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Obama: Climate change deal forged in Paris is 'best chance' to save the planet

By Kevin Freking - Associated Press - Saturday, December 12, 2015

President Obama said the climate agreement reached in Paris by the United States and nearly 200 nations Saturday offers "the best chance to save the one planet we have."
In a statement delivered Saturday evening from the Cabinet Room, Obama said the leaders from the various nations working in Paris "met the moment" in agreeing to what is being described as the most ambitious climate change agreement in history. He said the world can be more confident this planet is going to be in better shape for the next generation.

"Together, we've shown what is possible when the world stands as one," he said.
SEE ALSO: Landmark deal: Nearly 200 nations adopt 1st global climate change pact
Obama said the agreement is not perfect, but sets a framework the world needs to continue tackling global warming in an effective way. He said the agreement will contain periodic reviews and assessments to ensure that countries meet their commitments. As technology advances, targets can be updated over time. The agreement also calls for supporting the most vulnerable nations as they pursue cleaner economic growth.
"In short, this agreement will mean less of the carbon pollution that threatens our planet and more of the jobs and economic growth driven by low-carbon investments," Obama said.
The climate talks have generated opposition from Republicans who control Congress. They say Obama's commitment to reduce emissions from U.S. power plants would cost thousands of American jobs and raise electricity costs.
SEE ALSO: Key points of the landmark Paris climate agreement
The U.S. is the world's second largest climate polluter, and Obama has pledged that the U.S. will cut its overall emissions by 26 percent to 28 percent by 2030.
The climate talks already had run into opposition from Republicans who control Congress. They say Obama's commitment to reduce emissions from U.S. power plants would cost thousands of American jobs and raise electricity costs.
"We can expect the administration to cite this 'agreement' as their excuse for establishing emission targets for every sector of the U.S. economy not only including utilities, but petroleum refining, all manufacturing, agriculture and others," said Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic minority leader, said climate change poses one of the the greatest threats the world has ever known, and that no country acting alone can stem the tide.
"The time to act is now," Nevada's Reid said.
In Paris, Secretary of State John Kerry praised the new accord on global warming as a deal that will save the world for generations to come.
"it's a victory for all of the planet and for future generations," he said.
Kerry told fellow negotiators that "it will help the world prepare for the impacts of climate change that are already here and also for those that we already know are on our way inevitably." He added the pact would "prevent the worst most devastating consequences of climate change from ever happening."
More than 190 countries had been negotiating the pact for four years after earlier attempts to reach such a deal failed.

199 of the 200 countries are now fighting in line for who is going to be the first country to start black mailing the United States for excessive carbon pollution. This is nothing but another major redistribution of our wealth to the " We are entitled U.N. grubbers " .
 

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Well now that that done and they can pick and choose what big compathey want to attack with climate change Obama feels he did a great job. Thank god cause now terrorists are shaking in there pants
 

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.....and like most of his agreements..nobody signed except for those countries that are not economically effected.
 

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It used to be the landed gentry that lived off the merchant class. Now, it's the political class that lives off the middle class. Nothing has really changed.
 

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One question... What happened to all those other emissions agreements? Did anyone ever meet those? How do we know the various countries will meet these new standards?
 
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One question... What happened to all those other emissions agreements? Did anyone ever meet those? How do we know the various countries will meet these new standards?
I saw something that satellites are going to be used for enforcement.

I can't keep track of all the nonsense. I'm hoping that politicians' heads will be at the end of stick before they destroy everything.
 

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This is awesome, just think of all the new and creative ways they can use government now to further control businesses and individuals now under the pile of new laws and regulation that are coming under the heading of saving the planet...woo-hoo
 

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I for one am excited to see how much of my hard earned money will be further funneled to third world countries to "Reimburse" these dirt farmers for our contributions to "Global warming"

[Sarcasm... HEAVY Sarcasm]

EDIT: Can we go back to Tar and Feathering politicians that are betraying the nation?
 

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#SAVE OUR PLANET................................FROM LIBERALS
 
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Idiot !
 

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