Skip to comments.Poor countries walk out of UN climate talks as compensation row rumbles on
Posted on 11/22/2013 10:45:48 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Representatives of most of the world's poor countries have walked out of increasingly fractious climate negotiations after the EU, Australia, the US and other developed countries insisted that the question of who should pay compensation for extreme climate events be discussed only after 2015.
The orchestrated move by the G77 and China bloc of 132 countries came during talks about "loss and damage" how countries should respond to climate impacts that are difficult or impossible to adapt to, such as typhoon Haiyan.
Saleemul Huq, the scientist whose work on loss and damage helped put the issue of recompense on the conference agenda, said: "Discussions were going well in a spirit of co-operation, but at the end of the session on loss and damage Australia put everything agreed into brackets, so the whole debate went to waste."
Australia was accused of not taking the negotiations seriously. "They wore T-shirts and gorged on snacks throughout the negotiation. That gives some indication of the manner they are behaving in," said a spokeswoman for Climate Action Network.
After a three hour delay in the negotiatons,while countries debated what to do in private, talks resumed. "[The walkout] helped to clear the air. They know we are serious," said one lead negotiator, who denied developing countries were "grandstanding."(continued)
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“What do you mean we have to pay our fair share?!!”
“Australia was accused of not taking the negotiations seriously. “They wore T-shirts and gorged on snacks throughout the negotiation. That gives some indication of the manner they are behaving in,” said a spokeswoman for Climate Action Network.”
God bless the Aussies!
Walked out????? Keep walking, you losers.
“Climate Change!” It’s all about the money!
They want a world wide welfare system funded by US taxpayers, which is something Barack Obama championed while a Senator.
That one run on sentence says it all. Those "poor" countries are just looking for someone else to hand them free money. stinking moochers............
“They only offered us pocket change for climate change.”
What do you mean we have to pay our fair share?!!
Don’t you get it? Every time you start your car, heat your home, do a barbeque, or break wind you personally are responsible for climate change? Are you so dumb you do not know there never was such a thing as typhoons, hurricanes, or tornadoes until our evil society got industrialized and rich?
All of us as individuals are responsible for typhoon Haiyan. It can be boiled down to each person in the US being responsible for the death of a Filipino. Any decent human being would feel guilty and willing accept a commensurate punishment, such as extra taxes.
Of course I’m being sarcastic, but the moronic left undoubtedly sees it in a similar light as I just described. If the commies ever get full power, we are all toast.
who should have paid for the devastation after the Great Flood
this is stupid
As the pleasant breezes from China waft over the United States, these poor babies failed to fleece Western taxpayers and had to go home empty handed. Thankyou, Aussies.
The undeveloped countries have historically taken the position that the developed countries got their wealth during colonization by stealing the wealth of the undeveloped countries and so owe reparations. Global warming is the method for these wealth transfers. The UN position on global warming has always been about transferring wealth from the developed countries to the undeveloped.
failed green automaker is sold
November 23, 2013
Taxpayers are on the hook for a multi-million-dollar tab after a U.S. Department of Energy gamble on a green automaker went into the red.
The Obama administration announced Friday it will lose $139 million on a loan to struggling electric car maker Fisker Automotive Inc. after selling part of the loan to a private investor that immediately took the company into bankruptcy.
The transaction brings to an end another effort by the Obama administration to use public funds to stimulate green initiatives. Awarded a $529 million loan guarantee by the administration in 2009 to produce the Karma, a $103,000 luxury hybrid car, Fisker failed to meet DOE benchmarks, causing it to lose its loan guarantee two years later. The company drew down on $192 million before its federal funding was pulled, and the Obama administration seized $21 million from the company in April to help repay taxpayers.
Most of the negotiators of these poor countries are from the corrupt elite that prevent any progress in their country. We can’t take the Philippine negotiators seriously when every last Congressman has been stealing from the national development fund.