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Climate change-real, not real, and for bu$ine$$

Postby CielOnTap on Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:58 pm

The topic of climate change is pushing international enviromental policies and taxes/fees to the supposedly full wallets of each person on Earth. We do know that when there are specific changes in climates or environments, animal or aquatic life die, adapt or go rogue (absence of natural predators, dropped into non-native habitats by former pet owners).

Even the estimation of when glaciers become pools of surface water is not a sure thing. But with Internet access, stories and numbers can be exchanged so quickly, before confirmation of the details is assured. Let's go to the Himalayas:

January 17, 2010
World misled over Himalayan glacier meltdown
Jonathan Leake and Chris Hastings

A WARNING that climate change will melt most of the Himalayan glaciers by 2035 is likely to be retracted after a series of scientific blunders by the United Nations body that issued it.

Two years ago the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a benchmark report that was claimed to incorporate the latest and most detailed research into the impact of global warming. A central claim was the world's glaciers were melting so fast that those in the Himalayas could vanish by 2035.

In the past few days the scientists behind the warning have admitted that it was based on a news story in the New Scientist, a popular science journal, published eight years before the IPCC's 2007 report. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article6991177.ece

Today's comments by the UN climate chief: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article6994774.ece
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Postby CielOnTap on Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:54 pm

Only about a month after the Copenhagen get-together, some world leaders will be assembling again in Switzerland. Have they not heard about conference calls? See what's on the agenda at the World Economic Forum:

WEF reveals this year's programme
by Swisster Staff
January 20, 2010 | 16:01

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has unveiled a list of the heads of state and policy makers scheduled to attend the annual meeting in Davos.

Under a theme of reconstruction labelled “Improve the State of the World: Rethink, Redesign, Rebuild”, the 40th edition of the Forum will also focus on post-Copenhagen climate change and the current earthquake situation in Haiti.

WEF head, Klaus Schwab launched the programme on Wednesday at the WEF headquarters in Geneva. “We have to rethink our values – we are living together in a global society with many different cultures. We have to redesign our processes – how do we deal with the issues and challenges on the global agenda. And finally, we have to rebuild our institutions," he said.http://www.swisster.ch/wef-reveals-years-programme.html

Already discussing climate changes after Copenhagen's event or something else? How did the topic get on the agenda? What about giving people jobs, working on credit for small businesses, etc.?

It is almost like the current situation in Haiti was planned. Photo opportunities for the big names in philanthropy, while Haitians are scaring each other for things or food.
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Postby CielOnTap on Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:32 pm

Now grant money distributed for research based on the erroneous glacier claims is making news in the climate change circles. Follow the money.

January 24, 2010

UN climate panel blunders again over Himalayan glaciers

The chairman of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has used bogus claims that Himalayan glaciers were melting to win grants worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Rajendra Pachauri's Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), based in New Delhi, was awarded up to £310,000 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the lion's share of a £2.5m EU grant funded by European taxpayers.

It means that EU taxpayers are funding research into a scientific claim about glaciers that any ice researcher should immediately recognise as bogus. The revelation comes just a week after The Sunday Times highlighted serious scientific flaws in the IPCC's 2007 benchmark report on the likely impacts of global warming. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article6999975.ece

How can the EU taxpayers get the money back? Is a refund requested? How do differing scientists in the field deal with grant money if the original proposal has assumed something later found to be wrong? Ethics 101 now in session for Climate Change policies.
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Postby CielOnTap on Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:58 pm

Suicide mars WEF launch
by Swisster Staff
January 26, 2010 | 17:30

The police chief responsible for security at the World Economic Forum died from a suspected suicide on Tuesday, a day before the 40th annual event in Davos was set to start, according to press reports.

Markus Reinhardt, commander of the Graubünden cantonal police force, was found dead in his hotel room for reasons not divulged.

However, cantonal authorities said all indications pointed to a case of suicide.http://www.swisster.ch/suicide-mars-wef-launch.html

An unfortunate circumstance for the policeman's kin. It seems very odd to have happened when he was expected to be leading security at the forum. Was there some pressure placed upon him over a matter?
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Postby fishandchips on Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:39 pm

Davos delegates with gas-guzzlers left in the cold
Davos delegates arriving in gas-guzzling 4X4s and limousines being turned away and forced to take a "green" bus.

By Jonathan Russell
Published: 8:24PM GMT 26 Jan 2010
They'll be discussing climate change in the bars of Davos tonight. The event may only be into its first day but delegates at the World Economic Forum's annual jamboree are already feeling the chill wind of change.

Financiers and politicos turning up at the Swiss ski resort with gas guzzling 4x4s and limousines found their cars turned away and were forced to take the bus as part of the new "Greener Davos" initiative.

Although the temperature in the resort was due to drop to as low as minus 6C today, organisers of the event have denied access to parts of the conference venue to any cars emitting more than a specified level of CO2. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/davos/7080186/Davos-delegates-with-gas-guzzlers-left-in-the-cold.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Say, did the WEF organizers find out about that Youtube video from the Copenhagen summit in which most leaders shunned that very clean bus in favour of luxury rides? Seems as though optics were a priority for this summit.
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Postby CielOnTap on Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:37 pm

Top tycoons spotted at Davos
by Swisster Staff
January 29, 2010 | 12:24

Nine of the richest 60 people in the world as ranked by Forbes magazine were spotted attending the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos this week.

They included Bill Gates, founder of software company Microsoft, and ranked by the magazine as the richest man on the planet with a fortune estimated at 40 billion dollars.http://www.swisster.ch/top-tycoons-spotted-davos.html

Who got to chat with the Emirates banker? Could be an interesting chat over skyscraper projects.


What's this money about and whose pockets will it come from-the $140 amount has to be about 6 0s short.

Karzai shuns Afghan talks at WEF
by Swisster Staff
January 29, 2010 | 10:32

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has decided not to join the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, after attending the summit on Afghanistan in London, according to a WEF spokesman.

Reasons for Karzai's change in plans were not specified.

Talks to help end the continuing Afghan war between the government (plus Western forces) and the Taliban were on the agenda at Davos.

Foreign ministers of France, the UK, Poland and Germany were scheduled to discuss the results of the London conference on Friday afternoon, as well as the so-called "outstretched hand" policy to the Taliban.

At Thursday's one-day summit in London, world leaders pledged 140 dollars to help win over Taliban troops.
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Postby smitty on Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:42 pm

All one has to do is dial in the Winter Olympics in B.C., & notice they simply do not have the snow they needed & are using hay bales to some pushed down snow, from hither up, to make the course for the dowhhilll skiers & now those with tickets for the games are noticing

The indoor with artificial ice will go on as it should, but said snow blowers are not producers of the snow up in the downhill skiing to jumping to other outdoor sports.

Some are even remembering Calgary Alberta with the Winter Olympics suffered in the same manner to do everything to stop the snow from melting along the track for snowmobiles or whatever is used in those runs, to also the ski jumping was taken from a bit lower then intended because of the warm so called winter weather, but then Calgary is knowen for schnooks which a Principal of mine did not believe in as he lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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Postby CielOnTap on Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:59 am

Just what happened at Davos that will make people thrilled about their leaders' attendance at the Swiss summit? Time to find that summit website and some outcomes. http://annualmeeting.weforum.org/en/media/Latest%20Press%20Releases/index.htm

US Congressman Edward Markey predicts comprehensive climate bill by end of the year. COP16 in Mexico later this year to focus on targets

US Congressman Edward Markey (D-Massachusetts) predicts President Obama will have new clean energy bill by end of the year
• Mexican President Felipe Caldéron expects COP16 in Mexico later this year to set emission targets
• Renault and Nissan Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn calls for an integrated approach
• For all information about the Annual Meeting, visit http://www.weforum.org/annualmeeting

Davos-Klosters Switzerland, 29 January 2010 − US Congressman Edward Markey told the World Economic Forum that President Obama has committed himself to passing climate legislation and that he fully expects the Senate and House of Representatives to produce a bill for President Obama to sign by the end of the year.

Markey said: “The reason that I believe that will happen is that it is in our national security and long-term economic interests.” A large part of the US deficit, Markey added, results from importing oil from countries to which the United States should not be sending its capital.

Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts who co-authored a 946-page clean energy bill with Representative Henry Waxman (D-California), said that a Republican coalition is working with the White House to produce the final bill. He added that if Congress cannot arrive at a comprehensive energy bill, President Obama has the executive authority to regulate greenhouse gases without legislation. “If we have legislation, it allows us to moderate the impact on consumers and industry,” Markey said. http://annualmeeting.weforum.org/en/media/Latest%20Press%20Releases/PR_AM10_C2M.html

The US President can just sign an executive order without citizens having a say? Better read through those 946-pages, folks and find out what climate change is going to cost you.
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Postby CielOnTap on Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:10 pm

Experts arrive at Mac to tackle water crisis
Wade Hemsworth
The Hamilton Spectator
(Feb 1, 2010)
Leading experts are coming from around the world to Hamilton this week to work on new strategies for protecting the planet's imperiled water supply.

Representatives of 26 United Nations agencies that compose UN Water are taking part in a three-day conference starting tomorrow at McMaster Innovation Park, which is home to the Institute for Water, Environment and Health, part of United Nations University.

The director of the institute, Zafar Adeel, is the new chair of UN Water, which was formed in 2003. This is the first time its members have met in Canada. http://www.thespec.com/News/Local/article/715626

Sheila Copps was still a cabinet minister in the Paul Martin government when this university was announced/created. Other than for a couple of events since that time, the entity is basically off the news radar.
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Postby pretzels on Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:55 pm

964 pages for a clean energy bill-guess that will be federal but not end the state energy laws that are causing financial grief for citizens yet. The staff who actually compiled the bill must have pulled some late nights to get the volume of work done after each set of revisions.

What UN university on water--is it this one? http://www.unu.edu/ .edu is usually the suffix used in the US for post-secondary schools. http://update.unu.edu/archive/issue49_12.htm The site at McMaster University that was in CielOnTap's post.
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