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Confidential document reveals Obama's hardline US climate talk strategy
| Monday 12 April 2010 10.05 BST
| John Vidal in Bonn
Posted on 04/13/2010 11:45:35 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Document outlines key messages the Obama administration wants to convey in the run-up to UN climate talks in Mexico in November
A document accidentally left on a European hotel computer and passed to the Guardian reveals the US government's increasingly controversial strategy in the global UN climate talks.
Titled Strategic communications objectives and dated 11 March 2010, it outlines the key messages that the Obama administration wants to convey to its critics and to the world media in the run-up to the vital UN climate talks in Cancun, Mexico in November. (You can read the document text below).
Top of the list of objectives is to: "Reinforce the perception that the US is constructively engaged in UN negotiations in an effort to produce a global regime to combat climate change." It also talks of "managing expectations" of the outcome of the Cancun meeting and bypassing traditional media outlets by using podcasts and "intimate meetings" with the chief US negotiator to disarm the US's harsher critics.
But the key phrase is in paragraph three where the author writes: "Create a clear understanding of the CA's [Copenhagen accord's] standing and the importance of operationalising ALL elements."
This is the clearest signal that the US will refuse to negotiate on separate elements of the controversial accord, but intends to push it through the UN process as a single "take it or leave it" text. The accord is the last-minute agreement reached at the chaotic Copenhagen summit in December. Over 110 countries are now "associated" with the accord but it has not been adopted by the 192-nation UN climate convention. The US has denied aid to some countries that do not support the accord.
(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...
TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechange; climatechangehoax; globalregime; globalwarming; obama; regime
Top of the list of objectives is to: "Reinforce the perception that the US is constructively engaged in UN negotiations in an effort to produce a global regime to combat climate change."
"Today the climate, tomorrow the world!"
posted on 04/13/2010 11:48:06 AM PDT
(USA is a sovereign nation)
Just a little peak into the community organizer’s alinskyite strategy.
posted on 04/13/2010 11:48:57 AM PDT
Related article at the Guardian:
Climate change talks yield small chance of global treaty
Head of UN environmental agency says talks divided between the west and developing nations over emissions targets
A global agreement on climate change
is unlikely this year and it may need two separate legal treaties to bring together the US and developing countries, the UN's top climate official has predicted.
The outgoing head of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Yvo de Boer, said there was no chance of reaching a final deal by November in Cancun, Mexico the next time world leaders will meet to hammer out the a follow-up to the Kyoto protocol.
"The Americans do not want a second round of Kyoto. It is very possible we will see two agreements emerging from Cancun," he said.
To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Amagi; Fiddlstix; Tunehead54; Clive; FrPR; tubebender; marvlus; ...
posted on 04/13/2010 11:51:09 AM PDT
(Warmists as "traffic light" apocalyptics: "Greens too yellow to admit they're really Reds."-Monckton)
“bypassing traditional media outlets”
I love the contempt Obama has for the MSM. It nearly compares to mine.
posted on 04/13/2010 11:53:48 AM PDT
(Free Range Republican)
"...the US is constructively engaged in UN negotiations in an effort to produce a global regime..."
posted on 04/13/2010 11:55:08 AM PDT
(6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
"A document accidentally left on a European hotel computer..."
Well, even though I'm glad it was found, that was kind of careless to leave "presidential" documents just lying around like that...could have been secret stuff, National defense stuff. Oh, I forgot, obama doesn't give a rats ass about National defense.
I think obama and algore should get married and have little global warmings running around the house.
posted on 04/13/2010 11:57:15 AM PDT
(Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
Thanks for the linkage with other data and other threads on this site. As far as the "New Math" thread/story, I am reminded of a Tom Lehrer song called, "New Math."
"You can't take 3 from 2 so you look at the four in the ten's place. You regroup and make 3 tens and ten ones which you add to the 2 to get twelve ones and three from twelve is nine...." And on it goes to make a fairly simple concept so difficult that "only a child can do it."
In the case you have outlined, "only the indoctrinated can do it."
posted on 04/13/2010 11:58:33 AM PDT
(USA is a sovereign nation)
...in an effort to produce a global regime...
Hey Chrissy Mathews, that is your side talking. They want a regime - makes your leg tingle, doesn't it.
posted on 04/13/2010 12:01:00 PM PDT
by Never on my watch
(A Militia is just a community organization)
“A document accidentally left on a European hotel computer and passed to the Guardian reveals the US government’s increasingly controversial strategy in the global UN climate talks.”
Accidentally, my butt!
They are going to Cancun in November, is that because they know its going to be too cold to do elsewhere. They probably don’t want the pictures of blizzard conditions clouding the issue.
posted on 04/13/2010 12:06:05 PM PDT
by Touch Not the Cat
(Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
"Reinforce the perception that the US is constructively engaged in UN negotiations in an effort to produce a global regime to combat climate change."
Nope, nothing to see here, folks. Move along.
posted on 04/13/2010 12:34:12 PM PDT
Damn,...that might be a classic.
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