Climate Talks Deadlocked as Clashes Erupt Outside

From MyWay News

COPENHAGEN (AP) – Danish police fired pepper spray and beat protesters with batons outside the U.N. climate conference on Wednesday, as disputes inside left major issues unresolved just two days before world leaders hope to sign a historic agreement to fight global warming.

With the talks clearly deadlocked, Connie Hedegaard, former Danish climate minister, resigned from the conference presidency to allow her boss, Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen to preside as world leaders from 115 nations streamed into Copenhagen. She was to continue overseeing the closed-door negotiations.

Hundreds of protesters were trying to disrupt the 193-nation conference, the latest action in days of demonstrations to demand “climate justice” – firm action to combat global warming. Police said 230 protesters were detained.

Inside the cavernous Bella Center convention hall, negotiators dealing with core issues debated until just before dawn without setting new goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions or for financing poorer countries’ efforts to cope with coming climate change, key elements of any deal.

“I regret to report we have been unable to reach agreement,” John Ashe of Antigua, chairman of one negotiating group, reported to conference Wednesday morning.

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16 Responses to Climate Talks Deadlocked as Clashes Erupt Outside

  1. Dan McGrath December 16, 2009 at 3:46 pm #

    Gosh – I wish I lived in the socialist utopia that is Denmark. Can’t wait until their society is imposed on the rest of the world!

  2. paul wenum December 16, 2009 at 10:37 pm #

    I agree, it may well be coming. Brace yourself.

  3. Rob N. Hood December 17, 2009 at 9:06 am #

    I wish.

    • Dan McGrath December 17, 2009 at 3:13 pm #

      Rob longs for the days of police indiscriminately beating protestors with batons… That’ll be the life!

  4. Wormsnapper December 17, 2009 at 10:03 am #

    Perhaps they should spray them with that poisonous gas CO2 — I’m sure that would stop them.

    • Dan McGrath December 17, 2009 at 3:11 pm #


  5. Rob N. Hood December 19, 2009 at 4:22 pm #

    “Long for” the days? They’re here already aren’t they? What are you talking about? This video shows it. Are you people deranged? What is it about current Reality that somehow passes you by?? This kind of thing occurs daily probably around the world, and is mostly fascist based. So why don’t you don’t you think we aren’t already “there” based upon that fact??!!

  6. paul wenum December 20, 2009 at 1:04 am #

    Rob, I suggest that you take a rest. Alinsky is getting thin with me as well as others.

  7. Rob N. Hood December 20, 2009 at 5:16 pm #

    Ah, denial. The best defense of the confused and ignorant.

  8. Rob N. Hood December 20, 2009 at 8:04 pm #

    You guys are amazing. You just create your own reality, and stick with it no matter what.

  9. paul wenum December 21, 2009 at 12:06 am #

    Truth is always the answer. Never forget that!

  10. paul wenum December 25, 2009 at 12:52 am #

    I will say it until the day I die. Truth will prevail. Period!

  11. Rob N. Hood December 25, 2009 at 5:59 pm #

    Uh, the truth is that police abuse people in countries all over the globe, not just Socialist ones. But hey, if you want to stay inside that little bubble you call reality be my guest.

  12. paul wenum December 27, 2009 at 11:24 pm #

    Unfortunately, you have never been in the “real world.” I have and it is not pretty. That’s life. Get used to it. That’s “reality.”

  13. Rob N. Hood January 2, 2010 at 2:38 am #

    Uh, ok Paul…the king of platitudes… whatever you say.

    “The Object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.” – Marcus Aurelius

  14. paul wenum January 5, 2010 at 11:02 pm #

    I hate the statement, “but everyone’s doing it.” The right path is the path with most resistance similar to discussing issues with you.

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