Friday, September 23, 2011

Maldives Government: Tacitly admits claim of sinking a stunt!


On the run-up to the UN Climate Treaty meet to Copenhagen, as seen in the photograph, the Maldives Cabinet signed a Climate Change Document 20 Feet Under Sea. The photo made headlines world over and became a talking point at the Copenhagen meet.

Members of the Maldives’ Cabinet donned scuba gear and used hand signals at an underwater meeting staged to highlight the threat of global warming to the lowest-lying nation on earth.

President Mohammed Nasheed and 13 other government officials submerged and took their seats at a table on the sea floor — 20 feet below the surface of a lagoon off Girifushi, an island usually used for military training.

With a backdrop of coral, the meeting was a bid to draw attention to fears that rising sea levels caused by the melting of polar ice caps could swamp this Indian Ocean archipelago within a century. Its islands average 7 feet above sea level.
“What we are trying to make people realize is that the Maldives is a frontline state. This is not merely an issue for the Maldives but for the world,” Nasheed said.
 Read the complete article at Fox News here


The government of the Maldives has complained after the London Daily Telegraph website carried a satirical blog post saying the island nation is to be omitted from the Times Atlas of the World. The supposed omission was said to be due to impending climate change.The low-lying islands of the Maldives are at risk from rising sea levels.The spoof blog post was taken seriously by several media outlets in the Maldives.
The Telegraph blog post was written by my pal James Delingpole.
Read also:
Tuvalu and many other South Pacific Islands are not sinking, claims they are due to global warming driven sea level rise are opportunistic
Floating Islands
 11 new airports to be constructed in Maldives   
Oh and the best indicator yet, the government there is building 11 new airports. Obviously, they need them to evacuate people from the sea level rise threat /Sarc

Follow the money.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Invitation to International Climate Change Conference: Shifting Science and Changing Policy

"The notion of a static, unchanging climate is foreign to the history of the earth or any other planet with a fluid envelope. The fact that the developed world went into hysterics over changes in global mean temperature anomaly of a few tenths of a degree will astound future generations. 
Such hysteria simply represents the scientific illiteracy of much of the public, the susceptibility of the public to the substitution of repetition for truth, and the exploitation of these weaknesses by politicians, environmental promoters, and, after 20 years of media drum beating, many others as well.

Climate is always changing...For small changes in climate associated with tenths of a degree, there is no need for any external cause. The earth is never exactly in equilibrium.
- Richard S. Lindzen -

For decades, climate change alarmists have generated a host of doomsday scenarios, all based on the theory of anthropogenic global warming viz human CO2 emissions will force Earth’s climate to warm uncontrollably causing all weather anomalies and disasters.

This hysteria will no doubt go down as the most successful pseudo-scientific fraud in history. It all started with some unscrupulous scientists manipulating long term scientific data back in the late 1990’s to create an allusion of rapid global warming. With the (literally) trillions of dollars driving it, climate science ended up corrupted with “research” hijacked to further enhance the totally slanted, bogus global warming claims. Their patrons - western government steered huge research grants their way to keep the movement going. Soon they claimed a scientific consensus. Environmental organizations, notable politicians among them then teamed up with movie, media and journalists to create this wild “scientific” scenario of the civilization threatening environmental consequences from global warming unless we adhere to their radical agenda.

In one of the blackest chapters of our history, NGOs became willing part of this scam.  A good part of our NGOs today bear little resemblance to our shoestring operations of yesteryear. Virtually every one that engage with their EU or US counterparts are actually funded, at least in part, by Western governments. The Western governments created their own Hall of Mirrors. They paid for its own set of interlocutors who reflect what they want to hear. Think of the incentives and motivations of these NGOs. They are driven by the need to survive and the need to fund themselves. They also need to get funding from the public. And so their story tend to reflect pressures of competitive alarming. So if the likes of Christian Aid say sea levels will rise 3ft, the likes of Oxfam go one better to claim it will do so by 5 ft and the cycle goes on until the likes of Greenpeace & WWF, the master fear generating machines claim 30ft and 40 ft respectively. Each time, their prediction has to be more dramatic and alarmist than the last one.

Lets face it. The ordinary rank and file of NGOs have no background in science or knowledge of climate. These horror stories are all what we are brainwashed day in, and day out and there’s actually no room in our brain for a different kind of narrative. If only if we take time to research and understand the science behind climate science would we realize the truth. And the truth sets us free.

It is such freedom that led me to sign up to a service like and for no cost whatsoever, launched myself as a blogger. This blog launched 18 months ago has chalked up over 80,000 hits, which is a good response considering it is only part-time,  updated once every 7-10 days.  At the time of launch of this blog, I found myself one of the handful within the NGO sector to openly declare a climate skeptic. Ours was India's first climate skeptic blog and some others followed later, reflecting the on-going rapid growth of climate skepticism in India. Slowly these initiatives started to network and the result is that we are proud to announce an international conference in Mumbai on Oct 14th. The speakers include some of the best known climatologists, both internationally and locally: 
Dr Willie Soon; Prof. Nils-Axel Morner; Dr. Nils Finn Munch-Petersen; Dr. Yuanzhi Zhang; Dr. Madhav Khandekar; Dr. Rohinton Avasia; Dr. Bjarne Lembke;

Prof. R. R. Kelkar;  Dr. A.S. Gaur; Dr. Rajesh Agnihotri; Dr. Ramesh H. Kriplani: Prof. B. K. Bala; Prof. Arun Deep Ahluwalia;  Prof. Rajinder K. Ganjoo; Dr Kurush F. Dalal; Mr. Chetan Pandit; Ms Pooja Kotiyal;

Dr Willie Soon is an individual Greenpeace loves to hate so much that they brought out  a report on the funding of his research. Read our archive: Greenpeace hypocrisy hit its nadir: Attacks below the belt noted Climate Scientist Willy Soon; 
Dr. Madhav Khandekar is another personality we previously covered in our blog: Dr. Madhav Khandekar Lecture, Mumbai: The Unsettled Science Of Global Warming: Where Do We Go From Here?

So if you are interested in listening to a different narrative on climate change, please be invited to register for the conference. Details given below.
Participation is by invitation only. Please send your contact details by email to Or register at EventBrite.

Programme: (as of 20 Sept 2011)

9.30 am to 10 am         :           Registration

10 am to 11.30 am       :           Session 1: Climate science

                                    Chair: Dr. R. A. Mashelkar,* former DG, CSIR
                                    Inauguration: Dr. Welkar,* VC, University of Mumbai
                                    Prof. R. R. Kelkar: India's Climate Change Concerns and the Need for Better Climate Models
                                    Dr. Madhav Khandekar: Indian Monsoon Variability in the context of Global Warming Debate

11.30 am to 11.45 am :                         Tea

11.45 am to 1.15 pm    :           Session 2: Changing sea level

                                    Prof. Nils-Axel Morner: Sea Level Changes in the Indian Ocean: Observational facts
                                    Dr. Nils Finn Munch-Petersen: Marketing atoll dynamics as sea rise in the Maldives
                                    Dr. Yuanzhi Zhang: Impact of sea level change on coastal erosion and flooding: A case in Hong Kong
                                    Dr. A.S. Gaur: (Changes in sea level in west coast of India)

1.15 pm to 2 pm           :           Lunch

2 pm to 3.30 pm           :  Session 3: Monsoon and its impact
                                    Dr. Ramesh H. Kriplani: Summer Monsoon Variability over India: Coupled Climate Model Simulations and Projections
                                    Dr Willie Soon: A closer look into the computer-projections of Indian Monsoonal Rainfalls in the 21st Century
                                    Dr. Rajesh Agnihotri: Total Solar Irradiance and SW Indian monsoon
                                    Prof. B. K. Bala: Modelling of Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture

3.45 pm to 4 pm           :       Tea

4 pm to 5.30 pm           :       Session 4: Geological evidence
                                    Prof. Arun Deep Ahluwalia: Climate Change or Global Warming: Man Made or Natural or Both?
                                    Prof. Rajinder K. Ganjoo: Glacial Response to Environmental Changes in Nubra Valley (Ladakh)
                                    Dr. Rohinton Avasia: Sea level changes through geological time
                                    Dr Kurush F. Dalal (Sea level change and archaeological evidence)

5. 30 pm to 7 pm          :     Conclusion: Policy implications
                                    Chairman: Mr. Suresh Prabhu*
                                    Dr. Bjarne Lembke: Climate Change and Health
                                    Mr. Chetan Pandit: (Managing water)
                                    Ms Pooja Kotiyal: Evolution of the Energy-nvironment Policies in the context of NAPCC in India
                                    Mr Barun Mitra: Decarbonisation of the Economy

            * Invited, to be confirmed

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