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Responsibility among rich vs. poor nations

Almost every key question at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen comes down to how should rich and poor countries shoulder responsibility for climate change. What would be a way of reconciling these differences?

Posted by Washington Post Editor on December 15, 2009 8:30 AM
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Aprogressiveindependent Author Profile Page :
 

Rich countries have shown for many decades they do not care much about human beings in poor countries. Millions have needlessly died each year, lacking such basic necessities as access to clean water, minimal health care to prevent easily treatable diseases, etc. With such an attitude on the part of the rich nations, including the United States, they are unlikely to agree to help poor and developed nations any more than a token, minimal level. They will seek to maintain their generally high standard of living, while being indifferent to people, on average, with a far more modest standard of living in developed and especially poor nations.

Of course, the United States, European nations, Japan sill continue spending trillions on military spending. Were any alien species to fly by this planet, they would keep going, failing to discern much in the signs of intelligent, moral sentient beings here.

 
alance Author Profile Page :
 

Copenhagen or bust. "This is a United Nations conference," said Connie Hedegaard. "Everyone must agree to everything."

This is really UN climate extortion. Is their sufficient climate guilt in the richer nations for this massive wealth transfer?

 
silencedogoodreturns Author Profile Page :
 

"Almost every key question at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen comes down to how should rich and poor countries shoulder responsibility for climate change."

How sad...how very sad indeed. SHouldn't the key question have been about the CRU's Climategate and whether this all much ado about nothing? Of course, that would expose this for politcal theatre it really is, and its real purpose: simply another avenue to transfer the wealth from those that produce to those that won't.

 
 
 
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