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.”
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....
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!
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.