Saturday, October 10, 2009

Climate Talks Failing

The latest round of UN climate talks in Bangkok has ended with deep divisions over the shape of a new global treaty.

Developing countries want an extension of the Kyoto Protocol; but developed nations are arguing for a completely new agreement.

Poorer countries and environment groups accuse the west of lacking ambition.

There are now only five negotiating days left until the opening of the UN summit in Copenhagen

What a failure of international governance. There are clear solutions to a clear problem, but it looks like nothing substantial will be done. The nation state was once a progressive force in human history, but now it is a parochial as the fiefdom. But an unelected world government representing bankers, i.e. Brussels-on-Steroids, is equally unappetizing.

1 "UN climate talks split on treaty" - BBC News
2 "The Post World War 2 Order is Tottering" - Blended Purple

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