Maldives,Kiribati and now Carti Sugdub

For a few years the Republic of Maldives was used by the global alarmists as a poster child for proof that the ice caps were melting and the sea level rise was “accelerating”. It was mostly great PR for the Republic including a silly photo op of an underwater cabinet meeting:

But even in 2009, there was clear proof that the Maldives were NOT going to be flooded over:

Despite popular opinion and calls to action, the Maldives are not being overrun by sea level rise

The study by done by Nils-Axel Mörner is clearly evidence that the Maldives are not going to be overrun by the Indian Ocean in the very near future.

The Republic of Kiribati was in a similar situation/event.
Kiribati mulls Fiji land purchase in battle against sea

And not only that:

Way back in September 2011, Kiribati’s President Anote Tong and the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon issued a joint statement [emphasis mine]:-

“[they]….. today stressed that climate change posed the most serious threat to the livelihoods, security and survival of the island nation’s residents and the inhabitants of the wider Pacific region, saying the phenomenon was undermining efforts to achieve sustainable development.

Both leaders reaffirmed the need for urgent international action to reduce emissions of the harmful greenhouse gases and underlined the need [to] make climate change adaptation funding available to finance the implementation of critical programmes to tackle the impact of climate change on communities there….

Tada !!!!
climate change adaptation funding
climate change adaptation funding
climate change adaptation funding
climate change adaptation funding

It’s all about the money !!!

So now we move on to the latest:

Rising sea forces Panamanian islanders to move to mainland

Rising ocean levels caused by global warming and decades of coral reef destruction have combined with seasonal rains to submerge the Caribbean islands for days on end.

Once rare, flooding is now so menacing that the Guna have agreed to abandon ancestral lands for an area within their semi-autonomous territory on the east coast of the mainland.

“The people know this isn’t normal,” said Francisco Gonzalez, 38, the school principal on Carti Sugdub. “When the water comes in, they can’t do anything but wait.”

It is the largest of the Guna’s 45 inhabited islands, and its planned evacuation is among the first blamed largely on climate change. Scientists say worldwide sea levels have risen about 3 millimeters (0.12 inch) a year since 1993. Recent research suggests they could rise as much as 2 meters (6.5 feet) by 2100.

A curious part of the article:

The Guna have accelerated change by mining surrounding coral reefs to build up the islands. From 1970-2001, nearly 80 percent of the peripheral coral disappeared as the Guna population more than doubled, Guzman and other Smithsonian researchers found.

They say the dilemma faced by the Guna is a harbinger of what might happen to other low-lying lands protected by reefs. The greenhouse gas carbon dioxide makes oceans more acidic, killing off coral.

So, the flooding is due to the fact that CO2 is killing the coral, but here it was the islanders that destroyed the coral but they can still blame the flooding on CO2 because that “could” happen?? (I won’t go in to it here, but the claim that the oceans are getting more acidic and killing the coral is a a most dubious assertion)

Now, reading down into the story a bit more, we see this:

The overpopulated island is also running out of space. Families squeeze up to 15 people into huts measuring barely 5 square metres (54 square feet), sleeping side by side in narrow hammocks.

Ahhhhh, they are are running out of liveable space too !!!!

Just for fun, here is a 2010 article about the same issue:
Rising sea drives Panama islanders to mainland

Now, if you do not know anything about Carti Sugdub, it is part of the Archipiélago de San Blas off the coast of Panama on the Caribbean side.

I learned two things about Carti Sugdub while looking into this:

1. I want to go there !!! The Archipiélago de San Blas loks like one of the most incredible places on the planet !!!

2. I can’t find Carti Sugdub any where on a map !! I dare you, please find me a map with Carti Sugdub on it !!

Carti Sugdub is apparently an incredibly small island. Islands and coastlines in general are subject to great changes based on NATURAL conditions, and adding in that Carti Sugdub is very small, it is not at all surprising that there may be erosion that is impacting the island.

Now, for all you people that think a “Carbon Footprint” has any real meaning, here is how we would all live if you had your way:

http://www.galenfrysinger.com/san_blas_kuna.htm

Pay special attention to:

“Toilet over the water”

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2 comments on “Maldives,Kiribati and now Carti Sugdub

  1. cmblake6 says:

    Fools. Suckers. Scam artists?

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