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WikiLeaks cables reveal how US manipulated climate accord
« on: December 04, 2010, 04:04:54 pm »
 Damian Carrington
 guardian.co.uk, Friday 3 December 2010 21.30 GMT 

Embassy dispatches show America used spying, threats and promises of aid to get support for Copenhagen accord.

Hidden behind the save-the-world rhetoric of the global climate change negotiations lies the mucky realpolitik: money and threats buy political support; spying and cyberwarfare are used to seek out leverage.

The US diplomatic cables reveal how the US seeks dirt on nations opposed to its approach to tackling global warming; how financial and other aid is used by countries to gain political backing; how distrust, broken promises and creative accounting dog negotiations; and how the US mounted a secret global diplomatic offensive to overwhelm opposition to the controversial "Copenhagen accord", the unofficial document that emerged from the ruins of the Copenhagen climate change summit in 2009.

Cont.http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/dec/03/wikileaks-us-manipulated-climate-accord
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