The Myths of Global Warming – 4
by Peter Eyre on 11 Dec 2009 1 Comment

I will now cover some excessive methods used by some G20 nations who are trying to push through their own agenda in Copenhagen at the expense of underdeveloped countries. The total campaign they have launched is backed by false information and lies. If they get their way, the ordinary person in the street will end up paying stealth taxes for a problem that is a natural occurrence. The main polluters are the governments themselves, the military, the Wall Street and London Bankers, Trans National Corporations, Oil and Mining Companies, the beef industry and Logging Companies etc. If the G20 governments are really serious about our carbon footprint contribution, then there are many other measures that can be taken without taking a swipe at the underdeveloped countries.


If the G20 are allowed to get away with this fraud, third world nations will end up with massive debts for new technology which the west will sell to them. It will make them no longer commercially competitive and by manipulation will lower trade barriers and tariffs. This will then allow G20 countries to enter and take over their markets and natural resources. This action will not alleviate poverty, rather the contrary as those countries sink into more debt.


Let’s take a couple of examples from the G20 countries and see what they are really all about: Russia - Siberia’s large forest, the taiga, accounts for approximately one-fifth of the world’s total forested land (more than two million square miles) and contains about one-half of the world’s evergreen forest. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Russian government, desperate for investment, has invited outside timber companies to log the taiga forest. Russian forests are disappearing at a rate of 12 million hectares a year. A large American wood products company was contemplating a logging, processing, and replanting operation in a proposed wilderness area that contains pristine forests. In most cases it is a case of out of sight out of mind.


The jungle of Borneo is another classic example, especially the Indonesia sector (another G20 country) where logging has almost completely wiped out major parts of this much need eco-system. This is a very delicately balanced land; the area actually staggers the equator, so the damage done by this selfish act of greed will cause many environmental problems and will change the weather patterns in this region.


I can distinctly remember massive burn off’s in this remote part of the world. The smoke pollution from this location frequently spread throughout the Malaysian Peninsular, Singapore and other parts of Indonesia. The smoke got totally out of hand and frequently caused regional airports to close down and people had to wear masks if they ventured outside. The government has done little to stop the rape of these pristine jungles. 


Mexico is a member of the G20 and this conjures up images of Mexico City (one of the most polluted cities on earth). If they participate in Copenhagen they would have to close down the entire city to improve their contribution to our planet. Then we come to the good old US of A… the highest energy user in the world that has ignored every suggested cut back and who also mass-produce weapons containing uranium components.


It is the biggest joke of all when they have the audacity to push for WMD control and are in the lead pushing third world countries up against the wall on this “Global Warming” issue. They use these weapons extensively around various theatres of war and what’s left they export to their allies. Why should we be worried about our carbon footprint when the US, UK, NATO and the IDF are contaminating our entire world with radioactive aerosols and killing millions?
Now for the good old Brits: One of BP’s largest refineries in the USA exploded in 2005 causing 15 deaths. The fall-out from the accident continues to cloud BP’s corporate image because of the mismanagement at the plant. In August 2006, BP shut down oil operations in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, due to corrosion in pipelines leading up to the Alaska Pipeline. BP had spilled over one million litres of oil in Alaska’s North Slope.
Then we have British mining company Vedanta who were bidding for a massive expansion of its controversial aluminum refinery in Lanjigarh, Orissa. The refinery occupies land belonging to the Majhi Kondh tribe, and lies at the foot of Niyamgiri hills, home of the isolated Dongria Kondhs. The refinery has already been condemned by government officials for regularly breaching safety standards, and emitting ‘alarming’ pollution. Over a hundred families lost their homes to the refinery. Many more lost their farm land and with it their food-security and self sufficiency.
British supermarkets are driving rapid destruction of the Amazon rainforest by using meat from farms responsible for illegal deforestation, according to a three-year investigation of the global trade in Brazilian cattle products.The report names Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons and Marks & Spencer among dozens of high-profile companies that profit from products supplied by Brazilian farms on illegally deforested land. Much of the trade is in processed beef, used for pies, canned meat and frozen ready meals. The supermarkets insist it is not from the Amazon.
Then you have US Oil Giant Chevron manipulating PR firms in an extraordinary effort to evade responsibility for massive toxic contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon. A report stated: Chevron acquired Texaco. And evidence in the lawsuit, plaintiffs say, demonstrates that from 1964 to 1992 Texaco deliberately dumped billions of gallons of toxic waste into Amazon waterways, abandoned more than 900 unlined waste pits, burned millions of cubic meters of noxious gases, and spilled more than 17 million gallons of oil due to pipeline ruptures. How about that Mr President… but don’t worry!… you can get some small country in Africa to pay the bill when you have sold them a couple of nuclear power stations.

The G20 believe they know what is best but we know that is not the case. The contribution made by G20 countries in environmental damage would be impossible to summerise, but one can say with confidence that third world countries cannot even be considered as polluters by comparison. The leaking of confidential documents from the University of East Anglia has proven that data on Global Warming is deeply flawed and falsified.


Peter Eyre, a former British Naval officer, worked at NATO headquarters, and spent a lot of time in the Middle East and South East Asia as a petroleum consultant; he lives in the UK and writes regularly for the Palestine Telegraph

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