MSM is trying to say it is "Rich Countries" v. "Poor Countries"
It is a handful of psychopathic banksters v. 7 billion humans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You masters of war, we see through your lies!
Ministers try to unblock climate deal
Alister Doyle and Anna Ringstrom
Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:25pm ESThttp://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5BC0S520091213
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Environment ministers tried to overcome rifts between rich and poor nations in Copenhagen on Sunday, with the deadline for a climate deal looming, and police detained over 250 protesters on a second day of mass action.
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Church leaders handed a petition with half a million signatures to the United Nations and prayed for climate justice, while hundreds of demonstrators marched through the city center for a second day to remind world leaders of the huge public pressure for a successful deal at the Dec 7-18 talks.
"We are telling them: Hey you, you who are sitting there making the decisions, the world is waiting for a real agreement," South African Nobel Peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu told a crowd in the city center.
The day after a huge demonstration flared into violence and prompted the largest mass arrest in Danish history, police shut down a small march they said had not been authorized, detaining almost all who had joined it for disturbing the peace.
More than 90 ministers had met informally, on their day off from official negotiations between 190 nations, to try to break an impasse over who is responsible for emissions cuts, how deep they should be, and who should pay for them.
Coming out of the talks, British Energy Minister Ed Miliband said the atmosphere had been positive but the differences had not been resolved.
"Everyone realises the urgency of what we are undertaking but we need to move faster," he told journalists. "We need to overcome the major issues like reducing emissions, and the finance that is required and the transparency of commitment."
Countries like China and India say the industrialized world must make bigger cuts in emissions and help poor nations to fund a shift to greener growth and adapt to a warmer world.
Richer countries say the developing world's carbon emissions are growing so fast it must sign up for curbs in emissions to prevent dangerous levels of warming.
The talks will culminate in a summit on Thursday and Friday that U.S. President Barack Obama will attend, adding to the pressure on negotiators to reach a deal.
"My understanding is that the leaders are coming to celebrate the good outcome of the talks," said senior Chinese envoy Su Wei.
The head of the Asian Development Bank, Haruhiko Kuroda, warned governments that a failure to reach a climate deal in Copenhagen could lead to a collapse of the carbon market, which would hit efforts to deal with climate change.
PRAYERS FOR JUSTICE
Nobel Prize winner Tutu handed over a statement with half a million signatures from round the world, calling for a "fair, effective and binding climate deal that put the needs of the poor first," to Yvo de Boer, head of the U.N. Climate Change Secretariat.
De Boer told the crowd he hoped public pressure could persuade leaders to set aside their concerns about the global economic crisis and tackle the urgent threat of climate change.
"You know that it is a moral crisis that is standing in the way of us addressing an environmental crisis," he said.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, called for political courage at an afternoon service in Copenhagen's cathedral, attended by Danish royalty, which was followed by a "bell ringing for the climate" in churches around the world.
"We have not yet been able to embrace the cost of the decisions we know we must make ... but we have an obligation to future generations," Williams told the congregation.
Police have released all but 13 of nearly 1,000 people detained after a march on Saturday, a police spokesman said.
The demonstration by tens of thousands of people was largely peaceful but violence erupted toward evening when demonstrators smashed windows and set fire to cars.
Some of those detained said they were unfairly held and badly treated by police, and the waves of new arrests angered activists who said they were peacefully exercising their rights.
A Reuters witness saw no violence at the small anti-capitalist "hit production" march, where mostly young protesters shouted slogans like "Our climate, not your business."
"They're just trying to stifle any kind of protest and they are just mass arresting any demonstrators. Also today, there was nothing going on, and suddenly police started arresting people," said protester Peter Boulo, speaking at the "hit production" march on Sunday.
(Writing by Emma Graham-Harrison, additional reporting by Anna Ringstrom, John Acher and Richard Cowan; editing by Tim Pearce)