Mission Accomplished! ‘Obama Saved us from Global Warming’: ‘Global avg. temps declined since Obama took office – success!’ ‘Global rate of sea level rise declined since Obama took office’

Alan Cheetham’s Global Warming Science Website Excerpts: Caveats Did Obama really accomplish this? Sea Level The following figure shows declining rate of change of sea level since during the era of George Bush. U.S. CO2 emissions began declining before Obama took over There has been no increase in the global temperature trend over the last 15 years. The current decline started in 2002, so perhaps George Bush should get the credit.

He doesn’t even know that droughts have been declining since 2000 (although 2012 has the most severe drought since 2002). The following figure shows the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) – the drought is on the negative index side (yellow bars). http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/temp-and-precip/time-series/index.php?parameter=pdsi&month=7&year=2012&filter=12&state=110&div=0

Complete analysis here.

Greenpeace co-founder Dr. Patrick Moore rips ‘Greenpeace’s Crime Against Humanity’ for opposing Golden Rice which can eliminate vitamin A deficiency

Special to Climate Depot

Greenpeace’s Crime Against Humanity

By Patrick Moore, PhD

September 10, 2012

“If you plan to destroy test fields to prevent responsible testing and development of Golden Rice for humanitarian purposes, you will be accused of contributing to a crime against humanity. Your actions will be carefully registered and you will, hopefully, have the opportunity to defend your illegal and immoral actions in front of an international court.” — Dr. Ingo Potrykus to Greenpeace, February 2001

The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court defines “crimes against humanity” as acts that are “committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack – intentionally causing great suffering, or serious injury to body or to mental or physical health.”

According to the World Health Organization between 250,000 to 500,000 children become blind every year due to vitamin A deficiency, half of whom die within a year of becoming blind. Millions of other people suffer from various debilitating conditions due to the lack of this essential nutrient.

Golden Rice is a genetically modified form of rice that, unlike conventional rice, contains beta-Carotene in the rice kernel. Beta-Carotene is converted to vitamin A in humans and is important for eyesight, the immune system, and general good health. Swiss scientist and humanitarian Dr. Ingo Potrykus and his colleagues developed Golden Rice in 1998. It has been demonstrated in numerous studies that golden rice can eliminate vitamin A deficiency.

Greenpeace and its allies have successfully blocked the introduction of golden rice for over a decade, claiming it may have “environmental and health risks” without ever elaborating on what those risks might be. After years of effort the Golden Rice Humanitarian Project, led by Dr. Potrykus, The Rockefeller Foundation and others were unable to break through the political opposition to golden rice that was generated directly by Greenpeace and its followers.

Recently the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has taken a lead role, in collaboration with the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines, in breaking through these barriers and bringing Golden Rice to market. Field trials are now underway in the Philippines and Bangladesh with the hope of introducing it to the market by 2015. Since the invention of Golden Rice in 1998 between four million and 8 million additional children have become blind, nearly half of whom have already died. Surely this