Klimaforskning - hjemmeside
Startet av Amatør1, november 16, 2013, 11:45:47 AM
SitatNewsbytes: Japan Stuns UN Climate Summit By Ditching CO2 TargetJapan set a new target for greenhouse gas emissions that critics say will set back United Nations talks for a treaty limiting fossil fuel emissions. The new target effectively reverses course from the goal set four years ago by allowing a 3.1 per cent increase in emissions from 1990 levels rather than seeking a 25 per cent cut. –Bloomberg, 15 November 2013Japan's decision added to gloom at the Warsaw talks, where no major countries have announced more ambitious goals to cut emissions, despite warnings from scientists about the risks of more heatwaves, droughts, floods and rising sea levels. –Reuters, 15 November 2013
Sitat fra: Amatør1 på november 16, 2013, 11:45:47 AMI USA har Obama skuffet stort i manges øyne. Sjelden har vi sett en eufori i Europa og USA som da han ble valgt i 2008 med "Hope and Change" som motto. Han overgikk Kennedy og var nærmest som en gud å betrakte. Det tok ham 11 dager fra han ble valgt til å gjøre seg fortjent til Nobels fredspris etter tenkeren Jaglands oppfatning. Hva tenker man om Obama idag?
SitatWhite House was embarrassed by 'fawning' 2009 Nobel Prize – Norwegian diplomatThe Obama administration reprimanded Norway after Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, saying it was a dubious award for a president who was only one year into his first term, a Norwegian diplomat said on Thursday.Morten Wetland, who was Norway's United Nations delegate from 2008 to 2012, wrote in an article published in the Norwegian daily Dagens Naeringsliv that the award was not exactly a point of celebration for Obama's young administration."My most embarrassing day at the UN, at the time when I was Norway's ambassador there, was when Obama's Nobel peace prize was announced. Nobody was talking about it," said Wetland."My colleague in Washington received a reprimand from Obama's chief of staff [Rahm Emanuel, at the time]. The word 'fawning' was used," Wetland added, according to AFP.Wetland said the award put Obama – who was nominated for the prize only weeks after taking office – in an awkward position."An American president wants to set his own agenda. Here he was forced into a role that he hadn't sought," Wetland said. "It could seem like somebody did this to make Obama visit the country."Obama won the prize "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples" in October 2009, a time of two lengthy wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as heightened US drone strikes on suspected militants in Pakistan and Yemen.The five-member Nobel committee has long been the subject of scrutiny for their choices over the years, and for the amount of independence they are afforded. The members make autonomous decisions, though they are appointed by the Norwegian parliament.Their choices are, at times, considered synonymous with Norway's foreign policy. China froze high-level diplomatic contact with Norway when dissident Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2010.Wetland and others are now calling for the Nobel committee to be open to foreigners to boost its scope and independent bonafides.Wegger Stroemmen, Norway's ambassador to the US in 2009, could not be reached for comment, according to AFP.