The news from Copenhagen is not good. Agreement on climate change and limiting emissions of carbon dioxide doesn’t appear to be happening – at least, not in a way that will give any reassurance that countries and their Governments are prepared to take the difficult decisions and face up to the problem.
No doubt the denial lobby will be overjoyed at this: after all, they still cling to the belief that it’s not happening. But, as those who are prepared to consider the evidence out there keep trying to tell the antis, it is happening, and it’s going to get worse. Hurling abuse at those warning of irreversible change will not hold back that change.
One comment sticks in the mind, and its author was Venezuela’s President, Hugo Chávez:
“If the climate were a bank, it would have been saved already”.
Friday, 18 December 2009
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