Comments on: Historic climate deal in Copenhagen: dream or reality? http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/06/18/historic-climate-deal-in-copenhagen-dream-or-reality/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Anubis http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/06/18/historic-climate-deal-in-copenhagen-dream-or-reality/comment-page-1/#comment-339989 Sun, 21 Jun 2009 16:12:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13179#comment-339989 If the a CO2 reduction deal is merely a dream, then at some point in time our children or grand children will live a nightmare.

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By: 07boxster2 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/06/18/historic-climate-deal-in-copenhagen-dream-or-reality/comment-page-1/#comment-339956 Sat, 20 Jun 2009 00:17:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13179#comment-339956 the headlines will read “copenhagen, more hot air rising” with a subtitle “as the earth continues to cool”.look at the science folks. for the past decade the earth has cooled. since the mid-1950’s when co2 began to spike we’ve had the threat of a mini ice-age, the threat of global warming and now,once again, a cooling off period beginning. and carbon dioxide still is increasing. what are you missing here folks? the sad thing is that so many have followed the church of al gore and the new world order as professed by maurice strong ( kyoto and it’s successor the ipcc ). it not only is unfounded but costly. i sincerely hope that those of you that refuse to look at the science and instead blindly accept the trash that you’re being fed have substantial wealth in reserve. ’cause you’re going to need it to pay for all of those carbon offsets, inefficient wind farms, corn-based ethanol programs, etc etc. hey, just saying: dig deep and dig often because your standard of living is gonna change dramatically. the sad thing is that our children and grandchildren will be left to pay and wonder just how stupid we actually were.

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By: ken http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/06/18/historic-climate-deal-in-copenhagen-dream-or-reality/comment-page-1/#comment-339955 Fri, 19 Jun 2009 19:15:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13179#comment-339955 hey Evan: 60B is 5-10% of our annual Pentagon budget. gee. let’s start saving money where we’re wasting it.

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By: Evan http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/06/18/historic-climate-deal-in-copenhagen-dream-or-reality/comment-page-1/#comment-339942 Thu, 18 Jun 2009 16:44:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13179#comment-339942 Obama pledged 60 Billion a year?Gee I thought we were in the middle of an economic crisis with record debt levels projected?Do we have money for this?Paying for this by going into debt will cause it to cost 40% more in the long run. America is bankrupt, we can’t afford to spend money on every little thing.

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By: Paulina http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/06/18/historic-climate-deal-in-copenhagen-dream-or-reality/comment-page-1/#comment-339940 Thu, 18 Jun 2009 14:51:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13179#comment-339940 December headline: “Copenhagen delegates define and champion climate and energy justice.”Two hundred world leaders agree: “the misguided effort to release the long-buried climate-chaos agent–fossil carbon–has enslaved our spirits, broken our backs, and battered our bodies. Finally, we are choosing to abandon this dead end and to embrace a smarter, safer, more secure, and sustainable future. A future in which external *benefits*–chief among these, the fundamental human value of solidarity–are internalized along with external *costs*. The choice belongs to the people–the citizens of the world. We have been asked to lead, follow, or get the h%$# out of the way. Finally, our choice is indeed to lead.”

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By: Doug350 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/06/18/historic-climate-deal-in-copenhagen-dream-or-reality/comment-page-1/#comment-339939 Thu, 18 Jun 2009 14:49:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13179#comment-339939 “We need hope to live …” -LuisV.B. Price wrote: “The first task is to remove all obstacles to hope. Hope does not require optimism, it requires imagination.”I believe cannot place all of our hopes in Copenhagen — our hope builds upon “imagination” at home.Imagine … distributed renewables: geothermal heat pumps, solar PV electricity, solar thermal hot water, and solar thermal heating and cooling on every “available” rooftop — residential and commercial.Not to disparage COP15, but whatever level of “good” comes out of Copenhagen in December will be “icing on the cake” — essential but supported by a solid grassroots foundation. Collectively, we are that foundation.”What are world leaders waiting for?” -MarcusThey are waiting for us to show them we are serious, in actions as well as words.We need to take control of our destinies with local actions in our homes and in our communities.Learn more about CityFIRST — it is a tidal wave that is sweeping the U.S. … why not the globe?!Google ‘CityFIRST’ or ‘BerkeleyFIRST’ or ‘AB 811 Levine’

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By: Marcus Vinicius Pinto Schtruk http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/06/18/historic-climate-deal-in-copenhagen-dream-or-reality/comment-page-1/#comment-339935 Thu, 18 Jun 2009 12:44:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13179#comment-339935 Nations have to unite in order to deal with climate changes and engage into serious mutual commitments.Otherwise next generations will pay our debt by living in a world of spreading diseases, floods and food scarcity.What are world leaders waiting for?

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By: Luís http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/06/18/historic-climate-deal-in-copenhagen-dream-or-reality/comment-page-1/#comment-339934 Thu, 18 Jun 2009 12:43:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13179#comment-339934 We need hope to live, and Greenpeace give it to us. In Copenhagen politicians will have an opportunity for us to trust them. If they do not reach a real good deal it will have two consequences: first, they lose all credibility, second, and much more serious, they will be writing the death sentence to life on Earth as we know it. I believe, and I’m working for, that we will ear good news after Copenhagen. Our Home deserve it.

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By: Estelle Rouhaud http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/06/18/historic-climate-deal-in-copenhagen-dream-or-reality/comment-page-1/#comment-339932 Thu, 18 Jun 2009 11:43:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13179#comment-339932 It mostly depends on the climate change bill currently going through the US Congress as well as the results and decisions taken during the European Council happening today and tomorrow. China is very likely to have a softer position in Copenhagen than in Bali and Poznan. Will it be the same for India? Let’s hope so! A bilateral dialogue – and a global trust – between developed and developing countries is in any case essential if we want to move things forward and help the Copenhagen process to progress and agree on a new treaty.

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