The rich are destroying the planet, we do think going to another, it ironically. Hugo Chavez, before the plenary of the Conference on the climate of accused the capitalist system of this disastrous scenario. Chavez, who was one of the first heads of State to integrate the Conference, alluded to the absence of his American counterpart Barack Obama, who intends to participate only on Friday. Says that he lambasted by now come to present here the prize Nobel de la Paz, which received nearly the same day that he sent 30,000 soldiers to kill innocent in Afghanistan. He is that a ghost runs through the streets of Copenhagen and I believe that you walk among us in this Chamber, that hideous ghost that almost nobody wants to appoint is capitalism, said Chavez from the rostrum.
Stressing the responsibility of industrialized countries in global warming, Chavez recalled that 7% of the world’s population is responsible for 50% of the emissions of greenhouse gases and the poorest 50 per cent is responsible for only 7% of these emissions. It is a bit strange to call here to the United States and China at the same level, he said, in reference to the two largest emitters of greenhouse gases on the planet, under pressure at Copenhagen to take ambitious decisions that allow the success of the negotiation. But the United States has just 300 million inhabitants and China, five times more people. United States consumes more than 20 million barrels a day of oil and China barely reaches five or six million. Not can be ordered the same one to another, was considered. Returning some of the slogans used in the last days in the massive demonstrations that have rocked Copenhagen, Chavez asked: we do not change the climate, change the system and as a result begin to save the planet.
If the climate was a Bank, capitalist, the largest, already rich countries, would have saved him he added. About the lack of progress in the negotiations on a new global agreement to combat climate change, the Venezuelan President said: there are some countries that are playing here there is no document, because the absence of such a standard allows them to use their operating freedom. You press so here comes out a document that commits to the most powerful countries on Earth, released, sparking a standing ovation. Definitely, Chavez pointed out that none of the countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA) will sign a text that comes out of nowhere and which does not correspond with the texts agreed in negotiations.