EPIC FAIL: UN climate talks fall apart as 132 countries storm out

Poor countries pulled out of the United Nations climate talks during a fight over transferring wealth from richer countries to fight global warming.

The G77 and China bloc led 132 poor countries in a walk out during talks about “loss and damage” compensation for the consequences of global warming that countries cannot adapt to, like Typhoon Haiyan. The countries that left claim to have the support of other coalitions of poor nations, including the Least Developed Countries, the Alliance of Small Island States and the Africa Group.

Poor countries have demanded that the developed world give them $100 billion annually by 2020 to prepare for the impacts of global warming, such as heat waves and droughts. Brazil even put forward a proposal last week that would have made rich countries pay for historical greenhouse gas emissions.

“The US, EU, Australia and Norway remain blind to the climate reality that’s hitting us all, and poor people and countries much harder,” said Harjeet Singh, spokesperson for ActionAid International. “They continue to derail negotiations in Warsaw that can create a new system to deal with new types of loss and damage such as sea-level rise, loss of territory, biodiversity and other non-economic losses more systematically.”

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Demand, my axx!

Tell them to get to work and save their own axx!

Amen! There's no free lunch.

Hasn't anyone told these idiots there is NO SUCH THING as GLOBAL WARMING ???   

Ms Rebecca, I think a lot of veterans would be very greatful if you would turn our beloved flag to it's proper place, I know this nation is in trouble, but we don't need our noses rubbed in it.

I'm a vet. and I'm ok with it. Leave Rebecca alone. She has the right to express her self how ever she likes. She is not rubbing anyone's noses in the fact that the nation is in trouble she is just being factual!!!

Thank you Christopher... many flags in this area (central GA) are turned upside down.  It has a definite meaning that my late husband taught me.   WE ARE in distress !!!    Here is what my email signatures show... 

Proud widow of Retired AF MSGT who defended MY FREEDOM to post an opinion and your FREEDOM to complain about it.

lol!!! Your welcome Rebecca. I understand only because I served. Before I joined the army I did not. I served my country for 11 years and I for one am proud to see someone fly ol' glory upside down with the current state our beloved country is in.

Combat Vet. O.I.F. 08-09 523rd ENG. U.S. Army

I agree Rebecca...I purposely put all my stamps on upside down.....on my letters and mail....for the same reason....

Thank you so much for stating this fact. In fact I fully believe more people need to pull their heads out and step up also. God bless you sir.

It's NOT our noses that are being 'rubbed'.  It's the wonderful 'people' of the government agencies who insist that we are SUBVERSIVE!  They NEED their noses 'rubbed in it'.  Lots and lots.  Maybe they will get the message.  But probably NOT!

I agree with you totally, Thomas. Fly Old Glory properly and if we are in distress, which we probably are, simply tell us about it in text, please!

Greg,

The distress protocol was created long before the internet.

It is still a proper communication vehicle.

If the message is... We are in distress..... then send it using ALL your communication tools.

someone driving down my street cannot read my computer screen.

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YUP: President Trump Signs Great And Beautiful Trump Border Wall During Tour In San Diego

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President Donald Trump visited the San Diego border on Wednesday to show off a newly constructed portion of the wall after a fundraising trip in California.

“It’s an amazing project,” Trump said, pointing to the 30-foot high barrier constructed with steel and concrete, noting that it also went six feet underground.

“If you think you’re going to cut it with a blow torch, that doesn’t work, because you hit the concrete, and then if you think you’re going to go through the concrete, that doesn’t work because we have very powerful rebar inside,” Trump said.

The president traveled via motorcade after a fundraiser to Otay Mesa, a community outside San Diego on the United States -Mexico border to review the latest constructed physical barrier.

He pointed out the new wall structure to the press, which was 24 miles of primary and secondary wall at the border.

“We have it covered underground, we have it covered overground,” Trump said.

The president was joined by acting Department of Homeland security Kevin McAllen and several other border security officials.

He said that over 44,000 bollard panels had been set up for the wall, which was then filled with concrete and rebar.

Trump admitted that he envisioned a solid concrete wall when he campaigned for president, but he was told by border officials that they preferred a wall constructed by concrete-filled bollards so they could see through it.

“It’s hardened concrete, very powerful concrete,” Trump said, pointing to the structure.

He added that the steel wall was designed to retain heat, making it harder to climb, plus having an anti-climbing system at the top.

“You can fry an egg on that wall,” he said. The president also acknowledged to reporters that he wanted the wall to be painted black and have spikes but said it was cheaper to let it remain naturally rust-colored.

“We can paint it later,” he said.

The president discussed his growing understanding of border barriers, noting that the Southern border would not need much more than 500 miles of wall to secure the border. He cited the existence of natural mountain and river barriers that prevented criminals from crossing. He did not rule out building additional barriers in the future but said it would depend on whether it was needed.

One border patrol agent spoke about the importance of the border wall to all of the agents, thanking the president for pushing forward on construction.

Trump said he met with Border Patrol prior to constructing the wall, picking the most effective structures to protect the border.

One border security official scoffed at the idea that the wall was a “vanity” project for the president.

“There’s a false narrative out there that this wall is the president’s vanity wall,” he said. “I’m here to tell you right now that that is false.”

He thanked Trump for listening to border patrol agents during the planning and construction process.

“You listened to the agents and you gave them exactly what they asked for,” he said.

One official with Trump confirmed that the structure was funded with regular Congressional appropriations in the FY 2017 and FY 2018 and that that the new wall replaced an inferior structure.

Trump said that he still considered the situation on the border a national emergency, but as more wall went up he could withdraw military forces.

“I hope you’re impressed,” he told reporters as he took questions about the project.

One worker told Trump of a tradition of workers signing the wall if they worked on the wall.

“I’ll sign it,” Trump said, and went to the wall and signed the steel barrier with a marker before encouraging other officials present to do the same.

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