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  • Global warming pact set for 2009 after US backs down (Pres Bush caves to PC crowd again)

    12/15/2007 9:22:53 AM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 115 replies · 313+ views
    AFP ^ | December 15, 2007
    NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AFP) — World climate negotiators set a 2009 deadline Saturday for a landmark treaty to fight global warming after two weeks of intense haggling led to a climbdown by an isolated United States. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who flew to the Indonesian island of Bali for a late appeal for flexibility, praised the deal as a "pivotal first step" to confront climate change, "the defining challenge of our time." Following gruelling all-night talks, the conference of 190 nations finally launched a process to negotiate a new treaty for when the UN Kyoto Protocol's commitments expire in...
  • U.S. Accepts U.N. Climate Change Compromise Proposal (Barf alert)

    12/15/2007 4:34:49 AM PST · by MrPiper · 16 replies · 70+ views
    foxnews ^ | Saturday, December 15, 2007 | AP
    The United States initially rejected those demands, but backed down after delegates criticized the U.S. stand and urged a reconsideration. "I think we have come a long way here," said Paula Dobriansky, head of the U.S. delegation. "In this, the United States is very committed to this effort and just wants to really ensure we all act together. We will go forward and join consensus."
  • Bali - UN talks set 2009 deadline for new climate pact as US isolated

    12/15/2007 12:16:28 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 11 replies · 155+ views
    Agence France-Presse ^ | December 15, 2007
    Excerpt - NUSA DUA, Indonesia - A drama-filled 190-nation conference on Saturday set a 2009 deadline for a landmark pact to fight global warming after an isolated United States backed down on last-ditch objections. After all-night talks and an impassioned intervention by UN chief Ban Ki-moon, the Bali conference agreed to launch a process to negotiate a new treaty that will take effect when the UN Kyoto Protocol's commitments expire in 2012. The United States, the only major industrial nation to reject Kyoto, reached a compromise with the European Union (EU) to avoid mentioning any figures as a target for...
  • Bali climate conference - U.S. rejects final compromise text

    12/14/2007 10:04:30 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 34 replies · 119+ views
    AFP via translation | December 15, 2007
    via translation - ALERT - Bali / climate: the United States reject a final compromise text NUSA DUA (Indonesia) - The United States on Saturday rejected a proposal to Bali final agreement on climate change, demanding additional commitments of developing countries.
  • Climate forecast bleak as world heads for pivotal Bali meeting

    11/27/2007 2:40:45 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 37 replies · 38+ views
    azdailysun.com ^ | November 27, 2007 | A.P.
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The latest news from the climate front isn't good. The Arctic ice cap melted this summer to the greatest extent on record. Scientists say oceans are losing some ability to absorb atmospheric carbon dioxide, the chief industrial emission blamed for warming. And the world's power plants, factories, automobiles and jetliners are spewing carbon at a faster rate than anticipated. The world's nations convene in Indonesia next week at a conference pivotal for drawing rich and poor, northern and southern nations together. The goal is to save the climate that has nurtured man for millennia and head...
  • Virtual Library Gives Iraqi Scientists Access to Valuable Knowledge

    05/04/2006 4:26:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 157+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, May 4, 2006 – In an effort to give Iraqi scientists access to academic knowledge they have long been without, the Iraqi Virtual Science Library was publicly launched here yesterday. "This knowledge is essential to the rebuilding of Iraq's scientific and university communities, which were devastated by three wars and the regime of Saddam Hussein," Paula J. Dobriansky, undersecretary of state for global affairs, said at the National Academy of Sciences. The online library will provide Iraqi scientists, engineers, physicians, researchers, and students the ability to access more than 17,000 academic journals and millions of scientific articles. The free...