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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen climate change talks fiasco

Lets face it, no matter how you look at it, or whatever kind of a spin you put on it, the Copenhagen climate change talks were a fiasco and a total failure!

Nothing constructive was achieved at these talks; they were hamstrung by rhetoric and discord between developed and developing nations. The so-called accord between 192 nations simply noted that the average world temperature increases should not exceed 2 degrees Celsius. But there are no commitments to any emission cuts to achieve this - just a wish I presume.

The aid charity, Oxfam, warned that by the time of the next scheduled round of United Nations sponsored talks, due, I believe in December, 2010 in Mexico, about 150,000 people would have died and a million more displaced through climate change.

Despite great hopes. President Obama has like the rest of world leaders, failed to achieve anything constructive by any stretch of the imagination.

China has accused Britain's Climate Change Minister's of claiming it(China) hijacked the talks, as an attempt to sow discord among`the poor or developing nations.

In my opinion, for what it is worth, those nations undoubtably saw these talks as a golden opportunity to squeeze some more aid from the "greedy" developed world.

China and many more of the larger developing nations are actually responsible for much of the pollution and subsequent greenhouse gas emissions from alleged human activities.

Why should a little country of 4 million people, such as New Zealand, be penalised by the irresponsible actions of an emerging super power, China, with its 1.3 billion people. It doesn't make sense or seem at all fair, in my book.

New Zealand has been accused of contributing to greenhouse gas emissions through its "farting" dairy cattle herds - I don't know whether sheep and lambs make a significant contribution to GHE as well.

Sorry I don't buy this baloney at all, anymore than the so-called global warming claims made by so-called experts. Think again, do some more homework and come up with something more constructive and credible next time.

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At December 25, 2009 at 6:18 PM , Anonymous Sire said...

I'm pretty sure that sheep add to it as well Pete, but apparently Roos are free from emitting any methane in their farts. I think we even have scientists working on how to do the same thing for cows.

As for Copenhagen, it was a total waste of time. Our Government wanted us to sign a ETS (Emission Trading Scheme) which was just a huge tax gram that wouldn't help the environment at all.

At December 28, 2009 at 5:30 PM , Blogger Ken said...

Was it a waste of time? Maybe. Yet, at least people are talking about it. If there is nothing to global warming, then what's the harm - because nothing was done. If global warming is fact, and is being caused by humans, then I guess we are doomed -- because humanity it hopelessly dysfunctional. Ken K

At December 30, 2009 at 3:37 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Copenhagen was a failure, but the next talks will have to be successful, decisions made and humankind will need to do something constructive!

Thanks for your comments guys.


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