What A Sick Joke

17 10 2009

H/T to Jan Moon from over at Zion Beckons and GrannyWithAPitchfork, for the heads-up on this piece.

Lawyers Call for Changes in International Law to Help ‘Climate Exiles’

Global Warming is coming, swim for your lives!

Global Warming is coming, swim for your lives!

I am hoping and praying that this is somebody’s idea of a sick joke. If we are ever put into a position where we have to worry about being sued as a country, because of the enormous fraud known as Global Warming, then I will be clamoring for Al Gore to be put in front of a firing-squad! This is one of THE DUMBEST things I have heard since yesterday… when someone in an email told me that Obama is an American Patriot.

This is another great reason for the USA to get out of the United Nations as fast as possible. My thinking on this is a bit protectionist in nature, but I feel like someone has to stick up for the USA cause our president won’t do it!

So out of sick curiosity, is there anyone here that thinks what is being proposed in the following article is a good idea?

Gio-

(CNSNews.com) – International law dealing with refugees should be amended to cover people affected by disasters attributed to climate change, environmental lawyers are arguing.
 
With the United Nations and others predicting upward of 200 million people being displaced by 2050 as a result of environmental changes, the London-based Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD) says they will need help dealing with “statelessness and compensation.”
 
“International refugee law focuses on those who are persecuted for political, racial or religious reasons,” the organization’s director, Joy Hyvarinen, said in a statement Thursday. “It was not designed for those who are left homeless by environmental pressures.”
 
As advocacy groups focus on people – mostly inhabitants of low-lying islands or coastal areas – affected by the environment, terms like “climate refugees,” “climate exiles” and “environmental refugees” have become more commonly used in recent years.
 
Climatic events have long had an impact on vulnerable areas – records of summer monsoons displacing millions of people in South Asia go back centuries – but as concerns about “global warming” have grown, activists warn about rising sea levels, drought and other events they attribute to climate change.
 
A new U.N. report published last month said that during 2008, more than 20 million people, mostly in Asia, were displaced by sudden-onset disasters which it attributed to climate – these including meteorological (storms), hydrological (flooding) and climatological (extreme temperature, drought, wildfire) events.
 
“An increase in the number of people temporarily displaced will be an inevitable consequence of more frequent and intense extreme weather events affecting more people globally,” it said.
 
In his Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore argued that sea levels could rise by seven meters (20 feet) “in the near future” as a result of melting ice, triggering the displacement of millions of people.
 
The claim was one of nine inaccuracies in the film identified by a British high court judge in 2007. Even the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts a rise of only 7-24 inches by the end of this century, although a U.S. study published in Science a year ago projected a 2.6-6.5 foot rise by 2100.
 
FIELD, a group of international lawyers whose work includes helping “small island nations threatened by rising sea levels,” said that phenomenon and more frequent weather-related disasters would threaten food, and water supplies and cause chaos for millions, especially in coastal regions, large river deltas and low-lying islands.
 
But there were currently no legal guidelines covering people who cross borders because of displacement resulting from climate change, it said.
 
“The international legal framework needs to be adjusted to help climate exiles and deal with statelessness and compensation,” said Hyvarinen.
 
Under the 1951 Refugee Convention, someone with “a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion” may be recognized as a refugee.
 
In a speech delivered at a conference in London in April 2008, the director-general of the International Organization for Migration, Brunson McKinley, voiced concerns about terms like “environmental refugee,” which he said was “a misnomer under international law.”
 
“Of course people can be forced from their homes by natural phenomena as well as politico-military events, and of course such people deserve assistance to restart their lives,” he said. “But to suggest that they need the same ‘protection’ as refugees or IDPs [internally displaced persons] may not be helpful in the search for workable solutions.”

‘Alarmist predictions’
 
FIELD is an “independent subsidiary” of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), a London-based think tank.
 
Earlier this year an IIED paper delivered at a conference questioned the assumptions that huge numbers of people would cross borders as a result of climate-induced problems.
 
The paper’s author, IIED researcher Cecilia Tacoli, said predictions of 200 million environmental refugees by 2050 had become “unquestioned orthodoxy” despite “the growing consensus on the importance of multiple and overlapping causes in most migration flows, including economic, social and political factors.”
 
“It seems unlikely that the alarmist predictions of hundreds of millions of environmental refugees will translate into reality,” the paper concluded. “Past experiences suggest that short-distance and short-term movements will probably increase, with the very poor and vulnerable in many cases unable to move.”
 
Tacoli also said that because governments and international agencies tend to see migration as a problem to be controlled, they were missing opportunities to develop policies that can increase people’s resilience to climate change.

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17 10 2009
bkeyser

I believe that Nepal is fairly “unpopulated.”

17 10 2009
Lara

Posting this here for you Gio: But you may want to post it up and spread it around this is scary stuff here: We need to stop this!

Eleventh hour, at the fifty-ninth minute and fifty-ninth second – OBAMA POISED TO CEDE US SOVEREIGNTY, CLAIMS BRITISH LORD (repub X)

The Minnesota Free Market Institute hosted an event at Bethel University in St. Paul on Wednesday evening. Keynote speaker Lord Christopher Monckton, former science adviser to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, gave a scathing and lengthy presentation, complete with detailed charts, graphs, facts, and figures which culminated in the utter decimation of both the pop culture concept of global warming and the credible threat of any significant anthropomorphic climate change.

A detailed summary of Monckton’s presentation will be available here once compiled. However, a segment of his remarks justify immediate publication. If credible, the concern Monckton speaks to may well prove the single most important issue facing the American nation, bigger than health care, bigger than cap and trade, and worth every citizen’s focused attention.

Here were Monckton’s closing remarks, as dictated from my audio recording:

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.

[laughter]

And the trouble is this; if that treaty is signed, your Constitution says that it takes precedence over your Constitution, and you can’t resign from that treaty unless you get agreement from all the other state parties – And because you’ll be the biggest paying country, they’re not going to let you out of it.

So, thank you, America. You were the beacon of freedom to the world. It is a privilege merely to stand on this soil of freedom while it is still free. But, in the next few weeks, unless you stop it, your president will sign your freedom, your democracy, and your humanity away forever. And neither you nor any subsequent government you may elect will have any power whatsoever to take it back. That is how serious it is. I’ve read the treaty. I’ve seen this stuff about [world] government and climate debt and enforcement. They are going to do this to you whether you like it or not.

But I think it is here, here in your great nation, which I so love and I so admire – it is here that perhaps, at this eleventh hour, at the fifty-ninth minute and fifty-ninth second, you will rise up and you will stop your president from signing that dreadful treaty, that purposeless treaty. For there is no problem with climate and, even if there were, an economic treaty does nothing to [help] it.

So I end by saying to you the words that Winston Churchill addressed to your president in the darkest hour before the dawn of freedom in the Second World War. He quoted from your great poet Longfellow:

Sail on, O Ship of State!
Sail on, O Union, strong and great!
Humanity with all its fears,
With all the hopes of future years,
Is hanging breathless on thy fate!

17 10 2009
giovanniworld

Yikes!

We are in deep trouble. Through bravery and with the help of God, will we save this nation.

Gio-

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