WHYS on TV – What has Copenhagen achieved?

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14 Responses to “WHYS on TV – What has Copenhagen achieved?”

  1. 1 Thomas Murray
    December 18, 2009 at 19:21

    We should at least be grateful that Copenhagen got the nations of the world talking about it.

    And that the current US administration even acknowledges global warming is a major coup.

    There’s still time. We’ll all get on the same page eventually.

  2. 2 xavier
    December 18, 2009 at 19:39

    Corruption in Africa indeed is responsible for the various environmental tragedies all over the continent.

    The Niger Delta crisis, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia or Sierra Leonian wars are all as a direct result of corruption and failures of governments in the Affected countries.

  3. 3 xavier
    December 18, 2009 at 19:42

    The USA needs to show good faith and commit to stringent cuts in carbon dioxide emissions, adoption of clean energy, and other environmentally responsible measures to move the conference forward.

  4. 4 Collin Smith
    December 18, 2009 at 19:43

    I agree. If Europeans are so upset at Obama, maybe they’d prefer another Republican President?

    The whole issue of Global Warming, sadly, will not become important, as Al Gore pointed out in ‘An Inconvenient Truth,’ until it is a Moral Issue. At the moment, quoting the prophets of Science will not sway people. Hurricane Katrina, that will sway people. Until large sections of Florida and Louisiana sink into the sea, Americans aren’t going to care about this topic, unless huge storms that kill many people occur. When these things happen, the public will finally get the message. Until then, the ‘dire’ consequences of global warming will only be seen as Chicken Little harping. Warmer winters in the American Midwest and Russia will only be welcomed by the inhabitants there. If some polar bears die and the 13,000 people of Tuvalu must move to Australia, Americans (and Chinese and Indians) won’t care. But if tens of thousands of people in US, Chinese and Indian port cities perish, then they’ll care. Sadly, it’s how people learn, the hard way. Everyone will get on the same page then, for sure. But until then, to the public, this all sounds like speculation, and that’s exactly the way the Republican Party will trumpet any advances Obama makes toward the goal of decreased CO2 emmissions.

  5. 5 vijay pillai
    December 18, 2009 at 20:36

    Made chinese laugh all the way to prosperity and economic super power and uk sliding towards thridworld, already sign are that we have moved down below top ten economic power and with more money to spent on green tax the misery already begun .

  6. 6 James Ian
    December 19, 2009 at 07:58

    What was achieved? A buch of politicians got to take a trip, spend a lot of money on themselves, hob knob with oneanother and produce a lot of methane gas. LOL

  7. 7 Rico
    December 19, 2009 at 12:30

    Copenhagen has achieved the same as Kyoto, that means nothing.
    Talk is cheap! the principal polluting nations have set targets before, but made no commitments.
    Damages caused by the environmental changes caused by climate change have cost nations a lot more than the money they would invest in reducing carbon emissions and improve overall life quality. This is not about rich countries vs poor countries.
    African governments are corrupt, but the other countries that accuse them of corruption continue to deal and profit from that corruption is also corruption.
    I’m not Nigerian, but I have worked there for oil and gas companies. Western governments and companies are directly involved in the corruption over there and the same goes for other countries where large corporations have interests and are backed by the governments.
    People in developed nations think that consumerism and wastefulness is a sign of affluence.Wasting the planets’ resources is counterproductive.
    Developing nations are on the same path, in order to catch up with the west, they are on the path to wastefulness.
    Accusing china, India and Brasil of not wanting to compromise, while neither the US or Europe made a true commitment is highly hypocritical.

  8. 8 mat hendriks
    December 19, 2009 at 19:11

    Copenhagen achieved:

    “Real hopes blowing away in the wind”

  9. 9 T
    December 19, 2009 at 20:15

    Now there’s an “agreement.”. It’s not legally binding and has no substance at all. Yet, this is a sign of “progress.”

    What’s the biggest reason for not having a legally-binding agreement? Profit. The carbon trading market is now THE biggest derivitive market in the world. First we had the housing derivitives. And now once again, it’s where’s my cut? And once again, there’s no accountability.

  10. 10 T
    December 20, 2009 at 01:38

    Here’s an idea that might create an actual agreement.

    Everyone who’s sick of the endless “debate” about global warming do this. Stop buying newspapers and reading books by “pundits” talking about it. Stop watching all talk shows that continue to push the screaming heads “debate.” But naturally keep listening to WHYS.

    Eventually a trickle down effect will happen. Profits will go down. Talk show bookers will have no one to call anymore. Producers will be screamed at by the hosts because of no guests. The pressure will build as MSM profits go down. The politicians will say, right. Can’t bail anybody out anymore. Might as well write and sign a legally binding agreement.

    I think this could work. Try it. And you can thank me later.

  11. 11 Tan Boon Tee
    December 20, 2009 at 04:29

    As expected, practically very little, hardly anything substantive (if not nothing).

    Yet but another round of Kyoto and Rio.

  12. 12 A R Shams
    December 20, 2009 at 15:17

    If the deal is not very political or diplomatic, it is hoped to be fair and beneficial to the humanitarian causes.

  13. 13 claudine
    December 21, 2009 at 01:56

    What has Copenhagen achieved?

    Nothing really, but everyone has to pretend now that they have achieved great things and that they have about solved our climate change issues.

    I dont know why politicians all have to be such liars and hypocrites, such pretenders, why they always have to make something out of nothing.

    • 14 James Ian
      December 21, 2009 at 10:13

      I agree but, I also have to ask why, knowing how corrupt and selfserving most politicians are, why we sit back and let them keep keep doing what they do.

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