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U.S. Joins Effort to Fight Climate Change
Wall Street Journal ^ | February 16, 2012 | By TENNILLE TRACY

Posted on 02/16/2012 9:48:05 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Thursday the formation of a new global coalition to fight emissions other than carbon dioxide that contribute to climate change.

The coalition—which includes Sweden, Mexico, Canada, Bangladesh and the U.S. will be funded with $15 million, mostly from the U.S. It hasn't yet determined which actions it will take to reduce the emissions, nor has it identified specific reduction targets.

The administration is also putting up federal dollars for clean-energy investments, unveiling a 2013 budget plan this week that sets aside hundreds of millions of dollars for wind, solar and other clean-energy projects.

The coalition announced Thursday will target emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas that is far more potent than carbon dioxide, as well as soot and hydrofluorocarbons. Together, these emissions account for more than a third of current global-warming developments, a senior administration official said.

The coalition's focus on so-called short-lived pollutants won't replace efforts to slash carbon emissions, for which "the world has not yet done enough," Ms. Clinton said. It aims instead to complement those efforts.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: climategate; failure; hoax; nowitscowfarts; socialism

1 posted on 02/16/2012 9:48:16 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We haven’t won by a long shot. The battlefield has simply moved.


2 posted on 02/16/2012 9:51:15 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Thursday the formation of a new global coalition to fight emissions other than carbon dioxide that contribute to climate change. The coalition—which includes Sweden, Mexico, Canada, Bangladesh and the U.S. will be funded with $15 million, mostly from the U.S. It hasn't yet determined which actions it will take to reduce the emissions, nor has it identified specific reduction targets.

OK, we don't know if there is Climate Change, we don't know what emmissions we are going to target (but we aren't going after CO2) - and we have $15 Million of the taxpayer's dollars behind us.

So, let's hoot a lot and jump around in a circle, then demand more money.

3 posted on 02/16/2012 9:52:15 AM PST by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why form a coalition? Just take the 15M. Who’s going to stop you?


4 posted on 02/16/2012 9:54:19 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Fifteen million will only begin to buy first class jet travel, 5 star hotels and lavish meals for this so-called “commission” to go globe trotting and tell the Bengalis they need to purchase methane emission credits with borrowed western money, to grow rice.

When I see stuff like this from an pompous incompetent pantsuit named Hillary Clinton, I don’t have to wonder where the smell of methane (ie, bovine excrement) is coming from.


5 posted on 02/16/2012 9:55:03 AM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

May the farce be with them.


6 posted on 02/16/2012 9:55:03 AM PST by Know et al (The greatest argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with a voter: Churchill)
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To: Hodar
Fund a multinational body with American tax dollars, without a mandate, goal, target, documented mission, or any plan whatsoever..........And all sing Kumbayah.

Global Warming is a GIL retirement product for politicians and social engineers around the world. (GIL=Guaranteed Income for Life)

Let's all make a living by declaring that the earth and sun's natural algorythm of changing weather patterns is something we must overcome..........And they thought the Druids were moonbats?

7 posted on 02/16/2012 10:00:27 AM PST by blackdog (And justice for all.....(Offer not valid in all locations, and prices vary))
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To: steelyourfaith; Nachum

Ping.


8 posted on 02/16/2012 10:00:35 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Wonder what out of work Americans think about the Govt. using 15 million to create about the 10,000th commission to study global warming. This is pure graft and pork, nothing else.


9 posted on 02/16/2012 10:02:08 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
It hasn't yet determined which actions it will take to reduce the emissions, nor has it identified specific reduction targets.

Typical and typically led by Ms. Clinton who along with Algore tried to bleed the congress when she was married to what'shisname.

10 posted on 02/16/2012 10:03:31 AM PST by yoe
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

> Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Thursday the
> formation of a new global coalition to fight emissions

She can start by limiting the bilious gaseous emissions escaping from her noxious pie hole.


11 posted on 02/16/2012 10:04:15 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


12 posted on 02/16/2012 10:05:49 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Army Air Corps; Ernest_at_the_Beach; marvlus; ApplegateRanch; Berlin_Freeper; Genesis defender; ...
Thanx for the ping Army Air Corps !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

13 posted on 02/16/2012 10:06:24 AM PST by steelyourfaith (Expel the Occupy White House squatters !!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"...funded with $15 million, mostly from the U.S. It hasn't yet determined which actions it will take to reduce the emissions, nor has it identified specific reduction targets."

In other words, they don't know jack s**t about what they're trying to do or how to do it......so let's just toss $15M of US taxpayer dollars at it for the hell of it.

God forgive me for the thoughts I have.....

14 posted on 02/16/2012 10:08:55 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

More proof that our government does what it wants to, when it wants to. Doesn’t matter if we want it or need it.


15 posted on 02/16/2012 10:10:04 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: cripplecreek
We haven’t won by a long shot. The battlefield has simply moved.

They.never.give.up.

Neither must we.

16 posted on 02/16/2012 10:18:22 AM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“The coalition announced Thursday will target emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas that is far more potent than carbon dioxide, ... “

Bovine butt-plugs. Go Hillary!


17 posted on 02/16/2012 10:21:00 AM PST by tumblindice (Whitey-American: Taxed Enough Already)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Please wait….Windows is performing a sanity check……


18 posted on 02/16/2012 10:24:36 AM PST by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Ironically, it was another Clinton in recent years who kept reminding us :

INSANITY --- The pathology of trying the same misguided failed policies over and over again, and expecting different results.

Synonym --- Totalitarianism.

19 posted on 02/16/2012 10:28:05 AM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
It hasn't yet determined which actions it will take to reduce the emissions, nor has it identified specific reduction targets.

More prostitutes for Bill.

Wonder how his son in Australia is doing?

20 posted on 02/16/2012 10:33:37 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Publius6961

Isn’t it about time to repost the Life and times of Maurice Strong? The inventor and promoter of Global Warming/Cooling/Climate Change/CO2/Oxygen/Nitrogen/Hydrogen and CO2 hater?


21 posted on 02/16/2012 10:35:57 AM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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