The Big COP17 FAIL

After all the wasted time, money, hotel bills and  stupid dancing tricks this is the result of COP17.

DURBAN, South Africa — A U.N. climate conference reached a hard-fought agreement Sunday on a far-reaching program meant to set a new course for the global fight against climate change.

The 194-party conference agreed to start negotiations on a new accord that would ensure that countries will be legally bound to carry out any pledges they make. It would take effect by 2020 at the latest.

The deal doesn’t explicitly compel any nation to take on emissions targets, although most emerging economies have volunteered to curb the growth of their emissions.

Real good hyperbole! But, what we have here is that they agreed to agree to continue to find something they can agree on. That’s all folks! No limits, no penalties, no taxes, no carbon trading, no anything, . AKA another gigantic United Nations FAIL.

Meanwhile we’ll take glee in the fact they’ll never get Congress to ratify whatever piece of crap they manage to try to ram up the posterior of the planet and the United States.

Source: Miami Herald

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2 responses to “The Big COP17 FAIL

  1. Jerry

    Gee, They sound about as effective as congress!

  2. Joe Strahl

    The United Nations is only as powerful as it’s most powerful member nations will let it be. Since China wants “stable and harmonious development” and anything which sounds like limits on this will not work domestically (slowing “growth” leads to domestic protests, violence and questioning “The Party”) and it is unlikely that the US Congress would sign up to ANY deal because of internal ideologically insanity, the event was doomed to be not very successful. This has been clear for several years like at COP15 in Copenhagen. Yes, they have agreed to agree how they should agree to something by 2015 that will come into effect by 2020 and perhaps by then the domestic situation in the US and China will be different. Or maybe not. In the meantime, CO2e levels go up and up…