BACK “live” (ish) for the FINAL HOURS of DURBAN.

THESE ARE SOME FINAL FILMS FROM THE LAST HOURS OF DURBAN.

 

News round-up from One Climate early Friday morning, good summary.

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7pm GMT A day of hurried drafting of texts, geopolitical alignments, allocating work with an eye on 2020. I wonder what will happen when the new I.P.C.C. Reports come out in 2014 with even worse news than we have today.

7:01pm GMT update from Bill Gunyon

Before we encounter any more draft texts, here’s an outline summary of the day’s events. (I invite my colleagues to follow up with any errors or omissions).
With the overnight wind in her sails, the European Commissioner, Connie Hedegaard used the day’s opening press briefing to add pressure on those parties yet to be won over by her roadmap.
Soon we heard that Brazil and South Africa had been seduced, leaving China, India and US as the main hold-outs. Perhaps the gameplan was to isolate the US and repeat the endgame of the Bali conference in 2007.

http://oneworldgroup.org/durban

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LATEST REPORTS INDICATE A SATURDAY FINISH, WITH U.S.A. INDIA & CHINA HOLDING OUT ……………….

YOKE LING CHEE, MALAY DELEGATE & 3RD WORLD NETWORK WITH A NEGOTIATOR’S POINT OF VIEW.

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WITH DURBAN IN MIND 3 (Durban “live”)

Meanwhile, media interest in the subject has crashed. Dr. Robert J. Brulle of Drexel University describe a ‘collapse of any significant coverage of climate change in the [US] media. We know that 2010 was a record low year, and 2011 will probably look much the same. If the media doesn’t draw attention to the issue, public opinion will decline’.

WHAT ISN’T IN THE NEWS is the thousands of people working their a’s off in Durban

There is a dearth of information in the “Main St” press about the Durban Climate Conference IN GENERAL, NOTHING EXPECTED NOTHING GAINED. Maybe it’s “newsy” around Copenhagen, but hey, once you’ve filmed a “human sign” with 5,000 bodies in it demanding ‘climate justice’….. you’ve filmed ’em all.

PREVIOUSLY,  I have not been able to have the “live feed” which puts you in touch with the 20,000 people WHO REALLY CARE ABOUT THE FUTURE, but are portrayed in the media as dithering whimps who cannot agree, you can gaurantee that the media “lords” have their own agendas. Below is a series of film clips of people who are intelligent and well respected and are part of a global process of agreement.

THESE &  MORE can be found at ; http://oneworldgroup.org/oneclimate-newsroom They are placed randomly but ALL reflect the necessity of URGENCY. Something that is seldom portrayed in the “main st” press.

I think it’s fair to say that Canada has been “black balled” with it’s open hostility to the KYOTO PROTOCOL, along with Russia and Japan. But Canada had the TAR SANDS motive bubbling away in the wallet. The one thing about these conferences is that people who attend are pretty well educated, and aren’t so STUPID as to be fooled by “ETHICAL OIL”, or the ‘marketing’ bluster of such a poisonous industry. The E.U. is putting the “cradle to grave” “LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS”  blowtorch to ALL FOSSIL FUELS, – SHIPPING IS VERY MUCH ON THE HITLIST – so that ALL EMISSIONS are  approached in a “scientific way”, (as is the E.U. inclusion of airline emissions) –  and pursue the ‘carbon budget’ approach explored in Europe.

MARY ROBINSON. Ex President of Ireland and United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights. Brilliantly speaks of how “OCCUPY” can be involved with the climate process.

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ANNIE PETSONK, Career Diplomat in previous climate negotiations for the U.S.A. assesses the FIRST WEEK of negotiations.

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BREAKING NEWS FROM ANNIE PETSONK re CANADIAN POSITION.                 WITH 2 DAYS TO GO   !!!!!!!!!!  CANADA HAS A LOT OF OIL IT’S RELYING ON, AND CHINA WANTS TO SEE KYOTO PROTOCOL PROCEED & HAS “RELAXED” IT’S NEGOTIATING POSITION, BEING A “PARIAH” AT A CONFERENCE WHEN PEOPLE ARE STRIVING TO GET A RESULT PRODUCES A SUDDEN CHANGE.

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CHRISTINE MILNE ON THE DENIAL INDUSTRY IN AUSTRALIA. Greens senator Milne takes a swipe at the campaign of disinformation in the MURDOCH PRESS.

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http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2011/12/08/384743/australian-green-party-leader-us-climate-denial-machine-murdoch-news-corp/

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CANADIAN YOUTH DELEGATE CAM FENTON, part of the very brave crew of intelligent Canadians prepared to “Occupy” a speech by Canadian “environment” Minister Kent whose in town to do business with oil. 6 people stood and turned their backs on Kent wearing ‘T’ shirts that said “Turn Your Back On Canada”, the 6 were roundly applauded but ejected by security, such is the power of a ‘T’ shirt.

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JIM LEAPE of W.W.F. with a concise evaluation of the “URGENCY” needed.

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CHRIS HUHNE – U.K. ENVIRONMENT MINISTER AND DURBAN U.K. REP, Gives a high level view and frank appraisal of his concerns PRE DURBAN, along with Hannah Stoddardt from OXFAM giving their “wish list”. HANNAH points at the $30 BILLION CONTRIBUTION A TAX ON “BUNKER FUEL”  (SULPHUR DIOXIDE PARTICLES) for the shipping contribution to emissions (5% + -) in the global total. Discussion moves to FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS TAX.

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CHRIS HUHNE ON TAR SANDS. INTERESTING VIEW ON HOW CLIMATE CHANGE “SCIENCE” IS REFLECTED IN WHAT WE BUY (fuels of ALL kinds) through “Life Cycle Analysis”.

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CHRIS HUHNE ON THE NEED FOR A LEGALLY BINDING AGREEMENT.

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KEITH ALLOTT FROM W.W.F. critical of U.S.

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YOKE LING, MALAYSIAN DELEGATE and long time attendee of the UNFCCC “circuite” speaks frankly about the pros and cons of negotiations.

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PABLO SOLON BOLIVIAN DELEGATE AT CANCUN on the systemic problems in the negotiation process. Again reiterates the part the “OCCUPY” movement can adopt.

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TOD STERN, U.S. DELEGATE an “everpresent” at the head of the U.S. “team”. Still there after being told at the 2007 BALI conference, “TO GET OUT OF THE WAY” if they didn’t want to be part of the solution.

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PAKISTAN LEAD NEGOTIATOR, FARRUKH KHAN AT COP 17.

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