China has led a COP 19 walkout by a bloc of 132 developing nations over the “loss and damage,” issue bringing one track of the UN climate change summit to a screeching halt.
Loss and damage refers to the concept of legal liability on the part of developed nations for natural disasters and other problems experienced by developing nations. Extensive CFACT coverage of loss and damage here.
The hunger strike by Philippine negotiator Yeb Sano over Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda has continued through its tenth day. Sano’s hunger strike has been the most dramatic moment of these negotiations. Climate campaigners have seized upon the Philippines typhoon as a rationale in support of the proposed UN global warming treaty.
While we continue to encourage donations and humanitarian assistance to the Philippines and others in need (you can find ways to donate here), loss and damage is nothing more than a bogus bid by developing nations to reap a tremendous redistribution windfall.
At COP 19, CFACT has repeatedly rebutted both the loss and damage concept and the incredible non sequitor assigning blame for the typhoon which hit the Philippines to your lavish lifestyle with hard facts.