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Tue Jun 2, 2015, 06:09 AM

French minister: 2015 climate deal must avoid US Congress

The global climate agreement being negotiated this year must be worded in such a way that it doesn't require approval by the U.S. Congress, the French foreign minister said Monday.

Laurent Fabius told African delegates at U.N. climate talks in Bonn that "we know the politics in the U.S. Whether we like it or not, if it comes to the Congress, they will refuse."

If negotiators follow his plan, that would exclude an international treaty that has legally-binding limits on greenhouse gas emissions - something some countries still insist on but which would have no chance of being ratified by the Republican-controlled Congress.

"We must find a formula which is valuable for everybody and valuable for the U.S. without going to the Congress," said Fabius, who will host the U.N. climate summit in Paris in December where the new agreement is supposed to be adopted.


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Reply French minister: 2015 climate deal must avoid US Congress (Original post)
ellenrr Jun 2015 OP
daleanime Jun 2015 #1
Enthusiast Jun 2015 #2
daleanime Jun 2015 #4
Enthusiast Jun 2015 #6
daleanime Jun 2015 #8
pangaia Jun 2015 #7
Dont call me Shirley Jun 2015 #9
Dustlawyer Jun 2015 #3
Enthusiast Jun 2015 #5

Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 06:48 AM

1. What a nice reputation we have....

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Response to daleanime (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 07:55 AM

2. The word is getting out. Congress has a less than 9% approval rate with the American people.

I would imagine congress is even less popular overseas after the Iraq War preempted strike over faked up WMDs.

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 08:22 AM

4. It's nice that people are aware of how bad it is......

But it would be nicer if we did something about it.

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Response to daleanime (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 08:32 AM

6. It would be a different nation if congress had say just even a 30% approval.

I mean, they are so bad. Going against our wishes at every turn.



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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 09:29 AM

8. +1

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Response to daleanime (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 09:00 AM

7. I wish we could get Norway and Iceland to invade us and fix things.

Fat chance, though.

They won't touch such a diseased animal with a 10 foot pole.

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Response to daleanime (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 11:51 AM

9. People who are addicted to doing bad are not going to come out of their denial. They will

fight to the death before they admit they are fucked up.

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 08:04 AM

3. He should explain it is because they are owned by the polluters!

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 08:29 AM

5. +1

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