Climate talks enter 2nd week as report shows emissions rise

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 01:25:10 AM. Protesters drowned out speeches by White House advisers and business representatives Monday at an event the U.S. government sponsored at the U.N. climate talks in Germany promoting the use of fossil fuels and nuclear energy. About 200 protesters stood up 10 minutes into the event and began...
Interested in Climate Change? Add Climate Change as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Climate Change news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Climate Change Add Interest Protesters drowned out speeches by White House advisers and business representatives Monday at an event the U.S. government sponsored at the U.N. climate talks in Germany promoting the use of fossil fuels and nuclear energy. About 200 protesters stood up 10 minutes into the event and began singing an anti-coal song to the tune of "God Bless the U.S.A." They were ushered out of the room without further incident. The event late Monday was the only one the U.S. delegation organized at the ongoing climate talks in Bonn. The American delegates are being closely watched by diplomats from the other 194 nations at the conference because of President Donald Trump's announcement that he wants to quit the 2015 Paris climate accord. Before the panel event, the governors of Oregon and Washington — Kate Brown and Jay Inslee — said Trump's rejection of climate change was "a dead end." "What you're going to hear today is essentially Donald Trump trying to sell 8-track tapes in a Spotify streaming world," Inslee told reporters. "That is not going to cut it." Both Oregon and Washington are part of a coalition backing the Paris accord , George David Banks, a White House adviser who was part of the U.S. panel, said ruling out the use of fossil fuels and other non-renewable sources of energy was only controversial "if...Read more
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