Aletho News


Copenhagen: Bolivia, Sudan, Venezuela and S.A. set to humiliate Obama

Update: Obama departs Copenhagen without a binding agreement

December 18, 2009 |  Highlights from

On Friday morning, Obama warned delegates that U.S. offers of funding for poor nations would remain on the table “if and only if” developing nations, including China, agreed to international monitoring of their greenhouse gas emissions. […]

Back home, senators critical to getting a climate bill through Congress have stressed that developing nations must submit to international monitoring — particularly if they want the U.S. to pay hundreds of billions to help combat the destructive impact of climate change.

“The only way we’ll be successful in America is for countries like China and India to make an equivalent commitment,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who is crafting a bipartisan climate bill. “We’re not going to unilaterally disarm.”

While Obama emphasized the U.S. commitment to taking action on climate change, he did not set a deadline for specific Senate action on the climate bill. […]

Overnight reports that world leaders had agreed to a tentative final climate change deal in Copenhagen were greatly exaggerated — and the outcome of the COP-15 conference was still very much up in the air when Air Force One touched down at 9:01 a.m. local time. […]

After addressing the delegates, Obama met with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao for close to an hour to discuss emissions goals, verification mechanisms and climate financing. The lack of agreement between China and the U.S. — the world’s two largest greenhouse gas emitters — has been a major stumbling block in the talks.

A White house official described the discussion as “constructive” and said that the two leaders asked their negotiators to get together one-on-one after the meeting. […]

One key sticking point: a demand by industrialized nations that the document produced here be legally binding, the so-called “operational” agreement Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke about yesterday.

…  none of the several drafts circulating in Copenhagen represented even the bones of a final deal, with many key issues still in flux and time running out. Moreover, U.S. predictions that roadblocks could be thrown up by smaller countries seemed to be coming true, with last-minute objections voiced by Venezuela, Bolivia, Sudan and Saudi Arabia, according to people familiar with talks. […]

An official with a developing nation told Reuters that rich nations were offering to cut their carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050, a proposal that had been rejected by developing nations. Developing nations have always insisted on the need for mid-term targets…

December 18, 2009 - Posted by | Malthusian Ideology, Phony Scarcity, Progressive Hypocrite


  1. Obama Humiliated Himself

    by being part of this treasonous scam to set up a fascist, one-world, global dictatorship.

    Comment by Obama Humiliated Himself | December 18, 2009

  2. Total crap. This is just one hegemony (oil) vs. what would like to become the new (this nazi inspired “green” crap. Nothing is going to change the capatilists will keep getting rich by simply creating new industries to go with the new “green” way. I don’t see any way to save humans from themselves. Sadly the world is only getting stupider and stupider and it seems that we are not thinking clearly at all. Alas…

    Comment by epiphanypoint | December 18, 2009

  3. To Epiphanypoint: I hear ya! What can stop this cycle of greed & barbaric domination? The elitists think they’re so refined & intelligent, but actually they’re just the latest incarnation of our old ancestor apes who liked to play king of the hill and dominate all the other monkeys below them.

    Is compassion a genetic thing, or just a sort of superficial illusion? How was something like slavery ever possible between humans?? Can we be more caring than violent?

    Comment by The End | December 18, 2009

    • That is the eternal question it seems. They battle it out without concern as those of use who can see the illusions are usually not in a position of being able to influence events. That of course, is the key to the power they have and with all the tools they have at their disposal for controlling thought of the non-thinking, we are outgunned.

      Comment by epiphanypoint | December 20, 2009

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.