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HonestChieffan
11-17-2009, 04:54 PM
This will be interesting. With Obama wanting to be everyones best buddy and your tax dollars plus his declaerd love of anything UN....waych and see how much he gives away of YOUR money.

We should tell these people to pound sand. We dont have the money and CO2 is all bogus to begin with....

Think Millenium Project....its happening.


Africa agrees on secret climate damages demand
Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:56am EST




By Barry Malone

ADDIS ABABA, Nov 17 (Reuters) - African leaders agreed on Tuesday on how much cash to demand from the rich world to compensate for the impact of climate change on the continent but kept the figure secret ahead of next month's Copenhagen talks.

The United Nations summit in Denmark will try to agree on how to counter climate change and come up with a post-Kyoto treaty protocol to curb emissions.

"We have set a minimum beyond which we will not go," Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who will represent Africa at the talks, told reporters. "But I am not in a position to tell you what that minimum figure will be."

Exhaustive preparatory talks since 2007 have failed to solve splits between rich and poor countries or find extra funds to help developing nations to pay for expensive technology to ensure they do not over pollute as their economies grow.

"There are many calculations including up to the $100 billion (a year) mark that has been set by some experts. We will be very flexible," Meles said.

Poor nations want rich countries to cut emissions by 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2020. But some in the West complain that such cuts are not realistic, especially so soon after the global economic downturn.

So far, promises by the rich fall short, at cuts of about 11 to 15 percent.



THREATENED WALKOUT

Fearing that the talks may fail, Denmark last week said it would ask world leaders to come for the final two days of the Dec. 7-18 conference to push for a deal at the meeting, originally meant for environment ministers.

Meles -- who has threatened a walkout of the 52 African nations he will represent -- said his priorities at the talks would be to ensure carbon emissions are reduced and to secure a fair yearly compensation amount for Africa.

The Ethiopian leader was speaking in Addis Ababa at a meeting of an African Union (AU) committee of 10 nations charged with agreeing a common position.

Aid workers say a five-year drought, worsened by climate change, is afflicting 23 million people in east Africa, with Ethiopia worst affected.

Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni also attended the last session the AU group will have before next month's talks.

Meles said Africa wanted a treaty to be agreed in Copenhagen but could accept a "binding political agreement" as a steppingstone to a treaty being agreed later.

The Geneva-based Global Humanitarian Forum says poor nations bear more than nine-tenths of the human and economic burden of climate change.

The 50 poorest countries, however, contribute less than 1 percent of the carbon dioxide emissions that scientists say are threatening the planet, it says.


http://www.reuters.com/article/homepageCrisis/idUSLH624029._CH_.2400

Rain Man
11-17-2009, 04:59 PM
And people wonder why we invented AIDS.

Donger
11-17-2009, 05:02 PM
Does any rational person really agree with this? Hasn't Ethiopia been arid for a few thousand years?

Rain Man
11-17-2009, 05:04 PM
I want Africa to pay me money for those darn Feed the Children commercials. Do they have any idea who disturbing those are?

banyon
11-17-2009, 05:05 PM
Does any rational person really agree with this? Hasn't Ethiopia been arid for a few thousand years?

No, and it will go nowhere. No more "gravey", even if it causes HCF to wet his bed at night.

Rain Man
11-17-2009, 05:09 PM
No, and it will go nowhere. No more "gravey", even if it causes HCF to wet his bed at night.


It seems like with famine and drought and AIDS and warfare, Africa's already got more than its share of the "grave-y".

Donger
11-17-2009, 05:13 PM
No, and it will go nowhere. No more "gravey", even if it causes HCF to wet his bed at night.

Yes, it seems that our African brethren may have over-played their hand:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/nov/04/us-climate-change-copenhagen-treaty

I really don't think that it is in the best interest of the United States to enter into any "climate change" obligations at this time, anyway.

blaise
11-17-2009, 05:20 PM
It reminds me of the South Park episode when Canada goes on strike for more money and no one cares.

Iowanian
11-17-2009, 05:38 PM
I think they get plenty of US aid now....

Pound Sand.

Rain Man
11-17-2009, 05:39 PM
Perhaps a reasonable compromise would be to look the other way while their leaders divert and steal money from their citizens.

HonestChieffan
11-17-2009, 05:48 PM
Perhaps a reasonable compromise would be to look the other way while their leaders divert and steal money from their citizens.


Well I dont see any Africans coming to help us when our leaders divert and steal money from we citizens.

Screw em.

Rain Man
11-17-2009, 05:53 PM
Well I dont see any Africans coming to help us when our leaders divert and steal money from we citizens.

Screw em.


The Nigerians are always trying to help you. Don't deny it.