Skip to comments.Cancun ends with modest climate deal
Posted on 12/11/2010 9:09:44 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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.
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Nuke them from orbit, before they have a chance to return home to their coutries.
Evo Morales is going to sprinkle “snow” around to cool things down?
Hank Hancock says:
Because I dont believe I could say it any differently, Ill 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 fiveing over (not to mention barfing up last nights hors doeuvres 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 aint going to fly, no way, no how. They knew it when they signed. Its another empty face saving press endearing farce these Corinthians have become so well known for.
We can start with Todd Stern.
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?
Next: a pact to redistribute half of Morales’s hair to Zuma’s head.
Whew... These “global warming” scammers are getting to be as big a laughingstock as Dan Rather, who still maintains the memo is real.
They didn't want to experience Global Cooling again...it was ruining the story!
Global warming scam is thier pit of party money. f them!
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.
Is that what happened overnight? We dropped 40 degrees since yesterday!
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!
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
38 here now.
Supposed to hit 20 tonight.
Actually I am good with these cooler temps. 105 and sweating isn't my favorite climate.
I’ll take 105 over 65 any day, much less 45! :)
Well just keep it up there please, grandchildren have already seen snow so we don’t need anymore until the next generation. :)
32 with snow beats the crap out of 36 raining and muddy ;)
I despise these people.
Looks two more pictures of hopefuls of lining their pockets with US money.
I don’t like either, at least it’s a dry front this time, down here anyway. :)
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 climateThanks Ernest_at_the_Beach.