New climate change measures to become tangible soon


Dominicans will soon see tangible results of a number of measures the country has adopted at a recent climate change conference in Mexico recently.

About a week ago, Environment Minister Kenneth Daroux attended the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Cancun Mexico.

There, he and other participating countries reached agreements in the fight against climate change.

“We participated at the highest level. Out of these meetings a number of agreements were reached and hopefully in the coming months we should see this being transferred into tangible and visible adaptation and mitigation projects, from which the most vulnerable developing countries like ours is expected to benefit tremendously,” he stated.

An estimated 15,000 people, including officials and environmental leaders from 194 countries, were expected to attend the 12-day conference and associated meetings with the aim of reviving international efforts to slow global warming.

The convention encouraged countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, among other other environmentally friendly practices. It was adopted in 1992 and has been signed now by 194 parties, including the United States.

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  1. Spanker
    December 26, 2010

    Just another tool for politicians to make money. Check out the comments below. With the Climate Change moneyspinner, Dominican politicians can ‘trade’ their carbon emission credits with countries with high emissions and make some bucks on the side. That’s the best that can be got from that fiasco. As we all know, all of Europe now is in the deepest freeze for more than 30 years and deafening silence prevails from the global warmists. Ain’t life strange? You can fool the people some of the time, but not all of the time – Nelson Mandela :).

    Climate Change Update
    Senate Floor Statement by
    U.S. Sen. James M. Inhofe(R-Okla)

    January 4, 2005

    As I said on the Senate floor on July 28, 2003, “much of the debate over global warming is predicated on fear, rather than science.” I called the threat of catastrophic global warming the “greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people,” a statement that, to put it mildly, was not viewed kindly by environmental extremists and their elitist organizations. I also pointed out, in a lengthy committee report, that those same environmental extremists exploit the issue for fundraising purposes, raking in millions of dollars, even using federal taxpayer dollars to finance their campaigns.

    To read the full text, go to:

    • Anonymous
      December 27, 2010

      Total ignorance/lack of understanding the issue here.Extreme cold weather is a result of global warming as well go do some research.

      • Anonymous
        December 28, 2010

        anonymous, you have the gall to acuse someone of ignorance when they express skepticism at global warming, and in the very next sentence, you express to us all, how much of a jack… you are by parroting the ridiculous notion that global WARMING causes extreme COLD WEATHER! Just shut up. You’ll appear smarter!!!! YOU FREAKING IDIOT!!

      • lightbulb
        December 28, 2010

        lol check the facts.. the world goes through patterns of warming and cooling all the time, it was once warm enough to grow grapes in ENGLAND, ENGLAND that has so much fwadi

    • Truth, Justice, Love, Peace and Unity
      December 29, 2010

      I wholeheartedly endorse this.
      You must have heard about the man, a doctor who was stationed in the Afghanistan Army and who refused to work. He claimed that President Obama is not an American. I saw and heard him on some CNN programs.
      After months of this, the final conclusion was that he lost his case. He is sent to prison/court martialed for some months. He lost his pension of 18 years. This means he is fired from the Army and will never work in the Army. Note all what he lost for his years of Army service.
      I also heard him on CNN. He stated that he regretted his action and that he was wrong. Too late. He is now stripped and will obviously live to regret it.
      He was deceived by his first lawyer (another lawyer represented him and informed him that he was wrong) and was used as, may I say, a pun to promote their interest and to receive funding from the public.
      I thank God that I am not deceived by those types of people as Al Gore. From the beginning I thought that Al Gore is a fake. He has obtained a mint from making speeches and traveling the Globe with his fictitious global warming.
      You see, my friends, there are some people who do not believe in God and worship Him. Obviously, they do not place their faith, hope and trust in God.
      As Our Lord Jesus Christ said: “…They will deceive the elect…”, the gullible and the vulnerable. Take note! Do not believe everything that these people state even though they are of a certain status. Those of you who believe the words of people as Al Gore, smarten up!

  2. Arnold
    December 25, 2010

    the very same scientists who coined the term global warming said that there is no definite scientific proof that global warming is actually a reality….

    • Anonymous
      December 27, 2010

      name the scientists fool

  3. Reading from a far.
    December 25, 2010

    Solid Waste Management is not doing their job

  4. Truth, Justice, Love, Peace and Unity
    December 24, 2010

    I am not a negative person and do not wish to be negative. Residing in Canada and among many godless people, no exception the US neighbor as Al Gore, my mortal and spiritual instinct dictates to me and as I have always stated another name for global warming is “God’s fire and brimstone” on the godless world of some people who do not recognize God and those who institute immoral laws as recognition of homosexuality, same so-called marriage, abortions and euthanasia, the latter, killing of the terminally ill whether young or old.
    Would love to comment further but it is Christmas Eve and I am extremely busy. I just stopped for a comment.
    Think of this my fellow Dominicans, you have approximately 365 rivers, the sea and constant warmth and sunshine. God has blest Dominica, the Nature Island.
    Progress as building roads is necessary. Hopefully, there are not too many factories and not much if none at all pollution, that you need not be concerned with global warming and unduly so.
    Al Gore is making a mint with his talk on global warming. He does nothing for nothing. I do not have confidence in this man. I too could make a mint with my writing.
    Please keep in mind that God is in control of his world as Dominica. Faith, Hope and Trust in God.
    I would not bother about those other international people some of whom are deceivers. It is all a money-making effort.
    If global warming/climate change is to be, it will be. Who can really prevent it no matter how much they try as they perceive it to be? Certainly not human beings as godless ones. Please mark my words.
    May God bless you with enlightenment.

    • peacemercenary
      December 24, 2010

      You’re such an idiot……you don’t have to be contributing to global warming to be affected by it. this is the reason for all this talks. The developed countries are the ones that have contributed and are contributing to global warming by their high Greenhouse gas emmissions. Yet, we are all gonna be affected by the effects.

      That is the whole issue at hand my “learned” friend

    • Mouse
      December 25, 2010

      @ Truth, Justice, Love, Peace and Unity: If we believe in that pie in the sky god we will take that ostrich head in the sand approach of yours, then we wont make a difference. However, if we take a scientific look at global warming we will realize that we can change our consumption and many other habits related to the environment. Governments can make a difference by promoting green energy policies & programs and encouraging investment that create green jobs.

      Your parrot repetition of the rightwing attacks on Al Gore are filled with ignorance which tries to connect gay rights with global warming. Its delusional to take responsibility away from human inhabitants and say that God is in control. That fatalistic superstition is too backward for Dominica. Thank god we have educated people in and from Dominica. Glod Bless Dominica.

      • Truth, Justice, Love, Peace and Unity
        December 28, 2010

        Well, there are always pros and cons. Some are on the side of God and others are on the side of Satan. There are those who do not possess godly sense and inspiration.
        Comprehend that homosexuality is a sin, an abomination to God and deserves the wrath of God upon the earth. God did not create homosexuals. He created babies who grew up to adulthood. Those adults chose to follow their ways, evil or good.
        We who are heterosexuals have every reason to be angry with homosexuals who will bring down the wrath of God upon the earth for their abominations which gravely offend God. Homosexuals and other sinfulness especially grave ones and since you stated that they do need to be eradicated from the face of the earth. They contribute absolutely nothing good/godly to society. They are also leading the youth astray. God will deal with them in time. Those who are godly should know that their actions, men having sex with men and women having sex with women and marrying same sex is absolutely abnormal. Normal and godly people should know that these are impure acts. They should never be recognized or same sex so-called marriage should never be legalized. When are you going to learn the fact and sense of this? Satan is blinding you to godliness.
        Our Lord Jesus Christ said: “Apart from Me you can do nothing.”
        You also deprive yourself of the grace and enlightenment of God to comprehend those matters and the truth of the matter.
        Al Gore is not God. My faith, hope and trust is in God and not sinful humanity as also Science and those researchers.
        I recognize that we do have to our best to avoid pollution and the likes but consider that ONLY GOD WHO CREATED THE WORLD AND HUMANITY IS IN CONTROL and not humanity whom He created who is less than God. GOD HAS THE ANSWER AND IS THE ANSWER!
        You better believe in God. You are residing in total ignorance of the truth. People like Al Gore will lead you straight to Satan’s cauldron of eternal fire as you fail to worship God. Satan is out to destroy. God is out to save His children. LOOK TO GOD!
        If you believe in God which you should for having no doubt been taught about Him, I am certain since childhood, you will have absolutely nothing to worry about as you pray to Him.
        What godly deeds are you going to present to God when you die that He may welcome you into His Eternal, Blissful, Glorious Kingdom of love, purity, joyful, peace and unity?
        Are you going to stand before Him and say I was a homosexual in my lifetime? The thought of this abhors me. Consider how God will feel and what He will tell you: “Amen! Amen! I do not know you! Depart from Me. Ye cursed into everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels.”
        God has given us “godly” talents which we are to use for the godly use of society.
        I have a mission and one of it is also to denounce homosexual abnormal, sinfulness activities and this so-called same sex marriage. These people are under the yoke of Satan.
        I do write to my MP and MPP’s about it. If only, to make them feel guilty because they are Christians and should know better. They, too, will receive God’s due punishment for legalizing an abomination which highly offends God. Need I say more?
        God inspires and enlightens. Pray to Him for guidance.

  5. Natural Living
    December 24, 2010

    Totally agree with Ibn Gabrioli the first comment…….
    Dominicans will never take these initiatives seriously as the most basic measures for maintaining our environment are not being enforced. Garbage piles stand like monuments in our city as if we were to be proud of what they stand for. We are followers in this country….one person puts a bag on a corner and the next day its a garbage dump. I have reported to the Dominica Solid Waste dept on number of occasions, about people and restaurants putting garbage bags and boxes in front of one of their own signs that threaten fines and imprisonment. I was in their offices every other day…for months…garbage is still being dumped in the same spot by the same people. I have confronted the people who do it and their answer is simple..” but is there everyone putting their garbage”…….
    there is no way that a restuaraunt can be in business and not have some kind of arrangment with solid waste or the city have your garbage collected on the regular…right out of the establishment….not in front of someone elses house for other people to feel free in piling on their own…..and the come the dogs…..and rats……..roaches……and tourists……

    I am not saying that Dominica Solid Waste is THE problem……we Dominicans are the problem….. and the institutions including the POLICE, setup and PAID to up hold the litter act are also a problem.
    Our institutions/ authorities have to take a stand and forget about the political fallout… what is right for this country….uphold the law and keep this country clean because clearly the majority of our people are not.

    • "yes we can"
      December 25, 2010

      IT can if measures are put in place to charge them and those who should be conducting those charges take their job seriously then we will see a difference and improvement.

  6. Concern Child
    December 23, 2010

    is one of the changes we are to expect the moving away from petro caribe diesel as the main source of energy to this country?

    please tell

    • MangoSweet
      December 24, 2010

      What wld Conern Chile replace that with? Another “brand” of diesel fuel?

  7. Jay
    December 23, 2010

    I hope it makes a difference to us, LET’S GO GREEN!!! Stop importing those diesel buses, for a start

  8. only
    December 23, 2010

    There is no global warming. Get a grip and quit associating with the globalist unless you want to be under communism. Wake up from the mind control.
    I guarantee you that the elite are not reducing their greenhouse emissions with their private jets, estate houses and extravagent lifestyles.

    • Mouse
      December 25, 2010

      How dumb/backward can we get to brand caring for the environment as communism & deny global warming?
      Clear evidence exists. Galciers are melting & islands are disappearing,if that is the result of capitalism & greed then maybe communism is the answer.

  9. just facts
    December 23, 2010

    i honestly think that we are taking this climate change thing seriously enough. I believe its time for us to put together a commision on climate change for Dominica. We have enough trained and capable people such as Edison James who is well trained in soil and pest management, Dr Clayton Shillingford, Nat Isaac, Oliver Grell, felix Gregoire and others who have the requisite capabilities. This is much bigger than a medically trained doctor.

    We should also look at what is the impact of climate on our neighbours such as Antigua that receives so much rainfall these days. can you imagine what would be the consequence to our agriculture if the water table rises in Antigua and they start having streams and rivers. We should act decisively now.

    • just facts
      December 23, 2010

      It should be ” We are not….”

  10. Bawi boy
    December 23, 2010

    So what are the changes?

  11. Ibn Gabrioli
    December 23, 2010

    Not to doubt the Minister’s (and the conference’s initiatives), but to us, simply devising and executing as robust as possible a program to rid DA of every ounce of man-made refuse would be sufficient, as a first step and genuine effort in creating an environmentally friendly Dominica.

    We need to formulate and expedite, like yesterday, a forward-thinking program of scrubbing up Dominica.

    Start with that, Mr. Minister; do it in a sustainable fashion for the next three years, and watch the impact!!

    At this time, Dominica doesn’t need, indeed can not afford, any more pie-in-the-sky ideas around our environmental responsibilities.

    Our humble advice, begin with a sustainable, fully comprehensive and protracted program (not a short-live campaign) of “Protect Our Future, Keep Dominica Clean.”

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