Governments will not make hard decisions to protect the climate at Copenhagen

You will see headlines and hear news items to the effect that there is only so many days (just over a month now) to get a climate protection “deal” at Copenhagen. There the nations of the world will meet in order to try and reach agreement as to the best way to protect the climate and how to divide the burden of protecting the climate between themselves. The leaders of the world’s nations, particularly those that are democratically elected, will put in an appearance in order to try and reach some kind of an agreement. They will in fact reach some kind of agreement and no doubt Mr Obama, Mr Brown and the rest will claim credit but I doubt whether the agreement they reach will be judged by history as being important or significant. Continue reading