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Climate conference approves landmark deal
Associated Press ^ | Dec 10, 2011 8:42 PM EST | unattributed

Posted on 12/10/2011 6:22:22 PM PST by Hunton Peck

DURBAN, South Africa (AP) -- The president of a U.N. climate conference has announced agreement on a program mapping out a new course by all nations to fight climate change over the coming decades.

The 194-party conference agreed to start negotiations on a new accord that would put all countries under the same legal regime to enforce their commitments to control greenhouse gases. It would take effect by 2020 at the latest.

Currently, only industrial countries have legally binding emissions targets under the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. Those commitments expire next year, but they will be extended for another five years under the accord adopted Sunday.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

DURBAN, South Africa (AP) - Diplomats frazzled by sleeplessness debated into the early hours of Sunday at a U.N. conference over a complex and far-reaching program meant to set a new course for the global fight against climate change for the coming decades.

South Africa's foreign minister and chairman of the 194-party conference, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, told delegates that failure to agree after 13 days of work would be an unsustainable setback for international efforts to control greenhouse gases.

"This multilateral system remains fragile and will not survive another shock," she told a full meeting of the conference, which had been delayed more than 24 hours while ministers and senior negotiators labored over words and nuances.

The proposed Durban Platform offered answers to problems that have bedeviled global warming negotiations for years about sharing the responsibility for controlling carbon emissions and helping the world's poorest and most climate-vulnerable nations cope with changing forces of nature.

The package must be approved by consensus, and no vote will be called. Determined opposition from even a small group of countries would unravel...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: agw; cagw; climate; climatechange; democrats; durban; environmentalism; globalscamming; greens; leftists; liberals; marxists; socialists; unitednations
Well, there they go again...
1 posted on 12/10/2011 6:22:26 PM PST by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck
...cope with changing forces of nature.

It's cheaper to rent a psychiatrist.

2 posted on 12/10/2011 6:26:34 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Hunton Peck
I've found a brick home with HVAC works well against climate change.
3 posted on 12/10/2011 6:33:53 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Hunton Peck

Geeze—I always thought God was in charge of our climate.


4 posted on 12/10/2011 6:39:39 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Hunton Peck

agreement on a program mapping out
agreed to start negotiations

Nothing firm, nothing legal, nothing really accomplished. After spending millions for a conference and quite a bit of drinking, prostitution, bestiality, and other recreation they had to have something to say to their followers.


5 posted on 12/10/2011 6:44:57 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Hunton Peck

So the agreement we wisely stayed out of is being extended?

LOL.


6 posted on 12/10/2011 6:49:31 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Hunton Peck; Berlin_Freeper; SolitaryMan; golux; SteamShovel; Bockscar; Thunder90; rdl6989; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

7 posted on 12/10/2011 6:55:44 PM PST by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: Hunton Peck

“a new accord that would put all countries under the same legal regime to enforce their commitments to control greenhouse gases”

No thanks.

There was another document dump today of 5000 e-mails from these moonbats.


8 posted on 12/10/2011 6:56:34 PM PST by Captain7seas (FIRE JANE LUBCHENCO FROM NOAA)
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To: Hunton Peck

“a new accord that would put all countries under the same legal regime to enforce their commitments to control greenhouse gases”

No thanks.

There was another document dump today of 5000 e-mails from these moonbats.


9 posted on 12/10/2011 6:56:40 PM PST by Captain7seas (FIRE JANE LUBCHENCO FROM NOAA)
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To: Hunton Peck

“a new accord that would put all countries under the same legal regime to enforce their commitments to control greenhouse gases”

No thanks.

There was another document dump today of 5000 e-mails from these moonbats.


10 posted on 12/10/2011 6:56:55 PM PST by Captain7seas (FIRE JANE LUBCHENCO FROM NOAA)
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To: Hunton Peck
The 194-party conference agreed to start negotiations on a new accord

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11 posted on 12/10/2011 7:17:19 PM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Rocky

Next, they’ll discuss the possible naming of a blue ribbon commission to look into the question of whether it’s too early to take a wait-and-see approach...


12 posted on 12/10/2011 7:29:57 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Captain7seas

TODAY...another 5000? Or was that the one from last week? I need to know.


13 posted on 12/10/2011 7:39:16 PM PST by goodnesswins (Bad planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine....)
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To: Hunton Peck

By 2020 I’ll probably be outta here - praise God.


14 posted on 12/10/2011 8:01:48 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Hunton Peck
Even as Rome burns, the looting continues.
15 posted on 12/10/2011 8:19:03 PM PST by Red Dog #1
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To: goodnesswins

Its ANOTHER 5000 released today.

Here is the link on Forbes http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamestaylor/2011/11/23/climategate-2-0-new-e-mails-rock-the-global-warming-debate/


16 posted on 12/10/2011 8:19:12 PM PST by Captain7seas (FIRE JANE LUBCHENCO FROM NOAA)
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To: Hunton Peck

Its a wealth redistribution scam to send money from rich ethically conscientious countries to underdeveloped corrupt countries.

It has nothing to do with climate change and the fake science behind it.


17 posted on 12/10/2011 8:31:57 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Captain7seas

Actually, I believe that is from Nov 23rd. Thanks.


18 posted on 12/10/2011 8:31:57 PM PST by goodnesswins (Bad planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine....)
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To: goldstategop
Its a wealth redistribution scam to send money from rich ethically conscientious countries to underdeveloped corrupt countries.

Wealth redistribution is the excuse given, so that the vast majority of nations will vote for it, thinking they will get in on the gravy train.

What this is really about is a power grab by the U.N., and graft. Imagine the opportunities for corruption within the organization who administers the redistribution.

19 posted on 12/10/2011 8:36:26 PM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: All

Actually sounds like a really pathetic defeat for the CAGW forces..... we’ll have to see about the fine print, but all it really does is kick the can down the road.

Of course all rational people would prefer that a stake be driven through the heart of the CAGW hysteria right now, but this kind of stalling process is the best that can be hoped for.

There are no new “commitments” beyond continued discussions, it seems.

The globalist hysterics had to have a document that could keep the pretense alive, but the US public and Congress are increasingly unreceptive to CAGW hysteria, China and India are not going to do anything meaningful, Canada is pulling out, and the EU nations will be increasingly unwilling to harm their economies for no real benefit to anyone except the freeloader “rent seekers” in the green mafia.


20 posted on 12/10/2011 10:37:59 PM PST by Enchante
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To: Hunton Peck

LOL! Yep, a hard-fought, far-reaching accord to start negotiations on something to take effect in 2020 and won’t compel emissions targets! Only cost tens of millions of dollars for these useless eaters to meet in the fun and sun to arrive at this momentous agreement! AND they can keep on meeting until at least 2020!

‘Oh, and the “The good news is we avoided a train wreck,” said Alden Meyer, recalling predictions a few days ago of a likely failure.’ Well, in that case I’d hate to see the results they consider to be a train-wreck!


21 posted on 12/10/2011 10:40:00 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

“Durban Platform” — sounds like the greenie-weenies realized the most they could hope for was a “platform” for continued propaganda campaigns..... they could not come away with Durban with nothing in hand, but at least this does not seem to make for any binding commitments on anyone.

Kyoto will expire with nothing ‘real’ to replace it, I suspect.

The US and Canada will not sign on (let’s hope!), China and India will not make any concessions, and EU publics will start to figure out that nothing they do can really affect “the problem” even if all is as the greenies perceive it. The whole b.s. will continue to unravel gradually because the UN types cannot allow any explicit acknowledgement that CAGW is b.s. and has always been b.s.


22 posted on 12/10/2011 10:44:23 PM PST by Enchante
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