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Scottish cardinal calls for binding international pact on climate change

Catholic World News - December 02, 2010

Cardinal Keith O’Brien has joined with Scottish Presbyterian, Anglican, and Muslim leaders in calling upon the British government to do “everything it can” to work for a “fair, ambitious and legally-binding global agreement on climate change” at the UN climate summit in Cancun.

“The final agreement must also include vastly improved greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for the wealthiest nations and greater financing for poor countries to help them cope with the challenges brought on by climate change,” the religious leaders said in a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron. “It is a moral outrage that as yet developed countries appear unwilling to find the money so urgently needed to deal with this issue.”

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  • Posted by: seewig - Dec. 03, 2010 2:00 AM ET USA

    It's just unbelievable how these "scientists" are milking the public. Free travel, free stay, free food and entertainment, - just submit a "paper". But then who cares, the EU and our governments (i.e. we) pay for it, while everything else goes bankrupt. Is there anyone among them who has a spine left? And now we even have some morons in the Catholic Church. Lord, have mercy! Otto

  • Posted by: Salome - Dec. 02, 2010 2:32 PM ET USA

    If he'd just shut up, that would be all the less greenhouse gas emitted.

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