Saturday, December 19, 2009
Reference: Taking some positives from Copenhagen, Bangkok Post, December 27, 2009
The Copenhagen meeting (Taking some positives from Copenhagen, Bangkok Post, December 27, 2009), advertised by the warmists as a "do or die" watershed event for the global warming movement, appears to have gone in the "die" direction. What had started out as a ploy to use carbon dioxide to contain the rise of new Asian economic powers, and to control a perceived "population bomb" of the undesirable races, has backfired badly leaving the Europeans nothing more than obligations to pay billions of Euros to developing countries for programs that no longer have a context. The money game has been made worse by the enormous greed for reparations that has set in with the countries that the Europeans themselves once hyped as "vulnerable" or "most at risk" as a way of selling the war on carbon dioxide to the poor countries. Instead of joining the war, the vulnerable countries are demanding compensation for the alleged harm caused by Europe's industrial revolution. It has all gone wrong for the warmists. The only "positive" one can take from Copenhagen is that the world's nascent economic recovery has been spared an artificial and catastrophic rise in the cost of energy.