Dominica urges US to reconsider withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord

Foreign Minister Baron with with former UN chief Ban Ki-moon after Dominica ratified the Paris Climate Accord

Dominica’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and CARICOM Affairs has urged the United States of America to reconsider its decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, saying it is a major concern to small states.

Minister Francine Baron was at the time (June 20) speaking at the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) hosted in Mexico.

“Peace and prosperity, however, cannot be achieved if our island states continue to be affected by the impact of climate change,” she said. “The impact of more severe hurricanes and the destruction of our most valued tourism assets: our beaches and coral reefs and; the damage to our infrastructure, threaten to reverse the developmental gains that we have made. Our efforts to attain the 2030 sustainable development goals of the United Nations cannot be achieved without dealing with the causes of climate change.”

Recently US President Donald Trump announced that he was withdrawing the US from the Paris Climate Accord. The move was seen by many as a way of dampening worldwide effort to curb global warming. The accord sets out a global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C.

Baron said the accord held out hope for all small island developing states.

“The commitments of countries especially the major emitters of greenhouse gasses to reduce their emissions through a series of mitigation measures has been estimated by the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change, to change the trajectory of global warming,” she noted. “The withdrawal of the 2nd largest emitter of greenhouse gasses from the Paris Climate Accord is of major concern to small states.”

She said climate change poses and existential threat to at least 14 of the 34 member states of the OAS and many around the world.

“We, therefore, use this forum to urge the United States of American to reconsider its decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord,” Baron remarked. “Mr. President, we cannot achieve the sustainable developmental goals set forth in the 2030 agenda of the United Nations if the impact brought about by climate change with more severe meteorological events, storms and hurricanes, and severe droughts continue to negatively impact our efforts at development.”

 

 

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31 Comments

  1. The Darkness
    June 26, 2017

    Hmmm… Suprised that America pulled out from this?

    Should not be though… seeing as they were the ones who started messing with the weather and still are.

    Let’s not forget that changes in water content, oil acquisition and oh yes… warfare are all a part to play in our current climate changes.

    They did deplete the Aqua Thirsts under their nation, through deforestation for “development” and factories.

    Bottom line… they are the ones who need to FIX the PROBLEMS that THEY created.

    America gets away with every damn thing… That is very mafia-like if you ask me.

    Silence you for revealing secrets.

  2. whifer
    June 26, 2017

    lovely ms Baron

  3. Malgraysa
    June 24, 2017

    I support this motion. However, it is a bit rich to talk about the destruction of our most valuable tourism assets when the same government Hon. Baron represents, allows the country to be plastered over with concrete and insists in constructing hotels virtually on our beaches, of which we have precious few anyway.
    Furthermore, it is the same government, on who’s behalf she speaks that passed the National Parks and Protected areas (Amendment ) Act 2015*, giving the the President executive powers to alter the boundaries and description of our National Parks lands, without the approval of parliament. This allows for such lands to lose their protected status enjoyed under the previous legislation , rendering them subject to disposal and development without parliament’s approval. This, to my mind is unconstitutional and certainly in direct conflict with Hon. Baron’s claims and quite frankly, dishonourable!

    * This act was gazetted on 19 March 2015

  4. Spike
    June 24, 2017

    Again, the US was never in the Paris Accord because Mr. Obama (“I have a pen and a phone”) acted as though he did not have to send the treaty to the US Senate–or knew that they would never pass it, as they did not pass Kyoto. Of course Dominica and small nations are concerned, if the US declines to pay them to promise to stop polluting, with no way to get their money back if the nations do not. “Man-caused runaway global warming (or cooling)” is not settled science or any other, it is a sales job complete with a guilt trip and panicky deadlines for action. Natural upheavals happen between day and night, summer and winter, and high and low tide, long before the invention of the factory and the lifesaving medicines that come out of it. Another ice age is coming in 50,000 years despite everything mankind can do. In the meantime, let’s achieve rather than covet and loot.

  5. Donald_Trump_IQ_156
    June 24, 2017

    Francine need to encouage America to enforce the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 instead of worrying about climate change. :mrgreen:

  6. anonymous2
    June 24, 2017

    Only idiots join up with the climate control program. Trump has called a spade a spade.

  7. J.John-Charles
    June 24, 2017

    Those who promote this new found religion don’t practice what they preach.Not too long ago Obama attended the European Climate Conference,He hired a private Jet,A helicopter a motorcade with 14 cars and motor cycles,yet people like him talking about air pollution. Air pollution my big toe.
    If we want to see less hurricanes,earth quakes,droughts and rain storm or flooding.Stop slaughtering babies in the womb.Stop the Sodomy,men with men and women with women. stealing, fighting,hating,Stop the evils Repent from them.In order words Come to the Savior.Let us not forget it is because of sin we have all these, what we call natural disasters Genesis 3 17-19

  8. J.John-Charles
    June 23, 2017

    Those who promote this new found religion don’t practice what they preach.Not too long ago Obama attended the European Climate Conference,He hired a private Jet,A helicopter a motorcade with 14 cars and motor cycles,yet people like him talking about air pollution. Air pollution my big toe

  9. J.John-Charles
    June 23, 2017

    Before he was elected, he told the voters I will not be president of the world, but the U.S.A.And any executive order that was taken by Obama, which is not in the best interest of you the tax payers.Will be revoked.
    This Paris accord would cost the U.S. billions of dollars.At the same time the two main culprits China and India are free like birds in the sky.This Paris accord gave China 5 yrs to increase their coal burning and what have you, and in 2030 they will decide.
    “Promised made promise kept” And for this I say amen 2 Trump. Remember “Executive order giveth, executive order taketh away.
    All treaties must be ratified by the U.S.congress and this one is non binding and was not brought to the congress.
    Miss Baron,you are living in the days of yore.The So-called experts no longer used the phrase “Global warming” but Climate change.
    In 2006 Al Gore turned prophet and said in 10 yrs there is going to be devastation on the sea coast,now we are in 2017 and nothing…

  10. The American Trump
    June 23, 2017

    Man cannot destroy the earth, God himself will destroy the earth 2 peter 3 10. allyou think president Trump stupid like allyou. climate change is natural. climate is suppose to change. the Paris climate accord deal was bad for America, its over get over it. Fight Isis and allow climate change, its a big hoax. And those of you who believe you will inherit the earth forget it.

  11. Looking in
    June 23, 2017

    What did the Dominican PM said about that recently?

  12. Real Truth
    June 23, 2017

    If you all who are in favor of the Paris climate change scam , would only read and understand the fine print of the agreement , I’m sure most of you would run from it in a second….. But they say , ignorance is bliss!

  13. It is not intelligence, or educational academics, which causes people to become ministers of government in Dominica, the dumber these people are, and the more nonsense they speak that is the key to get them into Dominica politics, and into government.

    This woman is talking nonsense:

    “Peace and prosperity, however, cannot be achieved if our island states continue to be affected by the impact of climate change,”(Francine Baron).

    How stupid an argument is that, what does climate change have to with peace and prosperity?

    Climate Change is defined as: a change in the typical or average weather of a region or city. This could be a change in a region’s average annual rainfall; or it could be a change in a city’s average temperature for a given month or season.

    Climate change is also a change in the Earth’s overall climate. This could be a change in the Earth’s average temperature. Or it could be a change in the Earth’s typical precipitation patterns.

    What does that…

    • Continue:

      What does that have to do with “peace and prosperity” in Dominica?

      There is no peace in Dominica, because of the Roosevelt Skerrit, Francine and company. There is no prosperity in Dominica, because of their incompetents, and lack of knowledge of how to influence investors into the country.

      There is no property excepts for the passports salesmen, and women, which climate change cannot affect! These people in Dominica government need to chose the nonsense they wish to spew because they dumb, and there plenty of us better educated than they are just waiting to expose their stupidity as I have done here Francine makes nonsense, she is ignorant!

    • “There is no property excepts for the passports salesmen,”

      It should read like this: “There is no prosperity excepts for the passports salesmen,”

  14. Scampy
    June 23, 2017

    For those of you who refuse to see that man-made climate change is a just a device to get to a one-world government, hang on to your hats as your future is not good. Here is how things are going to spin out:-

    1) it will be rammed in that the earth is warming up because we are consuming too much, therefore,
    we need to consume less
    2) we will be coerced to accept depopulation by any means, vaccines, wars, disease, etc. so as to serve the cooling purpose
    3) we will be forced to accept dramatic increased in energy costs to stop us consuming. By the way, worldwide, energy bills are going through the roof, just when tankers are just circling the earth full of cheap oil.

    To understand more of how this works, check our the UN’s Agenda21 (we signed up to that one already) as well as the opinion of the Club of Rome (UN’s think tank) on the hoax of man-made climate change) and how that would be used to create a one world government (similar to the one we have in Dominica right now!…

  15. zando
    June 23, 2017

    Dominica: reconsider withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord

    Trump: “huh? what is Dominica?”

    Pence: “uhhhh”

    Sean: “spell that?”

    Conway: “lets just put this under alternative facts file”

  16. zando
    June 23, 2017

    Trump: “huh? what is Dominica?”

  17. What sort of influence does that woman believe she has on Donald Trump for her to runoff her mouth advising US consider withdrawing from what crap?

    In all the summates to discus the matter, how many times has Francine attended one of those summates?

    Never once! Concern yourself Francine about Russia interference into Dominica’s, affairs, and the deported Iranians who have Dominica passports who are deported from Canada to Dominica. What are they going to do for a living in Dominica, Francine Baron, since you and Skerrit have plenty of jobs to spear.

    How long are you and Skerrit going to pay them to remain in internship getting trained for one of your high technical job? We, still want to know about the missing US$10,000,00 missing dollars intended to help victims of Erika! I suppose that can buy plenty of wigs, you know that pile of garbage women put on their heads, that smells after two days, and cause the scalp to stink and itch!

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

  18. June 23, 2017

    Thank God Dominica has spoken out against the U.S.A. leaving the Paris Accord.

    I am not a scientist. But I know as a minister God says in The Book of Revelation *Woe unto them that destroy the earth.*

    We are already in deep trouble as an inhabited planet. There are scientists concerned about our survival.
    Personally, I am not concerned that way because I know the Lord is coming to take His people away before
    the worst comes upon the earth. Read 1 Thessalonians 16-18. This is called THE RAPTURE. Those who have
    trusted Christ as their Savior will be evacuated. My friend, are you in that number :?:

    Until then the terms of the Paris Accord can help us avoid creating some of the smoke and smog that stings the eyes. By being better stewards of the earth we may be able to avoid some of the storms and floods that
    cause so much damage and destruction.

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill.
    damages the lungs, and makes life on earth more difficult.

    • Scampy
      June 23, 2017

      Idiot! :)

    • Dante Jones
      June 23, 2017

      You people are insane or woefully ignorant. As a man of god how can you support an organisation that is run by some of the most evil and satanic people on the face of this earth. Please do some research and find out about the people who run this global organisations and what their true aims are. I’m not saying we shouldn’t try to do something about pollution and possible climate change (there is still no substantial scientific evidence that we have anything to do with it or that we can stop it) but please understand that these people don’t care about the earth or the people in it. They only care about money and power and all this “accord” was is a power grab targeted at one specific country.

      • UN, agent of lucifer
        June 27, 2017

        You are wrong! They do not care about money and power at all. They are the true and loyal agents and servants of lucifer himself.

        Their goal is to fool us, control us for their master whose sole existence is to thwart the intentions of our Lord God by ensuring that our souls and bodies are destroyed forevermore.

        Sadly, all this pans out in the bible.

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    • anonymous2
      June 24, 2017

      Do you understand that you are a ‘sun’ worshipper? The son of God is the sun in the sky. God’s sun (son). It was never a person. You need to get Kugel’s Bible translator and start studying it.

      The whole climate change is being engineered and it is above any government on this planet.
      That being said, Dominicans need to stop burning garbage and other toxic materials and causing air pollution.

  19. papa
    June 23, 2017

    Stups

  20. June 23, 2017

    The snake is in its coiled mold to strike, appealing to TRUMP or the UN is like spinning top in mud, our main focus pertaining to climate change, lies in the collective of the EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA and CHINA. certain individuals in the US congress and senate have a view , but as a body if the USA are not calling the shorts, nothing will happen, you see, climate change does not affect the USA in any direct way, so those small nations will be forced to play by US set rules, which can have devastating consequences. Climate Change is all part of the NEW WORLD ORDER, population control,war on terror, dividing and destruction of nations are all part of what we are dealing with presently, the calamity of it all is, the black world population are out of the decision making process. We are preaching to the choir, will be dictated too ,never having an invitation to the table, at the end of the day the destruction of the islands, will be termed COLLATERAL DAMAGE Bob D

    • UDOHREADYET
      June 25, 2017

      Actually climate change affects everyone! It’s dumbfounding how educated people can be so foolish.
      Unless the US is in a glass bubble fishing in a magical ocean, breathing magic air, drinking water from space, only living in mountains… then they will certainly be affected by climate change… the irony is that the US has more to loose by the effects of climate change than anyone country because everything they consume comes from another country! all they export is corn, wheat, processed foods, cars, franchises, and weapons. All things the rest of the world could live without.

    • June 25, 2017

      2,000 years ago this world rejected Jesus Christ the Prince of Peace. The Kingdom of God, then said to be *at hand* was put on hold. The One who came in His Father*s name was crucified on a shameful Roman cross. Soon another will come in his own name. Him they will receive. The so-called *new world order* now in the making will soon come to full manifestation under the rule of *the Man of Sin*. Students of the word of God know this will be the anti-Christ.

      Every evangelist and truth messenger of God today is calling on men and women to turn from sin, and receive Christ by faith as their Lord and Savior . That is the only way to escape the coming wrath. It is the
      provision God made at Calvary when He *…so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.* (John 3:16)

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill

  21. This is so dominica
    June 23, 2017

    I am willing bet the U.S and Donald Trump will listen to Dominica after ignoring the rest of the world. After all President Trump looks up to countries that are run by dictators (Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, he even called North Korea’s Kim Jung Un smart). Dominica is slowly following these countries so Trump will listen. :roll:

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