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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:18 pm 
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It fills one with pride to see nations stand against the United States on some things, and the approval of this "Bali road map" is one such thing.

I'm not sure of the particulars but I know it has to do with combating global warming.

From what I heard on the news, I was amazed. At one point the US was given an opportunity to speak. And it was resoundly booed! And when there was some vote, there was near unanimity save for the lone holdout of the US.

But after some verbal ass kicking by other nations, the US relented. Especially with tough like this against them:
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"We seek your leadership," Kevin Conrad told the Americans at the UN conference on climate change. "But if for some reason you are not willing to lead, leave it to the rest of us. Please get out of the way.''


Nations agree to U.N. climate plan -- COMPROMISE REACHED AFTER U.S. IS REBUKED
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By Juliet Eilperin | Washington Post | Article Launched: 12/16/2007 01:38:10 AM PST

NUSA DUA, Indonesia - Delegates from nearly 190 countries emerged from a final 24 hours of bruising negotiations Saturday with an agreement on new framework for tackling global warming, one that for the first time calls on both the industrialized world and rapidly developing nations to commit themselves to measurable, verifiable steps.
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I love good news!

Thank you for this.

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 Post subject: Gore @ Bali Conference 2007
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:31 pm 
Gore @ Bali Conference 2007
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Estimates for how long we have before the ice cap melts are shrinking as fast as the ice cap itself. In an electrifying speech at the 2007 Bali Conference, Al Gore said,

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I remember years ago listening to the scientists who specialize in the study of ice and snow express concern that some time towards the end of the 21st century we might even face the possibility of losing the entire north polar ice cap. I remember only three years ago when they revised their estimates to say it could happen halfway through the 21st century, by 2050.

I remember at the beginning of this year when I was shocked to hear them say along with others that it could happen in as little as 34 years; and now, this week, they tell us it could completely disappear in as little as five to seven years. [emphasis added]


Gore concluded on an optimistic note, however -- perhaps revealing that he knows more about the solutions available than what he's able to say publicly?

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The greatest opportunity inherent in this climate crisis is not only to quickly deploy the new technologies that will facilitate sustainable development, and create the new jobs and to lift standards of living. The greatest opportunity is that in rising to meet the climate crisis, we in our generation will find the moral authority and capacity for long term vision to get our act together in this world and to take on these other crises, not political problems, and solve them.


The "deployment" of "new technologies" means everything we need to save the biosphere already exists, which matches what the Disclosure Project has been saying for the past several years.

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Instead of shaking our heads at the difficulty of this task, and saying "Woe is us. This is impossible. How can we do this? We're so mad at the ones that are making it impossible," we ought to feel a sense of joy that we have work that is worth doing that is so important to the future of all humankind. We ought to feel a sense of exhilaration that we are the people alive at a moment in history when we can make all the difference.

That's who you are. You have everything that you need. We have everything we need, save political will -- but political will is a renewable resource! [applause]


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If it's this easy for the U.S. political machine to try to block global environmental reform, is murdering 3,000 Americans for the sake of the same, greed-based global agenda really so hard to believe? Especially when we have as little as "five to seven years" before it's all over?


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What do the Bushies care? They've created such a mess for the next several generations to try to clean up, the ice cap will have melted before their muck is gone. What's one more fuckup?

However, I am so glad to know that Amerika as created by these same Bushies wasn't allowed to bully at this conference in the usual fashion. I'm glad the real president of the US was there, too, speaking articulately and saying things that aren't lies.

Good news indeed. I guess Bush loses another one!

HA! Two "setbacks" in less than four days...how unusual for the poor little ole chimp. :twisted:

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If Gore had been 'installed' as President, he would have had a terrible time--the Rs would have made his life miserable and blocked everything he tried to do.

He is doing the work that can save our world now. Taking the long look, maybe that is more important than saving the United States. As much as our nation would have been better off without the Bush administration, possibly the world will be better off with Gore working to save it and not having to contend with the elephant shit of rightwing politics?

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