"The outcome of the summit will leave the citizens of a threatened world cruelly disappointed. The global cooperation we all dreamed of, without believing in it too much, is once again fading like a mirage. Next time, perhaps ..."
shambles! We thought such soft anarchy was
reserved for the utopian anti-globalization protest movement; we mocked the
proposals voted on by the Byzantine green parties lost in obscure negotiations. One must conclude that such
democratic disorder is contagious. Being prepared
for months - indeed for years - the Copenhagen Summit was to accommodate
well-oiled and professional negotiators, with the landmines having been
patiently defused by an army of overqualified Sherpas.
And it all led up to a roaring farce, in which the powerful
of the world were incapable of taking determined and clear-cut decisions on what
cannot be avoided, producing a threadbare agreement that hardly keeps up
appearances. One must make the bitter observation: when it came to rescuing the
banking system, cooperation was determined and effective. Apparently, it's much easier to
save the financial world than it is to save the planet.
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Of course, we did all agree
on the text of the accord. All governments converge on the same analysis and
verbally agree on the necessity to progressively liberating ourselves from
fossil fuels. But the outcome of the summit will leave the citizens of a
threatened world cruelly disappointed. The global cooperation we all dreamed
of, without believing in it too much, is once again fading like a mirage. Next
time, perhaps ...
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