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'Climate Change Is a Matter of Life and Death,' Climate Conference Is Told
CNS News ^ | 11/29/2011 | Arthur Max (AP)

Posted on 11/29/2011 5:30:26 AM PST by IbJensen

(South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks during a climate justice rally held in Durban, South Africa, Sunday, Nov 27, 2011, ahead of the official start or a two-week international climate conference with about 190 countries beginning upcoming Monday. The U.N.'s top climate official, Christiana Figueres said Sunday she expects governments to make a long-delayed decision on commitments to reduce emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases, amid fresh warnings of possible climate-related disasters in the future.(AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — Global warming already is causing suffering and conflict in Africa, from drought in Sudan and Somalia to flooding in South Africa, President Jacob Zuma said Monday, urging delegates at an international climate conference to look beyond national interests for solutions.

"For most people in the developing countries and Africa, climate change is a matter of life and death," said the South African leader as he formally opened a two-week conference with participants from more than 190 nations.

The conference is seeking ways to curb ever-rising emissions of climate-changing pollution, which scientists said last week have reached record levels of concentration in the atmosphere.

Zuma said Sudan's drought is partly responsible for tribal wars there, and that drought and famine have driven people from their homes in Somalia. Floods along the South African coast have cost people their homes and jobs, he said.

"Change and solutions are always possible. In these talks, states, parties, will need to look behind their national interests to find a solution for the common good and human benefit," he said.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: bankrupttheworld; gorebalwarming; junkscience
The climate in Africa is what it is and it has always been. They are just using this as a smoke screen to get more American dollars in the pockets of their corrupt government. Time to worry about America and let the African "leaders" worry about Africa. The biggest problem with Africa is their evil, corrupt, murderous government and we send our tax dollars to these monsters. There in lies the problem.
1 posted on 11/29/2011 5:30:32 AM PST by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

Desmond Tutu is a climatologist?


2 posted on 11/29/2011 5:32:04 AM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: IbJensen

There is no such thing. How come we haven’t had a verified instance of constant planetary warming since 1978? This conference is about shaking down the West for money to be transferred to corrupt Third World rulers. Its not about the climate science, stupid!


3 posted on 11/29/2011 5:33:12 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: IbJensen
'Climate Change Is a Matter of Life and Death,' Climate Conference Is Told

"Climate Change" (meaning the confluence of politics and vested interests using that as a scare tactic to get more power and money) truly is a matter of life and death: If we give in to those using it as a boogieman to scare us into relinquishing our money and our rights, we will be as good as dead.

I'm not surprised to see that little prick Tutu glomming onto this as he has every other left wing piece of agitprop over the years.
4 posted on 11/29/2011 5:35:05 AM PST by aruanan
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To: IbJensen

2 Thessalonians 2:11-12

New International Version (NIV)

11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.


5 posted on 11/29/2011 5:36:53 AM PST by Eccl 10:2 (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - Ps 122:6)
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To: goldstategop
How come we haven’t had a verified instance of constant planetary warming since 1978?

You mean 1998? That's when the modest increase started in the 1970s leveled off before temps started to fall a few years later.
6 posted on 11/29/2011 5:37:05 AM PST by aruanan
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To: IbJensen
They are just using this as a smoke screen to get more American dollars in the pockets of their corrupt government.

Bingo.

7 posted on 11/29/2011 5:37:14 AM PST by GOPJ (Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred - Proverbs 15)
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To: IbJensen

We’re seeing the same temperature rises on Mars.....ever since we started sending those damn V-8 powered rovers up there....


8 posted on 11/29/2011 5:37:27 AM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: aruanan

Tutu is about as close to God as are Obama and Clinton.


9 posted on 11/29/2011 5:37:38 AM PST by IbJensen (What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.)
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To: Steely Tom

10 posted on 11/29/2011 5:39:29 AM PST by o2bfree
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To: IbJensen

Hey! There’s a new one! “climate justice”

Bwha-ha-ha!

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!

Tu Tu funny!


11 posted on 11/29/2011 5:39:30 AM PST by RoadTest (For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: aruanan

Untold millions would die as a result of the economic crippling that implementing the left’s “solutions” to climate change would cause.


12 posted on 11/29/2011 5:40:12 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: IbJensen

Banging the Global Warming tin cup.

Pray for America


13 posted on 11/29/2011 5:42:34 AM PST by bray (The Tea Party Occupies their Mind)
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To: IbJensen

Not worried - the rookie Hussein can lower the oceans.


14 posted on 11/29/2011 5:42:51 AM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: IbJensen
Climate-Gate's 2nd show just fell and showed that man-caused global warming is one big hoax.

Matter of fact global warming itself is a hoax.

15 posted on 11/29/2011 5:46:43 AM PST by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: IbJensen

We got two inches of “globull warming” here in SE Tennessee this morning and more is on the way. Third year in a row we’ve had early snow.....


16 posted on 11/29/2011 5:48:14 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Wanna keep livin' with your momma? Vote for Obama. Tired of the pain? Vote CAIN!)
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To: IbJensen
South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks during a climate justice rally ...
Climate justice? Unbelievable.
Actually, this conference is the global version of the OWS scumbags.
Life's losers who want something for nothing.
17 posted on 11/29/2011 5:56:33 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: IbJensen
Climategate 2.0: Bias in Scientific Research

"Oh! ...Never-mind. ...Refreshments in the foyer."

18 posted on 11/29/2011 5:57:24 AM PST by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: IbJensen

“climate justice”? I would like to represent the climate and sue Tutu and the other clowns at the conference for all the hot air they are spouting.


19 posted on 11/29/2011 6:04:18 AM PST by Ironfocus (Unseat the Looter-in-Chief)
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To: TexasCajun

Keep banging the begging bowl...


20 posted on 11/29/2011 6:05:41 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: IbJensen

True.

It is indeed “life or death” for D-grade climate hacks who have no means of support save for government grants.

Perhaps they should use their grants to 1) learn some math, 2) learn some computer modeling, 3) learn data analysis, 4) actually produce some models which accurately predict something, oh, and take some classes on ethics.


21 posted on 11/29/2011 6:09:00 AM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
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To: IbJensen; rdl6989; bamahead; Nervous Tick; SteamShovel; Tunehead54; golux; tubebender; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

22 posted on 11/29/2011 6:15:52 AM PST by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: Steely Tom
Desmond Tutu is a climatologist?

He should focus on keeping South Africans from murdering and raping each other because they will all be dead before any "alleged" climate change affect them.

23 posted on 11/29/2011 6:19:50 AM PST by John123 (US$ - I owe you nothing. Euro - Who owes you nothing.)
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To: IbJensen

Tutu should not be allowed to be a bishop if he continues spreading those lies!


24 posted on 11/29/2011 6:26:45 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Steely Tom
*Desmond Tutu is a climatologist?*

I'd say he's equal in stature as a climatologist as Al Gore. Which means they both scammers. However, I bet Tutu doesn't think it's “millions of degrees” beneath the surface of the Earth, so maybe he's a little more savvy than Gore.....

25 posted on 11/29/2011 6:29:45 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: MrB
Untold millions would die as a result of the economic crippling that implementing the left’s “solutions” to climate change would cause.

I believe that is their intent.

26 posted on 11/29/2011 6:30:52 AM PST by stboz
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To: IbJensen
I will fight these communists as hard and for as long as is necessary... if they want war... let them keep pushing.

LLS

27 posted on 11/29/2011 6:35:00 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: Eccl 10:2
*11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness*

Good point!

Also:
“For the time will come when they will not take the true teaching; but, moved by their desires, they will get for themselves a great number of teachers for the pleasure of hearing them”
~2 Timothy 4:3

Timothy wasn't talking about the AGW scam, but I think this fits:
“keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called”

~1 Timothy 6:20

28 posted on 11/29/2011 6:37:10 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: IbJensen

Tutu is coocoo.


29 posted on 11/29/2011 6:37:52 AM PST by Savage Beast (“History is not just cruel. It is witty.” -Charles Krauthammer)
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To: IbJensen
Climate change is a matter of life and death, but it has nothing to do with the climate. It's all about the money.

Money is life in politics and any fear mongering that starts with 'Climate' is simply another scheme to separate money from those who have it and spread it around.

And it's also about control. Once those regulations are in place, you have an official world wide 'pay to play' system to control, reward and punish and skim and fleece the masses.

Essentially, it's an organized crime racket wrapped in the cloak of 'saving the planet' legitimacy.

30 posted on 11/29/2011 6:41:01 AM PST by GBA (Natural Born American)
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To: IbJensen

In an earlier article posted on FR, it turns out that 3rd-World countries are ^net emitters^ of GHG while industrialized nations are ^net absorbers^ of GHG.

See my tagline....


31 posted on 11/29/2011 6:41:28 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: stboz

It is indeed the intent of those that are pushing this.

As in most cases, there are the “evil” and the “deceived”.

I know several people, I’ll even say that they are “good intentioned”, that have latched onto this global warming “cause” in order to fill the “God shaped vacuum” in their hearts.

The “evil” take advantage of this drive/desire and use it to push their own agenda.


32 posted on 11/29/2011 6:47:11 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

*Untold millions would die as a result of the economic crippling that implementing the left’s “solutions” to climate change would cause.*

I’ve been saying that since I first heard the scam.

It’s been estimated that if the cap n’ trade taxes and other “climate change” regulations were put into place, it would cost $700 trillion.

The unbelievable cost in human misery and loss of freedoms that the AGW hoax could cause if such laws and taxes were put into play are far beyond the wildest imaginings of what the results might be if AGW was true.


33 posted on 11/29/2011 6:51:18 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Steely Tom

***Desmond Tutu is a climatologist?****

He has kind of been out of the picture since he conspired to revert self sufficient Rhodesia and South Africa back to dirt poor beggar nations.


34 posted on 11/29/2011 6:59:18 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: IbJensen
This Durban dust-up can be boiled down to just three words...

Pay up, Whitey!

35 posted on 11/29/2011 7:03:00 AM PST by JPG (Hold on tight; rough road ahead.)
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To: JPG
This Durban dust-up can be boiled down to just three words...
Pay up, Whitey!

EXACTLY!!. It is nothing more than racism on a global scale to oppress and eventually eliminate the minority white race.

36 posted on 11/29/2011 7:18:11 AM PST by Roccus (POLITICIAN...............a four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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To: PATRIOT1876

Bishop Desmond Tutu continues to demonstrate why Saint John Chrysostom was correct in saying, “The streets of Hell will be paved with the skulls of bishops.”


37 posted on 11/29/2011 7:40:33 AM PST by N. Theknow (Obama - 5 letters; loser - 5 letters; poser - 5 letters; cheat - 5 letters; idiot - 5 letters)
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To: IbJensen
Global warming already is causing suffering and conflict in Africa, from drought in Sudan and Somalia to flooding in South Africa,

And AIDS. Don't forget that global warming causes AIDS. Oh, and warts.

38 posted on 11/29/2011 8:18:27 AM PST by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: N. Theknow

But where is Cardinal Algore?

He who brings snow even in summer.


39 posted on 11/29/2011 8:55:14 AM PST by Ole Okie
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To: IbJensen

what this is really about is polution created locally.

The local governments (who are corrupt) have created polution in various forms. (and been paid to look the other way). They have to clean up their local mess but have pocketed to much money.

The solution is to create a tax the USA policy to make the stupid americans pay for the clean up and allow the local politicians to pocket more corrupt money.


40 posted on 11/29/2011 9:36:51 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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