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Kofi Annan urges rich nations to lead on climate
AFP ^ | June 23, 2009

Posted on 06/23/2009 8:49:37 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Former United Nations chief Kofi Annan on Tuesday urged the world's richest nations to take the lead in tackling the impact of global warming on developing countries.

Annan said attempts to forge a global agreement on climate change by the end of the year should focus on the "overwhelming destruction that climate change is causing and will continue to cause" on the world's 50 poorest nations.

Yet the least developed countries account for just one percent of greenhouse gases, according to a recent report by Annan's Global Humanitarian Forum.

"It is this injustice -- as well as the urgency and the scale of the crisis -- which must be at the forefront of the minds of those with responsibility for reaching agreement at Copenhagen later this year," Annan told the forum's annual meeting.

Six months before a landmark climate change conference in the Danish capital, negotiators wrapped up talks last week hinting that there had been no progress on the core issue of how to share the burden of future emissions cuts.

The former UN secretary general urged developed economies to lead efforts for "deep, binding and fair" targets to cut emissions of greenhouse gases.

"Those developed economies most responsible for past and present emissions must take the lead," he said.

"Without them accepting responsibility, the rapidly developing economies will understandably resist the changes in their economies which are also needed," he warned.

Environment ministers from the world's major economies -- and the largest polluters -- including the United States and China, were meeting in Mexico on Tuesday.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: capandtrade; globalgovernance; globalmarshallplan; globalwarming; kofiannan; unitednations

1 posted on 06/23/2009 8:49:37 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Kofi, like Al Gore, needs to go away.


2 posted on 06/23/2009 8:52:09 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Prepare. It's Coming.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This guy is so full of s#*t!


3 posted on 06/23/2009 8:52:25 PM PDT by chris haney
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I thought this lowlife bass turd was dead.


4 posted on 06/23/2009 8:53:46 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey America! How's that "hope and change" thing working out? Are you scared yet?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“urged the world’s richest nations to take the lead in tackling the impact of global warming on developing countries”

In short, sacrifice and redistribute the wealth?

Have you ever had the jot of debating someone about the now defunct global warming, which has become climate change and had them say you are a horrible racist because Africa will be most affected?

It’s a joy. Let me tell you.


5 posted on 06/23/2009 8:53:48 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (doubleplusungood)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Kofi, like Al Gore, needs to go away.

I thought he did & that I'd never hear his name again, but I guess I figgered wrong.

6 posted on 06/23/2009 8:54:42 PM PDT by ChrisInAR (The Tenth Amendment is still the Supreme Law of the Land, folks -- start enforcing it for a CHANGE!)
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To: Winstons Julia

Typoo! I meant “joy”...both times, you climate-change-holocaust denying racists.


7 posted on 06/23/2009 8:54:48 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (doubleplusungood)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

That gorebull warming crap will set in on nobody. Just reading that AZ had 16 days in a row below 100 in June is quite remarkable.


8 posted on 06/23/2009 8:55:02 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Hasn’t Kofi stolen enough of our money? Shouldn’t he be in jail?


9 posted on 06/23/2009 8:57:17 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: ChrisInAR

They never go away when there’s a buck to be made on our backs.


10 posted on 06/23/2009 9:01:17 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Prepare. It's Coming.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Hell will be stocked full of imbeciles from the 21st century.
11 posted on 06/23/2009 9:02:43 PM PDT by A message (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days)
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I might as well back it up.

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/140734


12 posted on 06/23/2009 9:05:12 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Back to your safari, Kofi.


13 posted on 06/23/2009 9:07:54 PM PDT by kempster
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To: Tailgunner Joe

and I urge the UN to STFU!!!


14 posted on 06/23/2009 9:12:24 PM PDT by Vasilli22
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Awwww, man! Just when I got the sound of that guy’s voice out my head, ya go and bring him up again and put it right back in there! Tailgunner!!!


15 posted on 06/23/2009 9:23:06 PM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (''If you look good and speak well, people will buy anything.'' - Criswell in ED WOOD.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

16 posted on 06/23/2009 9:50:24 PM PDT by Califreak (Dissident under duress)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
OH....SHUT UP!
17 posted on 06/23/2009 9:59:24 PM PDT by goodnesswins (For lease)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I think Kofi is nuts. Look at his eyes.


18 posted on 06/23/2009 10:22:04 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Kofi, go back under the rock from which you came, kkthx.


19 posted on 06/24/2009 3:13:21 AM PDT by cranked
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Kofi Annan is a global Jesse Jackson.


20 posted on 06/24/2009 3:19:26 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Tailgunner Joe; IrishCatholic; Normandy; According2RecentPollsAirIsGood; TenthAmendmentChampion; ...
Of course Kofi would. Kofi and his son Kojo have never men a scam for money that they didn't endorse. Ditto the UN.

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

21 posted on 06/24/2009 5:22:47 AM PDT by steelyourfaith ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money" - Lady Thatcher)
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To: BunnySlippers

Good point.


22 posted on 06/24/2009 5:24:23 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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