Maldives: Paradise threatened?

Maldives: Paradise threatened?

There are 6 comments on the www.latimes.com story from Jan 10, 2010, titled Maldives: Paradise threatened?. In it, www.latimes.com reports that:

In 2009, while attending the premiere of "The Age of Stupid" (a British climate-catastrophe movie), Nasheed unveiled a plan to make the Maldives the world's first carbon-neutral nation by 2020.

"Climate change is a global emergency," Nasheed said, introducing a proposal involving wind turbines, giant solar panels and biomass plant-burning projects. "The world is in danger of going into cardiac arrest, yet we behave as if we've caught a common cold."

There is heartbreaking irony in all of this: The first landmass victim of human rapaciousness could be a place that defines tropical flawlessness, a nation that is clean, peaceful and doing its best to be green. The Maldives is also a favored playground of the rich, including many Middle Eastern sheiks and Russian magnates who made their fortunes on fossil fuels.

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Earthling

Hellín, Spain

#1 Jan 10, 2010
"The first landmass victim of human rapaciousness could be a place that defines tropical flawlessness, a nation that is clean, peaceful and doing its best to be green."

Has anyone seen aerial photos of, "tropical flawlessness?"
Try this one for size:
http://blogs.nationalgeographic.com/blogs/new...

Back in 1981, I visited the Seychelle Islands, a real tropical paradise, with one of its beautiful beaches used as the local council's garbage tip.

The only threat to these islands are the people who live there.
Many of them would be better off submerged.

“AVAUNCEZ!!”

Since: Aug 07

Eldora Iowa

#2 Jan 10, 2010
You can get rid of all the carbon in the world and redistribute all the wealth of the world, (the real reason for AGW alarmists), and nothing will stop the inexorable march of climate change, which happens in cycles
Mr Giblets

UK

#3 Jan 10, 2010
nor will it stop certain 3rd world countries from making their own back yards, rivers and beaches filthy and then blaming it on us.
Jones

“It's about the American People”

Since: Jun 07

Flushing, NY

#4 Jan 10, 2010
The liberal socialistic fake British scientists cannot be further from the truth and they know that.
The liberal socialist teachers of the Teachers Union that are integral art of the liberal Democratic Party and enjoy 6 digit salary and enormous pension and healthcare benefits for lifetime are the missionaries who spread the fake religion of global warming scam to our children and young generation in the public school.
Evidently, the scientific model that explains why every child woman and man as well as the animals are part in the destruction of the world because they exhale CO2 is baseless and there is no one scientific book in your public library or your bookstore like Barns and Noble that show the scientific data about the correlation between CO2 molecules and the ‘heat wave’ that may burn and destroy the planet.
The fact that there is lack of any scientific proof for the fake and deceitful global warming that is used by the teachers in public school to brainwash the young mind of our children means that it is used as is political tool for the socialistic regime of the communist dictator Obama who seek the control over our private lives by blaming us for the global warming.
It is time to stop the lies and deceit of the liberal teachers of the teachers union that brainwash our children with wrong scientific information while the world is falling to ice age that depends on the sun but not on the American people's exhaling CO2.
Evidently, Carbon is a major constituent of the body of mankind and the animals and CO2 is the gas that every cell in our human body deals with 24 hours a day. It is time to stop the lying liberal teachers from destroying the education of our kids with lies and more lies.
fax

Atlantic, VA

#6 Jan 11, 2010
Maldives, Did they get some of the billions
Obama promised for the next ten years?

Our country could have use some of that.

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#7 Jan 11, 2010
Jones wrote:
The liberal socialistic fake British scientists cannot be further from the truth and they know that.
The liberal socialist teachers of the Teachers Union that are integral art of the liberal Democratic Party and enjoy 6 digit salary and enormous pension and healthcare benefits for lifetime are the missionaries who spread the fake religion of global warming scam to our children and young generation in the public school.
Evidently, the scientific model that explains why every child woman and man as well as the animals are part in the destruction of the world because they exhale CO2 is baseless and there is no one scientific book in your public library or your bookstore like Barns and Noble that show the scientific data about the correlation between CO2 molecules and the ‘heat wave’ that may burn and destroy the planet.
The fact that there is lack of any scientific proof for the fake and deceitful global warming that is used by the teachers in public school to brainwash the young mind of our children means that it is used as is political tool for the socialistic regime of the communist dictator Obama who seek the control over our private lives by blaming us for the global warming.
It is time to stop the lies and deceit of the liberal teachers of the teachers union that brainwash our children with wrong scientific information while the world is falling to ice age that depends on the sun but not on the American people's exhaling CO2.
Evidently, Carbon is a major constituent of the body of mankind and the animals and CO2 is the gas that every cell in our human body deals with 24 hours a day. It is time to stop the lying liberal teachers from destroying the education of our kids with lies and more lies.
your kind of stupidity is dangerous, and you know that......

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