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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Maldives crying for climate reparations while building new airports, hotels, and yacht marinas

9/25/11, "Walking the walk: Maldives constructing 11 new airports, each with hotels and yacht marinas too?"

"2009: 11 new airports to be constructed in Maldives | Maldives Tourism Update
The Government is working to construct 11 new regional airports in 11 regions and work is under way to complete them as soon as possible
The Minister further said the construction work of these airports have been handed to Airports Investment Management Company which is a company established for this project. There will be a 200 bed hotel, a yacht marina and a transit hotel in every airport in order to

Maldives President Nasheed working underwater in cooperation with US media (see below) to effect transfer of US middle class earnings to him for his island near India which has a naturally high water table and two monsoons a year.

11/2/2009, from the NY Times: "Last month, the cabinet of Maldives donned scuba gear and held an underwater meeting to highlight the threat of global warming to that nation,

"Climate change threatens Maldives," CBS "News".

CBS "News" stages a non-scientific, sensationalist event avoiding that problems in the Maldives have nothing to do with climate. CBS "News" seems to be a propaganda girl standing on the corner.
  • They could have fed and clothed hungry American children with the money they wasted on gas flying to and from a hoax.
Facts about Maldives:

The Maldives' president's wife works for the UN (item near end of page under heading, 'Post-Script'), the primary profiteer of global warming and carbon trading.

The disappearing coral reefs aren't due to global warming. Instead:
  • Maldivians use the coral reefs as their
They used it up themselves. I'm sorry, Mohamed, if a small largely uninhabited group of islands in the Indian Ocean is getting low on coral. You used coral as a construction material and thereby abused a natural resource. If you have too many people there now, do what man has done for thousands of years: relocate.

The resort islands were only set up in the 1970's.

Recently, big hotel chains invested there.

No residents are allowed to have permanent residence on resort islands, so as not to dilute their
The islands are in the Indian Ocean.

"The Maldives' principal assets are its beauty, geographical isolation, and rich marine resources. When an

Italian entrepreneur set up some uninhabited islands as resorts
  • for foreign visitors in the early 1970s,
  • the tourism sector began to develop very rapidly.
Tourists come to spend time relaxing in one of the Maldives' 85 idyllic resort islands...

The recent purchase of resorts by the multinational hotel groups, Hilton and Four Seasons, is a clear indication of the projected

growth of the Maldives' tourism sector. Yet the cultural effect of foreign influences has been controlled by the government policy of restricting tourist access to resort islands, unless they specifically apply for permission.
  • Also, no Maldivians have their permanent residence on resort islands.
The purpose of this is to maintain the population's apparent cultural unity as based upon the Islamic faith....
  • The traditional construction material, coral, is near its point of full depletion.
More importantly, the fresh water held beneath the soil surface is in rapid decline. This means that the Maldives faces the prospect of importing a large percentage of its water needs to support the growing population, unless there are fast developments in desalination services on the islands."
Reference: "Mohamed Nasheed as President of Maldives," My Voice Pakistan Forum


12/8/10, "Cancun's Climate Crock," American Thinker, Brian Sussman

"And the submersion of Tuvalu and Maldives? Their surrounding waters show no measurable signs of rising. The problem is the islands of Maldives are relatively flat coral atolls. Since tourism was first introduced to the nation in 1972, Digging up coral on small islands to build large hotels and conference centers is as stupid as sucking the air out of a lifeboat to breathe. The mining has severely compromised the atolls,
  • creating the impression that the islands are sinking.
Likewise, Tuvalu's problem is not climate change. Tuvalu's mess is that the country was never meant for modern habitation. There is no fresh water available -- only what can be cached from rain. Much of the population on the main island uses a lagoon for its bathing and toilet facilities. The tiny nation ships its garbage to landfills in Fiji and New Zealand.
In a 2007 speech at the United Nations, the Deputy Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Tavau Teii, said that major greenhouse polluters should compensate Tuvalu for the impacts of climate change. "We are seeking new funding arrangements to protect us from the impacts of climate change ...

we believe that the major greenhouse polluters should pay for the impacts they are causing.""...6/11/10, "Editorial: Pacific Islands not sinking from global warming," New study debunks Al Gore's hysterical fairy tale. Washington Times

"Of all the apocalyptic imagery summoned by global warming's proponents, the most compelling has been
  • the threat of coastal devastation from rising sea levels. In his best-selling work "Earth in the Balance," Al Gore argued that the selfishness of Western industrialization would obliterate small, impoverished countries.

"Although the sea level has risen and fallen through different geological periods, never has the change been anywhere near as rapid as that now expected as a consequence of global warming," he wrote. "... [I]sland nations like the Maldives and Vanuatu (formerly New Hebrides), will be devastated if the projections made by scientists turn out to be accurate."

  • Mr. Gore solemnly predicted that millions of poor inhabitants would be forced to flee their homelands in a desperate bid for survival - unless we adopt his political agenda. It just isn't so.

In a forthcoming issue of the journal Global and Planetary Change, researchers from the University of Auckland in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission in Fiji documented changes in 27 vulnerable, low-lying reef islands in the Central Pacific.

  • Using aerial photographs taken as early as 1944, the areas were carefully mapped and compared with modern satellite images.
It turns out that the islands did, in fact, change over time, but they are hardly sinking. Overall, 20 grew or remained stable. The island of Funamanu, for example, expanded from 7.4 acres to 9.5 acres in size - a 28 percent growth. Only seven islands shrunk, with the biggest percentage change occurring on Tengasu, which dropped from a tiny 1.7 acres to 1.5 acres - a diminishment of 9,670 square feet, the size of Mr. Gore's Tennessee mansion.

According to various studies, sea levels appear to have risen about 8 inches since the year 1860, but these Pacific islands continue to prosper nonetheless. This new study attributed size differences over time to the effect of ocean swells pounding and eroding windward shorelines. On leeward sides protected from the swells, coastlines grew.

This research was not conducted by scientists who disputed climate change, but even they noted the suspicious absence of verification for a key alarmist claim.

  • "The lack of monitoring seems a gross oversight given the international concern over small island stability and pressing concerns of island communities to manage island landscapes," the report stated.

So the islands aren't sinking, the Hockey Stick has been thoroughly debunked, the Himalayas still have snow and the polar bears are alive and well. As just about every tenet in the Church of Global Warming has been debunked,

6/3/10: "New Zealand research shows Pacific Islands not shrinking," from New Zealand television. From journal, Global and Planetary Change: "It has been thought that as the sea level goes up, islands will sit there and drown," Prof Kench told the New Scientist. "But they won't. " Mentions land area of

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