Saturday, December 15, 2007
After painful discussions in Bali on climate change, when everyone thought there was irremediable deadlock, there has been an agreement reached on the actions to be taken. The representatives had major problems with words and phrases that prompted the Indonesian President say in anger: we cannot allow "the human race and the planet to crumble because we cannot find the right words." What is the agreement exactly, see soon on this blog.
The problem is that the greenhouse emissions vary in severity from developing to developed nations. The US by far is the largest producer. Understandably, the developing countries think if the US is not responding urgently, why should they? Hopefully, now with this agreement the US will respond urgently, which will prompt others to respond just as urgently. Leadership by example?