Comments on: World waits on Washington’s climate bill http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/04/30/world-waits-on-washingtons-climate-bill/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: aubreymeyer http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/04/30/world-waits-on-washingtons-climate-bill/comment-page-1/#comment-344919 Sat, 01 May 2010 07:10:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=17109#comment-344919 US commitment to a climate deal seems still – after fifteen years – contingent on it being ‘global’. This is not unreasonable as global-warming/climate-change is a ‘global’ problem requiring a global solution. In essence, how does the world agree to share what’s left.

Sine the Kerry/Lieberman bill does enumerate an emissions-contraction path for the US, this is therefore by definition a suggested ‘US share’ of the very limited emissions we can still safely cause globally.

It fits with – albeit loose – rates of the global Contraction and Convergence [C&C] of emissions that are needed by definition to achieve the objective of the UN Climate Treaty and which global proposal the US India China and the Africa Group broadly supported in the Kyoto negotiations to COP-3.

The same sharing problem coninues and a state of play report on C&C as at COP-15 is here: – http://www.tangentfilms.com/AF.swf

A C&C resource document is here: – http://www.tangentfilms.com/C&C29Sept.pd f

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