U.S. Announces Center at Copenhagen Climate Change Negotiation, Launches COP-15 Website

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November 25, 2009
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For the first time, the U.S. Department of State, in coordination with the White House and multiple federal departments and agencies, is organizing and hosting a U.S. Center at the annual Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). At the 15th session (COP-15) in Copenhagen, Denmark, December 7-18, the U.S. Center will host over 70 events during the two-week conference that will highlight the strong actions the U.S. is taking at home and the leadership role the United States is fulfilling internationally to combat global climate change. This diplomatic initiative involves participation by academic institutions, scientific and research laboratories, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.

The U.S. Center will occupy a central location in the Bella Conference Center. It will provide an opportunity for the approximately 15,000 accredited participants at COP-15 and the Department’s COP-15 Web site visitors to learn more about U.S. climate actions. The U.S. Center will feature panel presentations, publications and videotape screenings to describe U.S. climate change policies and initiatives, including public-private partnerships and collaboration with other governments. Science On a Sphere®, a visually compelling globe that displays computer-driven animated images of the Earth’s land, oceans, and atmosphere, will be the U.S. Center’s dynamic centerpiece.

The COP-15 Web site (www.cop15.state.gov) will serve as the central resource for public information about United States policy positions and U.S. Center programs at the Copenhagen negotiation. The U.S. Center page will feature the two-week program of events, as well as fact sheets, photographs, and brief audio and video recordings from selected panels. Through Web streaming, there will be opportunities to watch U.S. Center programs happening live in Copenhagen. On its Press page, the Web site will feature press releases, statements and transcripts of formal press briefings. The Links page will connect users to U.S. climate change Web sites across the Federal Government.

The Department has also launched a Facebook page for the duration of the Copenhagen conference at www.facebook.com/usdos.cop15 to provide real time news, updates and information to users worldwide.

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Donald
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Virginia, USA
November 26, 2009

Donald in Virginia writes:

I have been a critic of Global Warming and Climate Change. If by chance this tactic will help make jobs, then go for it. People around the world need work regardless of green jobs or something to keep them going in life. I might not always agree but I have to admit with the current job market crisis were in today, people have to work and get jobs to pay their bills.

A blessing to go green!!!

Godbless and GO Green!!!

milan m.
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Virginia, USA
November 26, 2009

Milan in Virginia writes:

The Copenhagen international climate change can find solution what to do with 30 billion tons of CO2 the human race produce every year by burning fossil fuels. Half of this is absorbed by oceans, plants and trees ... New Jersey shore is one of many examples how to store several hundred billion tons of CO2 ,by injecting CO2 into undersea rock...

Pr Obama called to reduce USA greenhouse gas emission 80% and global emission 50 % by 2050. Pr Obama and his Team favored method for reducing carbon emissions was the creation of a cap-and-trade scheme... U.S. position for talks in Copenhagen is 17 % reduction over 2005 levels of the domestic emissions of the gases by 2020...

We need to reach world agreement for low-carbon development...and to limit global warming to NO more than two degrees Celsius during 21 Century...

The drastic increase in the emission of carbon dioxide within the last 30 years caused by burning fossil fuels ( oil, coal and natural gas) has been identified as the major reason for the change of temperature in the atmosphere. World-wide, about 80% of all energy used is currently from fossil fuels.

To help a world and protect next generations from climate change and to stay leader in Transition to clean - energy industry , our goal in 21 Century has to be: Pr Obama: "We can remain one of the world's leading importers of foreign oil, or we can make the investments that would allow us to become the world's leading exporter of renewable energy... Nation that lead in Clean - Energy economy , will be Nation that lead in Global Economy".

Brad B.
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Canada
November 26, 2009

Brad B. in Canada writes:

How about dealing with those pesky, leaked emails before we rush and hurry these things?

Eric
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New Mexico, USA
November 27, 2009

Eric in New Mexico writes:

One quick way to reduce emmissions is to have a global standard for gasoline. If all the nations of the world mandated a percentage of ethanol to be added to the fuel people use in their cars and trucks.

This is not future tech, America under the Clean Air act, has visably reduced its air polution levels in major cities since the program was introduced years ago, despite the increased numbers of cars on the road today.

In general, and I'm no technical expert, but I doubt the global community can effectively reach a reduction in carbon emmissons sufficiant to reverse the damage done to the climatelogical interactions of this planet, and keep economic growth a reality.

Therefore, going green must involve the planting of trillions of trees to create the sufficiant carbon absorbtion needed to offset mankind's industrial footprint.

I believe one of the main reasons we are faced with this problem today is due to the vast deforestaton of this planet by man over thousands of years, and until we get serious about restoring what we've taken from the forests, and planting new ones, then no ammount of effort to cut emmissions will prove effective over the long term.

You flat can't get there from here without this being an intregal part of the solution.

Now one added benefit to this is that over time, you've created new habitats, helped soils retain water, erosion control from flooding, wetlands and mangrove forest that help protect poulations from hurricanes and tyhoons as a natural barrier to storm surges, more 02 production planet wide, and in the end result, more areas suitable for sustainable agriculture.

What I challenge folks to do is figure out a way to put people to work, and get this program up and running on a global scale so that in 50 years one can see a visably greener earth from orbit.

Then one can say we've made progress, if not having yet turned the corner on climate change.

Angela
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Spain
December 1, 2009

Angela in Spain writes:

Looking forward to visiting U.S. exhibits and events at COP-15. We invite you to attend screenings of the award-winning *A Sea Change*, the first film about climate change and the ocean. There are four screenings taking place in Copenhagen between 6 Dec. and 17 Dec. including the Klimaform 14 Dec.

More information is available at: http://aseachange.net

"This film is both a love letter to the planet and an urgent plea to its citizens."
--San Francisco Chronicle

Zharkov
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United States
November 30, 2009

Zharkov in U.S.A. writes:

Climate change is a wonderful phenomenon, a gift from God, unlike "Climate Fraud" which is perpetrated on us today by our governments.

Plants take in CO2 for making food, and they expel CO2 at night, which helps us to sleep.

In the past, the earth had far higher levels of CO2, and much of the CO2 in today's environment comes from volcanos, not man.

We evil deniers however, have taken the trouble to look at the facts instead of the propaganda from the U.N. and the rest of the global warming fanatics.

The facts demonstrate that the anthroprogenic sources of CO2 account for exactly 0.11 percent of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere. In other words, 99.89 percent of the greenhouse effect has absolutely nothing to do SUVs, jet travel, backyard barbecues or any other human activity.

The late New Zealand professor Augie Auer explained that three-quarters of the planet is ocean, and 95 percent of the greenhouse effect is caused by water vapor.

"Of that remaining 5 percent, only about 3.6 percent is governed by CO2 and when you break it down even further, studies have shown that the anthropogenic (man-made) contribution to CO2 versus the natural is about 3.2 percent.

"So if you multiply the total contribution 3.6% by the man-made portion of it, 3.2%, you find out that the anthropogenic contribution of CO2 to the the global greenhouse effect is 0.115 percent ... that's like .12 cents in $100. It's minuscule ... it's nothing.

So we are spending billions if not trillions of dollars to destroy advanced national economies, for what? For nothing!

What we need is regime change. By injecting CO2 into the arteries of the fools attending the meeting in Denmark -- a place where it can now be said truthfully that something is rotten, we can solve two problems for the price of one.

Zharkov
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United States
December 1, 2009

Zharkov in U.S.A. writes:

So you've got 30,000 scientists signing a petition saying climate change is a fraud, U.N. scientists' emails admitting global cooling not warming, and now this?

What a massively expensive scam this "Climate Change" hoax has turned out to be; why is our government continuing to participate in this hoax?

"Climate change" data dumped

Jonathan Leake, Environment Editor

SCIENTISTS at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted throwing away much of the raw temperature data on which their predictions of global warming are based.

It means that other academics are not able to check basic calculations said to show a long-term rise in temperature over the past 150 years.

The UEA's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) was forced to reveal the loss following requests for the data under Freedom of Information legislation.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article6936328.ece

Jay
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Texas, USA
December 10, 2009

Jay in Texas writes:

Nice to see our taxpayer dollars are hard at work . . .

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