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27. Obama says 'unprecedented' deal reached on climate
Source: Yahoo

COPENHAGEN President Barack Obama said the United States, China and several other countries reached an "unprecedented breakthrough" Friday to curb greenhouse gas emissions including a mechanism to verify compliance after a frenzied day of diplomacy at the U.N. climate talks.

The agreement, which also includes the developing nations of India, South Africa and Brazil, requires each country to list the actions they will take to cut global warming pollution by specific amounts, a senior Obama administration official said. The official described the deal on the condition of anonymity because specific details had not been announced.

The deal reiterates a goal that eight leading industrialized nations set earlier this year on long-term emission cuts and provides a mechanism to help poor countries prepare for climate change, the official said.

But it falls far short of committing any nation to emissions reductions beyond a general acknowledgment that the effort should contain global temperatures along the lines agreed to by the leading economic nations in July.

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I guess it is revolutionary given that the feds are not denying climate change.
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  -"Meaningful Agreement" Reached on Climate jefferson_dem  Dec-18-09 03:03 PM   #0 
  - The US can promise not to buy China's shit. We can start making our own.  valerief   Dec-18-09 03:05 PM   #1 
  - Will only happen..  WriteDown   Dec-18-09 03:07 PM   #2 
  - a return to manufacturing is the only real permanent solution  endless october   Dec-18-09 03:36 PM   #5 
  - It would be good.  Igel   Dec-18-09 04:05 PM   #7 
     - Yeah, and it puts people here to work, too. (Not that I don't want to see  valerief   Dec-18-09 07:03 PM   #25 
  - Gee I wonder what Steven Harper is thinking now  whosinpower   Dec-18-09 03:07 PM   #3 
  - I Have to Borrow that.... the deniers are becomeing obsolete to solutions  fascisthunter   Dec-18-09 03:39 PM   #6 
  - I don't like the sound of "Meaningful Agreement" that's  doc03   Dec-18-09 03:34 PM   #4 
  - If this "agreement" is anything like the "gang of 10"'s agreement on health care...  Javaman   Dec-18-09 04:11 PM   #8 
  - If Obama says it, I don't believe it. n/t  placton   Dec-18-09 04:12 PM   #9 
  - Of course you don't.  jefferson_dem   Dec-18-09 04:35 PM   #11 
  - China's Carbon Intensity means China's CO2 output will rise  FreakinDJ   Dec-18-09 04:20 PM   #10 
  - YES. YES. YES. Go to China , denounce them in Tienanmen Square,  denem   Dec-18-09 04:49 PM   #12 
     - He'd be further ahead to go to Lafayette Square because we are  EFerrari   Dec-18-09 04:57 PM   #14 
        - He is demanding that China cut emissions.  denem   Dec-18-09 05:25 PM   #15 
        - We have a mote & beam problem, it seems.  EFerrari   Dec-18-09 05:29 PM   #16 
           - Not really. The US has no authority to demand China cut emmissions,  denem   Dec-18-09 05:47 PM   #17 
              - US has done more to cut CO2 emissions then China ever will  FreakinDJ   Dec-18-09 06:17 PM   #19 
              - The US has made more CO2 emmissions than China ever has.  denem   Dec-18-09 06:27 PM   #20 
                 - China will never institute emission standards  FreakinDJ   Dec-18-09 07:18 PM   #32 
                    - Never say never  denem   Dec-18-09 07:23 PM   #34 
              - That is what I meant. The beam in our own eye vs the mote in theirs. n/t  EFerrari   Dec-18-09 09:10 PM   #61 
        - Working on the Stupidity Award - China is #1 emitter of CO2  FreakinDJ   Dec-18-09 06:12 PM   #18 
           - 'Playing'? " China ... will increase emissions for the next 50 years"  denem   Dec-18-09 06:32 PM   #22 
           - You forgot you were WRONG about #1 CO2 emitter  FreakinDJ   Dec-18-09 07:10 PM   #30 
              - BS. Where exactly did I say that?  denem   Dec-18-09 07:21 PM   #33 
                 - *** Crickets ***  denem   Dec-18-09 09:05 PM   #60 
           - I wouldn't dream of tresspassing on your territory. nt  EFerrari   Dec-18-09 07:39 PM   #39 
  - Obama: they took the bribe we offered  EFerrari   Dec-18-09 04:55 PM   #13 
  - No Sale ... it was bland and meaningless. eom  ShortnFiery   Dec-18-09 06:28 PM   #21 
  - Kyoto dies in 2012.  denem   Dec-18-09 06:38 PM   #23 
  - ????  timo   Dec-18-09 06:38 PM   #24 
  - Think Many Folks Fail To Appreciate The Progress From Outright Denial  TomCADem   Dec-18-09 07:09 PM   #26 
  - Obama says 'unprecedented' deal reached on climate  TomCADem   Dec-18-09 07:09 PM   #27 
  - I think it's odd that they're running the spin control FIRST...  mike_c   Dec-18-09 07:09 PM   #28 
  - That's sure a lot different than the story I posted just before you!  stevedeshazer   Dec-18-09 07:09 PM   #29 
  - This is the sentence I was looking for:  CaliforniaPeggy   Dec-18-09 07:11 PM   #31 
  - Low targets, goals dropped: Copenhagen ends in failure  stevedeshazer   Dec-18-09 07:32 PM   #35 
  - Hopenfailen: Mission Accomplished.  Systematic Chaos   Dec-18-09 07:32 PM   #36 
  - Further proof that we're going to have to come up with a technological solution.  truthisfreedom   Dec-18-09 07:32 PM   #37 
  - Low targets, goals dropped: Copenhagen ends in failure  Elmore Furth   Dec-18-09 07:32 PM   #38 
     - Kick  saigon68   Dec-19-09 07:29 AM   #64 
  - U.S., China, India, S. Africa reach climate deal  sabra   Dec-18-09 07:50 PM   #40 
  - This success is clearly another Obama failure!  Renew Deal   Dec-18-09 07:50 PM   #41 
  - I think people are wondering what "meaningful" means before jumping up and down  fascisthunter   Dec-18-09 07:50 PM   #42 
     - Yeah, no details yet. Hard to get very excited about a non-binding agreement we haven't even seen.  OregonBlue   Dec-18-09 07:50 PM   #43 
        - historically we have been let down so why assume  fascisthunter   Dec-18-09 07:50 PM   #45 
  - NO! It'll only benefit teh bankas! YEah, teh bankas - oh, and da Nazzis too - yeah, dem Natzis  HughMoran   Dec-18-09 07:50 PM   #44 
  - Another huge steaming turd for us to swallow  AngryAmish   Dec-18-09 07:50 PM   #46 
  - Another 95-0 vote coming? n/t  rayofreason   Dec-18-09 07:50 PM   #47 
  - hope it's not more window dressing  m3e92man8850   Dec-18-09 07:50 PM   #48 
  - Obama Dramatically Interrupts Meeting, Negotiators Reach Final Agreement  bananas   Dec-18-09 07:51 PM   #49 
  - This story doesn't even make sense and I think Douglas Fairbanks  EFerrari   Dec-18-09 07:51 PM   #50 
  - the right for having gone too far and the left for not having gone far enough  treestar   Dec-18-09 07:51 PM   #51 
  - Why the fuck doesn't he do that to the Senate?  santamargarita   Dec-18-09 07:51 PM   #52 
  - Because he has been paid (and will be paid again) for...  Amonester   Dec-18-09 07:51 PM   #57 
  - Is this "Gone With the Wind" and is Obama supposed to be Clark Gable  galileoreloaded   Dec-18-09 07:51 PM   #53 
  - Maybe the President had an "Invictus" moment....  Aviation Pro   Dec-18-09 07:51 PM   #54 
  - Entire nations will have drowned by 2015, the date of the next get-together. Sigh.  kestrel91316   Dec-18-09 07:51 PM   #55 
     - there are follow up meetings in 6 and 12 months  grantcart   Dec-18-09 07:51 PM   #56 
        - Congress won't approve any of it. We lack the votes.  kestrel91316   Dec-18-09 08:35 PM   #58 
        - Oh, great - they're having meetings?!? I'm sure they'll hammer out a binding agreement . . .  hatrack   Dec-19-09 10:02 AM   #65 
  - China snubbed Obama by sending low level officials to negotiate with him  IndianaGreen   Dec-18-09 08:45 PM   #59 
  - The bread is pretty. The tomatos are ripe. But I'd like to know...  Wardoc   Dec-19-09 04:23 AM   #62 
  - Meaningful - sure, right up there with peace in our time n/t  24601   Dec-19-09 06:56 AM   #63 
  - They say a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step and I believe that's what this was.  Uncle Joe   Dec-19-09 10:10 AM   #66 

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