As we get closer to the big global warming pow-wow in Copenhagen, you know the one where Obama will likely cede our sovereignty to the third world (while we dither over health care and the war against FOX News), we will be seeing more stories like this one from the Maldives (see map of Asia, here) warning us of the dire consequences of “climate refugees.”
NEW DELHI — The people of the Maldives face the prospect of life in a “climate refugee camp,” President Mohamed Nasheed warned Thursday as he urged rich countries to clinch an effective global warming treaty.
Calling the South Asian island chain a “frontline state” in the fight against climate change, Nasheed said global warming threatened to submerge his low-lying country and “kill our people” unless action was taken urgently.
“We have a written history of more than 2,000 years and we don’t want to trade our paradise for a climate refugee camp,” he told a climate change summit in New Delhi.
Last weekend, Nasheed’s government staged a cabinet meeting underwater — complete with ministerial scuba gear — to highlight the plight of the archipelago whose atolls stand a mere 1.5 metres above sea level.
The president stunned the world last year when he announced he wanted to buy a new homeland to relocate the population of the Maldives in the event that damage from rising sea levels became too great.
“What happens to the Maldives today happens to the rest of world tomorrow,” he warned Thursday.
In 2007, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that an increase in sea levels of just 18 to 59 centimetres (seven to 24 inches) would make the Maldives virtually uninhabitable by 2100.
And, boo hoo, Mohamed Nasheed has no money to get to the conference, but didn’t he just say he wanted to buy land to move his country? Not to worry the European socialists will pay his way to Denmark because they need him as a poster boy—we must save the Muslim Maldives!
Last month the Maldives announced it had no money to pay for Nasheed to attend the Copenhagen summit, but Denmark has said it will fund him as his participation is considered essential.
But, get this! A world renowned expert on sea levels travelled to the Maldives and concluded there was no rise in sea level there for the last 50 years and the citizens had nothing to worry about. The Maldivian government refused to let him demonstrate his findings. From the UK Telegraph:
When running the International Commission on Sea Level Change, he (Swedish geologist and physicist Nils-Axel Mörner, formerly chairman of the INQUA International Commission on Sea Level Change) launched a special project on the Maldives, whose leaders have for 20 years been calling for vast sums of international aid to stave off disaster. Six times he and his expert team visited the islands, to confirm that the sea has not risen for half a century. Before announcing his findings, he offered to show the inhabitants a film explaining why they had nothing to worry about. The government refused to let it be shown.
A world government on the way
It’s all about money, the redistribution of wealth to the third world and the creation of a world government. Here is what Lord Christopher Monkton told an American audience just this week:
At [the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in] Copenhagen, this December, weeks away, a treaty will be signed. Your president will sign it. Most of the third world countries will sign it, because they think they’re going to get money out of it. Most of the left-wing regime from the European Union will rubber stamp it. Virtually nobody won’t sign it.
I read that treaty. And what it says is this, that a world government is going to be created. The word “government” actually appears as the first of three purposes of the new entity. The second purpose is the transfer of wealth from the countries of the West to third world countries, in satisfication of what is called, coyly, “climate debt” – because we’ve been burning CO2 and they haven’t. We’ve been screwing up the climate and they haven’t. And the third purpose of this new entity, this government, is enforcement.
How many of you think that the word “election” or “democracy” or “vote” or “ballot” occurs anywhere in the 200 pages of that treaty? Quite right, it doesn’t appear once. So, at last, the communists who piled out of the Berlin Wall and into the environmental movement, who took over Greenpeace so that my friends who funded it left within a year, because [the communists] captured it – Now the apotheosis as at hand. They are about to impose a communist world government on the world. You have a president who has very strong sympathies with that point of view. He’s going to sign it. He’ll sign anything. He’s a Nobel Peace Prize [winner]; of course he’ll sign it.
I’m making a new category “climate refugees” because surely this will not be the last of these ludicrous stories. I’m going back now and be sure to post my previous reports on climate refugees to the new category. Think about it, the radical leftists and communists have found the perfect melding of two major issues through which they can control the world with guilt—refugees and environment.