Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Delusional in Durban - Reason Magazine

One more proposal simply requires that rich countries commit to
cutting their “greenhouse gas emissions more than 100 per cent by
2040.” One way to achieve cuts of “more than 100 percent” might be
to shut down all American industry, transport, fossil fuel power
generation, and cover the landscape with carbon dioxide absorbing

T.S. Eliot wrote that “humankind cannot stand very much
reality.” This apothegm apparently applies to some climate change
negotiators here in Durban who, when reality becomes too much,
retreat to fantasies conjured by their rhetoric. The likelihood of
draft proposals that require deep greenhouse gas emissions cuts by
rich countries being adopted here in Durban is exactly nil.

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