Thursday, January 31, 2008

Despite Coming Ice Age, Poor Will Be Hardest Hit by Global Warming

As noted here earlier, despite the caterwauling and hysteria, we could see another ice age before long.

Still, no amount of evidence will stop the clowns at the UN from shaking everyone down in order to aid the wretched refuse of the earth in coping with the dreaded global warming climate change.
The developed world should help poor countries brace for global warming by assisting them in taking steps like restoring coastal forests and training health care workers, the head of the U.N.'s climate panel said.

Recognizing that climate change may be hard to reverse, experts are now examining "adaptation," or how to deal with potential catastrophes such as rising seas as a result of melting glaciers.

"In the developing countries it's critical we think of combining mitigation measures with adaptation measures," said Rajendra Pachauri, head of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore.

"We know extremes of temperatures are going to go up, now we have to adapt to them," he said at a climate panel at Columbia University late on Wednesday.
Uh, actually, we don't know that.
The United Nations agreed to start an adaptation fund for poor countries last month at climate talks in Bali, Indonesia. It comprises only about $36 million, but might rise to as much as $5 billion a year by 2030 if investments in green technology in developing countries increase.
Maybe guys like Pachauri and Gore can start contributing by waiving their speaking fees and stop jetting around the world on the public dime.

They may also want to start paying attention to those who don't agree with them and actually look at the data available that doesn't concur with their opinions.

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