Comments on: New clock ticks at sluggish U.N. climate talks Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Billy Douthwright Mon, 06 Apr 2009 03:22:15 +0000 Yes there’s a better way, to simply end the senseless debate over who can and/or should achieve this or that emissions reduction targets,–which is seeming as likely to be counterproductive to the goals of a new treaty– and place the emphasis of negotiations squarely into a global framework that will stimulate economic growth and reward those who achieve greater advances in sustainability; the worst case scenario of the scientific consensus should be THE reference, and it probably is making sense now to also account for the likely-hood that global warming/climate change impacts will be felt with increasing escalation of severity over the term of the new treaty rather than a predictable course; … many, if not virtually all of the oil exporting countries have gained extreme wealth and so they are in a position to spearhead new tech. to measurably cancel out at the minimum, the current impacts of fossil fuels extractions and consumption, and if they achieve this their main economic drivers need not be negatively impacted by a very strong and forceful treaty, in fact how much they may end up benefiting becomes up to them!