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CHIMO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 05:08 PM
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China leads accusation that rich nations are trying to sabotage climate treaty
Source: guardian.co.uk

The US and other developed countries are attempting to "fundamentally sabotage" the Kyoto protocol and all-important international negotiations over its next phase, according to coordinated statements by China and 130 developing countries at UN climate talks in Bangkok today .

As 180 countries started a second week of talks, the developing countries showed their deep frustration at the slow pace of the negotiations on a global climate deal, which are planned to be concluded in two months' time in Copenhagen.

"The reason why we are not making progress is the lack of political will by Annex 1 countries. There is a concerted effort to fundamentally sabotage the Kyoto protocol," said ambassador Yu Qingtai China's special representative on climate talks. "We now hear statements that would lead to the termination of the protocol. They are introducing new rules, new formats. That's not the way to conduct negotiations," said Yu.

Yu's was echoed by Lumumba Di-Aping, Sudanese chair of the G77, the UN's largest intergovernmental organisation of developing states which represents 130 countries at the talks. "Feelings are running high in the G77. It is clear now that the rich countries want a deal outside the Kyoto agreement. It would be based on a total rejection of their historical responsibilities. This is an alarming development. The intention of developed countries is clearly to kill the protocol," he said.


Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/oct/05/clima...
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 05:13 PM
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1. Shiniest Mirror Award goes to....
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 10:55 PM
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2. Projection Alert!
Paging Dr. Freud, you are needed in Beijing!
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 08:28 AM
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3. Have I mentioned that I am developing Antarctic beach resort communities?
Edited on Tue Oct-06-09 08:29 AM by No Elephants
PM me if you want to put a down payment on one of the units.
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BadGimp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 08:54 AM
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4. Anyone surprised?
Didn't think so....
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cstanleytech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 10:48 AM
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5. How so?
That the more industrialized countries are trying to stop if not delay more control over pollution and emissions of gases that have a negative impact upon the environment? Not really, they have a $$$ incentive to try and delay it after all.
Or do you mean that am i surprised China is pushing it? Because I am not, they have an interest because I suspect they wont be impacted upon as bad and can make the changes easier then the more industrialized countries can.
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amandabeech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 12:00 PM
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6. China already has problems with drought in its northeast.
That is its wheat growing region. China is considering digging an irrigation canal from its warm, wet south to the north. However, the quality of the water will be poor, like much of China's water, and it is not clear whether the transported water will be fit to water plants, let alone water humans and animals.

Also, the desert is moving west toward Beijing at a good clip. Sandstorms there are common.



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