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.”
It's a money grab ! They smell money ! Thx You Al Gore !!
Money? All I see are Federal Reserve 'notes' and shiny metal planchetts. No money, Been GOING since 1913, and finally gone in 1964.
Generally, Americans are the most generous people on the planet with their gifts and fortunes. We haven't changed in this, although we are under control of the huge banks and greedy politicians, therefore limited like we've never been in history. We just don't have it to throw around. WE must eliminate the baggage created by millions of illegal immigrants into this country. This is a major problem which is stealing jobs from able and willing Americans. It is also criminal and unconstitutional. If anything, we are making hundreds of $$$ billions of contributions to the nation from whence these people come from already.
I would be open to supporting the lesser healed countries out of my pocket, but only if our government conjures up the political will to restore our economy first. Bring back the jobs and abolish the FED Reserve, IRS, Payroll Taxes, Corporate Tax, Windfall Profits Tax, Death Tax, and put a 1/2% tax on the $1.5 quadrillion in annual commerce through predatory investment banks, securities markets, COMEX, Bond Market, and our economy will heal itself. Then, and only then should we consider making any contributions to anyone or any countries.
If we put govenrment in its proper place at its proper SIZE, there would be NO NEED for the taxes and agencies you cite. Total return to the Constitution would result in a, once again, wealthy and powerful Country.
They just discovered a VOLCANO under Antartica. That's our fault, too, i guess!
Their attempt at extortion failed. Let's hope they keep up the idiocy and our politicos tell them to go jump in the lake.
Get the USA out of the UN, and Ship the UN out of the USA!
set up the UN on Gitmo good place for it
I second that Frank.
Where do they get the idea that the "richer" countries, owe the "poor" countries, environmental protection Has Obama been making more promises?
Probably...Billary was globe hopping the whole time she was sec of st.....who knows what she did....we know at Benghazi she did nothing..but hey..that was Americans in trouble....