Scottish Sceptic has an amusing piece about the forthcoming climate charade in Paris, which looks like being as full of hot air as it is empty of credible substance:
There’s a boringly familiar pattern to these climate talks in Paris. The rhetoric is all about making deals, but the reality is that everyone is backpedalling furiously behind the scenes trying the darnest to prevent any serious deal getting made. But what is different this time is that if anything the parties are being far more open in their desire not to come to any deal this time than all the previous clown fests from Jokenhagen onward.
The previous pattern has always been the pretence of vigorous negotiations, a last minute “deal” and a final push to agree a document … which basically says they agree to meet next time to discuss pretty much the same things they were supposed to discuss this time.
However, these agreements agreeing to meet again to “agree” the same basic text they were supposed to agree this time at the next meeting, seem to satisfy the Greens.
Full post here: Paris – already dead in the water | Scottish Sceptic.