Climate change no hoax, says Lowe

Minister of the Environment Dr Denis Lowe is challenging United States (US) president Donald Trump on climate change, suggesting the American leader did not fully appreciate the consequences of his position.

Trump has said that climate change was a “hoax”; and has signed an executive order nullifying President Barack Obama’s climate change efforts while he has moved to revive the coal industry.

The American president made clear that the US had no intention of meeting the commitments that Obama had made to curb planet-warming carbon dioxide pollution, and he has directed the Environmental Protection Agency to start the complex and lengthy legal process of withdrawing and rewriting the Obama-era clean power plan, which would have closed hundreds of coal-fired power plants, frozen construction of new plants and replaced them with vast new wind and solar farms.

“To suggest that the coal industry is a major driver in the creation of jobs is to perhaps not understand that coming along with the coal industry is a whole plethora of perils, some of which are health-related, most of which is the threat to our environment,” the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) quoted Lowe as saying in an interview.

“The moment has come. The president of the United States of America has determined that climate change is really a hoax, and that any notion about climate change science is based on false belief, and that there is no clear justification that this phenomenon called climate change exists,” Lowe told the BGIS.

The minister said while the US president was “decrying” the legitimacy of climate change, 2016 had been labelled as the warmest ocean temperature year.

He also warned of a significant reduction in funding from the United States to United Nations agencies such as the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Green Climate Fund, as well as other activities driven by US funding.

However, Lowe stressed that Barbados could not allow itself to be “hemmed in” by what might or might not occur relating to international funding. He gave the assurance that Government would continue “to plough” ahead and look for unique ways to fund the island’s coastal rehabilitation green energy programmes.

“We stand ready to do what needs to be done. Our ministry continues to work with our stakeholders to look for ways to continue to press ahead with our climate change agenda. We ask Barbadians from all walks of life to assist us in adopting and practising habits that would reduce the impacts of climate change on us as it relates to our water supply, our conservation effort, and our preservation efforts in terms of our spaces around the island that would be of importance,” Lowe urged.

Source: (BGIS)

13 Responses to Climate change no hoax, says Lowe

  1. Jennifer April 5, 2017 at 1:36 am

    It is either one of two things with MR Trump and this hoax issue. It is either he truly believes this as he knows nothing can be done about the “climate change” or he is a puppet to keep the public believing that there is no changes occurring in the earth atmosphere. The hoax of the whole climate change issue is making the public believe that what is happening on the earth was a natural phenomenon, under the label of climate change. Mind you governments are putting nonsensical plans into place via wasting money and resources, when they know that nothing can be done. WHAT THE GOVERNMENTS ARE NOT TELLING THE EARTHLINGS IS THE TRUTH OF WHAT IS CAUSING THE CLIMATE CHANGE which is the hoax. And Mr Trump also knows all of this too. Why should they get the people all alarmed to stop the earth engines and pumps from stroking. They will tell you at the last moment when they can no longer hide the truth. So that you will perish quickly while they run to their bunkers.

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  2. Daniber April 5, 2017 at 2:13 am

    Lowe speaking om Climate Change? I thought he was busy chasing behind Abrahams and trying to cut the bush before election.

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  3. jrsmith April 5, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Dear ,Mr, Lowe what has Barbados contributed to climate change the excuse… we cannot barbecue enough pigtails to effect any thing..
    The industrial revolution was the cause of the earth contamination and countries like barbados played no part , because they were never given the chance ,, the world is going back to its true form
    as the greedy capitalist clean up they act , because of automation.
    Our history prove Barbados was one of the most healthiest clime in the world and nothing much has changed…………………….
    I totally agree with (Donald Trump) the man made excuse about climate change, who benefits from the same ,,, large corporates , but then its a good excuse for politicians in countries as barbados , when they haven’t done anything to Barbados’s infrastructure , for the last 3 decades………………………………………………..
    Here is a question , who really sign the (Paris Agreement ) poor and almost broke countries , why didn’t they then imposed a level of fines , because they are scared this would effect (China ) the worlds money box ,who had they hand outs or is waiting in line..

    China is opening coal power stations weekly, using American and coal and coal from around the world,………………………………
    (Nuclear Energy ) is the world’s most dangerous fossil fuel why there is no band , China is building new nuclear power stations in the (UK)where is the challenge, The (UK) is slowly getting they fracking up to parr , why no challenge.
    Mr, Lowe , just shut up and get your government to do something for Barbados… stop shaming you all selves you bajan politicians, you all are in over you all heads………………………………………..

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  4. Frank White April 5, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Dr. Dennis Lowe, you are way off base… If you know anything about astronomy and astrology, you would know that those who study it knows that climate change is being caused by an object that is passing through our solar system. Here’s where hypocrisy comes in Dr. Lowe… Since you talking heavy on climate change and want all Barbadians to be on board, then you would know that with climate change comes a rise in sea level cause by the melting ice caps due to global warming, so why would your government allow anyone to build any new projects directly on the beach coast?? Trump knows the truth so that’s why has taken that position… For the rest of you all, it’s just another lie to suck more money from the tax payers… The black community needs to do some research and stop believing these lying politicians…

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    • Jennifer April 5, 2017 at 6:02 pm

      @Frank White – well said. It is called hypocrisy and deceitfulness. And that is if this Lowe knows at all about what is happening. And Frank just let that LOT build their hotels near the beaches. We can do away some of them. Trump knows all of this phenomenon is for real and the climate change is a hoax as it is being caused by this planet 4 times the size of earth, bringing more planets with it. It is currently doing a double back and will get here in 2019. The GRAVITATIONAL and MAGNETIC PULL will cause much damage and death on the earth, so why should Mr Trump lie about it.

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  5. F.A.Rudder April 5, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    With all the data acquired and disseminated by the climatologist and meteorologist around the global stations it leaves me breathless that laymen would support the idea that all’s well with the ozone layer above the earths Stratosphere. The Prime Minister of Greenland and his Coastal Zone Protectors who are Special Forces to the Military have been for years reporting the melting of the icecap off to the North East Coast of the country. The South Pole Pine Island location is also melting at the submarginal level by warm sea currents effecting that region. So whom do I listen to the craftsman, the spectator or the blind and mute? Barbados has a very fragile ecosystem you better believe it!

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  6. Sue April 5, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Let’s begin with a simple truth. Donald trump is unfit to be President of any country. He is mentally unstable, a pathological liar and a few more things that i won’t mention here. Nothing that he says should be believed. He knows nothing of climate change and Mr. Pruitt, head of the EPA is a cut of the same cloth.

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  7. Mikey April 5, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    jrsmith again,,, you are so brain-washed, bound and gagged that you cannot differentiate between many trees, woods or a forest.
    I am waiting for you to say something good about one Barbadian or Barbados.

    Yes, truely brained-washed in the “colonial mother-country”.
    As a fan of Trump, he can do or say anything and you will fall for it.
    When he stop American visas for more and more non-Americans, You too can smile and enjoy the illiteracy of a man who inherited everything he owns except the Presidency that he won by flawed American democracy.
    I hope your thinking is only a result of how true Englishman treat migrants especially those from the Caribbean.

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    • Jennifer April 5, 2017 at 8:47 pm

      @Mikey – you so funny. “Brainwashed, bound and gagged” That sounds just like so called black bajans in this colonial little England, still stuck to the mother board………………………

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  8. Tony Webster April 5, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Trump is filthy rich, but mentally and morally dubious, according to many polls, and pundits.
    On the uthuh hand , there appears no doubts whatsoever about the mental stability, or the intellectual abilities of our own Doctor The Honourable Minister …and the environment for Political Change….based on his accomplishments..is apparently VERY well known, by most informed and mature citizens of voting age…Gearbox and Ossie Moore excepted and excused.

    So, Sir, I Suggest that you don’t worry about President Trump: concern yourself instead, with polling…and particularly, for whom the bells are tolling. The outlook, you might say…is,…er…Plasmatic.

    Our polls, particularly on polling day, will speak clearly

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  9. Mikey April 5, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    @Tony Webster, the sad geoplasma of tsunamic proportions is that when the bells toll, it may be tolling for You and Me and other voters who will cast their vote for the “old order”, the “status quo”and completely ignore the need for new ideas, fresh thinking and non-traditional progressive initiatives that can change the course of our “dogged” History !!!
    YOU RESPONSE SIR !!!

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  10. tsquires April 6, 2017 at 10:49 am

    I wonder if most of us recognize the rich and famous deny climate as a danger, because the Artic and Antarctic grounds; hold unknown secrets never unfolded to modern man.

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  11. "Prescolite 65" April 26, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Frank White you would have made Levinus Kelly laugh until his cape slid off his chest. You’r the best joke in town!

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