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Commentary :: Environment
We did this
05 Dec 2009
And will continue to do it.
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40% and $700 billion.

That’s what’s needed.

What we need from Copenhagen: Our emmissions 40% lower than 1990 and $700 billion reparations.

What’s on offer: Our emmisions 20% lower than 2005 levels and $10 billion reparations.

75% of carbon emissions have been produced by 20% of the world’s population.

That’s us. We are that 20%.

Our emmissions are overwhelmingly felt in the developing world.

Floods and droughts are ravaging the developing world now and can only get worse.

What needs to be done urgently:

We need to lower our emmisions to 40% below what we produced in 1990. Anything less is a joke.

We need to pay for the damage we have already caused and are continuing to cause in the developing world.

Droughts and floods:…………..$100 billion a year.
Leapfrogging over dirty energies:.$600 billion a year.

Anything less won’t work.

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