Asia Times Online: UN treaty melts into climate sideshow
The UN's bureaucratic mentality undermines its call for immediate action. The journey to a Copenhagen treaty on this critical issue has been conducted at a leisurely pace over three years, leading negotiators, experts, NGO executives, media, and various hangers-on on a carbon-spewing odyssey through New York, Vienna, Bali, Bangkok, Bonn - the last two on several occasions - Accra, Poznan, Barcelona, and more.[How about solar fluctuations?]: CO2 is not the only cause of climate change | Achim Steiner | Environment | guardian.co.uk
Those inside the negotiating process highlight the UN's chasm with reality by now speaking of a mere "15 negotiating days" remaining until the start of the Copenhagen conference. The statement really means that there are only 15 more five-star junket days scheduled and, even though life as we know it and the planet's very survival is at stake, there's no chance they'll do anything about it unless there's a chocolate on their pillows.
Even when they do get their chocolates, fluffy robes and designer bath amenities, the UN won't produce a treaty that will stop climate change as long as it exempts so many big emitters.
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"The U.N. Climate Change Conference is taking place in Copenhagen in December, and the senators understand that it's critical for us to go into that with something in hand," he said. "The next time (there will be a U.N. conference on climate change) is in 10 years, and we can't wait that long."