"For the first time in history ... all major economies have come together to accept their responsibility to take action to confront the threat of climate change."—president Barry Hussein SoetoroI was surprised that I didn’t see the Nobel Prize headline that’s above coming out of Denmark. After grading himself a B+ and after much self congratulations claiming an unprecedented breakthrough I would think the Nobel committee would be all giddy about the prospect of awarding the Nobel Prize for Science to president Soetoro for his aspirations to reduce green house gases.
After all he’s done just as much for Climate Change as he’s done for peace!
I receive this honor with deep gratitude and great humility. It is an award that speaks to our highest aspirations—president Barry Hussein Soetoro Nobel Peace Prize SpeechDidn’t Soetoro say that he was awarding the peace prize for his aspirations rather than his accomplishments? Well there you go! Now Soetoro is patting himself on the back for an Agreement that he put together in Copenhagen. Surely the Nobel committee can’t overlook such an achievement in science as Soetoro’s ‘unprecedented breakthrough’ at the Copenhagen meetings. (see story)(see 1:24min video)
Of course the agreement that president Soetoro brokered wasn’t prefect but as the Soetoro administration always says, ‘you shouldn’t allow the perfect be the enemy of the good.’ The agreement is in fact a nonbinding agreement that only asks developing nations to think about their carbon footprints and then list down how best to lessen their emissions, but it’s an important first step. And it’s the thought that counts right Nobel committee?
And then there’s that pledge of $30 billion from industrialized countries over the period 2010 to 2012 in the agreement. It was decided, as 'fast start funding' for adaptation, emissions reductions, research and capacity building in developing countries, including funding to prevent deforestation.
Mobilization of financing for the needs of developing countries beyond the year 2020 is also addressed in the agreement and is estimated at $100 billion per year from 2020 according to AHN Correspondent Tejinder Singh . (see story)
US taxpayers should be absolutely thrilled that their president has blamed them for Global warming and promised billions of their tax dollars to the UN as recompense for the United States’ past and present energy consumption. These carbon emissions sin payments are to start next year in 2010.
Well what’s the problem Nobel committee? You awarded, as Hugo Chavez called it, the Nobel Prize for War to president Soetoro for his aspirations for peace. And it almost seemed that you selected him as he was announcing sending 30,000 more troops into Afghanistan. So surely he’s just as deserving of the Nobel Prize for Science for his unprecedented breakthrough on a non-binding agreement in Climate Change talks in Copenhagen too.
The irony of it is there is probably someone on the Nobel committee scratching his head while thinking, ‘Hey that does make sense. Why didn’t I think of that?’