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Cancun ends with modest climate deal
POLITICO ^ | 12/11/10 10:38 PM EST | DARREN SAMUELSOHN

Posted on 12/11/2010 9:09:44 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Jacob Zuma (left) and Evo Morales are pictured. | AP Photos

South Africa's president Jacob Zuma and Bolivia's president Evo Morales were in Cancun. | AP Photos

Negotiators from about 190 countries reached a modest set of agreements early Saturday in Cancun on how to tackle global warming but punted some of the most controversial questions for a later date.

A year after U.N.-led talks all but collapsed in Copenhagen, delegates from countries large and small signed off on a package of low-hanging fruit that includes establishing a program to keep tropical rainforests standing, sharing low-carbon energy technologies and preparing a $100 billion fund to help the world's most vulnerable cope with a changing climate.

"What we have now is a text that, while not perfect, is certainly a good basis for moving forward," Todd Stern, the top U.S. climate official, said during the all-night bargaining session that culminated in approval of what's known as the Cancun Agreement.

Stern's reluctant endorsement was echoed over and over into the early morning hours as diplomats scarred by the chaos in Copenhagen accepted a deal that fails to ratchet down greenhouse gas emissions anywhere close to scientific recommendations.

It also fails to establish a firm date for negotiators to reach a conclusion on a new climate treaty.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cancun; climatechange; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; ipcc

1 posted on 12/11/2010 9:09:49 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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And at Watts Up With That?:

Cancun ends with “low hanging fruit”, but fails to renew Kyoto

2 posted on 12/11/2010 9:12:28 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Normandy; TenthAmendmentChampion; FrPR; ...
Thanx !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

3 posted on 12/11/2010 9:13:16 PM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Nuke them from orbit, before they have a chance to return home to their coutries.


4 posted on 12/11/2010 9:13:21 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Normandy; TenthAmendmentChampion; FrPR; ...
Thanx !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

5 posted on 12/11/2010 9:13:25 PM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Evo Morales is going to sprinkle “snow” around to cool things down?


6 posted on 12/11/2010 9:16:10 PM PST by mylife (Opinions ~ $1 Half Baked ~ 50c)
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From the comments at WUWT...see link above:

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Hank Hancock says:

December 11, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Because I don’t believe I could say it any differently, I’ll repeat what I opined over at the Air Vent…

Having been spellbound by prayer to the moon goddess Coyolxauhqui, filled to the gills with exotic foods, exhausted by the extravagant parties, and intoxicated with strong drink, how could they resist signing what their gracious UN party planners placed before them? With all the back patting and high five’ing over (not to mention barfing up last night’s hors d’oeuvres and mezcal), they must now go home and sell their deed to their respective governments and people. At this juncture, the party is over literally and figuratively. With the U.S. 112′th congress promising to cut the government budget, place on hold the sending of climate related funding to foreign governments, disbanding of congressional climate change committees, and the EPA starting to receive the jaundiced eye, this pig ain’t going to fly, no way, no how. They knew it when they signed. It’s another empty face saving press endearing farce these Corinthians have become so well known for.


7 posted on 12/11/2010 9:16:25 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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fyi


8 posted on 12/11/2010 9:19:45 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Texas Fossil

We can start with Todd Stern.


9 posted on 12/11/2010 9:21:27 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

From what all of the climate “experts” say, the hurricanes that hit the U.S. all begin in Africa. When are those bastards in Africa going to start paying us for all of the damage their hurricanes have done to the United States over all these years?


10 posted on 12/11/2010 9:53:50 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all of my FReeper FRiends!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Next: a pact to redistribute half of Morales’s hair to Zuma’s head.


11 posted on 12/11/2010 10:54:32 PM PST by rfp1234 (Badgers? We don't need no stinkin' badgers!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Whew... These “global warming” scammers are getting to be as big a laughingstock as Dan Rather, who still maintains the memo is real.


12 posted on 12/11/2010 11:04:17 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach


Why are GW summits held in Cancun? Why not Green Bay?

13 posted on 12/11/2010 11:13:17 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: BIGLOOK
They had a meeting in Copenhagen a while back and it was like Green Bay...LOL!

They didn't want to experience Global Cooling again...it was ruining the story!

14 posted on 12/11/2010 11:31:50 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Wimps.....

I guess a GW summit in Moscow is out of the question.
15 posted on 12/11/2010 11:35:14 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
With Cancun experiencing 100 year low temp records this week... they felt it... Cancun in the 50’s... GOD has a sense of humor.

LLS

16 posted on 12/12/2010 2:38:32 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Global warming scam is thier pit of party money. f them!


17 posted on 12/12/2010 3:49:59 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
...a $100 billion fund to help...

Now every third world dictator (and others not so third world) is assured of his retirement fund. This money will be in Swiss accounts and offshore banks before any of it spent on "climate change" issues.

18 posted on 12/12/2010 4:46:57 AM PST by FreePaul
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To: mylife

Is that what happened overnight? We dropped 40 degrees since yesterday!


19 posted on 12/12/2010 8:21:34 AM PST by SouthTexas (WE are the Wave)
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It’s called a December cold front LoL

I had the windows open yesterday.
This AM it is flannel and fire.

Windy SOB out there too!


20 posted on 12/12/2010 8:24:27 AM PST by mylife (Opinions ~ $1 Half Baked ~ 50c)
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To: mylife

It’s chilly down here that’s for sure. The freeze line for tonight is going down to one county above the border.

The sun’s out, not that it’s doing much good. LOL


21 posted on 12/12/2010 8:30:09 AM PST by SouthTexas (WE are the Wave)
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38 here now.
Supposed to hit 20 tonight.


22 posted on 12/12/2010 8:34:17 AM PST by mylife (Opinions ~ $1 Half Baked ~ 50c)
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The sun’s out, not that it’s doing much good.">

Actually I am good with these cooler temps. 105 and sweating isn't my favorite climate.

23 posted on 12/12/2010 8:38:18 AM PST by mylife (Opinions ~ $1 Half Baked ~ 50c)
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To: mylife

I’ll take 105 over 65 any day, much less 45! :)


24 posted on 12/12/2010 8:46:23 AM PST by SouthTexas (WE are the Wave)
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To: SouthTexas
This Damn Yankee in Texas has the opposite opinion ☺
25 posted on 12/12/2010 8:54:20 AM PST by mylife (Opinions ~ $1 Half Baked ~ 50c)
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To: mylife

Well just keep it up there please, grandchildren have already seen snow so we don’t need anymore until the next generation. :)


26 posted on 12/12/2010 9:02:05 AM PST by SouthTexas (WE are the Wave)
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To: SouthTexas

32 with snow beats the crap out of 36 raining and muddy ;)


27 posted on 12/12/2010 9:13:29 AM PST by mylife (Opinions ~ $1 Half Baked ~ 50c)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
$100 BILLION IS "MODEST"??? They just copped about a grand from our family.

I despise these people.

28 posted on 12/12/2010 9:16:42 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Lord Moncton summarises Cancun.
29 posted on 12/12/2010 9:50:06 AM PST by 1066AD
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Looks two more pictures of hopefuls of lining their pockets with US money.


30 posted on 12/12/2010 5:53:17 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: mylife

I don’t like either, at least it’s a dry front this time, down here anyway. :)


31 posted on 12/12/2010 7:40:37 PM PST by SouthTexas (WE are the Wave)
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signed off on a package of low-hanging fruit that includes establishing a program to keep tropical rainforests standing, sharing low-carbon energy technologies and preparing a $100 billion fund to help the world's most vulnerable cope with a changing climate
Thanks Ernest_at_the_Beach.


32 posted on 12/12/2010 7:46:59 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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