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Germany's Merkel calls for 'climate-friendly' coronavirus response
Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.28.2020 | dj/wmr (dpa, Reuters)

Posted on 04/28/2020 11:42:34 PM PDT by Olog-hai

The world must “keep a close eye on climate protection” as it faces the economic fallout of the pandemic, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday, speaking remotely for the Petersberg Climate Dialogue.

“We need a financial market that provides cheap capital for climate-friendly investments,” said Merkel, during an address for the annual event usually held in Berlin.

Merkel also called for climate action to be included as part of economic reconstruction plans following the pandemic, including investments in future-oriented technologies such as renewable energy.

In a video address following Merkel, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said the pandemic had “exposed the fragility of our societies and economies to shocks.”

The UN chief called for “brave, visionary collective leadership,” saying it was also needed to “address the looming existential threat of climate disruption. … We have a rare and short window of opportunity to rebuild our world for the better.’’

Merkel reaffirmed Germany’s support for the EU’s ambitious climate goals under the European Green Deal, which wants to see the bloc cut 55% of its 1990 emissions levels by the end of the decade. The member states have so far agreed to aim for a 40% reduction. …

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Local News; Weather
KEYWORDS: climatechange; climatechangehoax; coronavirus; covid19; europeangreendeal; eussr; fourthreich; germany; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; guterres; kungflu; merkel; moogoogaipandemic; unipcc; worryaboutyourself; wuhanvirus
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1 posted on 04/28/2020 11:42:34 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Such as importing gas from Russia?


2 posted on 04/28/2020 11:46:04 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Caveat Emperor)
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To: Olog-hai

The moron. Coronavirus is gonna kill you, and she wants you to die in an environmentally friendly way.


3 posted on 04/28/2020 11:52:35 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: Olog-hai

The planet is going down the toilet and this Marxist dipshit is talking about the weather.


4 posted on 04/28/2020 11:56:35 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: Olog-hai

Really getting tired of this Marxist stooge. STFU, Angela!


5 posted on 04/29/2020 12:26:28 AM PDT by thoolou (Seems the Information Age gives the illusion of information, while still being oblivious to the worl)
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To: Olog-hai

> “We need a financial market that provides cheap capital for climate-friendly investments,” said Merkel <

State fascism at its best. We will not provide cheap capital to companies based on their need or importance. We will provide it based on our pet personal beliefs.

I was going to say Heil Merkel, but I think she’s acting more like Mussolini here.


6 posted on 04/29/2020 12:27:20 AM PDT by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Leaning Right

That “heil” would fit, seeing as Benito saw himself as a Caesar-like figure.


7 posted on 04/29/2020 12:40:51 AM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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8 posted on 04/29/2020 1:51:47 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Olog-hai

When is this Stasi hag gonna retire?


9 posted on 04/29/2020 3:07:49 AM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: Olog-hai

I’ve got a good idea for you, Angela.

Shut down all your automotive plants: Volkswagan, BMW, Mercedes. And build wind mills on their properties.

There, problem solved. A climate-friendly COVID-19 strategy.


10 posted on 04/29/2020 3:40:05 AM PDT by poconopundit (Joe Biden has long been the Senate's court jester. He's 24/7 malarkey and more corrupt than Hunter.)
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To: Olog-hai

Sure she does, with a strong fossil fuel industrial base behind it


11 posted on 04/29/2020 4:19:33 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: DesertRhino; Olog-hai; rfp1234; Cobra64; thoolou; Leaning Right; Oldeconomybuyer; irishjuggler; ...

My take on the irrationality and frank stupidity of these people is this:

The best thing for the environment is WEALTH CREATION.

The more wealth there is, the cleaner the environment will be. If people have enough money to buy food, clothes, and housing, they have enough money to not care if some of it is diverted to ensuring clean industry and buying more environmentally friendly energy.

When there is poverty, and you can’t get enough to eat, you will try to burn green wood, trash, or even dried animal dung, and if you have to throw a 55 gallon drum of toxic waste into a body of water used as a drinking reservoir just to buy a potato, you will do it.

It is no surprise that the biggest environmental disasters were to be found behind the Iron Curtain under Communist rule.


12 posted on 04/29/2020 4:21:59 AM PDT by rlmorel (The Coronavirus itself will not burn down humanity. But we may burn ourselves down to be rid of it.)
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To: Olog-hai

You deserve what you elect. Simple as that. You elect an idiot to lead your nation, expect said idiot to make idiotic decisions. AND, this broad is making those type of decisions and opening her pie hole and making idiotic statements. Germany doesn’t seem to have anyone else in that country to lead this except this nut case.


13 posted on 04/29/2020 4:25:35 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (The Bible predicted these type of days. Pray to the LORD GOD for mercy on this Republic.)
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To: Cobra64

Many of us Conservatives would probably be fairly accused of being conspiracy theorists regarding the Left either deliberately starting or prolonging this mess for political goals...

...if it weren’t for the plethora of prominent and powerful people on the Left who unashamedly, vocally, and through their actions seem far more interested in achieving those political goals through totalitarian attitudes and tactics whose usage is only made possible by the fear, vulnerability, and pliability of citizens during a pandemic.


14 posted on 04/29/2020 4:30:48 AM PDT by rlmorel (The Coronavirus itself will not burn down humanity. But we may burn ourselves down to be rid of it.)
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To: rlmorel; V K Lee; Liz; HarleyLady27
Very observant comment, rlmorel. I'm going to PING it.

Make "Wherever-You-Live-in-the-World" GREAT.

Or as Voltaire said, "Cultivate your garden".

15 posted on 04/29/2020 4:42:35 AM PDT by poconopundit (Joe Biden has long been the Senate's court jester. He's 24/7 malarkey and more corrupt than Hunter.)
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To: Olog-hai

So the current disaster was concocted to provide justification for liberal policies?


16 posted on 04/29/2020 4:54:49 AM PDT by I want the USA back (I fear my government more than the bug. I hate that which makes me afraid. And the media.)
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To: I want the USA back

A more reasonable response has yet to be heard.


17 posted on 04/29/2020 5:54:26 AM PDT by V K Lee ("VICTORY FOR THE RIGHTEOUS IS JUDGMENT FOR THE WICKED")
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To: RetiredArmy
You deserve what you elect. Simple as that. You elect an idiot to lead your nation, expect said idiot to make idiotic decisions. AND, this broad is making those type of decisions and opening her pie hole and making idiotic statements. Germany doesn’t seem to have anyone else in that country to lead this except this nut case.

Idiots vote for idiots.

18 posted on 04/29/2020 5:55:18 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Interested?


19 posted on 04/29/2020 6:31:18 AM PDT by Does so (Call it the CCP-virus...The Corona-virus dies in Summer's sunlight! But next spring's Chinese virus?)
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To: RetiredArmy
You deserve what you elect. Simple as that. You elect an idiot to lead your nation, expect said idiot to make idiotic decisions.


20 posted on 04/29/2020 6:34:04 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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