So, there was a deal… of sorts…. in Copenhagen this week, but not the sort of deal in which many environmentalists… and commentators…. may have wanted.
After much wrangling, haggling, and walkout threats, more money will be provided by the richer nations, around $30billion (£18.5billion) for the next three years, and that the main goal is to provide a total of around $100billion towards helping the poorer nations tackle climate change. But there was a lot of criticism that demands for specific cuts in carbon emissions were not included, and that the agreement hadn’t been made legally binding.
I suppose there was a collective groan from many people who desperately wanted the politicians to take the issue seriously. The real decisions have been put off yet again, for another day. However, THAT other day may be too late.