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Guatemala City.– Central American nations will demand US$105 billion from industrialized countries for damages caused by global warming, the region's representatives said on Friday.

Central American environment ministers gathered in Guatemala to discuss the so-called "ecological debt" owed to them and to set out a common position ahead of climate talks in Copenhagen next month.

Guatemalan environment minister Luis Ferrate said the 105-billion-dollar price tag was "an estimate" of the damage done by climate change across 16 sectors in Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama.

Ferrate minister said the region "had never faced" so much drought, aridity, flooding, and precarious food security. A formal proposal will be presented in Denmark, officials said.

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Written by: glomarexplorer, 21 Nov 2009 2:21 PM
From: United States, Fresh Water Paradise-NY Finger Lakes
As if we weren't being taxed enough by home governments, now we have foreign governments making demands on our money as well.

There is no clear proof of what these people purport, and there is some evidence to the contrary, premised on ice plugs studies that clearly have indicated existence of cyclical climate changes from droughts, to floods to ice over several millenia.

Another liberal initiative yet to blame the progress of industrially advanced societies on the perils of poorer ones. The real irony here is that they demand payment for the progress they envy and try to achieve, emulate. Amzing, but China made a switch and is now approaching foremost economic power status; soon to be foremost military potency and conqueror and ruler of the world.

Written by: Ricardolito, 21 Nov 2009 5:27 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
Actually ,the article says here that the countries including the Dominican Republic are asking for this money ..not being asked for it.
The five main offending countries ,in my opinion ,are the USA and China and Russia through industrial and deliberate man made pollution and Brazil and Indonesia through their massive tree harvesting that decimated millions and millions of acres .
the Copenhagen meeting will do next to nothing but without doubt man made climate change has and is still causing horrific problems
Written by: anthonyC, 21 Nov 2009 6:58 PM
From: United States
Offending countries?

How about the offending Liars.

Wonder why the main stream media isn't following up on this story?

Oh wait, They did.

Try as he did to turn it around and defend "global warming" the cat is out of the bag.
Written by: glomarexplorer, 21 Nov 2009 7:44 PM
From: United States, Fresh Water Paradise-NY Finger Lakes

Many thanks for links.

It probably won't help because liberal minds will only see things one way: the way they want to. It will not be beneath them to lie and cheat and bamboozle everyone to get their way, for that is just the way they are. They will shout you down when lacking evidence, picket you and harass you to no end. This whole climate change thing is one of the most misunderstood subjects, and one that has polarized the world.

Funny thing is that great dispensations are meted out for the poor countries and emerging industrial nations such as BRIC and some of the other Asian countries. Let's face it, this climate thing has grown out of proportion and is being fueled by anti-US sentiments-you know-the hand that feeds them. Just wait until Chinese become preeminent power in the world....they will be deeply lamenting the US' demise.

VivaCuba and abc would be happy for a while-but it will be short-lived.
Written by: mrweepa1, 22 Nov 2009 1:24 PM
From: United States, Huntington Station NY. Juan Dolio DR.
This is BULL --it!!
Why should the countries that developed the world and gave millions of people a better life a hand out. These changes in the climate are natural and have always have taken place. So if you live in a part of the world you don"t like MOVE!! Will giving them free money improve the weather? I don"t think so......
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