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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:18 PM
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UN chief slams rich nations' plans to delay climate change treaty
Source: The Guardian

The United Nations' environment chief has slammed plans by the world's richest nations to put off a global treaty on climate change to 2020, saying the proposals were "very high risk".

Achim Steiner, executive director of the UN environment programme, said postponing an agreement which was meant to be signed in 2013 to the end of this decade was a "political choice" rather than one based on science.

The Guardian revealed this week that most of the world's rich economies have quietly decided to shelve plans for a global agreement on climate change to take effect within the next few years, instead pushing for an agreement by the end of 2015 or 2016, and coming into effect until 2020. Scientists and economists have said this plan risks leading to catastrophic and irreversible climate change.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/nov/23/un-ch...
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qb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:26 PM
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1. Our leaders fiddle while the whole world burns.
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:30 PM
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2. Wrong our "leaders" pour gasoline on the fire as the world world burns
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qb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:38 PM
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3. I stand corrected.
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:39 PM
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4. You misspelled "thermite" (nt)
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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 07:56 AM
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5. You bet it was a "political choice" ...
> most of the world's rich economies have quietly decided to shelve plans
> for a global agreement on climate change to take effect within the next
> few years, instead pushing for an agreement by the end of 2015 or 2016,
> and coming into effect until 2020.

> Scientists and economists have said this plan risks leading to catastrophic
> and irreversible climate change.

The 0.01% in charge of the world's rich economies simply don't give a shit.
All they want is increased profit this year, this quarter, this month.

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