Non-Binding “Sham Agreement” Reached At Copenhagen. “Rich Countries … Sought to Bribe and Bully Developing Nations”

An agreement – of sorts – was reached at Copenhagen.

The Copenhagen Accord is not legally binding and – apparently – does not specify either target emission reductions or monetary contributions of various countries. Here is a copy of the actual Copenhagen Accord (notice that the Appendices for target emissions and monetary contributions are blank).

Friends of the Earth says of the Copenhagen Accord:

Climate negotiations in Copenhagen have yielded a sham agreement with no real requirements for any countries. This is not a strong deal or a just one — it isn’t even a real one. It’s just repackaging old positions and pretending they’re new.

A Greenpeace representative said:

This latest draft is so weak as to be meaningless.

And a representative of the anti-poverty group, World Development Movement said:

This summit has been in complete disarray from start to finish, and now appears to be culminating in a shameful and monumental failure … The leaders of rich countries have refused to lead and instead sought to bribe and bully developing nations …

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  • http://Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com Anonymous

    My gut feeling is that big climate changes would happen with or without humanity. I know of a little cabal of bankers, multinational corporations and elites (IMF, World bank, goldman Sacks, big oil, and many familiar dirty names, whom I don't believe have 'natures' best interests in mind), who desire profit, control and tax on planet/people/countries, who would fudge/manipulate numbers/science, intimidate scientists, and use great power of propaganda to instigate a 'Treaty' with huge self serving loopholes in 'Cap and Trade' and supersede USA law/constitution. Once in place it would be nearly impossible to over turn, while doing near nothing to halt pollution, but much to starve the third world. Whistle blowing computer hackers exposed many dirty dealings recently. Instigating a New World Tax has some evil potentials.

  • http://Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com Anonymous

    non-binding, non-real, or meaningless, it will serve it's purpose, which is, as it always has been, to get the governing bodies, individually, to initiate and conclude the legislations required to build the foundations of the "real" accord…just today, on cnn, pelosi said the global warming legislature would absolutely pass in the 2010 U.S. legislative sessions…because the agenda says so; because "belief" of the People based on lies and deceptions of the PTB say so; because consensus science says so…the "empire" is non-empirical–and it is evil in it's totalitarian endgame goals…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03274571161256067035 Mother of All Carry Trades

    The point is not whether climate change is here or not, not even whether it's man-made. The point is that humanity's decades-long attempts to reach a collective international decision has proven futile. The real challenge is over-population, and it can't be resolved (peacefully) without a collective decision.

  • http://Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com Anonymous

    . . .or more simply stated–follow the money.

  • http://Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com Anonymous

    This whole thing is a complete scam, al gore should be tried for treason.

  • http://Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com Anonymous

    Amazing piece of old style Bush-politics by Obama…

  • http://Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com Anonymous

    Nice Christmas present – Copenhagen failure. But now one has to be even more wary – these scam artists aren't going to give up.

  • http://Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com Anonymous

    America has never subjected itself to international law. We may have put our names on a few things, the NPT and the Geneva Conventions are the big ones, but we still hold those to be non-binding. We definitely violated the Geneva Conventions at Gitmo and other secretive detention facilities, and we may have violated the NPT if we assisted Israel in developing or obtaining WMDs (which is possible).Since WW2 we have been the ones to set and enforce the international law as we see fit. You'll recall that there were no Allied war criminals tried at Nuremburg. India and Pakistan declare their nuclear capability to the world and we invade Iraq over the slightest whiff of WMDs.We are the only enforcers of international law, which is otherwise lacking any enforcement mechanism. What kind of agreement did people think was going to be made? Goals and promises are nice but what is to happen if China or India or the US completely ignores them? A fine?

  • http://outsidethe-cardboard-box.tumblr.com TomOfTheNorth

    What goes great with a Sham Agreement?Sham News, of course!Breaking News from Dopenhagen:"Heat Rises In Copenhagen As Cap & Trade Deemed Too Inconvenient"http://outsidethe-cardboard-box.tumblr.com/post/286334520/heat-rises-in-copenhagen-as-cap-trade-deemed-tooSHAM WOW!

  • http://Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com Anonymous

    Global government has suffered a temporary setback, but the scamsters will be back. Meantime, Algore the liar and his treasonous minions should all rot in prison.

  • http://curlydannoreply@blogger.com curlydan

    With additional CO2 levels, the Earth should be warming up a bit. It's pretty straightforward, but don't expect any Kumbaya moment here with the world's nations. It's simply not going to happen.The only thing we can wish for is for individual countries to take a principled stand and say we're going to change our behavior with or without you, and do so without cutting Wall Street in on the profits.Of course, our little capitalists out there will cry "disadvantage!" and scuttle the whole idea. The Three Little Pigs comes to mind…let's be the pig building the brick house.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12873844615515659610 Josh

    New documents show senior Pentagon officials gave false info to Congress about 9/11http://joshfulton.blogspot.com/2009/12/eff-documents-show-pentagon-officials.html

  • http://Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com Anonymous

    Right you are anon @ 3.40 am:The us never gave a f about international courts. So anycredibility of the us is zero and goodwill below that, never mindthe marketing face of mr Obama.It goes exactly to the heart of the problem: you really don't give a f, only if you can make money out of it. No compassion for anything other than your own purse. Pfew, that felt good

 

 

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