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  • wareham2620 wareham2620 Dec 19, 2009 12:04 PM Flag

    Divided climate talks end in Copenhagen with deal

    Printers going back to work.

    ''...Obama's day of hectic diplomacy in the snowy Danish capital, where more than 110 presidents and premiers had gathered for a rare climate summit, produced a document promising that rich nations would provide $30 billion in emergency climate aid to poor nations in the next three years, and set a goal of eventually channeling $100 billion a year to them by 2020."...

    "...The Copenhagen Accord, initiated by five of the world's biggest greenhouse-gas polluters, was accepted only after it bogged down in an all-night debate early Saturday, when Bolivia, Cuba, Sudan and Venezuela traded barbs with Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen, who chaired the meeting.

    Lumumba Di-Aping of Sudan, a spokesman for the world's developing nations, said the deal's temperature goal would condemn Africans to widespread deaths from global warming, comparing it to Nazis sending "6 million people into furnaces" in the Holocaust.

    That language drew rebukes from other delegates, however, and the African Union backed the deal...."

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