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COP15 Deal Pledges Cash For Dictators

From the Agence France-Pressee:

Climate deal passed amid condemnation, disappointment

by Richard Ingham Sat Dec 19

COPENHAGEN (AFP) – A UN conference on Saturday rammed through a battle plan against climate change forged by US President Barack Obama and other top leaders, sidelining smaller states which lashed the deal as betrayal.

After toxic exchanges, the summit chair forced through a deal using an unusual procedural tool that effectively dropped all obstacles to the new-born Copenhagen Accord…

Obama earlier called the political accord an "unprecedented breakthrough" after meetings with about two dozen presidents and prime ministers in Copenhagen.

The agreement was assembled in a frenzied game of climate poker among the leaders of the United States, China, India, Brazil and South Africa and major European countries. The group had been chosen by conference chair Denmark after it became clear the summit was in danger of catastrophic failure.

But the deal was savaged when it was put to a full session of the 194-nation UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Half a dozen developing countries led the charge, blasting the document as a cosy backdoor deal that violated UN democracy, excluded the poor and doomed the world to disastrous climate change

The draft is intended to be the kernel of a strategy to slash the fossil-fuel emissions that trap the Sun’s heat and are warming Earth’s surface, slowly but ruthlessly damaging our weather systems.

It set a commitment to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit), but did not spell out the important stepping stones — global emissions targets for 2020 or 2050 — for getting there…

The deal was more detailed on how poor countries should be financially aided to shore up their defences against rising seas, droughts, floods and storms.

Rich countries pledged 30 billion dollars in "fast-track" finance for the 2010-2012 period, including 11 billion from Japan, 10.6 billion from the European Union and 3.6 billion dollars from the United States.

They set an ambitious goal of "jointly mobilising" 100 billion dollars by 2020…

The goal is to complete a signable treaty in Mexico City in December 2010 and have it take effect from 2013, after the current roster of pledges under the UN’s Kyoto Protocol expire.

The outcome in Copenhagen will deliver a boost to Obama’s efforts to secure legislation in the US Congress that would set his country on a path to lower emissions by around 17 percent by 2020 over a 2005 benchmark.

He described the deal as a "meaningful and unprecedented breakthrough."

"Going forward, we are going to have to build on the momentum we have achieved here in Copenhagen. We have come a long way but we have much further to go," he added.

More than 130 heads of state and government attended the outcome.

"This was the biggest meeting of heads of state and government in the history of the United Nations and possibly in history," said UNFCCC Information Officer John Hay.

"It’s the first time that heads of state and government have got involved in drafting text."

In reality the radical left are just following their usual strategy in implementing their agenda.

They are willing to start small and seemingly benign. But they are careful to plant the seeds of the cancer that will later metastasize fully into their ultimate goal.

We have seen it with every liberal social issue over the last sixty years of this country.

And we are seeing it in spades with ‘healthcare reform.’

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, December 19th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “COP15 Deal Pledges Cash For Dictators”

  1. bill says:

    I am always amused that Democrats think the lamestream media will be able to lie for them forever.

    Democrats, lie, cheat and steal, it’s all they know.

  2. joeblough says:

    The Aztec high priests that actually tore the hearts out of their sacrificial victims — in order to keep the sun shining and prevent climate change — always managed to live pretty high on the hog themselves.

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