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  • Brazil, China to ink deal on trade in national currency

    03/21/2013 3:51:30 PM PDT · by Track9 · 11 replies
    AFP - Brazil hopes to sign a bilateral accord with China to promote trade in their national currencies at next week's BRICS summit of the world's five emerging powers, Trade and Industry Minister Fernando Pimentel said Thursday. The initiative was tentatively agreed last June with the signing of a memorandum of understanding after a meeting of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and then Chinese prime minister Wen Jiabao during the UN summit on sustainable development in Rio. Pimentel said that at the BRICS summit in Durban, South Africa on Monday and Tuesday "we plan to turn this memorandum into a final...
  • South Africa is an angry nation on the brink, warns Nelson Mandela's wife

    03/07/2013 3:50:38 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 51 replies
    TelegraphUK ^ | Thursday 07 March 2013 | By Aislinn Laing, in Johannesburg
    Graca Machel, the human rights activist and wife of Nelson Mandela, has warned that South Africa is an “angry nation” teetering on the brink of “something very dangerous” if extreme levels of violence in the country are not addressed. ... Mrs Machel was speaking at the memorial service on Wednesday of Mido Macia, a 27-year-old taxi driver who died in custody after he was tied to the back of a police van and dragged for 500 metres by officers, apparently for arguing over a traffic infringement. The death of Mr Macia came after other recent examples of police brutality, including...
  • Dishonest Dick Durbin smears NRA at hearing, uses dishonest tactics with panelists(Video)

    02/01/2013 8:16:01 AM PST · by infool7 · 17 replies
    the Right Scoop ^ | January 30th, 2013 | The Right Scoop
    Smear-merchant Sen. Dick Durbin smeared the membership base of the NRA, including Wayne LaPierre who was present, in today’s gun violence hearing. After an unfair tussle over background checks with LaPierre, Durbin then asked LaPierre if he agreed to the sentiment of other NRA members that they needed ‘assault weapons’ to protect themselves from the government and the police. LaPierre responded that indeed the 2nd amendment was added to the Constitution by men who had lived under the tyrannical rule of King George and wanted to ensure that free people never lived under tyranny again. Durbin then looked directly at...
  • The racism bluff (Judeo-Christian anti-racism Vs Islamic bigoted propaganda)

    01/17/2012 3:11:20 AM PST · by Milagros · 5 replies
    JPOST ^ | Dec.21.2011 | G. D. Perendik
    The racism bluff By GUSTAVO D. PEREDNIK 12/21/2011 21:46 Judaism brought anti-racism to the world via the idea that all mankind was derived from Adam, the first man. Haitian anthropologist Antenor Firmin pioneered in 1885 the rebuttal of racist theories; since then there has been a constant endeavor to defeat racism through education and legislation. These efforts are undermined by those who deliberately exaggerate the problem of racism in present times in order to avoid criticisms of the many other evils in their societies. In a world in which Barack Obama was elected president of America, and that put a...
  • Even the Warmists Don't Believe In Global Warming

    12/29/2011 8:54:33 AM PST · by lowbuck · 17 replies
    Forbes Online ^ | 28 December 2011 | Louis Woodhill
    However, most commentators gave short shrift to the most important—in a sense, the only—outcome of the meeting. This was, of course, the agreement to hold yet another conference in yet another nice location (Qatar) about a year from now. The Durban conference was the seventeenth conference of its kind. They have been held annually since 1995 in places such as Geneva (in July 1996) and Bali (in December 2007). Don’t hold your breath for one to be held in Newark, New Jersey, or Fargo, North Dakota. Snip . . . The Progressives are well aware that their opposition to geoengineering...
  • The UN Climate Change Summit in Durban (Monckton says it's a disaster)

    12/13/2011 9:45:19 AM PST · by Signalman · 4 replies
    CFP ^ | 12/13/2011 | Dr. Ileana Paugh
    The UN Climate Change Summit in Durban has outlined the mandate to “respect the rights of Mother Earth” by paying a “climate debt,” a slush fund to bankroll the activities of a one-world government. I bet you did not know that Mother Earth had rights. Lord Christopher Monckton said that the treaty “calls for the west to achieve 50 percent CO2 emissions reduction within the next eight years, a feat that would completely bankrupt the global economy and spark a new great depression, as well as a more than 100 percent reduction by 2050, which presumably could only be accomplished...
  • Durban climate change conference: Big three of US, China and India agree to cut carbon emissions

    12/11/2011 10:26:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies · 4+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 12/11/11 | Louise Gray
    Durban - A new deal to "save the planet" will force the world's three biggest emitters the US, China and India to cut carbon emissions for the first time, although scientists fear it will come too late to stop global warming. More than 190 countries managed to finally agree a new climate change deal amid chaotic scenes in the early hours of Sunday morning in Durban, South Africa. (Snip) In the end the wording was decided in an extraordinary 10 minute 'huddle' between the exhausted ministers to decide the fate of future generations.
  • Climate conference approves landmark deal

    12/10/2011 6:22:22 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 10, 2011 8:42 PM EST | unattributed
    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...
  • Latest extortion attempt from Durban COP17: $1.6 Trillion

    12/10/2011 9:42:13 AM PST · by Signalman · 5 replies
    WUWT ^ | 12.10.2011 | Anthony Watts
    Gosh. Who knew that a massive tax could solve all imagined climate problems? David L. Hagen writes: The UN is demanding control over $1.6 trillion per year to control climate. Extract: 47. The provision of the amount of funds to be made available annually to developing country Parties, which shall be equivalent to the budget that developed countries spend on defence, security, and warfare. Fifty per cent of that amount shall be for adaptation, 20 per cent for mitigation, 15 per cent for technology development and transfer and 15 per cent for forest-related actions in developing country Parties;
  • Durban (South Africa Climate Summit) : what the media are not telling you

    12/09/2011 10:42:30 PM PST · by Enchante · 32 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | December 9, 2011 | Christopher Monckton
    A new International Climate Court will have the power to compel Western nations to pay ever-larger sums to third-world countries in the name of making reparation for supposed “climate debt”. The Court will have no power over third-world countries. Here and throughout the draft, the West is the sole target. “The process” is now irredeemably anti-Western. Ø “Rights of Mother Earth”: The draft, which seems to have been written by feeble-minded green activists and environmental extremists, talks of “The recognition and defence of the rights of Mother Earth to ensure harmony between humanity and nature”
  • Earliest Human Beds Found in South Africa

    12/09/2011 6:40:10 AM PST · by Fractal Trader · 30 replies
    Science Magazine Online ^ | 8 December 2011 | Michael Balter
    Sleepy time at Sibudu. Researchers have found microscopic evidence (inset) of 77,000-year-old bedding at this South African cave. "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise," wrote Benjamin Franklin in his Poor Richard's Almanack. That may have held true a couple of hundred years ago, but when it comes to our ancient human ancestors, researchers don't know much about how—or even where—they slept. Now a team working in South Africa claims to have found the earliest known sleeping mats, made of plant material and dated up to 77,000 years ago—50,000 years earlier than previous...
  • Carbon dioxide emissions show record jump

    12/06/2011 10:01:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 06 December 2011
    Carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels have soared in the last 20 years, giving the world much less chance of avoiding dangerous climate change, new data show. The research was published as lead negotiators were arriving at the UN climate talks in Durban, South Africa, where prospects of a new global treaty on climate change appeared to have stalled, with deep divisions between developed and developing countries. Emissions from burning fossil fuels rose by 5.9% in 2010, bringing the total rise since 1990—the baseline year for calculating emissions under the Kyoto protocol—to 49%. Measured over two decades, that is...
  • UN chief doubts comprehensive climate deal likely ("may be beyond our reach for now" .. WHEW!!)

    12/06/2011 9:26:36 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/6/11 | Arthur Max - AP
    DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — An all-encompassing climate deal "may be beyond our reach for now," the U.N. chief said Tuesday as China and India delivered a setback to European plans to negotiate a new treaty that would bind all parties to their pledges on greenhouse gas emissions. The European "road map" toward a new accord that would take effect after 2020 is a centerpiece of negotiations among 194 countries at a U.N. climate conference in the South African coastal city of Durban. It has been presented as a condition for Europe to renew and expand its emissions reduction targets...
  • Monckton on sensitivity training at Durban

    12/05/2011 9:50:04 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | December 5, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    It. Ain’t. Gonna. Happen.From Christopher Monckton of Brenchley in Durban, South AfricaIt. Ain’t. Gonna. Happen. This is the ghastly secret that almost all the delegates here in Durban are desperate to conceal. Paper after paper, result after result, shows that the “global warming” we can expect from a doubling of CO2 concentration this century is just one Celsius degree or perhaps 2 Fahrenheit degrees, not the 3-4 C° once predicted by the UN’s well-tarnished climate panel. When a journalist with South Africa’s national broadcaster interviewed me in the conference center, I told him the climate scam was just that –...
  • Greenpeace activists living in a dream world

    12/02/2011 3:10:24 PM PST · by Clive · 8 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2011-12-02 | Patrick Moore, Guest Columnist
    As environmental activists fly to Durban, South Africa to attack Canada’s climate change position at the UN climate change talks, I can’t stand idly by while false allegations continue to be made about one of Canada’s most innovative and important industries: The oil sands. Canadian oil is no “dirtier” than any other oil. When the full life-cycle is calculated, oil from the Canadian oil sands emits between 18 percent higher and 8 percent lower greenhouse gases compared to other sources of crude oil. I strongly favour reducing our dependence on fossil fuels by adopting technologies that use less of them....
  • U.N. Climate Conference's Goal? One-World Gov't

    11/30/2011 3:48:40 PM PST · by opentalk · 13 replies
    IBD ^ | November 29, 2011 | PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY
    The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, opening on Nov. 28, called COP-17, is one of a series of U.N. meetings working toward a specific goal. Advertising for this meeting features a long list of celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, U2's Bono, Ted Turner, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Al Gore and Michael Bloomberg. The U.N. goal is to move the United States into a global government by environmental regulations and a vast network of taxes. These newly imposed taxes will give the U.N. a tremendous stream of money in addition to U.S. dues and congressional appropriations.The plan for taxes was...
  • National Climate Ethics Campaign

    11/30/2011 9:27:36 AM PST · by Enchante · 24 replies
    National Climate Ethics Campaign ^ | 11/30/2011 | National Climate Ethics Campaign
    The National Climate Ethics Campaign is pleased to announce that the "Statement of Our Nation’s Moral Obligation to Address Climate Change" will be released Wednesday, November 30 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. in Room 406 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building (The Environment and Public Works Hearing Room). There are now over 1200 signers on the climate ethics statement. Please send the message pasted below to organizations, listservs, and people that might endorse it.
  • Durban Climate Change Conference 2011 opens in disarray

    11/28/2011 8:05:07 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 11 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:00PM GMT 28 Nov 2011 | By Aislinn Laing, Durban and Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent
    As delegates arrived in Durban on Sunday, dark skies gave way to thunder and lightning storms and torrential rain which waterlogged parts of the city’s conference venue and swept away tin shacks in townships on the outskirts of the city, killing eight people. On Monday, many of the estimated 15,000 delegates packed into the main hall for the opening session, only to be kept waiting for 40 minutes by South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma. Aides to the president blamed the president of Chad, saying Mr Zuma arrived on time but was forced to wait for him. The 17th Conference of...
  • Durban Climate Conference: The Dream Fades

    11/28/2011 10:14:45 AM PST · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 28, 2011 | S. Fred Singer
    Things don't look promising for the perennial climate confab which convenes in Durban, South Africa today. There is little chance of extending the expiring 1997 Kyoto Protocol to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. Kyoto has turned into a giant international scam that has already wasted hundreds of billions, with little to show for it; in fact, the increase in atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases has been accelerating. What brings nearly 200 delegations together is a dream -- the forlorn hope that developed nations who have ratified the Protocol will come up with a $100-billion-per-year aid program. This is supposed to allow developing...
  • Ahead Of Climate Talks, U.S. Leadership In Question

    11/28/2011 7:02:23 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 5 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | 11/28/2011 | Richard Harris
    Ahead Of Climate Talks, U.S. Leadership In Question by Richard HarrisNovember 28, 2011A new round of United Nations climate talks is getting under way in Durban, South Africa, Monday. And domestic struggles here in the United States are hampering the global talks.The United States is second only to China in emitting gases that cause global warming. Despite a presidential pledge to reduce emissions two years ago, we're spewing more carbon dioxide than ever into the atmosphere.That's putting a crimp on the 20-year-long struggle to develop a meaningful climate treaty.There was a glimmer of hope at a U.N. meeting two years...