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IDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 10:41 AM
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Climate change: vulnerable countries consider 'occupying' Durban talks
Source: The Guardian

Diplomats from some developing countries may "occupy" the UN climate negotiations that begin on Monday in Durban by staging sit-ins and boycotts over the lack of urgency in the talks.

The move follows a call by the former president of Costa Rica for vulnerable countries to refuse to leave the talks until "substantial" progress has been made.

"I have called on all vulnerable countries to 'occupy' Durban. We need an expression of solidarity by the delegations of those countries that are most affected by climate change, who go from one meeting to the next without getting responses on the issues that need to be dealt with," said Jos Mara Figueres.

"We went to Copenhagen with the illusion we could reach an equitable agreement. We went to Cancn where we saw slight but not sufficient progress. Frustration is now deep and building. Now we hear that we will need more conferences. Sometime we have to get serious. We should be going to Durban with the firm conviction that we do not come back until we have made substantial advances."

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/nov/24/clima...
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 10:46 AM
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1. The vulnerable countries should boycott trade with the intransigent "rich" countries
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 10:48 AM
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2. Occupy Republicon, Inc. Propaganda Spigots
The RepubliCons are determined to destroy not just democracy, but also the ecosystem.

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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 10:54 AM
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IDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 12:04 PM
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4. Just a slush fund for greedy banana republics, right?
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 12:12 PM
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IDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 12:28 PM
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6. You doubt their vulnerability
Countries which are already impoverished and facing much worse conditions in the years to come due to greenhouse gas levels they had very little to do with, are indeed vulnerable. They have more to fear from the "greedy and corrupt leaders" of the industrial nations and global corporations refusing to lessen their impact.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 08:24 AM
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neverforget Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 01:42 PM
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8. I guess it's greedy to not want to have your country drown by the rising
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NickB79 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 09:58 AM
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12. News flash: most of the countries in the world are vulnerable to climate change
When unstable weather like we had this past year drive up the price of food, for example, will you be "greedy" and bitch about high food costs?
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 11:49 AM
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certainot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 12:40 PM
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7. 15 of 16 2010 NCAA basketball tourney teams endorse GW denial by broadcasting on limbaugh stations
all climate action is harder because the left lets universities endorse RW radio, which does GW denial 24/7 on 1000 stations and reaches 50 mil a week.

talk radio is the samson hair of the modern republican party. it has turned the party of lincoln into the party of limbaugh and made the difference the last 20 years, right under the 'left's' noses because there is no readable record. all climate action is harder while 1% radio ignored, because there is NO organized opposition to the right wing radio monopoly.

legislation to fix the problem will be too slow or impossible. cit united requires that the 1%s best weapon can no longer be allowed to kick internet ass.

we allow our universities to contradict their own mission statements and require their students who don't have TVs or high speed to listen to RW radio stations for their uni sports..

those stations rely on those associations and they need to stop. if unis were challenged by their communities about the global warming denial, racism, sexism, lies, etc. many of those stations would have to consider losing local sponsors and going out of business or balancing programming or going to sports or music.

without their radio monopoly for that coordinated repetition to 50 mil a week they are toothless to intimidate pols and media and keep the GOP in lock step. and they'll lose their ability to create their own teabagger reality.
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Charronxyz Donating Member (77 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 01:47 PM
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9. Asking our politicians to fix global warming...
Asking our politicians to fix global warming is like asking the bankers to fix the financial situation, you end up with a cap and trade market scam where the World Bank will initially receives 100 billion dollars of your money as settled upon in the Cancun agreement, money that will be used to bribe national leaders to submit to western interests and enrich the 1%.

But slaves will be slaves and they will demand ever greater control from their masters, higher taxes and more restrictions on their activities while the ruling class and the polluters are laughing all the way to the bank, in fact the ruling class are the banks, they are the corporation and their media and they control the narrative.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 09:15 AM
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11. But, but, what do they want?????
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