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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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Monday, December 7, 2009

‘Butler’ De Boer Resigned to Danish Climate Summit Shortcomings

Bloomberg, By Alex Morales

Dec. 6 (Bloomberg) -- On the eve of the climate summit in Copenhagen, Yvo de Boer, the man shepherding United Nations efforts to forge a global warming deal, is resigned to the talks producing no treaty this year.

The head of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change has toured the world since 2007 to get envoys from China to the United States to sign off on an accord that binds richer nations to emissions cuts and channels climate aid to the poor.

“It’s clear he hasn’t got all the big players on board but I don’t think he could have,” Kim Carstensen, leader of the global climate initiative at the environmental group WWF, said in an interview. “Countries haven’t delivered what they’re supposed to in terms of clarity, commitments and proposals.”

At the Copenhagen summit that starts tomorrow and runs to Dec. 18, the son of a Dutch diplomat will renew his call for 192 nations to bridge gaps between their goals by reining in carbon- dioxide discharges from power plants and factories that scientists say is fueling global warming and melting ice caps, threatening island-states and low-lying coastal cities.

De Boer’s immediate task is reduced to getting a political framework agreed upon among competing economies like the U.S., Japan and the European Union that’s acceptable to growing powers such as China and India and nations most threatened by global warming in Africa and the Pacific Ocean.

That political deal can turn into a legally binding accord “within a year after Copenhagen,” de Boer said on Nov. 5 at the last climate meeting in Barcelona before Copenhagen.

The 55-year-old goes about the job without pointing fingers at who’s to blame and understates his role as a stage manager.

‘The Butler’

“I’m sort of the butler, trying to facilitate the process off-camera,” he said in an interview in Barcelona. He said he spends much of his time offering suggestions and “pointing out that serious concerns of countries need to be dealt with.”

When he said a treaty wasn’t possible this year, Caribbean envoys who declined to be named said it wasn’t helpful for the UN climate chief to make such comments. They want to see a legal document binding richer nations to emissions cuts of 45 percent.

At the 2007 talks in Bali, Indonesia, the U.S. delegation was booed and Papuan negotiator Kevin Conrad was cheered when he urged the U.S. to “get out of the way.” In Barcelona, African nations staged a daylong walkout of the talks. De Boer says similar protests may occur in Copenhagen.

“It’s a multilingual, multinational, multicultural exercise,” said Michael Zammit Cutajar, UN climate chief from 1991 to 2002. “You have to be very patient. You have to listen to a whole range of views, you have to be able to understand people who have different ways of thinking.”

Colleagues and analysts say the diplomat has approached the role with passion and commitment since becoming head of the UN climate secretariat in Bonn in 2006 after the death of the incumbent, Joke Waller-Hunter.

Yvo’s Tears

De Boer even has been driven to tears by envoys. He cried two years ago in Bali after Chinese delegates questioned the agency’s impartiality, demanding to know why meetings twice started before their officials were ready.

“It tells you that he’s a man who’s passionately committed to the job,” Zammit Cutajar said. He said he uses as a screensaver a photo of him talking with de Boer after the incident, both clad in colorful Indonesian print shirts.

The Bali meeting ended the same day with nations overcoming differences to agree to two years of talks to devise an accord in Copenhagen to rein in climate change.

De Boer estimates travel takes up to 80 percent of his time. The role this year has taken him to the U.S., China, Thailand, India, Kenya and Spain. During formal negotiations, he shuttles between meetings with country delegates, the press and non-governmental organizations.

Blame the Countries

Failure to write a treaty in Copenhagen should be blamed on countries, said Carstensen and Alden Meyer, director of policy at the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington.

“If the parties aren’t willing to negotiate with each other, the secretariat can’t impose a deal,” Meyer said.

De Boer was a Dutch and European Union negotiator in the 1990s and 2000s, helping prepare the EU position before the 1997 summit in Japan that produced the current climate treaty, the Kyoto Protocol.

Born in Vienna in 1954, he attended a U.K. boarding school before obtaining a degree in social work in the Netherlands.

After years on the road on climate negotiations, de Boer says he now craves the quiet life with his wife and three children.

“It’s what I’m looking forward to when all of this is over,” he said. “A Copenhagen deal will be a very important moment. I don’t know yet exactly what it’s going to deliver -- it’s certainly not going solve the whole problem of climate change in one go so the process will continue.”

Yvo de Boer, left, and Rachmat Witoelar, leaders of the climate change conference
in Bali, Indonesia, shook hands Saturday (Murdani Usman/Reuters)


Reiki Healer said...
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Reiki Healer said...

The Climate summit will provide the momentum for lot of climate change