Saturday, December 19, 2009

A tragedy

Somebody has woken Jeanette at this late hour in Nohopenhagen for comment.

The deal which has emerged from global climate change talks in Copenhagen is a "tragedy for humanity", Green MP Jeanette Fitzsimons says.

Ms Fitzsimons dismissed the deal as a failure "papered over with some fine-sounding words by Obama".

The purpose of the meeting was to agree on a second commitment period for the Kyoto protocol but that had not been achieved, she said.

"We came here wanting an ambitious, fair and binding agreement. The talks have failed on all three counts.

"There are no country targets, only an appendix where countries offer non-binding reductions which collectively will not stop warming of two degrees. As it is not ambitious or binding, it cannot be fair to the developing countries that are already suffering from climate change."

The agreement even lacked an aspirational statement about achieving a stronger position next year, Ms Fitzsimons said.

The underlying premises of greenwash have been dashed on the rocks of global cooling. The Greens and watermelons such as Greenpeace are out of a job. Yes indeed, a tragedy. Not!

A great day for the human species.

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