Skip to comments.[Susan] Rice Lashes Out at Russia for Blocking U.N. Council From Tackling Climate Change
Posted on 07/21/2011 4:35:39 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice this week issued a blistering rebuke of Russia, China and other countries that blocked the Security Council from adopting a statement linking the threat of climate change to international peace and security.
During the Security Councils first formal debate in four years on the environment Wednesday, Russia was not swayed by Western nations led by Germany, this month's council president, insisting that the 15-nation panel needs to respond to the effects that climate change has had on Sudan's Darfur region and in Somalia, where the United Nations say famine had struck two areas.
"We have dozens of countries in this body and in this very room whose very existence is threatened," Rice said without naming the countries. "They've asked this council to demonstrate our understanding that their security is profoundly threatened.
"Instead, because of the refusal of a few to accept our responsibility, this council is saying, by its silence, in effect, 'Tough luck.' This is more than disappointing. It's pathetic. It's shortsighted, and frankly it's a dereliction of duty."
Moscow's was "skeptical" about efforts to have the council address climate change, Russian envoy Alexander Pankin said, according to Reuters.
"We believe that involving the Security Council in a regular review of the issue of climate change will not bring any added value whatsoever and will merely lead to further increased politicization of this issue and increased disagreements between countries," Reuters quoted him as saying.
India and Brazil, both temporary members of the council, also express reservations about getting the body involved.
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Never thought I would live to see Russia opposing the US from the right.
Susie,you do not get it,but go to hell with you’re and the lefties hogwash ,is the message here!
Damn shame we are on the wrong side of this issue.
We are the Axis of Evil now.
Wonder when some smarter, less corrupt people will defeat us.
At some point, our utter insanity is going to endanger the rest of the world, at which point I would expect them to attack us, and I wouldn’t blame them to be perfectly honest.
We have let this country go to complete and utter crap.
Rice is a TWIT!!!!
“We’re living in an upside-down world, when Russia and China are less of a threat to freedom than the United States government.”
American Socialism kicks *ss!
USA! USA! USA!
Rooting for Russia on this one.
We can’t survive much more of this.
People better honestly ask themselves which presidential candidate will take serious action on getting us out of the UN, controlling the border, crushing the EPA dictatorship.....
” Wonder when some smarter, less corrupt people will defeat us “
Why would a ‘smarter, less corrupt people’ lift a finger to defeat us, when we’re doing such a good job of it on our own??
That just goes to show that real communist are a lot smarter than "wanna be communists".
Even IF climate change was 100 % correct and accurate and Al Gore is really a demigod leading us to the promised land of a greener world, there are NO countries that their VERY EXISTENCE is threatened
They would adapt and change to survive.
Voting no was a way for Russia and China to bitch slap Obama and his organ grinder monkey Susan Rice
“Never thought I would live to see Russia opposing the US from the right.”
No, nor did I ever expect to be hoping that Qadaffi would defeat western Europe.
She wants that money redistributed to her beloved Muslim Countries.
That’s all climate change is about.
I’m on Russia’s side on this one. What is this world coming to?
Then she needs to prove CAGW CO2 causality.
What's going on?
We need to bury this climate change BS in the rubbish heap where it belongs.
I’m sure the Russians and the Chinese are simply so crushed by her blistering rebuke that they’ll only open 6 new coal-fired power plants during the remainder of the month.