Monday, 13 December 2010

Climate Alarm gets that sinking feeling


Back in the Dopenhagen days, the Maldives and Tuvalu were screaming for "real action" on climate before they submerged. For an effect the Maldive Cabinet held an underwater meeting. Even three days ago, India today reported "Climate change will sink small nations." Funny, that Dubai built a few inches above sea level is not panicking.
So, what is really happening? If you thought that your property would be underwater in a few years, you would surely sell out to the first offer.
Eero Iloniemi decided to investigate the property markets on the two islands and found a surprising result -

    The prime minister of Tuvalu, Apisai Ielemia, said rich Westerners were allowing his nation to perish.
Maldives Resort
    Eero: ‘Mr Prime Minister. In view of the impending deluge, how much have land prices fallen on Tuvalu?’
    For some reason my question completely silenced the room packed with environmental press. After what I will charitably call an inquisitive stare, the prime minister gave his long winded answer full of long-term projections of rising ocean levels. To be fair, he concluded with a simple declaration: ‘Land prices have not been affected.’


Shows who the true believers are!

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