UNEP prediction fails


Bad luck, Helen

In 2005, the UNEP (now headed by ex-NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark) predicted at
least 50 million climate refugees by 2010.

A map setting out the areas predicted to be at risk in several ways from global warming was available at the UNEP/GRID-Arendal web site.

A well-researched story by Gavin Atkins of Asian Correspondent posted at Watts Up With That yesterday explains how that map was taken down in a fumbled attempt to cover up the existence of the UNEP prediction.

Silly people. Everything has been resurrected at WUWT through the magic of the Internet and sits there now, quietly mocking both the original prediction and the inept cover-up attempt by our premier international agency — you know, the one with ambitions to rule the world.

The latest update to the story says a UCLA professor has just repeated the prediction, but for 2020, not 2010, and presents no evidence for it. Nuts.

Tuvalu survives

The 11,600 inhabitants of the low-lying Pacific island state of Tuvalu were several years ago offered a home in New Zealand.

How many have taken up this offer? Have their islands disappeared? None. No.

Any members of the MSM reading this? Bear in mind that this failed prediction is what we call a fact so it is held to be true regardless of what we might want to believe.

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4 Thoughts on “UNEP prediction fails

  1. Quentin F on 18/04/2011 at 8:52 pm said:

    “..yesterday explains how that map was taken down..”
    HAHAHA theres sites that archive all previous versions of sites going back several years.!

  2. Ron on 19/04/2011 at 1:26 pm said:

    and we have the NZ Herald blithely announcing
    ” UN finds NZ credibility gap on emissions”

    • Andy on 19/04/2011 at 3:12 pm said:

      The small print is all in here:

      New Zealand is prepared to take on a responsibility target for greenhouse gas emissions reductions of between 10 per cent and 20 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020, if there is a comprehensive global agreement. This means:

      * the global agreement sets the world on a pathway to limit temperature rise to not more than 2°C;
      * developed countries make comparable efforts to those of New Zealand;
      * advanced and major emitting developing countries take action fully commensurate with their respective capabilities;
      * there is an effective set of rules for land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF); and
      * there is full recourse to a broad and efficient international carbon market.


    • Ron on 19/04/2011 at 4:03 pm said:

      yes indeed, thank heavens there is wriggle room and some sense in the small print, it all seems to be shadow boxing! But isn’t it sickening to have the hypocritical UN gravy-trainers lecturing us when they are the ones with a credibility problem.

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