Der Spiegel: No Deal – Durban Sinks Into Chaos (It’s Over!)

Russ Steele

P Gosseling at the NoTricksZone writes from Germany:

We’re hearing about clandestine evil deals being made in Durban and that the UN may indeed emerge as the global Führer soon. Rubbish!

Der Spiegel reports here that Durban threatens to sink into chaos.

According to Der Spiegel, a new paper had been drafted overnight and included things like “warming will be limited to 2°C, even 1.5°C” and that “by 2050 greenhouse gas emissions will be cut back 50 to 85 percent compared to 1990″ and that developing countries “will be obligated to cut back projected emissions growth by 2020 by 15 to 30 percent”.

Rumours are out claiming they’re closing in on a deal and that our liberty is about to end. But fear not. Der Spiegel, who have well-embedded reporters in Durban, writes:

In any case, a deal will not happen. In paragraph 47 of the paper, which looks at financial aid for developing countries, it is stated: The payments will be ‘equal to the budget that the industrial country has for defence, security and war.’”

We all know that Europe does very little in defense and military. That would mean the US would have to pay just about everything. If Obama accepted this, it would be a Jonestown-scale political suicide by the US Democratic Party. Even the biggest leftists in the US could hardly fantasize such a massive transfer of wealth by a single country. The condition is a set-up to force the USA to reject it – and thus take the blame again.

Read the rest HERE.  I am not as confident as P. Gosslin that our lefty President would not sign up the this UN Junk Agreement, but it is the Senate that would have to agree it it were a treaty and that is a dead issue. We do not have the money to pay our debts, let alone give the UN a shadow payment for the cost of any war.  As the text said, this was all an attempt create a condition the US could not sign, thus it is the US’s fault for the Durban failure.



About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

4 Responses to Der Spiegel: No Deal – Durban Sinks Into Chaos (It’s Over!)

  1. Russ says:

    As I noted Obama’s team likes the UN Durban package. But, we still do not know what it is they like?

    From ABC News:

    After weeks of being accused of obstructionism and delay, U.S. climate envoy Todd Stern voiced surprisingly strong support for the deal.

    “This is a very significant package. None of us likes everything in it. Believe me, there is plenty the United States is not thrilled about,” Stern said. But the package captured important advances that would be undone if it is rejected.

  2. Russ says:

    Looks like a last minute deal was struck, with enough loop holes to let countries that need them to escape economic damage. And, there are no negative consequences for those countries that to just ignore the Kyoto extensions. In other words a toothless agreement, with enough reasons to hold another party next year.

  3. I read the “last linute” stories and it just means these scofflaws had to have something to prove their vacation in South Africa had a purpose.

  4. Russ says:

    Durban ‘big’ agreement: ‘The 194-party conference agreed to start negotiations on a new accord…It would take effect by 2020 at the latest’ 

    ‘The deal also set up the bodies that will collect, govern and distribute tens of billions of dollars a year to poor countries to help them adapt to changing climate conditions and to move toward low-carbon economic growth’

    Climate Depot Response: ‘Durban was just another kick the can down the road agreement. But the UN is getting closer to getting that sought after climate slush fund’

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