[Marxism] Climate talks: Venezuela leads poor nation walk-out as rich refuse to pay

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Thu Nov 21 19:01:26 MST 2013

A group of 133 developing nations have walked out of a key part of the
United Nations climate talks in Warsaw, Poland. The walk out came amid a
conflict over how countries that have historically emitted the most
greenhouse gases should be held financially responsible for some of the
damage caused by extreme weather in nations with low carbon emissions.

The United States, Australia, Canada and other industrialised countries are
pushing for the issue — known as loss and damage — to be put off until
after the 2015 climate talks in Paris.

“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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