Dec 21, 2009 Letters
So let’s talk a little about the Climate Summit in Denmark which ended last weekend, and which, has many saying that it did not achieve its purpose, just like Kyoto in 1997. First, let’s look at some interesting figures.
In a poll on Fox News Channel, 63% of Americans polled were interested in Global Warming as an issue compared to 82% back in 2007. More interesting, the top issue on the minds of Americans at the moment is the economy and creating jobs (53%). Climate change is on just about 2% of people’s minds at the moment. Those are figures from a Fox News Research Poll carried out this past week.
Also, would you believe that there were allegations of fake research used to propagate global warming raising their heads during this summit? What if global warming is one big myth? We have all been taught to believe that this issue of Global Warming is taking our world by storm. It needs urgent address right?
Well that is why the world leaders met in Copenhagen. However, skeptics beg to differ. Many of them agree that the earth is not warming, rather it is cooling.
They do not even agree with the term ‘crisis’ being used to describe the ‘warming of the earth’. They also disagree with what they call erroneous readings given about the earth’s temperatures throughout the years. Satellites, they say, show little warming of the earth over the past 30 years. Their entire claims along with responses can be found here: http://online.wsj.com/article/ SB100014240527487038199045 74551303527570212.html and http://www.globalclimates cam.com/.
Has our local media in Guyana ever thought about questioning all the spewing of Global Warming in the faces of Guyanese or do they, too, tow the line? The latter says it all. Plus it will be cold day in hell before the media finally accepts that it was wrong all along about Global Warming.
But what if it is all a big lie? What if the entire world has been misinformed about this much hyped situation? What if we are worrying our heads about something which does not exist? The internet is a buzz of activities and information regarding the ‘Global Warming is a farce’ ideology.
Allegations of faked research and high level corruption are surfacing. The Russians have now confirmed that UK Scientists manipulated data to exaggerate Global Warming. (Google that sentence and see the results). Read more at http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/18082
So is this the greatest fraud in human history? Has Global Warming been faked to get the attention, publicity, and money of governments and working people like you and me? If Global Warming is a fiasco, then what of Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS)? What will Guyana do with ‘pity’ money from the rich nations? Must we, therefore, remain a poor developing nation at this economic level if we want to collect this money each year?
To bring my letter to a close, the U.S. Government had about 21 Senators attending the Climate Summit in Copenhagen. There has not been an (official) announcement as to the number of persons who represented Guyana at this meeting.
However, reporting in the news indicated four to five persons including the President. Sorry to say that they will all return home with grim faces as no concrete agreement between the rich and poorer nations would be reached. Not that that was not expected. President Obama tried to be the knight in shining armour, but even he could not save the summit.
All that came out in the end of the talks were the non-binding agreement between the rich and poor nations.
The American people are in discord presently with his proposal to pay nations like Guyana US$100 billion until 2020. As I mentioned earlier, just 2% feel strongly about climate change. I totally believe that this meeting was a huge waste of time and money.
Yes, Guyana got another opportunity to be on the international scene again. Upon evaluating the outcome, and the fact that no committal agreements were made, we can flashback to Kyoto in 1997.
So, even as those world leaders in Denmark flew in on their private jets and commercial airlines, sat and talked in the huge air-conditioned auditoriums, were they serious about so-called climate change? How many carbon footprints did they leave behind prior to their arrival in Denmark? Plus our Guyanese representatives seemed to be only warming chairs at the summit. I’d appreciate if someone could outline each of the representatives’ true purpose, role and reason for wasting taxpayers’ monies (GY$1M each for airfare) to travel to this summit.
If Guyana had five representatives in Copenhagen, then the Guyana Government has spent a shocking GY$1M dollars for each person’s first-class airfare to Denmark. Kaieteur News has been publishing reports from one journalist reporting out of Denmark as well.
How many Guyanese reporters were in Copenhagen to cover this summit? One first-class ticket to Denmark via New York costs US$5000; that’s GY$5M in airfare alone!!! (Source: Frandec Travel Service GT). This fat figure did not include ancillary expenses like hotels, breakfast, lunch, dinner, transportation to and from the Summit location, etc. etc! What is this government trying to do, run the entire nation bankrupt?!
Leon Jameson Suseran
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