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Latest UN Climate Talks Collapsing

Added 12-14-19 02:31:02pm EST - “The headline of this AFP 'news' story certainly shows no bias at all, nosiree, but you can file it under 'Feel Good Story of the Day' anyway: UN Deadlocked, Detached from Climate Emergency Madrid (AFP) - A UN climate summit in Madrid…” - Powerlineblog.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Powerlineblog.com: “Latest UN Climate Talks Collapsing”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The headline of this AFP “news” story certainly shows no bias at all, nosiree, but you can file it under “Feel Good Story of the Day” anyway:

Madrid (AFP) – A UN climate summit in Madrid risked collapsing Saturday after marathon negotiations between countries left them more divided than ever over on how to fight global warming and pay for its ravages.

Diplomats from rich nations, emerging giants and the world’s poorest countries — each for their own reasons — found fault in a draft agreement put forward by host Chile in a botched attempt to strike common ground.

Faced with five-alarm warnings from science, deadly extreme weather made worse by climate change, and weekly strikes by millions of young people, negotiations in Madrid were under pressure to send a clear signal that governments were willing to double down in tackling the crisis.

But the 12-day talks, now deep into overtime, had retreated even further from this goal on Saturday. “It appears that we are going backwards on the issue of ambition when we should be calling for a quantum leap in the other direction,” Marshall Islands climate envoy Tina Stege said. . .

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