There has been much debate about the so called Climategate theft of emails and documents from the University of East Anglia and to whether it was set up by vested interests with the stolen data being cherry picked for out of context information that would discredit climate change. I certainly believe that the theft was a rouse to unsettle the COP15 delegates and make a stronger case, for the already weak climate change denier lobby. I am also disgusted that this clown (insert Senator Steve Feilding’s name), and his mate (insert Prof Ian Plimer) actually were given a passport and will be winging their way to the conference to join this merry band of circus performers. Maybe the leader of the opposition can join them and make it a denier threesome!
Well in my mind, and my reality (the world that I observe around me), the climactic patterns throughout Australia have changed in my lifetime, and for the worse I may add. Victoria is quickly becoming desert before my eyes, year by year, getting less rainfall on average each season, making life for those on the land near on impossible and unbeknown to the city folk, difficult for them. The cities rely on the country for food and produce, who in turn rely on the city folk to buy its food and produce. Everything is connected.
As I mentioned in my post “COP15 – A New Hope”, the time for turf wars are over, and it is now time to act for the salvation of all remaining species on planet Earth. After all, we are in the midst of the greatest mass extinction in the history of humanity. Who knows, it may even eclipse the big 5 mass extinction events of all time. Ok, a bit dramatic, but if we act now, we can prevent not only other species extinction, and maybe our own (I am exaggerating to prove a point)!
So, to keep it interesting, here are a few thoughtful blog posts from fellow bloggers covering some of the events at COP15:
More news from COP15 as I review it each day and great blog links about the event and climate change news as I read it.