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"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -
"The Quantum Factor" – Apr 10, 2011 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Galaxies, Universe, Intelligent design, Benevolent design, Aliens, Nikola Tesla (Quantum energy), Inter-Planetary Travel, DNA, Genes, Stem Cells, Cells, Rejuvenation, Shift of Human Consciousness, Spontaneous Remission, Religion, Dictators, Africa, China, Nuclear Power, Sustainable Development, Animals, Global Unity.. etc.) - (Text Version)

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."

(Live Kryon Channelings was given 7 times within the United Nations building.)

"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)

"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Caroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)

“… 4 - Energy (again)

The natural resources of the planet are finite and will not support the continuation of what you've been doing. We've been saying this for a decade. Watch for increased science and increased funding for alternate ways of creating electricity (finally). Watch for the very companies who have the most to lose being the ones who fund it. It is the beginning of a full realization that a change of thinking is at hand. You can take things from Gaia that are energy, instead of physical resources. We speak yet again about geothermal, about tidal, about wind. Again, we plead with you not to over-engineer this. For one of the things that Human Beings do in a technological age is to over-engineer simple things. Look at nuclear - the most over-engineered and expensive steam engine in existence!

Your current ideas of capturing energy from tidal and wave motion don't have to be technical marvels. Think paddle wheel on a pier with waves, which will create energy in both directions [waves coming and going] tied to a generator that can power dozens of neighborhoods, not full cities. Think simple and decentralize the idea of utilities. The same goes for wind and geothermal. Think of utilities for groups of homes in a cluster. You won't have a grid failure if there is no grid. This is the way of the future, and you'll be more inclined to have it sooner than later if you do this, and it won't cost as much….”

"Fast-Tracking" - Feb 8, 2014 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Reference to Fukushima / H-bomb nuclear pollution and a warning about nuclear > 20 Min)

Obama unveils landmark regulations to combat climate change

Obama unveils landmark regulations to combat climate change
In a bid to combat climate change, US President Barack Obama announced the Clean Power Plan on Monday, marking the first time power plants have been targeted by mandatory regulations on carbon dioxide emissions in the US.
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Thursday, November 1, 2007

Support grows for RI to take lead in Bali

Abdul Khalik, The Jakarta Post, Yogyakarta

Developing and least-developed countries are expecting more money to be raised for climate adaptation programs and that contributions be made mandatory for developed countries during the UN climate conference in Bali in December.

With the negative impacts of climate change being felt most directly by poorer countries, adaptation, which refers to policies and activities to cope with the changing environment, becomes critical for the survival of developing countries, participants of a workshop on adaptation strategies for Asia and Africa agreed here Wednesday.

"Predominantly, the poor of the world depend directly on natural resources through cultivation, herding, collecting or hunting for their livelihoods. Thus, climate change impacts on the natural resource base will have a direct affect on the livelihoods of the poor," Kai Kim Chiang of the Stockholm Environment Institute told participants.

Ainun Nishat, Bangladesh country representative for the World Conservation Union, said the Kyoto Protocol recognized that developed countries had the obligation to support developing countries under the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities.

"One of the key issues to be debated in Bali is how can we have more funding for adaptation, and whether we should have separate conventions like the Kyoto Protocol for adaptation. In Bali, we probably can't develop the legal framework or draft it, but it can be the starting point where countries agree to push for it," he said.

Mozaharul Alam of the Bangladesh Center for Advanced Studies said that under Kyoto, developed countries supported adaptation funds through a voluntary mechanism.

"Through that voluntary mechanism it is very difficult to predict the adaptation fund and its size. So, most developing nations, including Indonesia, are arguing for mandatory contributions for adaptation programs rather than a voluntary mechanism," he said.

Both hoped that Indonesia could take the lead for developing nations by forming a friends of chair group, including the prominent members of the G-77 and Asian and African countries, in focusing the agenda in Bali on getting adaptation funds agreed to by putting pressure on developed nations.

Indonesia and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) will hold a climate conference in Bali from Dec. 3 to 14.

One of the main tasks for the conference is to begin to formulate a new multilateral agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol, the current global agreement that formalizes efforts to curb pollution which expires in 2012.

Festus Luboyera of South Africa said many countries hoped the new adaptation mechanism could be included in the new protocol.

"Lack of funds continues to be a problem for the implementation of adaptation programs," Luboyera, who works for UNFCCC secretariat, said.

While other participants agreed there was a problem of funding for developing countries, they also pointed out several other problems such as low level of awareness both among the political elite and the grass roots, and difficulties in translating global data and information about climate change to people at the regional and village level.

Yolando Velasco of the UNFCCC secretariat and Annie Roncerel of the UN Institute for Training and Research agreed that climate change must be included in the development strategies of each developing country.

"If you don't include climate change risks into development calculations then development results will be at risk of being destroyed or ruined by negative climate change impacts, and it will cost a lot more than the initial calculation," Roncerel said.

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