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A U.N.-created panel finds climate change is responsible for cases of extreme weather  - citing floods, monsoons, and heat waves outside the normal range of occurrences. A report issued by IPCC (.pdf) on the controversial topic expresses "high confidence" that daily temperatures have increased due to greenhouse gases. Will green-leaning ETFs such as PBD, ICLN, PBD, PBW, QCLN, and PZD see a kick from upcoming talks on a new climate agreement or will a slumping global economy keep climate control on the backburner?
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  • Tack
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    Let's put "climate control" on the front burner and all starve to death in perfect weather.
    18 Nov 2011, 01:19 PM Reply Like
  • 0ZJ
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    Let's post false dichotomies.
    18 Nov 2011, 01:25 PM Reply Like
  • Tack
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    OZ:

     

    Apparently, no appreciation of satire.
    18 Nov 2011, 01:31 PM Reply Like
  • phoneranger
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    pish. What does the UN know about Genesis?
    18 Nov 2011, 01:22 PM Reply Like
  • Mad_Max_A_Million
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    What would make the UN believe that a country that would strap every future family with 150,000+ of debt would give a Rats @$$ about the climate they needed to pay it off?
    18 Nov 2011, 01:24 PM Reply Like
  • RJKRJK
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    UN = Shakedown
    18 Nov 2011, 01:26 PM Reply Like
  • Caladesi Kid
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    I suggest we let the UN do whatever they would like, just not with any US funding. Zero out our commitment to the UN and watch how quickly they alter their 'findings'.
    18 Nov 2011, 01:33 PM Reply Like
  • buyitcheap
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    We all need to band together to stop "Big Weather" before it kills more people.

     

    I personally will be pissing into the wind in protest much like the IPCC appears to be. Hell, maybe we should make a national day of it. National PITW Day? Let's make it the same day as "earth" day. Yeah, I like that.

     

    Oh, and isn't the UN the same group that had Hussein and Qadaffi on the Human rights panel?

     

    And given the announcement on a Friday, what's the over/under a request for funding in the billions will be made by next Friday?

     

    Bottom line: Let's just cut the crap and move off oil to screw the arabs, and just SAY that's why we're doing it. If we're going to squander some portion of gas money anyway, let's do so in the US.
    18 Nov 2011, 01:35 PM Reply Like
  • Bear Bait
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    I personally agree with UN and environmentalist. It is pretty much as has been predicted ie violent weather extremes. The impact on food productions and hunger will be severe. If any of you live long enough you will see it come true. The impact on our children and more likely grand children's lives will be many times worse than the impact or our national debt.
    18 Nov 2011, 01:37 PM Reply Like
  • Conventional Wisdumb
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    How do you know any of this?

     

    Please.

     

    They make more predictions than there are scientists studying the issue so eventually one or two of them will be right. Nothing that's been predicted by the mathematical models has happened so don't worry be happy.

     

    Apparently weather is only climate when its warm.

     

    Were these figures measured accurately and scientifically at any time over the last 100, 200, 300, 5,000, 1000000 years?

     

    I will save you the trouble. The answer is no.

     

    As an FYI, the theory is Global Warming not Climate Change. It's not happening so relax and enjoy your life. Your kids and grandkids won't be dying anytime soon from extreme weather unless they are stupid enough to go outside during a tornado or a hurricane.

     

    The clueless will be separated from their money in the name of good intentions.
    18 Nov 2011, 02:27 PM Reply Like
  • Tack
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    CW:

     

    Correction:

     

    On the contrary, it's not about "good intentions" at all. It's entirely about controlling people and stripping their freedoms, while profiting those who make the rules.
    18 Nov 2011, 02:42 PM Reply Like
  • Conventional Wisdumb
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    Tack,

     

    I use "good intentions" as a form of shorthand for the process used by the confidence men involved in this global fraud - they are exploiting people's natural emotional desire to do "the right thing for x" , where x is (the children, the planet, the polar bears, the environment, Mother Earth, whatever) as clearly expressed by Bear above.

     

    The people who are emotionally vulnerable to this type of appeal do not in fact realize that they are having their freedom stolen from them little by little as you so aptly describe.
    18 Nov 2011, 04:45 PM Reply Like
  • Conventional Wisdumb
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    Follow the Money!:

     

    http://bit.ly/sF9EGv
    "The global economic crisis is no excuse for countries to delay an international fund to help countries combat the effects of climate change, UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has said.

     

    Speaking at a conference in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka yesterday, Ban called on governments to make a concerted effort at the forthcoming Durban climate summit to establish the $100bn Green Climate Fund, which was first agreed at Copenhagen in 2009.

     

    "Governments must find ways – now – to mobilise resources up to the $100bn per annum as pledged," he said. "The fund needs to be launched in Durban. An empty shell is not sufficient. Even in this difficult time we cannot afford the delay."

     

    The fund has proved politically contentious, with governments from developing and developed nations repeatedly clashing over the scale of the fund, how the new finance will be raised, and how it will be distributed."
    18 Nov 2011, 02:23 PM Reply Like
  • buyitcheap
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    Yup $100B sounds like a nice round shakedown figure. Any takers on how much more they go for? And who's paying exactly? I wonder.....
    18 Nov 2011, 03:24 PM Reply Like
  • Conventional Wisdumb
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    buyit,

     

    It's actually worse - it's $100 billion per "ANNUM", meaning yearly and guess what we are at the top of the heap of pledgers.

     

    Our re-distributor in chief's global ambitions know no bounds.
    18 Nov 2011, 04:48 PM Reply Like
  • buyitcheap
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    and here I thought I was overreaching. :-)
    19 Nov 2011, 09:52 AM Reply Like
  • Tack
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    Green is the color that any of this unabashed nonsense should make any thinking person.
    18 Nov 2011, 03:26 PM Reply Like
  • Mark J P Miller
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    Putting climate change aside, I'd like to have clean air to breath and safe, clean water for agriculture, recreation and DRINKING. Humanity needs to get serious about over population to protect the environment too. If countries don't start living honestly and respectfully with each other, we will destroy ourselves, with war as well as pollution. One definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing and expecting different results. We can change while we still have time or we can wait until it is too late and then panic to no avail.
    19 Nov 2011, 02:05 PM Reply Like
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