Warmist Laments about UN climate summit: ‘The result has been an embarrassment’ – Lima, Peru, Climate change negotiations: One word undermines the entire thing.


By: - Climate DepotDecember 15, 2014 8:58 PM

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/12/14/lima_peru_climate_change_negotiations_one_word_undermines_the_entire_thing.html

The U.N. process isn’t where the action is on climate anymore. Progressive cities, transformative industries, and mass protests have the best chance of providing the tipping point that’s needed. These talks are a distraction from the kind of urgent, on-the-ground work that needs to happen in order to steer the world’s economy toward a carbon-free path and prepare for the impacts of increasingly extreme weather.


The result has been an embarrassment. After the failures of Kyoto and Copenhagen, it’s difficult to argue with a straight face that the world’s climate is better off because of the more than two decades of diplomatic doldrums that the U.N. process represents


but one key word related to international oversight of the emissions reductions plans was changed from “shall” to “may” at the request of China