Buried in the 133 pages of gobbledygook agreed to at last week's UN climate summit are two very dangerous provisions. These greatly advance the green cause known as "loss and damage."
Loss and damage is diplomatic code for the idea that the developed countries, especially America, should pay the developing countries for the bad things that they attribute to climate change. This includes pretty much all bad weather, plus the supposed effects of sea level rise, and who knows what else.
The Climate Home news service puts it this way: "Climate talks in Bonn have been held hostage for more than a week over the issue, as poor countries called for a space to hold the rich to account on their promises."
In UN-speak it is called simply "loss and damage." This is the unfounded idea that people adversely affected by bad weather are "climate victims" and as such they should be compensated by the developed countries that supposedly caused the weather to be bad.
The Paris Pact COPs are all about money, not climate.
Week one of COP 21, the UN climate conference in Paris, concluded with the adoption of a draft “outcome.”
Developing nations have developed an insatiable appetite for handouts. To those whom much is given much is taken.
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 [...]