Tuesday, October 27, 2015

UN CLIMATE NEGOTIATIONS

Read or listen to the following:
http://www.npr.org/2015/10/21/450331377/how-u-n-climate-negotiations-are-like-splitting-a-bar-tab

Imagine a bar without the booze. Delegates wrangling in Bonn, Germany, this week have to figure out soon how to cover the world's climate bill.

Respond to the following question:
How should the climate bill be divided up?

Your response should be thoughtful and well-written at be at least 5 sentences.  Your entry should not be the same as your classmates.

12 comments:

  1. The climate bill should be divided up so that each country gives off an equal amount of fossil fuels. Also, each country should do their best job at attempting to limit climate change and global warming. They should attempt to cut the amount of greenhouse gases they give off, find ways to use renewable energy and provide forest protection. Developing countries should have lesser stipulations than developed countries because they need to work hard toward a better economy, which would fix many of their problems. For the climate bill to be affective each country will need to chip in an equal amount and stick to what they say, or else we will see a great increase in climate in the future.

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  2. I think that every country should contribute to the climate bill equally, it should be split through everyone that gives off fossil fuels. Working towards a country with little to no climate change and global warming is extremely important but getting each and every member of society on board is easier said than done. In the article UN climate negotiations it is stated that "Countries usually set targets for how much they'll cut their greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, and say how they're going to do it". I think that a good solution would be trying to equalize all pollution throughout each country that way when it comes time to "pay the bill" it will be minimal but fair.

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  4. I think that global warming and climate control are very important topics that need to be addressed in todays' society. What I would do is get all of the countries together and require them to do their part in reversing this affect based on how much they contribute to global warming. Instead of making them pay a hefty fee I would charge them with fixing their county and in turn the environment. If all of the countries work together and do their part then the environment will be a better place and we can decrease global warming. Global warming can be reversed based on how much effort other countries put into it.

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  5. The cost of the climate bill should be divided up based on how long and how much the country has been adding greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere. Reducing the amount of greenhouse gasses should based on the total amount that the country has released, not just based on what they are releasing today. This way, countries that have been causing the problem for many years or are adding significant amounts today will have to do the most to reduce it. Countries that are just starting to add to the problem will have more time to reduce their emissions or at least keep them at their current levels. This should be a fair way to split the cost of reducing climate change.

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  6. The cost of the climate bill should be divided up regarding the wealth of each country and their respective greenhouse emissions. This way, each country is taking responsibility for their actions economically. We are on the right track to negotiation by setting goals for 2030, but hopefully actions can be taken sooner to reduce the effects of climate change and gain awareness. Along with ideas on how to reduce emissions, i believe each country should take on the responsibility of educating their citizens on how they contribute to the decline of our environment. These improvements can be enacted in schools, and through public service announcements and non-profit government campaigns.

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  7. The climate bill should be split up by how greenhouse gas each country is emitting. If the U.S is emitting most of the worlds greenhouse gas then they should have to pay the most amount of money. The countries that aren't emitting as much should not had to pay as big of a bill. Each country should show how may people are in the country and then look at how much gas they are emitting. If a small county is emitting a large amount of greenhouse gas which doesn't have a lot of people living there they should have to pay more then a country who has the same amount of emission but more people.

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  8. The climate bill should be divided based on the amount of carbon dioxide each country releases into the atmosphere. For instance a country like the United States should do more to cut down on carbon dioxide emissions than a country that barely makes an impact on global pollution. Also developing countries should be given assistance from the IMF or world bank to help them develop clean renewable energy resources as opposed to dirty energy resources.

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  9. I believe that the climate bill should be divided based on the amount of CO2 released by each country into the atmosphere. It would paint a better picture of what countries need to cut back on emissions. For example if the U.S emitted the most CO2 they would have to pay the most money. These improvements can be followed out with non-profit governmental campaigns. This is the only fair way of dealing with this issue.

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  10. The climate bill should be divided into parts so that all countries are offering the same percentage. The amount, would then be the question. Each country is not at the same economic pass than the next. The amount should be based on the economic bust; on which they profit from products, and spend on consuming. So, not every percentage given by each country will be the same.

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  11. The climate bill would be best divided in regards to the amount of greenhouse emissions each country emits. The United States emits way more emissions than less industrialized countries, so it is unfair. In addition, it would be helpful if countries educated their citizens and incorporated this knowledge into the education system.s All countries need to band together to try and reduce climate change

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  12. the climate is a very important issue at hand. Each country needs to help the world so we wont get sick and our food supply wont go down. Each of the country's need to help pay for a way for the climate like stop using resources that could affect the climate.

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