Skip to comments.Tuvalu envoy [Australian Global Warming Hoax Thug] makes tearful appeal; calls for strong agreement
Posted on 12/18/2009 4:32:36 AM PST by bd476
The Chief Marxist in the White House undoubtedly took
notes on the teary eyed dramatics put on by the
Australian Barrister/ Global Warming Thug.
Tuvalu envoy makes tearful appeal; calls for strong agreement
Betwa Sharma/PTI / Copenhagen December 12, 2009, 17:39 IST
The chief climate change negotiator of the tiny Pacific island of Tuvalu today made an emotional appeal for a strong agreement that would legally bind all countries to commitments to control carbon emissions.
Representing Tuvalu in the
Global Warming Caused by Man Hoax
Speaking in the main hall of the Bella Centre where the Copenhagen climate change summit is being held, Tuvalu's representative Ian Fry called for two legally binding pacts.
"I woke up this morning crying, and that's not easy for a grown man to admit," Fry said, choking as he spoke in the plenary crowded with hundreds of delegates who clapped to show their support.
"The fate of my country rests in your hands," he said.
Tuvalu is a small island where people live two meters above sea level and it could be swamped by rising sea levels.
Since the beginning of the conference, Fry tabled a proposal that calls for vigorous action on developed countries and emerging economies such as binding cuts and puts 1.5 degree limit in warming.
The proposal originally filed six months ago called for specific provisions addressing the particular vulnerabilities of the small island states provisions on new technology and finances. In the past two days, President Connie Hedegaard had to suspend the work of the COP as the Tuvalu proposal was being considered in informal meetings.
While the European Union and Australia supported Tuvalu, others like India, China and Saudi Arabia among other oil producing nations have opposed it on the grounds that there should not be any detraction from the Kyoto Protocol, which is the only legally binding treaty that imposes legally binding sanctions on industrialised nations excluding the US.
Shortly after Fry spoke, India's Environment Secretary Vijay Sharma said that parties at this conference should not be sidetracked into discussing amendments and new documents at this stage in the document.
An emotional Fry said that his intention on insisting on his call for a new protocol was not to embarrass the host Danish government or halt the proceedings.
He said he only wanted the proposal to be considered carefully because the survival of his country was at stake.
This in not an ego trip, he said, stating that he was refusing all media interviews on this topic.
The negotiator said that he believed that the work was being held up by decisions being taken in Washington and called on US President and Nobel Peace Laureate Barack Obama to truly build peace by efficiently tackling climate change that would take a great human toll.
"There is some irony that the fate of the world is being decided by some senators in the United States," he said, adding millions of people from several countries including Kiribati, Bahamas, Grenada, Bhutan, and Laos would lose their homes.
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The small nation of Tuvalu located half-way between
Hawaii and Australia consists of nine islands.
Ian Fry is an Australian Barrister and one of
the hired guns used to promote and enforce the
global warming caused by man nonsense.
Representing Tuvalu in the
Global Warming Caused by Man Hoax
Ian Fry works as the International Environmental Officer for the Environment Department of the Government of Tuvalu. He has held this position for over ten years and has represented the Tuvalu Government in numerous international fora including the World Summit on Sustainable Development, Commission for Sustainable Development, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol, Convention on Biological Diversity, and United Nations General Assembly.
Ian is the spokesperson for the Alliance of Small Island States on matters relating to land use, land use change and forestry and more generally on issues relating to mitigation in the consideration of future climate change regimes.
He held the position of Vice-Chair of the Facilitative Branch of the Compliance Committee under the Kyoto Protocol.
Ian also undertakes consultancy work primarily associated with negotiations training in the context of multilateral environmental agreements.
His work focuses on building the capacity of government representatives from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States.
He has facilitated negotiations training workshops in the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, the Marshall Islands, Nepal, Samoa, Senegal, and Tuvalu, as well as special pre-Conference of Party workshops for LDCs in Canada, Italy, Indonesia, Kenya and Thailand.
This work is carried out in association with the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (UK), the United Nations Environment Programme, WWF Pacific and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme.
Prior to working for the Tuvalu Government, Ian worked as a writer for Earth Negotiations Bulletin. He has been a long term member of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law and a member of the International Council on Environmental Law.
He is currently undertaking a part-time doctorate through the Fenner School of Environment and Society (ANU) looking at land use change and forestry issues under the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science (Biology) (CCAE), Grad Dip Media (CCAE), Master of Environmental Studies (Macq U), Master of Environmental Law (with merit) ANU, Post Grad Dip. International Law (ANU).
Australian National University College of Law Staff
The islands are sinking. What’s the plan? Give them a hundred billion to buy themselves suitable ground to live on?
He forgets the strong precedent of Atlantis. That is the natural order. Tuvalu is doomed. It must be ok
“Give me a billion dollars, and make my pain go away.”
All this for just 12,000 people? Move.
This was enough to flush a cynic's mockery with hot salty tears, but it's not clear just which country Mr. Fry is talking about. He's a Ph.D. candidate at the Australian National University, but what does he have to do with Tuvalu? Asked by reporters whether he had ever lived in Tuvalu, his wife replied: "I'd rather not comment."
12000 Tuvaluans are valued more than the rest of mankind?
Dredge up some sand,, build island a little taller. Look sport, it ain’t rocket science. Not to mention,,, to save the world economy and American freedom,,,,Hell, i’d do nuclear testing there.
Keep it coming
THEY CAN NOT STAND CONSTANT PRESSURE.
HE SEES HIS INVESTMENTS GOING SOUTH IN A HURRY..... THAT IS WHY HE IS CONCERNED. VITO WILL COME KNOCKING ASKING FOR HIS LEVERAGE TO BE PAID.
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