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President Obama 'may not attend Copenhagen climate summit'
Times Online ^ | October 20, 2009 | Ben Webster

Posted on 10/19/2009 9:50:53 PM PDT by kingattax

The prospects of a global deal to tackle climate change diminished last night after a senior US official played down the chances of President Obama attending December’s UN summit in Copenhagen .

Todd Stern, US Special Envoy for Climate Change, said that President Obama would go to Copenhagen only if sufficient progress was being made in the negotiations.

Last week Ed Miliband, the Energy and Climate Change secretary, appealed to President Obama to intervene to rescue the deal and said his presence in Copenhagen could make the all the difference between success and failure.

Mr Stern, speaking in London, said: “These meetings are always structured, just as Kyoto, to be held at ministerial level. We are not writing anything off or foreclosing possibilities but we treat this as a ministerial meeting in the first instance and if the kind of progress is made that would warrant the attendance of leaders then certainly we would consider that.”

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhoenvironment; bhovisit; treaty

1 posted on 10/19/2009 9:50:54 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Got caught with his hand the the World Government cookie jar, did he?


2 posted on 10/19/2009 9:52:53 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 270 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: kingattax

What’s the problem, as long as they keep the global warming shoveled off of the runway long enough for him to land?


3 posted on 10/19/2009 9:55:08 PM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: kingattax

His last trip was so successful - I hope this works just as well if he goes.


4 posted on 10/19/2009 9:57:36 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: kingattax

Ping!


5 posted on 10/19/2009 10:03:14 PM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: GnuHere

The coward is re-grouping. They realize they have gotten off to too quick a start.


6 posted on 10/19/2009 10:04:42 PM PDT by unkus
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To: kingattax
"his presence in Copenhagen could make the all the difference between success and failure."

Just like his influence was important to the Chicago Olympics.

7 posted on 10/19/2009 10:05:15 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Impeach Obama)
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To: kingattax

That Copenhagen get-together would be a great place for the military to try out that new 20,000 ton bunker buster they’re working on. The world would be greatly served by incinerating the entirety of that commie collection.


8 posted on 10/19/2009 10:07:27 PM PDT by raptor29
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To: kingattax

ONE BIG ASS FAILURE! He makes Jimmy Carter look like a genius!

9 posted on 10/19/2009 10:07:47 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

He’s not going for the summit, he’s going to sign a treaty.


10 posted on 10/19/2009 10:14:00 PM PDT by TREGEN
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To: kingattax

Good news. If he’s not there, he can’t sign anything.


11 posted on 10/19/2009 10:31:47 PM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: DallasDeb
0prah says she is already packed and ready to go.She and Michelle will share a room.
12 posted on 10/19/2009 10:43:01 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Some times I wake up grumpy, other times I let her sleep/)
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To: kingattax

Copenhagen might be the wrong timing. Cap & trade is about sucking money out of the economy. An actual binding treaty might obviate the necessity of “capping” and “trading”.

Copenhagen also would apparently result in the money leaving the country. This might not suit the likes of Rahm. Can you imagine Chicago politicians opting for a program which funneled millions of their ill-gotten gains out of the city?

The way Copenhagen is handled might give us insight as to whether Marxism or “Chicago politics” is the stronger influence inside this administration!


13 posted on 10/19/2009 10:44:07 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: kingattax

There are close to 200 countries involved, and recent scientific investigation seems to bolster the theory that sun spot activity fluctuations and cosmic ray flux are more serious factors in fluctuations of global temperature than carbon dioxide is. I wonder if Obama fears getting embarrassed to his face for embracing Goreism.


14 posted on 10/19/2009 10:55:18 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (ACORN: Absolute Criminal Organization of Reprobate Nuisances)
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To: kingattax

Can’t find his mop?


15 posted on 10/19/2009 11:20:40 PM PDT by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: kingattax

Can’t he just show up with his letter of intent from Nobel as man of the year?

He has the world on his side and the wind at his back.

Barry O.! I implore you, go, go to Copenhagen and close the deal for the sake of the world, for the sake of the United States and for the sake of the children.

Please, you are the one we have been waiting for.

GO!


16 posted on 10/19/2009 11:34:11 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: kingattax; GnuHere; AGreatPer

"His last trip was so successful - I hope this works just as well if he goes."

17 posted on 10/20/2009 2:06:44 AM PDT by Semper Mark (Never stab a man in the back. Just stab him in the legs a couple of times, he'll turn around.)
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To: kingattax; Desdemona; rdl6989; Little Bill; IrishCatholic; Normandy; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

18 posted on 10/20/2009 2:34:25 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (Limit all U.S. politicians to two terms: One in office and one in prison!)
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To: kingattax

Don’t believe it and don’t back down FRiends!


19 posted on 10/20/2009 2:35:22 AM PDT by uncitizen (I'm mad as hell and i'm not gonna take it anymore!!)
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To: kingattax

Not what the title sounds like:

“would go to Copenhagen only if sufficient progress was being made in the negotiations. “


20 posted on 10/20/2009 2:37:16 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (2012: Repeal it all... All of it!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
“would go to Copenhagen only if sufficient progress was being made in the negotiations. “

As opposed to the Olympic Game announcement.

21 posted on 10/20/2009 2:44:32 AM PDT by paulycy (Why pay HIGHER TAXES for WORSE healthcare?)
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To: kingattax
Learned his lesson from the Olympics, did he?

Cheers!

22 posted on 10/20/2009 6:11:09 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Climate Change Envoy Todd Stern
Harvard law school Clinton bootlicker

http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1874152,00.html


23 posted on 10/20/2009 6:16:35 PM PDT by nascarnation
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