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Green economy could save planet: experts
AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/25/10 | Sebastian Smith

Posted on 03/25/2010 1:37:55 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

NEW YORK (AFP) – The planet is overheating, under-resourced, and almost out of time, but technical innovation and green economics could save the world, experts and leaders Thursday told an international conference here.

Video-linked panels in New York, Monaco, Mexico City, Beijing, London, Nairobi and New Delhi painted an alarming picture of global poverty and environmental degradation.

They called on the United States and other rich countries to show leadership, for example by investing in carbon capture technology and other long-term methods of reducing greenhouse gasses.

But developing countries, where pollution is growing rapidly, can also play a big role -- and at the same time lift their populations from poverty, ..

"We can have prosperity this way, fighting climate change -- and a prosperity that will last a lot longer," Mexican President Felipe Calderon said by video link to the conference at New York's Columbia University.

Calderon said Mexico had ambitious plans to cut carbon emissions, replant forests and generate a quarter of electricity needs from renewable resources by 2012.

"I am further convinced that the first countries to change will gain considerable competitive advantages," he said.

Nitin Desai at the Energy and Resources Institute in New Delhi said India and China were also "both being very proactive" in pursuing low-carbon technologies.

Businesses are starting to exploit a "huge, huge market" for solar and other renewable forms of energy, he told the conference by video link.

Experts credited simple innovations, such as animal-powered electricity generators in rural India and the spread of mobile phones in Africa, for bringing opportunity to isolated communities, while greening the economy.

On a bigger scale, Achim Steiner, executive director for the UN Environment Program, said Africa should stop being a "mine" for rich countries and instead turn over its natural resources to sustainable industries.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: experts; globalwarminghoax; greeneconomy; planet

1 posted on 03/25/2010 1:37:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Ah yes....the always knowledgeable yet, mysterious....”Experts”.....


2 posted on 03/25/2010 1:38:48 PM PDT by BossLady (Stupak is as Stupak does......)
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To: NormsRevenge

Aren’t you glad NASCAR is planting a few trees to help with this?


3 posted on 03/25/2010 1:40:19 PM PDT by genetic homophobe
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To: NormsRevenge

By ‘green economy’ do they mean one where most of the population is unemployed and therefore closer to being ‘carbon neutral’?


4 posted on 03/25/2010 1:42:28 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: NormsRevenge

You could stop reading after the first third of the first sentence. BARF!


5 posted on 03/25/2010 1:42:57 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: NormsRevenge

Eggspurts... what a pantload.

LLS


6 posted on 03/25/2010 1:43:08 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Wolverine!)
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To: genetic homophobe

Kumbaya, my green friend .. KumF*nbaya. *-]


7 posted on 03/25/2010 1:43:36 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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oops,, is the mic open?


8 posted on 03/25/2010 1:43:55 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: BossLady
but technical innovation and green economics could save the world, experts and leaders Thursday told an international conference here.

There are experts and leaders named Thursday?

9 posted on 03/25/2010 1:44:38 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
India and China were also "both being very proactive" in pursuing low-carbon technologies.

Except is was difficult to see these low-carbon technologies through all of the smog from their coal-burning power plants. LOL!

10 posted on 03/25/2010 1:46:13 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: NormsRevenge
but technical innovation and green economics could save the world

Let me guess: windmills?

11 posted on 03/25/2010 1:46:19 PM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: NormsRevenge

Yes a “green” economy based upon cash and capitalism will save the planet.


12 posted on 03/25/2010 1:49:39 PM PDT by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come. Judgment Day: Nov 2, 2010)
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To: subterfuge

No. An Ex is a has-been, and a spert(spurt) is a drip under pressure.


13 posted on 03/25/2010 1:49:46 PM PDT by wolfpat (Moderate=Clueless)
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To: NormsRevenge
...an alarming picture of global poverty...

The opposite of poverty is PROSPERITY.
To get rid of poverty we must stop subsidizing it.
Let people work. Then let them keep what they earn so they can solve their own problems.
There is no simpler social program than that.

14 posted on 03/25/2010 1:49:58 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: NormsRevenge
On a bigger scale, Achim Steiner, executive director for the UN Environment Program, said Africa should stop being a "mine" for rich countries and instead turn over its natural resources to sustainable industries

That's a good one. Let's sacrifice people (keep them impoverished) so that we can save the planet. I guess each religion has its core beliefs and gods.

15 posted on 03/25/2010 1:50:39 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: NormsRevenge; Ernest_at_the_Beach
They called on the United States and other rich countries to show leadership, for example by placing a loaded .45 to their collective foreheads and blowing out their economic brains, by submitting to our world wide carbon tax.

Lest anyone think my post too violent sounding, in these days of democRAT panic and paranoia, THIS IS MERELY RHETORICAL! ! !

16 posted on 03/25/2010 1:51:21 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER ( EPA will rule your life)
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To: NormsRevenge
Green economy could save planet

Yeah..Superman’s planet Krypton maybe. This happens to be earth.

experts”

From the Climatic Research Unit at East Anglia?

17 posted on 03/25/2010 1:51:47 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: NormsRevenge

Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s country is falling apart on his watch because he cannot control druglords and he is going to solve poverty? I don’t think so.


18 posted on 03/25/2010 1:52:34 PM PDT by bjc (Check the data!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Comintern.


19 posted on 03/25/2010 1:52:45 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: BOBTHENAILER
Lest anyone think my post too violent sounding, in these days of democRAT panic and paranoia, THIS IS MERELY RHETORICAL! ! !

"Rhetorical" implies you asked a question, not made a statement. Expose me to all the violence you dare, but please do not butcher the King's English. (Smile)

20 posted on 03/25/2010 1:54:23 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: All

The answer is Soylent Green.


21 posted on 03/25/2010 1:56:10 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Yeah, I was in rehab. I got Hooked on Phonics. Darn that Sesame Street Gang.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Somebody didn’t get the memo...


22 posted on 03/25/2010 2:00:26 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: NormsRevenge
Video-linked panels in New York, Monaco, Mexico City, Beijing, London, Nairobi and New Delhi painted an alarming picture of global poverty

Yes because of Socialist dictatorships and Islamic theocratic disputes that even pit different muslim believers against one another.

23 posted on 03/25/2010 2:01:01 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: PetroniusMaximus
Somebody didn’t get the memo...

That the US is broke and can't hand out monies anymore to despots?

24 posted on 03/25/2010 2:01:37 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: NormsRevenge

Their approach makes sense; No industry or economy, no growth, means lots of grass, brush and wild trees to reclaim the land.

Which means it will be a damned sight “greener” and the “Progressives” can all hold hands, dance in the sun and eat daisies.


25 posted on 03/25/2010 2:05:39 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP ( Give me Liberty, or give me an M-24A2!)
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To: bjc

Somehow, I don’t think Mexico is an example of anything good for anyone.


26 posted on 03/25/2010 2:09:14 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: mlocher
Expose me to all the violence you dare, but please do not butcher the King's English. (Smile)

true enough---don't always think through my 'heat of the moment' posts

So put a question mark at the end of my sentence (in your mind-smile)

27 posted on 03/25/2010 2:10:01 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER ( EPA will rule your life)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Developing countries do that: “develop”, so-called “green rules retard a poor country’s ability to grow and prosper. Thus keeping them “poor” and dependant on rich nations to support them. Actually support the rich, corrupt dictators that keep the people starving.


28 posted on 03/25/2010 2:12:42 PM PDT by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: All
The planet is overheating, under-resourced, and almost out of time,

This is the biggest line of bullsh$t I've read today.

So far.

29 posted on 03/25/2010 2:13:10 PM PDT by Ferris (Man will come to learn that galaxies are consciousness factories)
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To: NormsRevenge

To the “experts”: (All credit due to Dilbert) “Change is good: You go first!”


30 posted on 03/25/2010 2:19:23 PM PDT by hotshu (Keep the Faith, that's all 0bama and his fellow traitors can't steal from us.)
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To: Ferris; NormsRevenge; BOBTHENAILER
Here try this one too:

Climate debate: opinion vs evidence ( Reason Free Zone? so says Joanne of JoNova )

31 posted on 03/25/2010 2:38:23 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: subterfuge

I guess they don’t know who the experts are yet...they are commenting on how a green economy can save the planet??? LOL!


32 posted on 03/25/2010 2:49:42 PM PDT by BossLady (Stupak is as Stupak does......)
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To: NormsRevenge
animal-powered electricity generators

Where's PETA!???

33 posted on 03/25/2010 2:50:54 PM PDT by Normal4me
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To: BossLady

“Ah yes....the always knowledgeable yet, mysterious....”Experts”.....”

Yes Exactly - Truth be know, “Experts” has become another name for ‘Vested Interests” IMHO


34 posted on 03/25/2010 2:54:04 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: BOBTHENAILER
So put a question mark at the end of my sentence

Geez! I gotta do everything around here.

35 posted on 03/25/2010 3:39:22 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: NormsRevenge; Beowulf; Tunehead54; Clive; Fractal Trader; tubebender; marvlus; Genesis defender; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

36 posted on 03/25/2010 4:47:42 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (Warmists as "traffic light" apocalyptics: "Greens too yellow to admit they're really Reds."-Monckton)
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To: NormsRevenge

NEW YORK (AFP) – The planet is overheating, under-resourced, and almost out of time, but technical innovation and green economics could save the world, experts and leaders Thursday told an international conference here.

You conveniently forgot “God is an ignoramus and didn’t know what he was doing”. So now we have a choice of ignoramuses.
I don’t think I’m on your side.


37 posted on 03/26/2010 4:55:50 AM PDT by wita
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To: bjc

Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s country is falling apart on his watch because he cannot control druglords and he is going to solve poverty? I don’t think so.

Yea butt, he has an excuse, Hillary Clinton told me just the other day, that the drug lords were more powerful than the Mexican Government because they were able to bring in illegal guns purchased in the United States.

What she didn’t say was purchased from the United States Government, they soon found themselves in the hands of the drug lords, by theft, stealth, corruption, etc, etc.


38 posted on 03/26/2010 5:02:43 AM PDT by wita
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To: mlocher
Geez! I gotta do everything around here.

When one is a master of the King's English, one assumes the burden of perfecting its usage for the uneducated masses.

:>)

39 posted on 03/26/2010 7:28:15 AM PDT by BOBTHENAILER ( EPA will rule your life)
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To: BOBTHENAILER

LOL!


40 posted on 03/26/2010 7:40:46 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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