Monday, December 14, 2009

Breaking: Copenhagen talks suspended

African countries are unhappy with how the talks are going:
Negotiations at the UN climate summit have been suspended after developing countries withdrew their co-operation.

Delegations were angry at what they saw as moves by the Danish host government to sideline talks on more emission cuts under the Kyoto Protocol.

As news spread around the conference centre, activists chanted “We stand with Africa – Kyoto targets now”.

Seems they think that there's some sort of back room deal that's being worked out, Chicago style (or Brussels style, which if anything is even worse). We'll see how things go getting the talks restarted.


"Zack" said...

They suspended the talks? Durn your hide, Borepatch! This is all your fault! Don't you see what you have gone and done? OMG! Now we all gonna die!


TJP said...

"They point out that the Kyoto Protocol is the only international legally binding instrument that has curbed carbon emissions."

I need to hire Stan Winston to build me some monster-sized, animatronic eyeballs--so I can roll them. Legally-binding, but completely ignored. I'd like to see the list of industrialized countries that set limits and actually met them. (And I'm not talking about claiming to meet them.) I'm sure it's as long as the list of positive-feedback systems in nature.

NotClauswitz said...

TJP they meet the "emission-curbs" with their industrialized, wall-street bankrolled, three-card monty of "carbon trading" - and they even make money off that.