It doesn’t get much better than this. Our idiotic government is over in Doha “negotiating” over how much more than our promise to pay $100 billion by 2020 to poor nations to combat the imaginary climate change bugaboo.
Yep, the U.S. really needs to raise taxes because this spending is just sooooo necessary.
Rich nations pledged in 2009 to deliver long-term financing to help poor nations switch to clean energy and adapt to rising sea levels and other impacts of global warming. They offered $10 billion a year in 2010-2012 in “fast-start” financing, pledging that the amount would be increased to $100 billion in 2020.
But they didn’t say how.
A draft text early Friday urged developed countries “to make firm commitments to provide scaled up climate finance beyond 2012″ but didn’t include any midterm targets.
“It’s troubling that some developing countries, for example the U.S., are very skeptical toward doing anything beyond saying ‘we have made a promise of $100 billion by 2020,’” said Norwegian Environment Minister Baard Solhjell.
Norway, largely shielded from Europe’s financial crisis because of its offshore oil and gas, favors language that clearly shows that aid figures will gradually go up until 2020.
Gambia delegate Pa Ousman Jarju, representing the least developed countries, said they were still insisting on a midterm financing target but “we have not reached a stage where we would walk out.”
Lol, no doubt. that they haven’t walked out. They’re going to get given money, it’s just a question of how much and when.
All of this money to pay for the disastrous effects of this…..
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