Thursday, November 25, 2010

Reality partially sets in: Gore 'depressed' & Pachauri thinks people could lose faith in UN

U.N. seeks climate progress; deal may be years off 
24 Nov 2010 17:22:35 GMT  Reuters

* U.S.-China standoff at heart of talks

* Talks seek successor to 1992 treaty; may be years off

* World may have under-estimated Obama's problems

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent

OSLO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - The world will seek to break a U.S.-China standoff and agree modest steps to rein in global warming at U.N. talks in Mexico next week amid worries that the first climate treaty since 1992 may still be years away.

Most nations have few hopes for the meeting of environment ministers from Nov. 29 to Dec. 10 in the Caribbean resort of Cancun after U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders failed to agree a treaty at last year's U.N. Copenhagen summit.

Sights are lower for Cancun, which will test the ability of the United Nations to reconcile the interests of China and the United States, the top greenhouse gas emitters, and those of 192 other nations in a 21st century world order. All have a veto.

"We have to take a few steps forward or there are people who are going to lose faith in the U.N. system," Rajendra Pachauri, head of the U.N. panel of climate scientists.

"I'm a little depressed about Cancun," said Al Gore, the climate campaigner and former U.S. Vice President. "The problem is not going away, it's getting steadily worse."

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  1. Among the very few instances that both Pachauri and Gore are correct in their perceptions.

  2. I think Gore is talking about his diminishing income problem!!!

  3. How can Gore be depressed? It is he that set the UN up for a big fall with his bogus science claims and releasing a movie called "A convenient pack of lies" which went on to get him his Judas silver when selling the Chicago trading exchange scam and other green investments. Job done, Judas made his money, now he can get lots of light relief from masseuses for the rest of his life. Gore is a "rent an idiot" that would sell the US for a few pieces of silver.

  4. It took them eight years to get from the Kyoto Accord to the legally binding Kyoto Protocol.

    They now have the Copenhagen Accord, they won't go away.

  5. REALITY is still being ignored by leading UK politicians - see David Miliband's death-wish

  6. Unfortunately, it's still being ignored by most leading Australian politicians, too. The PM Ms Gillard today announced that we won't be able to "escape" a "carbon tax".

    Fortunately, it will be delayed until sometime next year. Hopefully that'll be enough time for it to be defeated.

  7. I suggest that Mr Gore starts selling some of his «global warming mumbo jumbo stuff», there are a couple of potential buyers for it here in Portugal right now - that's for sure!...

  8. .

    algore should be in jail for FRAUD. Plain and simple.