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Obama announces climate change deal with China, other nations
CNN ^ | 12-18-09 | Ed Henry

Posted on 12/18/2009 2:26:17 PM PST by Justaham

Copenhagen, Denmark (CNN) -- President Obama announced what he called a "meaningful and unprecedented" climate change deal with China and other key nations that was expected to be sealed before the president heads home from the Copenhagen summit late Friday.

"For the first time in history, all major economies have come together to accept their responsibility to take action to confront the threat of climate change," Obama told reporters.

The president said he met with leaders from India, China, Brazil and South Africa, and "that's where we agreed ... to set a mitigation target to limit warming to no more than 2 degrees Celsius."

Obama earlier told participants at the two-week conference nearing its end that "there is no time to waste" in forging an agreement.

"Now, I believe, it's the time for the nations and the people of the world to come behind a common purpose," Obama said. "We are ready to get this done today, but there has to be movement on all sides."

(Excerpt) Read more at edition.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: china; communistchina; cop15; copenhagen; globalwarming; india; obama; unprecedented

1 posted on 12/18/2009 2:26:20 PM PST by Justaham
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To: Justaham

He was desperate for any deal. I think he gave them anything they want.


2 posted on 12/18/2009 2:27:59 PM PST by GeronL
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To: Justaham

At what co$t?


3 posted on 12/18/2009 2:29:21 PM PST by oyez ( damnant quod non intelligunt)
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To: Justaham

Welcome to Gotham, care for serfdom?


4 posted on 12/18/2009 2:29:39 PM PST by mdk1960
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To: GeronL

Lets wait and see what the other signatorees say, might be quite different.


5 posted on 12/18/2009 2:30:08 PM PST by refermech
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To: GeronL

Well we at least gave away 100 billion tax dollars to this farce.

There should be serious congressional inquiry into this. Not one more taxpayer dime to perpetuate the Hoax of man caused warming.

The media forgot to address the fact that Mr. Obama will be landing at Andrews in the middle of a blizzard on his return this evening.

Maybe God is sending a message to our political leaders but the shame is they are all tone deaf to his message.


6 posted on 12/18/2009 2:31:20 PM PST by Typical_Whitey (Eric Holder and Obama are making a mockery of our justice system.)
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To: Justaham

Absolutely nothing was accomplished in this thing. He is just trying to save face right now when he comes home to 20 inches of snow that will be on his porch.


7 posted on 12/18/2009 2:31:51 PM PST by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: Justaham

“I believe, it’s the time for the nations and the people of the world to come behind a common purpose”

This is a modern day Tower of Babel. They believe if mankind unites we can scale the heavens and wrest weather control from God Almighty. Total depravity.


8 posted on 12/18/2009 2:33:46 PM PST by all the best
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To: all the best

This needs to be challenged in the courts and in the halls of congress. Memo to the GOP, get a backbone and start fighting, and fighting like mad NOW!


9 posted on 12/18/2009 2:35:27 PM PST by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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To: all the best

This needs to be challenged in the courts and in the halls of congress. Memo to the GOP, get a backbone and start fighting, and fighting like mad NOW!


10 posted on 12/18/2009 2:35:36 PM PST by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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To: oyez
30 BILLION through 2012......

Shall we all consider the O insane.....?

11 posted on 12/18/2009 2:35:44 PM PST by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: Justaham
From CNN- Nonbinding deal is a target of limiting warming to no more than 2 degrees Celsius.

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This is a farce, just like everything else this clown does. There is no emissions target reduction set, no mechanism for verification, nothing. It's a "gentleman's agreement" which will be totally ignored.

12 posted on 12/18/2009 2:35:59 PM PST by 101voodoo
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To: all the best
"This is a modern day Tower of Babel. They believe if mankind unites we can scale the heavens and wrest weather control from God Almighty. Total depravity."

An excellent analogy. LOL

13 posted on 12/18/2009 2:36:21 PM PST by Landru (Forget the pebble Grasshopper, just leave.)
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To: truthandlife

He has taken it upon himself to make an agreement once again against the wishes of the American people who know full well this climate change garbage is a hoax and a way to siphon more American tax dollars to the world. This control freak is desperate and the American people are inpenetrable. We will make sure your efforts will be the badge of failure you will wear when you are escorted from the Whitehouse.


14 posted on 12/18/2009 2:37:33 PM PST by ronnie raygun (Leaders who refuse to lead will be lead by the people)
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To: Justaham

Everything is ‘unprecedented’ to this moron

I guess when you are naive and ignorant everything seems like a revelation


15 posted on 12/18/2009 2:40:44 PM PST by Mr. K (This administration is wearing out my capslock key..grrrrrr)
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To: Justaham
"Leave Barack Alone!!! He's keeping the Earth from going past 2 more degrees.
We're not going to burn up after all... and all you people do is hate, hate, hate...
Bawawaawaaaaaa...."


16 posted on 12/18/2009 2:42:34 PM PST by avacado
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To: Justaham; SolitaryMan; rdl6989; Darnright; According2RecentPollsAirIsGood; livius; DollyCali; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

17 posted on 12/18/2009 2:46:27 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Time to prosecute Al Gore now that fellow scam artist Bernie Madoff is in stir.)
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To: 101voodoo
"It's a "gentleman's agreement" which will be totally ignored."

Yup, the only thing that was agreed to is for each country to write up some paper on how they will reduce emissions in their own country. This is as meaningless and non-binding as it gets. It is a total success for national sovereignty!

Plus it pretty much kills Cap&Tax! Now kill Reid's bill and we will have trifecta!

18 posted on 12/18/2009 2:47:25 PM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath Is Forever.)
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To: Mr. K

Maybe I don’t know the definition of mitigate, but what happens if world temperatures climb those 2 degrees? Do they then threaten the earth to STOP IT? CHILL !


19 posted on 12/18/2009 2:48:44 PM PST by chiller ( ALMOST SPEECHLESS)
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To: Justaham
Great

We are in or entering a maunder minimum and possible mini ice age

yet Barry wants global climate police to enforce a decree that no one’s thermostat rises 2 degrees- guess whose country those global climate police will focus on (hint: deep pockets are able to pay stiffer fines)

20 posted on 12/18/2009 3:06:51 PM PST by silverleaf (More folks being invited to the White House for Holiday parties than are being sent to Afghanistan)
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To: A Navy Vet

Worse, in the fake deal he supplicated himself again to China, dumping verification for some idea Chinese emissions can be monitored by satellite.


21 posted on 12/18/2009 3:08:40 PM PST by Shermy
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To: all the best
This is a modern day Tower of Babel. They believe if mankind unites we can scale the heavens and wrest weather control from God Almighty. Total depravity.

Then they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves... -Genesis 11:4

Let them beat their chests, scrape the ice, and shovel the snow. In the end God is not mocked.

22 posted on 12/18/2009 3:17:07 PM PST by The Citizen Soldier (At the first of the year I feared for my grandkids... then it was my kids... now it's me.)
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To: Justaham

Yes, but is it “historic”? “Unprecedented” doesn’t do me any good unless it’s “historic,” too.


23 posted on 12/18/2009 3:21:02 PM PST by j.havenfarm (Redistribute my work ethic, not my income.)
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To: avacado; All

Go over to DU and note how even the Lefties see this for the BS it truly is -- more Obama spin.

This is simply another:

Obama
Epic
Fail


24 posted on 12/18/2009 3:27:07 PM PST by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: cbkaty
30 BILLION through 2012......Shall we all consider the O insane.....?

Heck no! Sheer genius on Obama's part.

Obama's going to borrow the $30 billion from the Chinese...the note is nonrecourse. He picked that trick up from Morgan Stanley.

25 posted on 12/18/2009 3:29:29 PM PST by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: Typical_Whitey
Well we at least gave away 100 billion tax dollars to this farce.

There should be serious congressional inquiry into this. Not one more taxpayer dime to perpetuate the Hoax of man caused warming.

That's about $325 for every man, woman and child in this country. There goes Christmas.

26 posted on 12/18/2009 3:31:56 PM PST by Suz in AZ
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To: Justaham

Obama: Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah......................


27 posted on 12/18/2009 3:39:59 PM PST by VOA (I)
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To: Justaham

Obama: Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah......................


28 posted on 12/18/2009 3:39:59 PM PST by VOA (I)
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To: all the best

Brilliant observation and analogy.


29 posted on 12/18/2009 3:41:00 PM PST by gatorhead
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To: gatorhead

Thank you


30 posted on 12/18/2009 3:42:54 PM PST by all the best
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To: Justaham

You lie!


31 posted on 12/18/2009 3:44:14 PM PST by roses of sharon (A warrior assumes that he is already dead, so he might as well fight.)
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To: Justaham

Anyone who believes the lie about gorebal warming is an idiot.


32 posted on 12/18/2009 3:50:30 PM PST by IbJensen (A Prayer for Obama (Ps 109.8): "Let his days be few; and let another take his position.")
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Don’t even need to read the fine print:

“all major economies have come together to accept their responsibility”

Which means squat.


33 posted on 12/18/2009 3:52:07 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Justaham
Photobucket

Gerbils Swarming.

34 posted on 12/18/2009 3:57:39 PM PST by rfp1234 (R.I.P. Scotty 7/2007-11/2009.)
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To: Justaham


35 posted on 12/18/2009 7:36:34 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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