise, why are the undeveloped nations in Copenhagen demanding redistribution of wealth from the developed nations? And who will these nations turn to when America is destroyed?

  • BenDoubleCrossed 5 years ago

    I prefer the God of my Fathers decide rather than scientists seeking government grant money.

    Genesis 9:7 As for you, be fruitful and multiply; Populate the earth abundantly and multiply in it.

    Job 38:4 Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding,

    Job 15:7 Were you the first man to be born, Or were you brought forth before the hills?

    Psalm 104:5 He established the earth upon its foundations, So that it will not totter forever and ever.

    Proverbs 8:29 When He set for the sea its boundary So that the water would not transgress His command, When He marked out the foundations of the earth;

    Proverbs 30:4 Who has ascended into heaven and descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has wrapped the waters in His garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name or His son's name? Surely you know!

  • Marc 5 years ago

    "apparently manipulated data" doesn't seem to be supported by the facts. This has been refuted.