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Obama criticizes Russia, China for lack of urgency on climate

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By ELLEN KNICKMEYER, ANIRUDDHA GHOSAL and SETH BORENSTEIN

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Obama.. this guy made China rich by giving technology and all other international advantages. Kept on buying billions of worth Chinese goods. Even though America was 500 billion trade deficit with China. Allowed Chinese spies to enter in all the areas including the defense. Made China the biggest producer and manufacturer on earth. They are now destroying the climate and become a threat to the world.

Now he is criticizing ... shame on you... Obama..

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He’s incredibly popular, people listen to him. Couldn’t be a better spokesperson. I don’t use Twitter but many do. He is the most followed person on the planet with 130+ million,

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He’s incredibly popular, people listen to him.

Doesn't mean what he says always makes sense.

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Blah blah blah, then back to the sprawling seaside mansion.

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How nice it is to have a spokesperson who can represent us with 5 words (none of which are “I” “me” or “my”) strung together eloquently.

And unlike the former guy, Obama actually earned his money. He wasn’t born with a silver spoon in one of his bodily openings, didn’t defraud the tax office or his investors and customers. So “pffff” to the “virtue-signaling rich guy” naysayers.

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“It was particularly discouraging to see the leaders of two of the world’s largest emitters, China and Russia, decline to even attend the proceedings, and their national plans reflect what appears to be a dangerous lack of urgency,” Obama said.

Both putin and xi are scared of stepping outside their countries lest they are overthrown. That’s what comes out of being a brutal dictator, you are always paranoid!!!

Climate is of no concern to these two dictators, they don’t care for what happen to the current generation, forget the future ones!!!!

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Putin and Xi, whatever you think of them, emitted far less CO2 by not going to this party for the wealthy. Meanwhile, you have the two most important people, Joe and Boris, sleeping through the meeting and going around with security in god knows how many cars, and then flying home. Boris flying from Glasgow to London! Gimme a break. More like Cop Out 2021. Nobel Prize 'winner' Obama may criticize China, but they have carried out more afforestation, invested in more renewal energy research, built more rail and recycled more plastic from all over the world (until they said 'deal with your own rubbish') than any other country. You want China to emit less CO2? Then produce your own goods. Per capita, China is nowhere near the top. And how convenient USA doesn't want it's military around the world to be included in their total emissions.

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Obama.. this guy made China rich by giving technology and all other international advantages. Kept on buying billions of worth Chinese goods. Even though America was 500 billion trade deficit with China. Allowed Chinese spies to enter in all the areas including the defense. Made China the biggest producer and manufacturer on earth. They are now destroying the climate and become a threat to the world.

Now he is criticizing ... shame on you... Obama..

Obama doesn't have a long term business partnership with the CCP where it makes his clothing line in Chinese sweatshop factories cheating US workers out of jobs....

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-event-touted-made-america-goods-lot-his-merchandise-couldn-n893656

Obama never said about President Xi: “One of the many great things about our just signed giant Trade Deal with China is that it will bring both the USA & China closer together in so many other ways. Terrific working with President Xi, a man who truly loves his country. Much more to come!”

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/15/trump-china-coronavirus-188736

That was Trump...and shame doesn't even begin to describe it....

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Typo: it's military → its military. USA military produces enough CO2 to rival countries like Peru.

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I have no problem with the former President getting wealthy- good for him. I do have a problem with a man who bought a $12 million seaside home having the audacity to claim that the seas are rising. Should I believe his actions or his words....

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why wouid Obama have any mandate to speak for anyone?

Because he’s very popular and much beloved by a large number of people. I know you don’t like him but that’s unimportant.

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Obama gave China the matches and kindling wood, and now he is criticizing their fire?

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Biden and Obamas climate plan is to make everything so expensive you can only pay for rent and have to eat field mice, ya know, kind of like the feudal times, thus reducing greenhouse gases.

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Anyone else miss the days when ex-Prez would write a book and do a book tour that only very interested people bothered reading?

I know I do.

Does Obama remember when Xi and he agreed that neither side would allow internet hacking? How'd that work out? I remember the following day seeing my servers hit with over 100,000 attacks which appeared to be from Chinese crackers.

Of course, the NSA was probably inside a few key Chinese corporations routing around at the time too. https://www.computerworld.com/article/2488962/nsa-hacked-into-servers-at-huawei-headquarters--reports-say.html

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Biden and Obamas climate plan is to make everything so expensive you can only pay for rent and have to eat field mice, ya know, kind of like the feudal times, thus reducing greenhouse gases.

That's extremely insightful dear sir. What period was the 'Feudal Times' in America when people ate mice?

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Obama promised Climate money in 2019 but failed to deliver.

Indeed. But hey, he is popular on Twitter and many people listen to him!

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He should be ashamed, as an American, by his successor's actions first. USA itself is really far from being a leader in climate change issues.

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One thing I will say about Obama - he can now wear tan suits without any consequences. And the right won't crucify him for not wearing a tie.

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Obama promised Climate money in 2019 but failed to deliver. 

Indeed. But hey, he is popular on Twitter and many people listen to him!

Correct.

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Probably best not to put words in other peoples mouths. Never said it, never did and never would.

You frequently use the phrase “quite the opposite”. Apologies, I always assumed you understood what it meant.

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Obama criticizes Russia, China for lack of urgency on climate:

He has picked up the skill of criticizing others casually.

Obama should ask himself whether he himself felt any climate urgency during his stay in White House not long ago..

Rather ludicrous..

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