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EU To Fund Poor For ‘Climate Change’

From a wildly cheering New York Times:

E.U. Reaches Funding Deal on Climate Change

By JAMES KANTER and STEPHEN CASTLE

October 31, 2009

European Union leaders on Friday offered to contribute money to a global fund to help developing countries tackle global warming hoping kick-start stalled talks on a new agreement on climate change.

But E.U. leaders disappointed climate campaigners by making the offer conditional on donations from other parts of the world and by failing to decide how much Europe would contribute to a global pot of up to 50 billion euros by 2020.

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt insisted the E.U. now had "a very strong negotiating position" to press for a global deal at United Nations talks in Copenhagen in December that are aimed at agreeing a successor accord to the Kyoto Protocol.

Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, also stressed that Europe was leading the way.

"There is no-one else among the industrialized nations" to have made as concrete an offer of climate finance, Ms. Merkel told a press conference in Brussels.

But environmental groups took a mostly negative view of the results of the two-day summit, saying E.U. leaders had chosen vague, global figures and thereby diminished chances of unblocking climate negotiations ahead of the meeting in Copenhagen.

"Europe has failed once again to say how much it is prepared to contribute for climate finance," said Sonja Meister, a climate campaign coordinator for Friends of the Earth Europe. "In every way the EU is shirking its historical responsibilities and blocking progress towards the just and fair agreement the world needs in Copenhagen," she said.

The European Commission had called on E.U. leaders to make an offer of up to 15 billion euros annually by 2020.

Mr. Reinfeldt, the Swedish prime minister, said leaders had instead agreed that developing nations needed about 100 billion euros annually by 2020 and that, of that sum, between 22 billion euros and 50 billion euros would have to come from public funds, as opposed to private sources like investments in carbon-reduction projects.

Mr. Reinfeldt also said that E.U. nations could make a voluntary decision to contribute to a so-called fast-track mechanism that would make funds available immediately to developing countries…

The mask is off:

The European Commission had called on E.U. leaders to make an offer of up to 15 billion euros [$22.2 billion dollars] annually by 2020.

In case anyone was still skeptical about the real motive behind the ‘global warming’ hysteria is redistribution of wealth on a global scale.

Indeed, ‘global warming’ has merely replaced ‘reparations for colonialism.’

But the purpose is still the same underneath.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, October 31st, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “EU To Fund Poor For ‘Climate Change’”

  1. joeblough says:

    I really do not find the last century of European history to be a recommendation for European judgment … in anything.

  2. Rusty Shackleford says:

    In other news, the Michael Jackson Fan Club and “Thriller” Reunion went well. (see photo)

  3. Liberals Demise says:

    “I gave at the office!”
    (that I no longer work at)

  4. proreason says:

    “Climate Debt”

    I’ve given up on thinking they can’t top themselves.

    Maybe “Jesus wants you to die for your sins” would be the limit, but I don’t have the imagination and greed that that they do, so even that is probably understating their willingness to distort language in order to steal the wealth of others.

  5. TwilightZoned says:

    Global warming is such a ruse as well as
    swine flu (H1N1) being a national emergency/
    pandemic.

    “In every way the EU is shirking its historical responsibilities
    and blocking progress towards the just and fair agreement
    the world needs in Copenhagen,” she said.

    Speaking of Copenhagen, how many saw Glenn Beck this
    past Friday? Fair and just agreement…in their dreams!
    The website to support the Instrument of Repudiation of
    Proposed Treaty of Copenhagen is:
    http://www.webcommentary.com

  6. beautyofreason says:

    Yeah, we all know that cutting the carbon output and economic production of the third world will be oh-so-great on early industrial societies, and will end poverty by reducing the number of jobs available – if everyone is poor then poor doesn’t mean anything. It’s kind of like stopping a disease by killing the patient.

    I’m sure the environmental groups care about the third world too. Nothing says “care” like promoting organic farming, which can only support the food needs of about four billion people if implemented on a full scale. Or those against genetically modified seeds like “golden rice,” which produce added levels of vitamin A to prevent blindness in young children.

    Wonder who volunteers to off themselves to the green cause? At the very least, we will all suffer for their lofty ideals.


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