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UN negotiations to change climate may collapse

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Little-Acorn, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. Little-Acorn

    Little-Acorn Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2009
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    San Diego, CA
    Surprise, surprise, the Global Whatever activists can't seem to agree on a way to lower the temperature of the globe.

    In related news, the Alchemy Society can't seem to agree on a way to turn lead into gold, either.

    The reasons are similar.

    But here, the UN head is saying that, if they can't come up with a method soon, the entire negotiating process may collapse.

    My response: Sir, do you promise?



    UN process in danger unless world agrees on climate change

    Published: 5:29PM BST 11 Apr 2010

    The United Nation process is in danger of collapsing unless countries are able to agree on the best way to stop global warming by the end of this year, the outgoing head of climate change negotiations has warned.

    More than 170 UN countries gathered in Bonn this weekend for the first meeting on climate change since talks ended in chaos in Copenhagen at the end of last year.

    Yvo de Boer, the head of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which is leading the talks, said small progress was made on technical issues.

    The meeting at Copenhagen failed because rich and poor countries could not agree on the best way to cut greenhouse gases.

    Mr de Boer, who will leave his post in June, said the world cannot afford another failure.

    "Copenhagen was the last get-out-of-jail-free card and we cannot afford another failure in Cancun," he said.

    "I think if we see another failure in Cancun, that will cause a serious loss of confidence in the ability of this process to deliver."

    However the three day meeting in Bonn suggest there are still serious disagreements for the world to overcome.

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