UNITED STATES AIMS TO END GLOBAL WARMING

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OK…. it’s time to start worrying… It seems every time the Bush administration starts looking into things, it usually costs millions of lives, not to mention destruction of infrastructures leading to other costs.

This time it’s Global Warming they want to look into…. Get ready for a real hot summer next year if they start meddling in this.

The following from AlJazeera deals with the situation…

US ‘serious’ on climate change

Melting glaciers are creating frequent
floods and droughts worldwide [AFP]

Condoleezza Rice, the US secretary of state, has opened a conference of the world’s 16 biggest emitters of greenhouse gas, saying the United States was taking the threat of global warming “seriously”.
“The US takes climate change very seriously for we are both a major economy and a major emitter,” Rice said on Thursday.
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The two-day conference aims to kick off a 15-month process during which the world’s biggest emitters will chart targets for reducing their emissions and check pollution.
George Bush, the US president, will address the meeting on Friday.
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Significant meet

The conference, chaired by Rice, is being attended by representatives from leading industrial and emerging economies, the United Nations and European Union.

Four more meetings will be held in 2008, culminating “tentatively” in a leaders’ summit.

The 16 nations taking part are Australia, Britain, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, South Africa and the United States, which together account for more than 90 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Other participants are Portugal, as current EU president, and officials from the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Rice pledged the aim of the Washington talks was to “accelerate the broader process under the UNFCCC”.

“We want this year’s climate change conference in Indonesia to succeed,” she added.

Emissions cap

Key talks under the UNFCCC take place in Bali, Indonesia, from December 3-14, aimed at setting out a timetable for negotiations to restrict carbon gas after 2012, when current commitments under Kyoto Protocol run out.

The core of any UNFCCC deal will be a mandatory cap on emissions by rich countries, a principle that Bush has fiercely opposed since 2001.

At a UN summit on climate change on Monday, Rajendra Pachauri, the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), warned the crisis was accelerating.

Glaciers and Arctic sea ice were retreating rapidly and “major precipitation changes” – droughts and floods – were occurring, according to the UN’s top scientific panel on climate change.

On present trends hundreds of millions of people faced worsening water scarcity as a result of glacier loss in the Himalayas, which fed key rivers in China and South Asia.

Water scarcity would affect the growing of key crops.

4 Comments

  1. Anonymous said,

    September 28, 2007 at 19:29

    We’ve had “War on Poverty”, “War on Cancer”, “War on Drugs” and “War on Terror” — All of which have at best had little impact and at worst made the original problem much worse.
    God Save Us if we get a “War on Global Warming”.

  2. Anonymous said,

    September 28, 2007 at 23:49

    Upcoming: A Global Warming TAX.

  3. Masher1 said,

    September 29, 2007 at 07:20

    Car radiators case most GW effects. Do you ever hear this? Power lines do too. Most daily tasks done with the current “80% of energy used is wasted as heat” modus-operandi pushing it down the road will soon be coming to a sputtering halt as the consumption mill forces mother nature to defend herself.

    We all are going to be wishing for the days of snow and ice TRUST ME.

    80% folks. 80% of your energy used is wasted and heats our world up.

    If i wasted that much food i would be hunted down and shot.

    Well residents of this planet… You can continue wasting away…. Or you can cut off the Oil Madness War Machine.

    Choosing time is Here.. So Choose.

    Park or KILL. Simple.

    First you take D.C. Then you take New York (:

  4. TOM DISOUZA said,

    September 29, 2007 at 12:37

    Today global warming news is very danger news for earth life. Now this global warming issues takes big picture for this world. Now we are aware about this issue.


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