THE COPENHAGEN FIASCO: TOO MUCH HYPE, TOO LITTLE RESULTS

Files under General | Dec 19th

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You don’t need to read too much abut the UN Conference in Copenhagen.

Just listen to Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace:

“Not fair, not ambitious and not legally binding.

The job of world leaders is not done.

Today they failed to avert catastrophic climate change.

The city of Copenhagen is a climate crime scene tonight, with the guilty men and women fleeing to the airport in shame.

World leaders had a once in a generation chance to change the world for good, to avert catastrophic climate change.

In the end they produced a poor deal full of loopholes big enough to fly Air Force One through.

We have seen a year of crises, but today it is clear that the biggest one facing humanity is a leadership crisis.”

As The Guardian says today:

Low targets, goals dropped: Copenhagen ends in failure.

So don’t be fooled by the propaganda machine and PR spin of the big polluters.

Copenhagen was not “Hopenhagen” but, as Pedro Monteiro says in his great poster, “Nopenhagen.”

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2 Responses to “THE COPENHAGEN FIASCO: TOO MUCH HYPE, TOO LITTLE RESULTS”

  1. Valentin Apostolov says:

    Copenhagen fiasco was highly predictable.
    The stake preset by the richest countries was too high for the poorer to swallow.
    The ones who have organized “The Copenhagen” meant no environment improvement but money they would earn from the poorer.
    One should be very naive to thing they care about the others. That “Global Warming” paranoia is a just myth invented to fill the financial gap left after the Cold War end.

  2. The good thing is that all the leaders got together and further dialogue occurred. The bad thing is that another year will pass before and real action can take place.

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