The Maldives & Warmist Conspiracy Theories
In the run up to COP15 in Copenhagen the alleged plight of islands like the Maldives and Tuvalu were part of the climate of fear campaign that preceded the failure that COP15 became.
Mohamed Nasheed then President of the Maldives famously held a cabinet meeting underwater to cynically push the lie thar rising sea levels would drown the islands, at the same time Nasheed and his government were planning a new airport to deal with increased tourist traffic in the next 25 years, though Nasheed and the warming alarmists were claiming that the islands would be gone by 2019.
Nasheed was one of the darlings of the warming alarmist movements, his overthrow in February caused dismay and now they have made a film about Nasheed called the “The Island President“, which naturally attributes Nasheed with powers similar to that of Kim Jong il.
However some warming alarmists believe that Nasheed was the victim of a plot against warming alarmists:
Across the world in the Maldives, rising sea levels continue to threaten this Indian Ocean archipelago. It is the world’s lowest-lying nation, on average only 1.3 meters above sea level. The plight of the Maldives gained global prominence when its young president, the first-ever democratically elected there, Mohamed Nasheed, became one of the world’s leading voices against climate change, especially in the lead-up to the 2009 U.N. climate-change summit in Copenhagen. Nasheed held a ministerial meeting underwater, with his cabinet in scuba gear, to illustrate the potential disaster.
In February, Nasheed was ousted from his presidency at gunpoint. The Obama administration, through State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland, said of the coup d’etat, “This was handled constitutionally.” When I spoke to Nasheed last month, he told me: “It was really shocking and deeply disturbing that the United States government so instantly recognized the former dictatorship coming back again. … The European governments have not recognized the new regime in the Maldives.” There is a parallel between national positions on climate change and support or opposition to the Maldives coup.
Given that Barry Obozo believes in the settled science of Anthropogenic Global Warming, Nasheed trying to spin that one is a long shot, but rest assured there is always a warming alarmist hack ready to support their icon.
While no direct link has been found yet between Nasheed’s climate activism and the coup, it was clear in Copenhagen in 2009 that he was a thorn in the Obama administration’s side.
Desperate times call for desperate measure, just imagine the outcry if a tabloid newspaper ran a story like that.
There is further good news for island nations, Tuvalu in particular, the latest Envisat data shows sea levels falling at half an inch per year.
Posted on April 15, 2012, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Church Of Climatology, Climate Change, Fear, Global Warming, Green Lies, IPCC, Junk Science and tagged Mohamed Nasheed, The Maldives. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.