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Climate talks head into overtime with key issues unresolved

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By ARITZ PARRA and FRANK JORDANS

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international carbon markets...

rules for trading in emissions vouchers...

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-carbontrading-report/value-of-global-co2-markets-hit-record-144-billion-euros-in-2018-report-idUSKCN1PA27H

https://www.forbes.com/sites/larrybell/2013/11/03/blood-and-gore-making-a-killing-on-anti-carbon-investment-hype/#666801932dc9

... and you wonder why Greta Thunberg is Time's person of the year.

Do any of these 200 bureaucrats shun flying? ie polluting? Gotta wonder who their true masters really are.

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But observers said the protesters' demands didn't seem to be having an effect on the negotiations.

That shouldn't surprise anyone when the globe has aging fossils like Trump, Xi and Putin pushing their respective empire’s fossil fuel fired economies to expand and grow faster by burning even more hydrocarbons,

when the globe’s richest and most powerful (i.e. the putative ‘elite’, the ‘establishment’) control the largest oil, gas and coal corporations, 

when the globe’s richest and most powerful control banking and finance corporations funding the oil, gas and coal corporations,

when the globe’s richest and most powerful control big defense corporations building weapons to support wars fought for oil, gas and coal corporations,

when the globe’s richest and most powerful are able to have governments subsidize (aka welfare/socialism for the richest and most powerful) their oil, gas and coal corporations,

when the globe’s richest and most powerful are able to get governments to have their working and middle classes pay higher taxes for the subsidies benefitting the richest while the richest pay lower taxes,

when the globe’s richest and most powerful are able to have governments reduce moneys invested to find ways to conserve energy and to develop alternatives to burning so much oil, gas and coal,

when the globe’s richest and most powerful are able to convince their followers, especially their fellow elders, that there’s nothing to be done about human contributions to climate change so let the smokestacks spew,  

the elite (so called) establishment win again. Same as it ever was. Actually worse for future generations.

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Do any of these 200 bureaucrats shun flying?

Motes in their eyes while ignoring the forests in the eyes of the global elite establishment?

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Do any of these 200 bureaucrats shun flying? ie polluting? Gotta wonder who their true masters really are.

Agree. If these clowns were really that worried about their emissions, you’d reckon they would make a little more effort to run these junkets via online meetings instead of jetting off to exotic locales and staying in swanky hotels. At the taxpayers’ expense, of course.

Wonder why I don’t take their alarmist proclamations that seriously...

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The only thing to fear are all these socialists trying to figure out how divide up the scraps.

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Chile, which is chairing the talks, said negotiators would continue working on two fronts trying to get deals on aid for poor countries affected by climate change and international carbon markets.

We all know what is needed here for the world to unite together to fight climate change. Western countries need to pony up with pallets full of cash, free renewable energy investments to pay off poor countries, and look the other way as China and India build new coal powered energy plants at a pace faster than the rest of the world can shut down existing ones. It’s really just that simple. Either way they will soon be flying home on their private jets to ponder the coming environmental apocalypse. Only 11 years to go.

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PTownsend: Motes in their eyes while ignoring the forests in the eyes of the global elite establishment?

The global bureaucrats and business leaders at the summit are the global elite establishment!

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