The HUGE waste of time and funds that was the recently-concluded U-frigging-N COP20 talks in Lima, Peru have ONCE AGAIN been a dismal failure.
Of course, THAT is the way they usually wind up. The Klimate Klowns will go home, pissed that NO ONE wants to pay for their grandiose schemes that HALF the world will NOT abide by anyway. Story from Michael Bastasch at The Daily Caller.com
UN Climate Talks Once Again Break Down Over ‘Climate Reparations’
9:54 PM 12/13/2014 By Michael Bastasch Contributor
By the end of the 10-day conference, diplomats were once again divided over questions of how much money rich countries should give poor countries in aid to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and adapt to global temperature rises.
So far, rich nations have only pledged $10 billion to the UN’s Green Climate Fund. This is below the $15 billion goal set by the UN and well below the $100 billion per year promise made by rich countries, including the U.S., in 2009.
“We are disappointed,” Prakash Javadekar a UN delegate from India, told The Guardian. “It is ridiculous. It is ridiculously low.”
“We are upset that 2011, 2012, 2013 – three consecutive years – the developed world provided $10bn each year for climate action support to the developing world, but now they have reduced it. Now they are saying $10bn is for four years, so it is $2.5bn,” Javadekar said.
Poor, developing countries led by China want rich, developed nations to pay for costly climate programs that poor nations will have to implement in an effort to meet the internationally agreed upon goal of limiting warming to 2 degrees Celsius by 2100.
Similar disagreements hurt last year’s UN climate negotiations in Warsaw, Poland. The U.S. and other developed countries came out against so-called climate “reparations” to poor countries for historical greenhouse gas emissions. This caused a massive walk out of UN talks led by China and the G77.
Some observers thought this year would be different after the U.S. and China pledged to curb carbon dioxide emissions in the coming years. The U.S. pledged to cut emissions 26 to 28 percent by 2025 and China pledged to peak emissions by 2030.
Despite the optimism, the talks quickly broke down between rich and poor blocs as China called on more climate aid for the developed world.
The “$10 billion is just one 10th of that objective,” and “we do not have any clear road map of meeting that target for 2020,” said Su Wei, China’s lead climate negotiator, according to Bloomberg. Su Wei added that global warming aid is “a trust-building process.”
“The significance of the China-U.S. announcement is that there’s a general understanding by the leaders of the two countries that climate change is a real threat,” Su Wei said. “A joint announcement does not necessarily blur the distinction between developed and developing countries. They announced their actions but that was in a different manner.”
China also came out against a U.S.-led draft agreement that would allow other countries to oversee the country’s progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Another big sticking point between rich and poor nations was which countries should bear the burden of emissions cuts. The U.S. and its allies are calling on China and India to cut emissions, while those countries say developed countries should do more on their own.
“How many CoPs will it take for us to really see any tangible results? We have been going from CoP to CoP and every time we are given so many assurances, and expectations are raised, but the gaps are getting wider,” said said Ahmed Sareer, a Maldivian diplomat.
“There has been a clear commitment of $100bn a year but how are we really being offered? Even when they make those pledges how do we know how much is going to materialise? There is no point of knowing that behind the wall there is a big source of funds available unless we can reach it,” he told The Guardian.
This is GREAT. Every year for the past several, there has been NO clear “consensus” on how to SHAFT the United States into footing this WHOLE bill for “climate change”. And THAT is a GOOD thing.
To me, the last two paragraphs sum up the ENTIRE scam, especially the LAST sentence of the last paragraph. It is PLAINLY obvious all these U.N. thieves want is the MONEY, and SCREW the “planet”. These assholes jet in from around the globe, spewing pollutants all over the place, then COMPLAIN about the CO2 emissions from NORMAL activities. Then, once there, the stupid asses cannot agree as to WHOM needs to “pay the freight”. We ALL know what it is they REALLY want, and THAT would be for King Putt to stick it to the American Taxpayers YET AGAIN.
The so-called Cromnibus Bill, passed by the House and Senate over the weekend, apparently had the $3 billion for this year taken out. I think the U.S. should tell the REST of the world to piss off, until THEY have clear strategies to “address” the non existent problem. That’ll keep them scratching their heads.
That is about as likely to happen as Holder is as likely to come clean on Fast and Furious, or Hitlary coming clean on Benghazi. Look for King Putt to get this ripoff put back on the table, and just as equally, look for Boehner The Balless to cave on it YET AGAIN.
CLYDE. Thinking 20 COP’s with NOTHING being done are WAY too many. Scuttle it, U-frigging-N, and figure it out in Brussels, or some other shit hole of the world.