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Leaders Put Off ‘Climate Change’ Deal

From a tear soaked New York Times:

Leaders Agree to Delay a Deal on Climate Change

By HELENE COOPER

November 15, 2009

SINGAPORE — President Obama and other world leaders have decided to put off the difficult task of reaching a climate change agreement at a global climate conference scheduled for next month, agreeing instead to make it the mission of the Copenhagen conference to reach a less specific “politically binding” agreement that would punt the most difficult issues into the future.

At a hastily arranged breakfast on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit meeting on Sunday morning, the leaders, including Lars Lokke Rasmussen, the prime minister of Denmark and the chairman of the climate conference, agreed that in order to salvage Copenhagen they would have to push a fully binding legal agreement down the road, possibly to a second summit meeting in Mexico City later on.

“There was an assessment by the leaders that it is unrealistic to expect a full internationally, legally binding agreement could be negotiated between now and Copenhagen, which starts in 22 days,” said Michael Froman, the deputy national security adviser for international economic affairs. “I don’t think the negotiations have proceeded in such a way that any of the leaders thought it was likely that we were going to achieve a final agreement in Copenhagen, and yet thought that it was important that Copenhagen be an important step forward, including with operational impact.”

The agreement on Sunday codifies what negotiators had already accepted as all but inevitable: that representatives of the 192 nations in the talks would not resolve the outstanding issues in time. The gulf between rich and poor countries, and even among the wealthiest nations, was just too wide.

Among the chief barriers to a comprehensive deal in Copenhagen was Congress’s inability to enact climate and energy legislation that sets binding targets on greenhouse gases in the United States. Without such a commitment, other nations are loath to make their own pledges.

Administration officials and Congressional leaders have said that final legislative action on a climate bill would not occur before the first half of next year…

Translation: China told Mr. Obama that the US had better pay back some of its debt before destroying its (and China’s) economy.

But isn’t it ironic to see capitalism being defended by the Chi-Coms?

Talk about the unintended consequences – for our radical leftists.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, November 15th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “Leaders Put Off ‘Climate Change’ Deal”

  1. canary says:

    Obama not wearing his flag pin. He looks like an alien. Reminds me that Japan’s emperor wife wrote a book, that during her sleep one night aliens abducted her. Those dreamers

  2. proreason says:

    The Chicago Way.

    This time with the gun pointed at HIS head instead of him pointing the gun at the OTHER GUY’s head.

    But he’s ok with it.

    That’s how he expects the world to work.

    Particularly now that he has surrendered our country.

  3. bill says:

    Obviously the IPCC needs more time to rig up some new ‘fake data’ since the old fake data has been proved false.

    I bet our dear reader thinks he can make this an election issue, by charging up his clowns.

    • proreason says:

      Well bill, the data was definitly looking false, until the data mysteriously was “lost”. Now nobody can ever know for sure that it was faked. Funny how that kind of stuff happens so much.

  4. bill says:

    The simple fact that the absorption chemistry of atmospheric CO2 could never produce the results that Al Gore advertised in his fiction movie never occurred to anybody is magic in itself. It was only those mysterious positive feed-backs that made the scary computer models possible.

    If the positive feedback envisioned were anywhere near real, we would all be toast long before now.

    The US government spent $30 billion trying to make their hoax come true and failed.

  5. Tater Salad says:

    Kid Mao looks splendid in his new garb. Problem with this that He wants everyone in America to wear the same!

    • Liberals Demise says:

      What is this?
      The Chi-Com Glee Club?
      Mao Tse Oblabla fits right in but the 2 paste white crackers really stand out.
      What be up wi dat, homey?

  6. BigOil says:

    Delaying this sham at Copenhagen – or even not passing Cap and Tax – is of little practical importance. Barry will use the EPA to regulate CO2 and destroy our manufacturing base. China and the UN bureaucrats will get what they want in the end.

  7. Chuckk says:

    Put it off? I thought it would be too late if things were delayed even a couple of years. Has Obama doomed the planet?


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