Frustration Shows Up As Bonn Climate Summit Is Deadlocked

UN Climate Talks: The Ritual. Cartoons by Josh

With more than half the schedule of climate change conference already over, frustration was beginning to show at the lack of progress on any of the key issues under discussion, including the issues of finance, loss, and damage, and ‘pre-2020 actions’. Developing country negotiators lamented the fact that the United States, which has decided to pull out the Paris Agreement, was continuing to block any meaningful breakthrough on these issues and that other developed countries were not helping matters either. —The Indian Express, 14 November 2017

The La Niña climate (sic) pattern — a natural cycle marked by cooler-than-average ocean water in the central Pacific Ocean — is one of the main drivers of weather in the U.S. and around the world, especially during the late fall, winter and early spring. Federal government forecasters announced La Niña’s formation Thursday. The Climate Prediction Center says this year’s La Niña (translated from Spanish as “little girl”)  is on the weak side, but it should still continue through the winter. —USA Today, 9 November 2017

Stronger Chinese economic growth will push global greenhouse gas emissions to a record high in 2017 after remaining flat for three years, dashing tentative hopes of a turning point in the world’s efforts to curb climate change. —Financial Times, 13 November 2017

It may look as if Democratic governors — not climate change activists — are driving the campaign to “fill the void” left by President Trump’s exit from the Paris agreement, but that’s not necessarily the impression left by behind-the-scenes emails. —Valerie Richardson – The Washington Times, 15 November 2017

Environmental policy has dominated talks on forming a German coalition, as the Green Party demanded curbs on coal power. Chancellor Angela Merkel is looking for a deal with the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and the Greens but the unlikely partners have little in common. —Eurasia Times, 14 November 2017

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    Spurwing Plover

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    With Al Bore,Leonardo DiCaprio,Luarie David along with a group of disrupting uninvited enviromentalists pests disrupting everything with their childish behavior and the rest of the world escept america and liberals being the usial idiots they always have been

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    David Lewis

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    I have been following the climate conferences for years. The developing countries main objectives seem to always be to get as much money as possible. With Fiji hosting the conference that is really the main objective of COP 23.

    The developing countries want “Loss and Damage” where they are paid for every natural disaster. The theory is developed countries have increased the number of natural disasters so should pay for them. As I have said before, even the IPCC has said natural disasters are not increasing so “Loss and Damage” is totally bogus. Even if natural disasters were increasing, every one of them would not be caused by climate change. There were plenty throughout history. Yet, the developing nations want payment for all such events. This shows the hidden agenda in this movement to transfer wealth from industrial nations to developing nations.

    From the article, “Developing country negotiators lamented the fact that the United States, which has decided to pull out the Paris Agreement, was continuing to block any meaningful breakthrough on these issues and that other developed countries were not helping matters either.” The fact is, the “meaningful breakthroughs” are something other developed countries don’t want. They are hiding behind the United States letting us play the bad guy.

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    Amber

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    The ” have not Country panhandlers ” and the renewable industry corporate welfare lobbyist’s are just upset the one country that pays most of the bills just gave them the middle digit . The scam is over
    and it’s like the Clinton crash they just can’t read the room .
    People have better things to do than listen to the false claims of rent seekers and globalists . People have to pay for their mortgages smart phones and energy bills . They could care less if the temperature from some climate model claims it’s going to warm a whopping 2 degrees … maybe . That’s like the temperature change going up or down a flight of stairs and besides that added CO2 is natures plant food greening the earth .

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    Robert J Kolker

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    The climate has been changing for over four billion years. Nothing we do or don’t do can stop the climate from changing. Five billion years from now when the Sun become a Red Giant and vaporizes our planet, then climate change on Earth will cease.

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