Comments on: Does morality need a bigger role in climate talks? Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Rose Wed, 03 Sep 2008 09:58:26 +0000 Yes, to tackle climate change, we must invoke our inner selves especially here in Africa. We have blamed the west so much of ‘working to annihilate us’ but continue to show the least care on environment. For example, our leaders and the rich still consider riding in fuel guzzlers and polluters as classic, waste energy by installing unnecessary gadgets in their homes, government offices waste kilowatts of energy that could run ten tea packaging industries a year and do other staff that is unfriendly. Then they show up on environment day plant a tree that they may never try to find out what how it will be for the rest of their lives.
Africa must take responsibility before it can seat around with bowls waiting for the Global Environmental Facility fund, CDM funds among others. Charity must begin with us.
The west also needs to be sincere. Why talk about clean technologies and continue bringing the same old energy wasting, polluting technologies to Africa?
Reversing the effects of climate change needs conscious steps. That is the inconvenient truth.

By: Charles Miller Fri, 29 Aug 2008 03:21:18 +0000 Saad sed: “So we need to secure our climate instead of fighting.”

Saad, climate change is actually a CONSTANT on planet Earth, just as is extinction. 99% of all species that have ever lived on Earth are EXTINCT, due entirely to climate change over hundreds of millions of years. There is NO WAY for humans, with our current intelligence and technology, to “secure the climate,” regardless of the propaganda from climate-change doomsayers. We can’t “destroy” the climate, and we can’t “repair” it. Those who are pushing this climate-change hysteria, which you obviously choose to believe, are setting you up for a new economy, plain and simple. Follow the money trail. You will be TAXED and FINED for your contributions to climate-change, as judged by a handful of scientists and bureaucrats who are pursuing their “Green Agenda” based on incomplete data. This is about MILKING THE PUBLIC, Saad, so you go out and do your part by purchasing outlandish “green technology” and trading your “carbon credits” and all of that other nonsense. In the meantime, the true SURVIVORS out here will simply ADAPT to climate change.

By: STOP THE DRAMA-NO OBAMA --- GET A BRAIN-VOTE McCAIN! Thu, 28 Aug 2008 21:05:46 +0000 Morality is dead at the Democratic Convention. This convention is one tacky event! The billboard and Greek columns are downright un-American. Is this how our tax money will be spent if Obama gets in the White House? We don’t need a rock star!

What happened to voting for someone with class and dignity to represent our country? Obama will “change” America all right!

The McCains have more class and dignity in one finger than the Obamas and Dems have in their entire bodies.

Senator McCain has always been sensitive to national crises. In the 2000 race he postponed his announcement — “because of the situation in the Balkans and we are monitoring the situation very closely.”



YES, the Clinton’s both gave good speeches. However, read between the speech lines people! What they are saying isn’t close to what is happening, nor to what either of them believe!



By: Saad Khan Wed, 27 Aug 2008 04:54:25 +0000 This whole debate on climate-change and whether it’s actually happening or not should now be over. We’re already experiencing major climatic disasters every year. Abnormally high rains in historically arid regions and droughts in others. Global warming might not be harming us big way currently but it’ll definitely end up in a big mess. So we need to secure our climate instead of fighting.


By: Peter Tue, 26 Aug 2008 21:45:54 +0000 Morality?

As usual, people who should know better but are too lazy to make the distinction, are confusing “morality” with “religion”.

The dictionary definition of morality is “the ability to distinguish between right and wrong”.

Religious people have got no monopoly on morality. In fact they have been the major cause of death and destruction throughout history, and still are. Where is the “morality” in that?

The climate change debate has been corrupted by individual scientists, politicians, “action” groups and assorted nutters all peddling their own self-interested views of whether there is a problem and, if there is, what should be done about it. There is no mention from any of them as to whether a particular course of action is right or wrong in the literal sense.

Involving the bishops, mullahs, rabbis and witch doctors will do nothing but throw an additional blanket of hypocrisy over the subject.

By: Jim Tue, 26 Aug 2008 15:23:20 +0000 I can’t believe the lies either by the Climate alarmist! I just read an article in Reuters that trees store co2 then release it when it burns. This is a lie. Trees separate the carbon fron the oxygen emits the oxygen and uses the carbon as all plants are carbon based. Any excess is put into the ground through the roots. Its been recently discovered that grasses put more carbon in the soil than trees.Burning conbines oxygen in the air with some of the carbon but the ash it leaves on the ground is carbon and is not in the air so only a very small amount of it is emitted in the air. The oceans use co2 in the plant and the excess is turned into sodium bicarbonate which then release the oxgen into the air and the carbon sinks and stays there. Also Co2 is 3.5 time heavier than air so it falls to the ground like a rock, while some blows in the wind being heavier it falls. If it didn’t trees plants and grasses wouldn’t grow. And a CO2 fire extinguiser would not work, the CO2 covers the fire and smothers it like a blanket……….

By: Rebecca Southers Mon, 25 Aug 2008 20:55:28 +0000 Mr. Miller’s comment is a bit off topic, but it still needs a response because it is so alarmingly inaccurate. The billions of dollars in “aid” that our “poured” into African nations often take the form of our farm surpluses. We dump them (for free) on African nations to help keep the supply lower and the prices higher for Western farmers. This, however, destroys the market for the African farmer. Even though he can produce a product for much less than a Western farmer, he can’t compete with FREE and he quickly goes out of business, moves to the city, and a host of urban problems escalate. We need to face the facts that this “aid” that we’re so proud of often hurts African nations more than it helps them. It’s designed to help us, not them.

By: Charles Miller Mon, 25 Aug 2008 08:30:36 +0000 What Africa needs is the backbone to stand on its own, as well as the integrity to strike down the corrupt organized crime figures posing as government officials. What is hypocritical about the West pouring untold BILLIONS of dollars into Africa and expecting Africans to act responsibly in return? The true hypocrites are the African nations themselves, demanding free handouts and technology from the West, and then BLAMING the West for Africa’s inability to learn, adapt and excel.

By: Arnau Fuentes Sun, 24 Aug 2008 13:15:33 +0000 What Africa needs, is trade, not aid, not morality, not occidental churches lobbying people to feel guilty.
What Africa needs is the western world giving it’s newest and cleanest technologies (agricultural, energy systems, etc) for free, allowing Africa to develop in a clean and “environmentally-friendly” way, and allowing “poor african farmers” to be able to grow real crops, with real technology and let them join international markets.

Africa does not need more western hipocrisy.

By: schemer Sun, 24 Aug 2008 09:21:43 +0000 Rather than merely tweaking an unstable system of environmental administration, it seems as though nothing less than a complete shake-up will help us reach the goal of a balanced environment: -affairs/2008/03/17/a-sacred-environment -part-2-%e2%80%93-the-situation/