Copenhagn on the blink

December 8th, 2009 § 3 comments

Well, it’s only day two of the Copenhagen Climate Conference, and already it all seems to be going wrong, a leaked draft treaty that concentrates power in the hands of the rich nations! Could you make this up?

It seems that the world leaders are failing us in a big way, but this is hardly unsurprising. In the last blog, I highlighted the fact that there are too many vested interests that stand to lose large amounts of money, and this is borne out by the attempt to push through a deal that will mean the developing world has to bear the brunt of emission reductions. Of course, this is the only logical thing to do for western big business, as it is obvious that their profits simply cannot exist alongside business practices that treat the climate with respect. Capitalism and the natural environment are simply not compatible.

The question is, where do we go from here? Just yesterday, we heard the conference chairperson, in the opening speach, telling us that this is the last best chance to make an agreement on cutting emissions, yet a day later the only agreement on the table will merely protect the profits of a tiny minority. That the fate of mankind is left in the hands of those who apparently represent us is a farce… We don’t just need disobedience, as Naomi Klein has called for, we need something that will revolutionise the way that we run the world economy…

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§ 3 Responses to Copenhagn on the blink"

  • Sim-O says:

    A secret treaty, you say? The developing world getting shafted? Big business trying to get someone else to pay?

    I can’t believe that, mate. You sure you’re talking about the right Copenhagen talks?


    …revolutionise the way that we run the world economy…
    That’s not gonna happen until the political set up gets changed, and I don’t mean just an election.

  • kevolution says:

    I know, that was what I was alluding to! We need a kevolution :-)

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