Skip to comments.Developing world says rich nations shirking on climate
Posted on 11/10/2017 10:32:20 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
The failure of wealthy nations to deliver on short-term climate commitments could hinder the rollout of a landmark treaty, a bloc of 134 developing countries, including India and China, warned Thursday at UN negotiations in Bonn.
The diplomatic spat has underscored the difficulty of reaching a consensus at the 196-nation talks.
"If we do not respect decisions that we have made, then how can we build trust among the parties?" said Chen Zhihua, China's senior negotiator, referring to long-standing pledges by rich nations to enhance financial support and "revisit" targets for curbing greenhouse gas emissions before 2020.
"And how can we lay a good foundation for the implementation of the Paris Agreement?" he added.
Under the terms of the UN's core climate convention, the burden for action before 2020 falls mainly on wealthy countries historically responsible for the rapid rise of greenhouse gases.
China is the world's top carbon polluter, followed by the United States, the European Union, India and Russia.
"It would be a bad thing if this hangs over into the second week and becomes a political issue for ministers," said Alden Meyer, director of strategy and policy for the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington DC.
"It has been a pretty sterile debate that has degenerated into a finger-pointing exercise," he told AFP.
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Oooh, I can translate this:
“Give us money for no reason whatsoever!”
It’s always been a scam about redistribution.
Redistributing our wealth to themselves.
TRANSLATION: “Give us your money.”
Like India, China, where smog is so heavy that in Beijing they have huge TV screens to show everyone what the sun looks like since they can’t see it through the dense smog.
Has the “developing world” ever proposed anything that involved harder work, a serious reduction of corruption, or a stronger embrace of capitalism by the “developing world”?
Beat me to it. And why is a shakedown billed as a ‘landmark’ anything?
Why is China a “developing nation”? They seem to have everything a “developed nation” has, and do all the things a “developed nation” does.
If all the “developed nations” give China cash and deferments on environmental issues, how long will it be before China is the “most developed nation” and the former “developed nations” will be dependent satellite nations?
"This warm water lubricates the ice sheet from below, allowing glaciers to slide off into the sea. Studying meltwater in western Antarctica may allow scientists to estimate how much ice will be lost in future."
Exactly. Money transfers...
The average person in developing countries could not care less about climate change. It could be that their leaders are demanding that we send more money that way though.
China and India are not the “developing world”.
One is a communist regime, and the other is a socialist country with a brutality caste system.
Both want to milk the west for all it’s worth.
“Climate change” and “global warming” equate to “communist meteorology”.
Welfare for the World at the expense of Anerika.
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Let these third-world hellholes clean up their own air and water, and keep their filthy, grasping hands out of the pockets of American taxpayers.
Well played sir!
The US is the world’s second biggest carbon polluter?
I don’t believe that.
China and India, the world’s two worst offenders. China’s pollution cloud extends as far as South Korea and Japan.
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