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Sunday, November 27, 2011

UK/BBC flack Richard Black warns us the Maldives-which proudly flogs women-is 'angry' and says we may be 'shamed' into giving them 'climate' cash

11/26/11, "What's there to discuss about flogging? There is nothing to debate about in a matter clearly stated in the religion of Islam,..." he (Maldives Minister Naseem) said."....

11/26/11, "Maldives won't allow debates on anti-Islamic issues: Foreign Minister," Haveeru News Service, Ahmed Hamdhoon

"The government will not allow debates to be held in the Maldives on issues that are against the fundamentals of Islam, Foreign Minister Ahmed Naseem said today.

The minister's comments come two days after the UN human rights chief called for a public debate in the Maldives on the practice of flogging women found guilty of extra-marital sex.

"What's there to discuss about flogging? There is nothing to debate about in a matter clearly stated in the religion of Islam. No one can argue with God," he (Minister Naseem) said."....


Richard Black says small islands like the Maldives are "angry" about 'climate' cash they think we owe them. 'Climate' is apparently class warfare by persons Black describes as "rich" but who are actually poor US taxpayers. Why does Black think we should give money we don't have to a bunch of animals who believe in flogging women? People in the Maldives laid waste to their own island and are building 11 new airports.

11/27/11, "Climate summit faces big emitters' stalling tactics," BBC, Richard Black

"Some of the developing world's biggest greenhouse gas emitters are bidding to delay talks on a new climate agreement.

To the anger of small islands and other vulnerable countries, India and Brazil are joining

  • rich nations

such as the US and Japan in wanting to start talks on a legal deal no earlier than 2015.

The EU and climate-vulnerable blocs want to start as soon as possible, and have the deal finalised by 2015....

Some observers say small island states, which traditionally aim their criticism at the industrialised world's big emitters, may begin "naming and shaming" developing countries that are also delaying progress....

President Nasheed of the Maldives is virtually the only leader who has spoken openly of the need for major developing countries to begin cutting emissions soon.

Equating the need to develop with the right to emit greenhouse gases is,

  • he has said, "rather silly".

But sources in Durban indicate that delegates from other small developing countries may join him before the fortnight elapses, and demand more of the big developing nations....

Tim Gore, Oxfam's chief policy adviser, said UK Climate Minister Chris Huhne must push for "getting the money flowing through the Green Climate Fund that poor people need to fight climate change now.

"A deal to raise resources from international transport could be on the table, and Huhne must convince other ministers to strike it," he said....

The summit may also see a row over the EU's imminent integration of aviation into the Emission Trading Scheme, which India and some other developing nations oppose....

The politics of the UN climate process are undergoing something of a fundamental transformation.

Increasingly, countries are dividing into one group that wants a new global treaty as soon as possible - the EU plus lots of developing countries - and another that prefers a delay and perhaps something less rigorous than a full treaty.

The divide was evident earlier this month at the Major Economies Forum (MEF) meeting in Arlington, US - the body that includes 17 of the world's highest-polluting nations.

There, the UK and others argued that the Durban summit should agree to begin work on a new global agreement immediately, to have it in place by 2015, and operating by 2020 at the very latest.

The US, Russia and Japan were already arguing for a longer timeframe.

But BBC News has learned that at the MEF meeting, Brazil and India took the same position....


Mr. Black, for your information about the Maldives:

7/16/2009, "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."


12/7/09, "Climate change threatens Maldives," CBS "News".

CBS "News" stages a non-scientific, sensationalist event diverting attention from the fact that problems in the Maldives have nothing to do with global warming or evil Americans. CBS "News" is the handy 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
More Maldives facts:

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....
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."


Like the Maldives, Tuvalu has little fresh water, isn't habitable for large populations, and has a leader who says it's the Americans' fault and they must pay:

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....

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. ""...


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, the world’s lowest." (last item in article)

(The NY Times exists today via a bailout from a Lebanese-Mexican billionaire, Carlos Slim. In other words, it was not otherwise 'sustainable.' )


Carbon market predicted to be $4.5 trillion by 2020:

7/12/10, "Majorities say the darndest things," Wall St. Journal, Taranto,
  • 'Green about the gills'
"An editorial in yesterday's New York Times (registration) offers an unwitting clue as to why environmentalism has lost its power to persuade:
  • "Perhaps now we can put the manufactured controversy known as Climategate behind us and turn to the task of actually doing something about global warming,"
the Times begins its utterly predictable screed, which goes on to assert that revelations of scientific misconduct are "trivial" and "diversionary" and global warming
  • is the unquestionable truth.

Environmentalists' appeal to authority is no longer effective except with those, like the Times's editors,

"Perhaps it relied on the GHG Emissions Credit Trading report (yours for a mere $397), which predicts a $4.5 trillion carbon market by 2020.
  • No less chagrined must be Gordon Brown, who sees the carbon market as key to the global response to climate change,
  • and to the economic fortunes of the City of London.
As Brown told WWF in 2007, the government wanted binding limits on developed country emissions in a post-2012 climate agreement,
  • because London was the world's carbon trading capital,

and "only hard caps can create the framework necessary for a global carbon market to flourish".

  • higher priority than the health of the climate system."...
from UK Guardian, 1/25/10, "Don't let the carbon market die," by Oliver Tickell.


Reference: "Mohamed Nasheed as President of Maldives," My Voice Pakistan Forum

Mr. Nasheed has had a hard life and overcome a lot but he is wrong. His islands are barely habitable and are naturally the lowest on earth. It must be said that his wife works for the UN which is the main engine of global warming profiteering.

"The challenges facing the new president Nasheed also include threats to the largely tourism-based economy posed by the global credit crisis, a widespread drugs problem and growing radical Islamist activity. Many Maldivians live in poverty, in spite of the fact that the country has developed its infrastructure and industries, including the fisheries sector, and has boosted health care, education and literacy. Added to their owes, the Maldives was hit by the December 2004 Asian tsunami. Homes and resorts were devastated by the waves, precipitating a major rebuilding program.

Mohamed Nasheed, who now lives in the capital island of Male with his wife, who works for the UN, and two daughters, argued throughout the presidential campaign that the Maldives faced other grave challenges: maintaining its lucrative tourist trade, ensuring a fairer distribution of wealth and tackling the drugs culture among bored youths."...


Maldives even got millions from the Obama stimulus!

8/22/11, "Stimulus helped equip climate research facilities--in Maldives, India, and Australia," CNS News, Penny Starr

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced last week that it has used $60 million of the $1.2 billion given to the agency in economic stimulus funds for purchasing “advanced-technology research instruments”
  • to study climate change.

Some of this equipment was deployed at facilities in the Maldives, India, and Australia."...


Maldives has no income tax.

"8/21/11, "Sri Lanka gives Maldives $10m import credit," BBC

"The government of Sri Lanka has granted a $10m (£6.1m) import credit to the Republic of Maldives.

Analysts say the agreement signed in Colombo on Thursday during a visit to the island by President of Maldives, Mohammed Nasheed, is mutually beneficial to both countries.

The Maldives archipelago which mainly relies on the tourism industry is currently facing a foreign exchange crisis, according to Amal Jayasinghe, the AFP bureau chief in Colombo.

"Maldives is among few countries in the world that does not collect any income tax," he told BBC Sinhala service.

"It is therefore struggling to balance the government

  • spending sheets.""

Maldives Pres. Nasheed has decreed it is a crime in Maldives to preach a religion other than Islam:

9/17/11, "Religious Unity Regulation prohibits preaching a religion except Islam," HaveeruDaily, Maldives

President’s Office has gazetted the controversial Religious Unity Regulation, declaring it an offence to preach a religion
  • except Islam in the Maldives....

A person who violates the regulation will be sentenced to


11/26/11, "Maldives won't allow debates on anti-Islamic issues: Foreign Minister," Haveeru News Service, Ahmed Hamdhoon

"The government will not allow debates to be held in the Maldives on issues that are against the fundamentals of Islam, Foreign Minister Ahmed Naseem said today.

The minister's comments come two days after the UN human rights chief called for a public debate in the Maldives on the practice of flogging women found guilty of extra-marital sex.

Minister Naseem told Haveeru that the government would not open a basic Islamic principle such as flogging for public debate in the Maldives despite requests to do so.

"What's there to discuss about flogging? There is nothing to debate about in a matter clearly stated in the religion of Islam. No one can argue with God," he said.

"Our foreign ministry will not allow that to happen."

Naseem stressed that the government will not act against the views expressed by Islamic Minister Dr Abdul Majeed Abdul Bari on Navi Pillay's comments.

"The government will follow the recommendations given by the Islamic Ministry on religious issues. The government will not stand up against the views expressed by Bari, which is the view of the government [regarding Pillay's remarks]," he said.

"Maldives is a 100 percent Muslim country."

During her four-day visit to the country, Pillay told parliamentarians on Thursday that flogging women convicted of extra-marital sex is one of the most inhumane and degrading forms of violence against women.

"I strongly believe that a public debate is needed in Maldives on this issue of major concern," she said.

Pillay later told reporters that she held discussions with President Mohamed Nasheed, ministers and the judiciary on how to end the practice of flogging in the Maldives.

"At the very least, pending more permanent changes in the law, it should be possible for the government and the judiciary to engineer a practical moratorium on flogging," she proposed.

She also called on Maldivian authorities to remove the "discriminatory" constitutional provision that requires every citizen to be a Muslim.

"I would again urge a debate on that to open up the benefits of the constitution to all and to remove that discriminatory provision," she said.

Meanwhile, the UN human rights chief's comments sparked protests in capital Male

  • with some calling for her arrest.

Protestors surrounded the UN Building yesterday, condemning Pillay's remarks and

Pillay's visit was the first such visit to the Maldives by a UN High Commissioner for Human Rights."


Above, Maldives protest UN Human Rights Commissioner suggesting they should not flog women, 11/25/11, Haveeru

Above Maldives protest UN Human Rights Commissioner Pillay suggesting they should not flog women, one sign says, "Flog Pillay", 11/25/11, Haveeru

11/25/11, "Maldivians protest against UN rights chief's comments on flogging," Haveeru

"Protestors gathered outside the United Nations Building here in Male today, condemning UN human rights chief's comments against flogging and the constitutional provision that requires every Maldivian to be a Muslim."...


Richard Black of the BBC/UK tells us this pack of savages called the Maldives seeks to "shame" the US into giving them even more of our hard earned taxpayer dollars.


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