12-23-2009, 09:55 PM
[url="http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/dec/22/copenhagen-climate-change-mark-lynas"]How do I know China wrecked the Copenhagen deal?[/url]
Quote: This further strengthened China's negotiating hand, as did the complete lack of civil society political pressure on either China or India. Campaign groups never blame developing countries for failure; this is an iron rule that is never broken. The Indians, in particular, have become past masters at co-opting the language of equity ("equal rights to the atmosphere") in the service of planetary suicide Ã¢â¬â and leftish campaigners and commentators are hoist with their own petard.
Quote:[color="#FF0000"]Copenhagen was much worse than just another bad deal, because it illustrated a profound shift in global geopolitics. This is fast becoming China's century,[/color] yet its leadership has displayed that multilateral environmental governance is not only not a priority, but is viewed as a hindrance to the new superpower's freedom of action.