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Was Copenhagen an Impossible Dream?

Posted on: December 19, 2009


Was Copenhagen.an impossible dream? They have all tried like Don Quixote doing battle with the windmill. a fascinating parallel with Penny Wong or Kevin Rudd in Copenhagen – fascinating indeed.

Rising affluence of the poorer nations, and demands on the World resources from the extra 2.8 billion souls in the next 40 years ( U.N. figures), an increase of one third, will have a huge impact,the size of which is just emerging. So long as the poorer nations set fire to the forest when all they wanted was to clear a small plot for a few chickens and some rice and cassava and have lots of children.

So long as there are strikes of lightning to start bushfires, 80 of them in NSW this week, burning through forest lands that consumed hundreds of thousands of tons of CO2 every year of growth and now discharged it back into the atmosphere in as many hours.

So long as political vision remains self serving , the time is nigh for nuclear power, re afforestation, on farm water conservation and bold legislation to phase out the mining of coal for our energy needs until a better use is found for it..

It makes more sense to compensate the shareholders than hand outs of $billions to poorer nations to cope with climate change rather than teaching them how to cope with it.

It makes more sense to process uranium ores to the fuel stage in Australia in the quiet confidence of a vision that this is our 24/7 clean energy future into the 22nd Century and beyond. Would the dissenters have a practical understanding of their dissent? or must we continue to be assailed year after year by the tortuous reasoning of theorists? and politicians who do not have the courage to legislate a practical vision for the community beyond their own tenure.

First appeared in The Advertiser ” Copenhagen delegates left tilting at windmills” December 18, Comment,page 74

My son Josh 13 on reading this, told me that I should have mentioned that the earth is in a “regular elliptical orbit around the sun and is in the closest path for the next few years to continue to melt the ice caps and as the orbit ranges out it will get colder and the ice caps will freeze up again”. He says this is what happened 640 years ago

..and did you know that Copenhagen was touted as a scientific pinnacle for climate decisions to end the problem and in Australia’s contingent there were 114 Federal people with Mr. Rudd…. and none were scientists. Mr. Me2 Rann joined in some obscure conference of equally obscure purpose with equally obscure people that did not even rate official recognition , only from him, and the numbers from SA are not yet known but we are working on that.>

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1 Response to "Was Copenhagen an Impossible Dream?"

Copenhagen has failed. The UN has failed to address the most important crisis in human history. This is now the time for sanctions, boycotts and embargoes. A new alliance is needed. An alliance of hope and peace and justice must be built to oppose the axis of pollution, extinction and self destruction.

http://www.selfdestructivebastards.com/2009/12/beyond-copenhagen.html

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