The following is npr's coverage ( BBCS was an even shorter excerpt)
"By Friday, the 2010 deadline for a legally binding treaty had been dropped altogether."
Well, that leaves a bad taste in my mouth...did they get anything accomplished?
"One of the major revelations coming out of the Copenhagen summit is the strength of the developing country coalition," says an analysis by the Eurasia Group, a global political risk research firm. "The clear implication from this development is that these countries consider their interests far more aligned with each other than with industrialized countries, despite concerted efforts by the U.S., E.U., and others to divide them into two main groupings — poorer countries (such as least developed countries in sub-Saharan Africa) and larger, faster growing economies (like China and India)."
Oh good news, the developing countries have united and are working towards progress...Oh wait, that isn't news, poor countries have been and will be the worst affected by any type of climate change and pollution...no surprise there.
Why shouldn't the obvious be stated? We can't rape the earth forever, oh wait, people are already saying that but egocentric individuals want to continue their comforted lifestyles without worrying about any of the consequences, indeed, even denying the obvious and implied consequences sitting in front of them.
I make mistakes, all the time. I become lazy and complacent, more than I would like to admit. But I want to change for the better of life, I want to know all the consequences of my lifestyle. As a conscious, sentient being, how could I do any less?
The kangaroos and crocodiles can't destroy or save the earth, but humans can.
Do I really have to state such an obvious thing? Given the circumstances in the media and my neighbors, it appears I do.
It's not likely that the earth will be gone tomorrow, or that a major extinction is due anytime soon. What is likely is the fact that we humans have judged those who have preceded us since the dawn of man.
How do you want to be remembered?
P.S Just to preempt any critics, I would like to know how much carbon tax you have had to pay so far over this global fraud. No, I'm not personally attacking anyone, but the only negative claim I have ever heard was an unjustifiable emissions tax on a personal level. To my knowledge, no leader in any country has suggest this, least not our own.
P.P.S. Yes, I realize my post is laced with emotional appeal. I would hope that anyone who is a supporter or detractor of the evidence would have sufficient understanding of the subject matter and that those who didn't (Stop living under that rock!) would simply ask and be promptly directed towards the data itself.