U.S. backs $100 bln climate fund

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  1. fightlivefree

    fightlivefree Former Guest

    Nov 26, 2009
    The country is already broke yet the US is ready to spend 100 billion on this fraud. All the European Countries are pushing for Global Warming too because Goldman and Sachs will be the middle man in selling these global warming tax credis now called cap and trade tax credits. The revenue it will bring will be greater than all the stocks, commidity trades, bonds, etc. combined. There will literally be rivers of money flowing into GS.


    U.S. backs $100 bln climate fund, world leaders meet

    COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - U.S. backing for a $100 billion climate fund to help poor nations revived hopes for a deal to combat global warming on Thursday as world leaders met on the eve of a U.N. deadline for breaking deadlock.

    Green Business

    Many leaders mentioned risks of failure at a two-day summit that started with a gala dinner for about 120 world leaders at Christiansborg Palace, hosted by Denmark's Queen Margrethe.

    "Time is against us, let's stop posturing," French President Nicolas Sarkozy said in a speech to leaders. "A failure in Copenhagen would be a catastrophe for each and every one of us."

    Environment ministers planned to work late into the night on draft texts outlining curbs on greenhouse gas emissions as part of a 193-nation deal due on Friday to avert more floods, heatwaves, droughts and rising sea levels.

    The United States, the number two emitter of greenhouse gases behind China, helped the mood by promising to back a $100 billion a year fund for poor nations from 2020. President Barack Obama will arrive early on Friday.

    "The United States is prepared to work with other countries toward a goal of jointly mobilizing $100 billion a year by 2020 to address the climate change needs of developing countries," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a news conference.

    Such funds would be more than all current aid flows to poor nations, a U.N. official said, and in line with demands put forward for African nations. "That's very encouraging," U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said of the U.S. pledge.


    A U.S. official said Obama was unlikely to be more specific about U.S. commitments to help provide funds for poor countries.

    And the U.S. official said he could not predict whether world leaders would reach a deal but said Obama would stay committed to working on the issue if talks were not successful.

    A few Greenpeace activists carrying signs saying "Politicians talk, leaders Act" walked straight up the red carpet into Christiansborg Palace after arriving in a motorcade in front of Clinton, Greenpeace said. They were removed by guards.

    Accord on finance is one part of a puzzle that also includes a host of other measures, such as saving rainforests, boosting carbon markets and stiffening global carbon emissions curbs.

    "If each and everyone does a little bit more than we can do this," German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. She said the European Union was willing to do more but would not act alone.

    But any deal will have to be agreed by unanimity. Some small island states and African nations -- most vulnerable to climate change -- insist they will not agree a weak deal.

    "We are talking about the survival of our nation," said Prime Minister Apisai Ielemia of the Pacific island state of Tuvalu of the talks that began two years ago in Bali, Indonesia.

    The talks, deadlocked for 24 hours, resumed after Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen dropped plans to present his own compromise texts. His plan had been opposed by poor nations which insisted everyone should be involved.

    The draft texts include possible goals such as halving world greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or obliging developed nations to cut their emissions by between 25 and 40 percent by 2020.

    "We are moving out of the valley of death. We are beginning to see the outlines of a compromise, helped by the U.S. offer on finance," said Kim Carstensen, head of the WWF environmental group's global climate initiative.

    Earlier on Thursday, prospects for a strong U.N. climate pact seemed remote as nations blamed leading emitters China and the United States for deadlock on carbon cuts. But ministers and leaders urged fresh urgency.

    "Copenhagen is too important to fail," China's climate change ambassador Yu Qingtai said, adding that the presence of Premier Wen Jiabao, who arrived in Copenhagen on Wednesday evening, was testament to China's commitment.

    India's environment minister Jairam Ramesh accused rich countries of planning a "propaganda campaign" to blame developing nations for any breakdown. Developing economies are expected to add almost all future growth in carbon emissions.

    Clinton said a deal would fail unless developing nations, specifically China, committed to transparency on their emissions curbs.

    (With extra reporting by Anna Ringstrom, David Fogarty, Richard Cowan, Emma Graham-Harrison, Krittivas Mukherjee, Karin Jensen; Writing by Gerard Wynn and Alister Doyle; Editing by Dominic Evans)
  2. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    By the time the O-hole in office is done with his taxing, we'll be calling GWB's Presidency as the "good old days."

  3. topper

    topper New Member

    Aug 2, 2006
    deep in the woods
    More and more BS. It's just a giant freaking joke and we all get to pay for it. America will NEVER come back as a great nation if we keep letting this Obama idiot tax us into the poorhouse. Everthing this nut case says is about money....Ours!
  4. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    Al Gore stands to make a TON of money from this as well, through the Hurrah company.

    Oh, I hope I didn't burst any bubbles of those that thought he was doing this because he was a friend of the earth!
  5. Eddie N

    Eddie N New Member

    Apr 23, 2009
    Whatever happened to "of the people, by the people, for the people"? These knotheads sure are free with our hard earned money! Time to kick them ALL out!:mad::mad::mad:
  6. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    Unfordunately, it seem like for every one of us that feels this way, there are two hugging a tree and praising the altruism of Al Gore.

    Or it could be that they are just a lot mouthier than we are.
  7. Eddie N

    Eddie N New Member

    Apr 23, 2009
    I think it's the latter.
  8. Like I said in another thread, this is nothing more than our first tax payment to the new unified global gov't that is being set-up to "protect the environment":mad::mad:
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