Skip to comments.Rich must pay bulk of climate change bill: Oxfam [The US must foot 44 percent of the $50 billion
Posted on 05/28/2007 4:42:16 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Rich must pay bulk of climate change bill: Oxfam
By Jeremy Lovell 37 minutes ago
Coping with the ravages of global warming will cost $50 billion a year, and the rich nations who caused most of the pollution must pay most of the bill, aid agency Oxfam said on Tuesday.
The call, barely 10 days before a crucial Group of Eight (G8) summit in Germany which has climate change at its core, is likely to make already tense negotiations even tougher.
The United States, which Oxfam says must foot 44 percent of the annual $50 billion bill, is rejecting attempts by German G8 presidency Germany to set stiff targets and timetables for cutting carbon gas emissions and raising energy efficiency.
"G8 countries face two obligations as they prepare for this year's summit in Germany -- to stop harming by cutting their emissions to keep global warming below two degrees Celsius and to start helping poor countries to cope," said Oxfam researcher Kate Raworth.
"Developing countries cannot and should not be expected to foot the bill for the impact of rich countries' emissions," she said, echoing the position of the developing world.
Scientists say average temperatures will rise by between 1.8 and 4.0 degrees Celsius this century due to carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels for power and transport, causing floods and famine and putting millions of lives at risk.
The United States is the world's biggest producer of carbon emissions -- although experts predict that boom economy China will probably overtake it within a year as it builds a coal-fired power station every four days to feed demand.
GLOBAL WARMING INDEX
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He is a rat trying to get more of the cheese....
How many Divisions does Oxfam have?
They can't tell us what the weather will be like next week.
New!!: Dr. John Ray's
Ping me if you find one I've missed.
and here is the “reason” for Global Warmint: EXTORSION
Socialist scum do not give up!
well, you got hand ‘em this: they sure stick to what works.
Hey! Agency Oxfam! Here’s yer reply!!!
Visulize a collective right arm with clenched fist bent slightly at the elbow thrust upward rapidly as the left arm comes across to slap an open palm into the inside bend of the elbow.
Got the picture??? Good,... then you know the response message!!!
They’re getting pretty bold. Kyoto was designed to suck money from us in a fairly roundabout way, now they’re just demanding the money up front.
It’s pretty obvious this guy doesn’t really think it’s an “end of the world” situation coming up. Otherwise, he’d know that it would be worth spending everything on solutions ~ after all, if that was not done it would be the “end of the world”.
“Coping with the ravages of global warming will cost $50 billion a year, and the rich nations who caused most of the pollution must pay most of the bill, aid agency Oxfam said on Tuesday. “
And of course what the MSM or any media outlet has conveniently forgotten to ask this lefty is, pay the bill to whom?
With perhaps an extended social finger?
I say have the scientist flip 100% of the bill when their wildass predictions prove to be wrong.
Un-needed as that is the (Universally Euro-Weinie Understood) Italian hand and arm gesture for the extended finger.
Please excuse this southerner.
“...Oh, and did you know that there are people who are going to therapists to get treated for eco-anxiety? One therapist says she sees 40-80 patients a month for this serious global warming fear...”
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