Time is running out: the Doha climate talks must put an end to excuses | John Vidal | The Guardian
In a world where climate extremes come faster than ever, the World Bank has found common ground with Greenpeace.
...Trillions of dollars can be found to bail out banks in a few months, but the world's most experienced negotiators cannot find a way to get Americans, the British or anyone to just turn down the air conditioning or lag their roofs to reduce the amount of energy they use.
The blame for this miserable state of diplomatic affairs must be laid squarely on the US in particular and the rich countries in general...Obama, trailing victory, missed the chance to lead the world at Copenhagen but can now commit the rich world to a generous agreement.
The science and evidence of climate change is clearer than ever, the poor countries on the frontline of the immense changes taking place have done everything that was asked of them by the rich to cut their emissions.