Swift action urged at climate talks

Nov 27, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Independent.ie

The latest round of United Nations climate talks starting in South Africa this week look set to be dominated by disputes over negotiating a new international treaty to tackle global warming.

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“@FrankLeePlain”

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Nov 28, 2011
 
Get the facts about the disinformation campaign to create doubt about climate science:
http://plainhonesttruth.blogspot.com/2011/11/...
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Global warming must be stopped!
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Envo wrote:
Global warming must be stopped!
How, pray tell.We humans are too insignificant to matter.
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Good luck to the delegates on getting any agreement on finances:

http://tinyurl.com/bw36alt
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Wondering wrote:
<quoted text>How, pray tell.We humans are too insignificant to matter.
That does seem to be the evangelical, conservative Christian line.

On the other hand, every major national scientific academy, every relevant scientific society and 98% of publishing climatologists say this is our responsibility.

Owning up to one's responsibilities is part of the Christian deal, isn't it?

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nothing will be accomplished at durban, as it well should be. for the developed nations to fork over billions of dollars for their "sins" of carbon emissions, is simply massive global income redistribution. oh yeah, and they don't have any money anymore anyway!
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Northie ;I am not causing the trouble in the African Nations.My home is heated with natural gas and my electricity is from dams in Tenn.No pollution there.I use less than a gal. of gas a day to go to work,so I am not the cause.Globel warming is a natural occurance,and in a few hundred years there will be a cool spell probably.Quit worrying,and chill out.

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Northie wrote:
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That does seem to be the evangelical, conservative Christian line.
On the other hand, every major national scientific academy, every relevant scientific society and 98% of publishing climatologists say this is our responsibility.
Owning up to one's responsibilities is part of the Christian deal, isn't it?
I'm a Christian, and it saddens me that so many of my fellow Christians refuse to face the truth about climate change. I would like to think that climate deniers are an outspoken minority among Christians. At least there are are some Christian groups who understand our responsibility of stewardship.
http://www.climatestewards.net/cs-int-en/home...

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Frank Lee Plain wrote:
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I'm a Christian, and it saddens me that so many of my fellow Christians refuse to face the truth about climate change. I would like to think that climate deniers are an outspoken minority among Christians. At least there are are some Christian groups who understand our responsibility of stewardship.
http://www.climatestewards.net/cs-int-en/home...
what is the TRUTH about climate change? if the science is so overwhelmingly strong, then why do the scientists have to LIE about it? why do they try to squelch those who disagree with them? and the arrogance of saying you can control any perceived temperature rise by taxing the hell out of rich nations is lunacy. even the catastrophe believers best predictions are that after spending trillions, you will have slowed such perceived rise by what, 1.5 degrees? give me a break. your arguments are dissolving...

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GoodNewz wrote:
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what is the TRUTH about climate change? if the science is so overwhelmingly strong, then why do the scientists have to LIE about it?...
1. they don't have to lie:
National Science Foundation Investigation Clears Climate Change Researcher
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/08/24/nat...

Climate change scandal: MPs exonerate professor
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/clim...

2. I'm not for taxing the rich; I'm for the US developing a realistic and economically responsible transition from fossil fuels. This would mean drilling for domestic oil in the short run, exploiting domestic natural gas resources in the intermediate term, and investing in clean energy so that we can transition away from fossil fuels over the next 20-30 years.
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Wondering wrote:
Northie ;I am not causing the trouble in the African Nations.My home is heated with natural gas and my electricity is from dams in Tenn.No pollution there.I use less than a gal. of gas a day to go to work,so I am not the cause.Globel warming is a natural occurance,and in a few hundred years there will be a cool spell probably.Quit worrying,and chill out.
Sad to say, we are all causing climate disaster in the African Sahel and many other parts of the subtropics--Mississippi included, as warming expands the subtropic dry belt (the "Hadley cell") and more storms impact the Gulf Coast as well.

Meanwhile, only some of your power comes from hydro. As much comes from coal, which, according to NASA senior scientist James Hansen, is 80% of the climate problem.

http://www.tva.gov/sites/allen.htm

I'm not pointing fingers. We all pollute, and most of us can't change it overnight. But we will change, burning less coal, living closer to cities, eating less beef and dairy (I, too, love burgers and shakes, but cattle are methane machines). Small changes, really, but we must make them. There is no choice but the most basic one; to be or not to be.

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