Copenhagen Outcome: Disappointing, but not Devastating?
By now you have heard the news: an agreement of sorts was reached in Copenhagen, and no one is impressed. The deal falls far short of even modest expectations, and has no teeth. The silver lining is that it is possibly a first step on the way to more controls on carbon emissions. We will have to keep pushing our leaders if we want more. It will be too easy to forget about global climate change and move on to the next topic du jour, if we don’t stay vigilant. Until the one day when it is too late.
Here is a summary of the Copenhagen Agreement, from the New York Times: