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UNICEF underscores toll climate change takes on children
UN News Centre ^ | 12/12/07 | Release

Posted on 12/22/2007 12:07:40 AM PST by ricks_place

Children are among those who are most devastated by climate change, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced today.

“They pay with their health, their development and – too often – also with their lives,” Hilde Johnson, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director, told reporters in New York.

Every year, three million children under the age of five die from environment-linked diseases, such as diarrhoeal disease, respiratory infections and malaria, and the agency predicts that these numbers will rise with climate change, she said.

Curbing climate change and UNICEF’s top priority – to protect and support the health, development and education of children – are closely interlinked. “Action to protect the environment will protect the basic rights of children,” Ms. Johnson noted.

Ms. Johnson voiced hope that the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia, will produce a successful outcome.

Acknowledging that UNICEF does not have an environmental mandate, she said the agency nevertheless hopes that emissions reductions become a reality due to the detrimental impact of global warming on children.

The agency today also launched a new publication spotlighting the concerns of children and youth about climate change.

Entitled “Climate Change and Children,” it also outlines the dangers global warming poses to children in the form of food insecurity, deforestation, lack of energy infrastructure, increasing frequency and severity of natural disasters, disease and water scarcity.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agw; carbonoffsets; climatechange; globalpimp; globalwarming; gorebullwarming; un; unicef; uselessnations; weather
Its for the children!

Thank you, United Nations of Corruption!

1 posted on 12/22/2007 12:07:43 AM PST by ricks_place
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To: ricks_place

Every time you think the UN can’t get worse, they outdo themselves.


2 posted on 12/22/2007 12:12:25 AM PST by FocusNexus
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To: ricks_place

“three million children under the age of five die from environment-linked diseases, such as diarrhoeal disease”

And they are so informative, too! Diarrhea is caused be global warming!

You can’t make this stuff up.


3 posted on 12/22/2007 12:14:35 AM PST by FocusNexus
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To: ricks_place
Entitled “Climate Change and Children,” it also outlines the dangers global warming poses to children in the form of food insecurity, deforestation, lack of energy infrastructure, increasing frequency and severity of natural disasters, disease and water scarcity.

I gather that the images of polar bears sitting on icebergs, dead donkeys on the outskirts of the camps at Darfur, floods in Bangladesh, frog mutations and tales of penguins starving en masse just aren't hitting the spot anymore... SO IT'S GOT TO BE THE CHILDREN! Sorry UN. We're not buying what you're selling. We know it's a fraud!

4 posted on 12/22/2007 12:17:34 AM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: ricks_place; SJackson; TigerLikesRooster

One of the worst climates of modern times—the Mugabe environmental disaster in Zimbabwe.

And North Korea’s Seoulless environment.

Definitely unsuccessful UNinvolvements...


5 posted on 12/22/2007 12:17:35 AM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: ricks_place; xcamel; Reform Canada
BS.

Malaria and other “tropical” diseases can be simply cured - IF the countries suffering those diseases had access to clean water and cheaper fuels, more food, and better fertilizer. More AC, better roads, trucks, bridges, and pipelines. Better sewers and water treatment plants.

Even Philadelphia suffered from cholera, yellow fever, and malaria early on. Northern Russia (in the 1920’s) suffered the worst known malaria outbreak ever.

Plants are growing now 12 - 23% MORE FOOD because of higher CO2 levels: More food equals better lives.

But the UN doesn’t want better lives.

Its actions shows it wants people dead, and third world corrupt dictators richer with bribes and corrupt energy policies.

6 posted on 12/22/2007 12:18:25 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: ricks_place
Children are among those who are most devastated by climate change, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced today.

Pass the barf bucket.

7 posted on 12/22/2007 12:20:18 AM PST by AndyTheBear (Disastrous social experimentation is the opiate of elitist snobs.)
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To: FocusNexus

For every dollar given to these useless idiots, 75 cents goes to useless idiots in the UN. Yo! Fred. Want some traction? Get the UN out of the US. Expose these fools and you will win!


8 posted on 12/22/2007 12:20:40 AM PST by DISCO
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1933858/posts?page=23#23

This one takes the cake.


9 posted on 12/22/2007 12:26:46 AM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: ricks_place
Every year, three million children under the age of five die from environment-linked diseases, such as diarrhoeal disease, respiratory infections and malaria, and the agency predicts that these numbers will rise with climate change, she said.

.....and 95% of those children die because of their corrupt governments. Period!!
10 posted on 12/22/2007 12:26:47 AM PST by Islander7 ("Show me an honest politician and I will show you a case of mistaken identity.")
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To: Fred Nerks

Three of the best props:

1. animals, preferably “cute” ones.

2. the elderly EXCEPT for euthanasia-related causes.

3. the chirren. best of the three.


11 posted on 12/22/2007 12:30:00 AM PST by Baladas
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To: ricks_place

global-pimp alert.


12 posted on 12/22/2007 12:31:34 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (whose spirit is hillary channelling these days?)
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To: Baladas

in the second tier are anyone and anything that is not a white male.


13 posted on 12/22/2007 12:33:16 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (whose spirit is hillary channelling these days?)
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To: ricks_place
[. . .food insecurity, deforestation, lack of energy infrastructure. . . disease and water scarcity.]

By creating the boogeyman of man-made climate change the UN diverts resources and world attention away the human crises its member states are too backward and corrupt to manage.

14 posted on 12/22/2007 12:37:51 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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To: ricks_place
Drama queens for the children while the true believers want human extinction.

The Global Warming Suicide Cult (Don Feder: Its Really The Human Extinction Movement Alert>

15 posted on 12/22/2007 12:38:42 AM PST by neverdem (Call talk radio. We need a Constitutional Amendment for Congressional term limits. Let's Roll!)
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To: FocusNexus

Actually, I think they did make it up. Thats what makes it so funny. “GLOBAL WARMING WILL GIVE YOU DIARRHEA”. Every time I say it, it makes me laugh harder. Maybe I’ll make a bumper sticker out of that.


16 posted on 12/22/2007 12:45:20 AM PST by Bastiat_Fan (Please don't call me a PaulTard... Surrender Monkey is in much better taste)
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To: ricks_place

The title alone deserves a barf alert.


17 posted on 12/22/2007 1:51:40 AM PST by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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To: ricks_place

This needs a barf alert.


18 posted on 12/22/2007 3:45:20 AM PST by proudofthesouth (Liberalism IS a mental illness.)
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To: ricks_place

I grew up in Minnesota. I always thought summer was more fun than winter. Where was climate change when I could have used it?


19 posted on 12/22/2007 4:12:01 AM PST by stevem
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To: ricks_place
Question for the UN:

When, over a 500-year period in the history of the planet, has what you call the "climate" NOT changed?

Isn't change in "climate" a consistent feature of our natural history?

20 posted on 12/22/2007 4:18:24 AM PST by Jim Noble (Trails of trouble, roads of battle, paths of victory we shall walk.)
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To: ricks_place

the u.n.’s another

democrap poverty pimp.


21 posted on 12/22/2007 4:23:49 AM PST by ken21 ( people die + you never hear from them again.)
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To: ricks_place

My own children will suffer from climate change too so please send your money to my pay pal account so you can help stop this bad thing that Bush is doing to my children.


22 posted on 12/22/2007 4:37:39 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: Islander7
.....and 95% of those children die because of their corruptUN STYLE governments. Period!!
23 posted on 12/22/2007 4:58:15 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: ricks_place; OKSooner; honolulugal; Killing Time; Beowulf; Mr. Peabody; RW_Whacko; gruffwolf; ...

FReepmail me to get on or off


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24 posted on 12/22/2007 5:14:58 AM PST by xcamel (FDT/2008)
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To: ricks_place

All this disaster from a theoretical 0.5 F avg temp change ?

Even cold blooded critters do just fine with a 0.5 temp change.

Lets move the UN to Tehran.


25 posted on 12/22/2007 6:51:52 AM PST by festus (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: ricks_place

Can we please get us out of this corrupt group and send them packing?


26 posted on 12/22/2007 7:47:10 AM PST by rb22982
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To: Beowulf; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Normandy

~~Anthropogenic Global Warming ™ ping~~


27 posted on 01/01/2008 9:07:56 PM PST by steelyourfaith
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