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The Guardian is reporting that fossil fuel companies have taken over the COP19 UN climate talks in Warsaw causing a  disastrious mass walk out by major green groups. The groups including 350.org, Greenpeace, WWF, Oxfam, Friends of the Earth, the International Trade Union confederation and ActionAid have all said they will leave the talks and not return.


Hoda Baraka, Global Comunications Coordinator, 350.org, talks to RTCC

"It has become quite flagrantly obvious that progress to reach any legally binding climate treaty is being obstructed by the lobbying forces of the fossil fuel industry. As we can see from this COP, they've had a very strong presence before and during."  

"Movements representing people from every corner of the Earth have decided that the best use of our time is to voluntarily withdraw from the Warsaw climate talks. This will be the first time ever that there has been a mass withdrawal from a COP," said a WWF spokesman.

"Warsaw, which should have been an important step in the just transition to a sustainable future, is on track to deliver virtually nothing. We feel that governments have given up on the process," he said.

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"The Polish government has done its best to turn these talks into a showcase for the coal industry. Along with backsliding by Japan, Australia and Canada, and the lack of meaningful leadership from other countries, governments here have delivered a slap in the face to those suffering as a result of dangerous climate change," said Kumi Naidoo, director of Greenpeace International.
This is a major failure for any consensus on an international remedy for climate change at this time. The fossil fuel industry has a juggernaut hold on the safety of our planets future.

Also see boatsie's diary here

Originally posted to beach babe in fl on Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 11:45 AM PST.

Also republished by Climate Change SOS.

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