Pacific islands not drowning but growing against all AGW predictions. Image Credit: George Steinmetz/Corbis
Observations Poke Finger Of Reality In The Eye Of Global Warming Protectionists
This week, the United Nations concludes a two-week meeting in Bonn, Germany on environmental climate and Global Warming issues looking for a binding agreement on greenhouse gases.
Progress toward reaching a comprehensive global climate deal among industrial nations ... read this as a Cap & Trade money gathering scheme ... has been elusive to craft ever since information was revealed that statistical information upon which climate projections were based was tainted and fraudulently crafted by scientists working at the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia. This data was then used as the core data upon which the three other main sources used as proof the AGW exists thus placing all of their conclusions as tainted or based on fraud.
During the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change sponsored Bonn meetings which are being attended by delegates from 185 nations, the first full-fledged climate negotiations since the disappointing December summit in Copenhagen which came up only with a nonbinding political declaration ... additional information was published that helps to throw the whole "Oceans Rise", "the sky is falling" fear scenario, out of the window.
Maps of the Pacific from the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission Image Credit: SOPAC
This excerpted and edited from the New Scientist -
Shape-shifting islands defy sea-level rise
By Wendy Zukerman, New Scientist/Environment - 02 June 2010
AGAINST all the odds, a number of shape-shifting islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean are standing up to the effects of climate change.
For years, people have warned that the smallest nations on the planet - island states that barely rise out of the ocean - face being wiped off the map by rising sea levels. Now the first analysis of the data broadly suggests the opposite: most have remained stable over the last 60 years, while some have even grown.
Paul Kench at the University of Auckland in New Zealand and Arthur Webb at the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission in Fiji used historical aerial photos and high-resolution satellite images to study changes in the land surface of 27 Pacific islands over the last 60 years. During that time, local sea levels have risen by 120 millimetres, or 2 millimetres per year on average.
Despite this, Kench and Webb found that just four islands have diminished in size since the 1950s. The area of the remaining 23 has either stayed the same or grown (Global and Planetary Change, DOI: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2010.05.003).
All this means the islands respond to changing weather and climate. For instance, when hurricane Bebe hit Tuvalu in 1972 it deposited 140 hectares of sedimentary debris onto the eastern reef, increasing the area of the main island by 10 per cent.
It's been thought that as the sea level goes up, islands will sit there and drown. But they won't
But, of course, we mustn't leave the recent ability of human analysis of the Earth's climate and the presumed effects the activities on this climate ... however fraudulently crafted, alone. The United Nations will not let the pesky observed truth in the processes of this planet or besmirched information from studies that the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change had paid for from the CRU over the last 15 years, get in the way of the advancement of progressive politics.
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change logo. Image Credit: UNFCCC
This excerpted and edited from Yahoo/AP -
New climate chief: 'no option' but to take action
By VERENA SCHMITT-ROSCHMANN, Associated Press Writer - Wed Jun 9, 2:47 pm ET
World nations have no choice but to join forces to stop global warming, but achieving a legally binding treaty this year should not be the only focus, the new U.N. climate chief said Wednesday.
Christiana Figueres [Costa Rica] said that "governments will meet this challenge, for the simple reason that humanity must meet this challenge."
"We just don't have another option," said Figueres, who replaces Yvo de Boer next month as head of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The Bonn meeting is to pave the way to the next U.N. climate summit in Cancun, Mexico, at the end of the year which some countries hope will provide a breakthrough.
Even if a treaty is agreed on, "I don't believe that we will ever have a final agreement on climate, certainly not in my lifetime."
Her predecessor de Boer, who had struck a pessimistic note on Monday saying in his final speech to Bonn delegates that he had given up on ambitious short-term climate goals, said he was hopeful for the long term.
"We are on a long journey to address climate change," de Boer said.
"I am confident that in Cancun you will not only try but succeed" in setting up a structure for the fight against climate change, he said.
Scientists [what scientists? ... the one's who are being paid to create studies to prove AGW no matter what?] say industrial countries need to cut their emissions by 25-40 percent as compared to 1990 levels by 2020 and by 80 percent by 2050. So far, pledges to cut greenhouse gases only add up to about 13-14 percent by 2020.
Alden Meyer, of the U.S.-based group Union of Concerned Scientists, said expectations of Figueres were high.
The upcoming Cancun summit will be the "time for delivery" on these promises, she said. "I am convinced that Cancun is going to be very productive, that it is going to be successful."
Experts were discussing a rough draft of a document that could become the core of the climate treaty. For now, it still leaves all of the major issues open — particularly questions about which countries should have to cut emissions and by what amount, and how to generate funds to help poor nations fight climate change.
"We are still looking for breakthroughs" before the talks end Friday, Boeve said.
We, at MAXINE, have always believed that this effort is not so much about helping to protect the Earth and live cleanly ... but it is all about controlling human activity in the name of the progressive political agenda of creating a central governance and punish groups of humans that believe in GOD granted personal freedoms. This type of agenda leads to mass slavery through taxation, and human activity control through Communism.