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Friday, December 9, 2011

Crunch Time At Climate Change Talks

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks during a climate change conference in Durban, South Africa, Wednesday. (AP)

The UK’s climate change secretary says countries must decide whether they really want a treaty that can curb global warming before the current talks wrap up in South Africa this weekend. Negotiators from poorer nations and the European Union say the U.S., China and India are standing in the way.

Guest:

  • Eric Camara, reporter for the BBC in Durban, South Africa

 


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  • J Frog

    Strange…I could be mistaken but this is the 2nd story this week about the failed Durban climate change talks that failed to mention the name “Obama”.  Our leader not mentioned even once?  Couldn’t find it in the BBC article either. So I checked out today’s Bloomberg….

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-12-09/biggest-polluters-hold-up-agreement-at-un-global-warming-talks.html

    Nope…Obama not mentioned there either.
    Conversely, just as an example….Check out NYTimes collection on “Kyoto Protocol”:
    http://www.nytimes.com/keyword/kyoto-protocol

    Lots of references to “President Bush”, “Bush Administration”, “Bush Administration Negotiators” are identified often with those failed climate change talks. Practically every article.
    It seems like the press would rather identify the “U.S. Negotiators”  with these failed talks, not the Obama administration….Quite different from the press coverage during the Bush Administration. 

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