06 Dec '11, 3pm

Poor nations demand stringent emissions deal, unicorns

At the ongoing climate talks in Durban, South Africa, 48 of the world's "Least Developed Countries " demanded that world governments sign an ambitious climate deal. By “ambitious” we mean it commits them to a level of atmospheric greenhouse gases lower than what's currently in the atmosphere. There’s a rider requiring free Pegasuses (Pegasi?) for all able-bodied children under the age of 12. The consortium "includes drought-prone states such as Ethiopia and Mali, those with long flat coastal zones such as Bangladesh and Tanzania, and Himalayan mountain states including Bhutan and Nepal for whom melting glaciers pose serious dangers," as well as the invisible nations of Terabithia and Rohan, reports the BBC . A joint statement from these nations demanded that all parties commit to warming the planet no more than 1.5 degrees C (2.7 degrees F), as well as reversing the arrow ...

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