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Sat Nov 30, 2019, 12:08 PM

Pelosi to lead delegation to climate summit amid U.S. withdrawal from Paris climate deal



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Pelosi to lead delegation to climate summit amid U.S. withdrawal from Paris climate deal
By Grace Segers
November 30, 2019 / 10:05 AM / CBS News


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading a delegation of members of Congress to the annual international climate summit known as COP25 in Madrid, Spain, next week. While the delegation will include members of both the House and Senate, it will not be bipartisan, as only Democrats will be attending.

"It is a privilege to accompany a high-level Congressional delegation to Spain to combat the existential threat of our time: the climate crisis," Pelosi said in a statement on Saturday.

"Taking action to protect our planet is a public health decision for clean air and clean water for our children, an economic decision for creating the green, good-paying jobs of the future, a national security decision to address resource competition and climate migration and also a moral decision to be good stewards of God's creation and pass a sustainable, healthy planet to the next generation," she said. "On behalf of the U.S. Congress, I am proud to travel to COP25 to reaffirm the commitment of the American people to combating the climate crisis."


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Current national pledges would leave the world 5.8 degrees Fahrenheit warmer by 2100 than pre-industrial times, with dramatic consequences for life on Earth, according to the report. A fivefold increase in measures pledged so far would be needed in order to limit the increase to 2.7 degrees, the goal of the climate agreement.

Meanwhile, students around the world skipped school Friday to protest global warming. Demonstrations in Madrid, Tokyo and Melbourne were billed as a "Global Day of Action" ahead of the summit in Madrid.

Mr. Trump is unlikely to attend the summit, but the administration will send a small delegation of career diplomats to represent the U.S., Bloomberg reported. Mr. Trump is set to head to London next week to meet with other world leaders and mark the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) alliance.

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Reply Pelosi to lead delegation to climate summit amid U.S. withdrawal from Paris climate deal (Original post)
babylonsister Saturday OP
flamingdem Saturday #1
Gothmog Saturday #2
lunatica Saturday #3
mwooldri Saturday #4
lunatica Saturday #5
Hermit-The-Prog Saturday #6
SallyHemmings Saturday #7
liberalla Saturday #8
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Saturday #9
Karadeniz Saturday #10

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2019, 12:17 PM

1. Fantastic! Pelosi won't let Trump destroy the global effort

to tackle climate change. So happy to see real leadership on climate.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2019, 01:49 PM

2. We are so lucky to have a leader like Speaker Pelosi

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2019, 02:21 PM

3. This gives me so much hope!

Just fucking go over Trumpís head against his wishes.

Does The House have the ability to pass something that gives the Global Climate Agreement finds?

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Response to lunatica (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 30, 2019, 02:35 PM

4. House controls the purse strings.

If they want to pass a budget earmarking $X for Y, they can. Whether the executive office will use it and use it wisely is another thing...

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Response to mwooldri (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 30, 2019, 02:40 PM

5. Thanks!

Itís good to know! So that means they could write and pass bills, although right now the odds of the Senate passing them or the president not vetoing them is moot.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 30, 2019, 02:45 PM

6. yep, we still have Moscow Mitch in the way of saving homo sapiens

Oil companies, car manufacturers, coal owners, Putin's gang, GOP and Moscow Mitch want to party on until we make ourselves extinct.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2019, 02:51 PM

7. I love Pelosi!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2019, 05:07 PM

8. I hope there's a LOT of media coverage on this. I want everyone to be inundated with

visual images of strong, capable, positive female leadership from the Unite States. It will give the world hope... It will give all of us hope. Greta Thunberg will be there. Young people will be watching.

And anyone who says that Democrats and Repugs are the same will see a glaring difference.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2019, 08:08 PM

9. Glad to hear someone gives a shit.

Unfortunately not the dotard.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2019, 09:46 PM

10. Someone has to behave responsibly!

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