(Obama) blew up the United Nations... The clear point is, you poor nations can spout off all you want ... But when you get too close to the center of things that count--the fossil fuel that's at the center of our economy--you can forget about it. We're not interested. You're a bother, and when you sink beneath the waves we don't want to hear much about it. The dearest hope of the American right for fifty years was essentially realized because in the end coal is at the center of America's economy...(Obama) formed a league of super-polluters, and would-be super-polluters. China, the U.S., and India don't want anyone controlling their use of coal in any meaningful way. It is a coalition of foxes who will together govern the henhouse. It is no accident that the targets are weak to nonexistent. We don't want to get too far ahead of ourselves with targets, he said. Indeed. And now imagine what this agreement will look like with the next Republican president. ... George Bush couldn't have done this--the reaction would have been too great. Obama has taken the mandate that progressives worked their hearts out to give him, and used it to gut the ideas that progressives have held most dear. The ice caps won't be the only things we lose with this deal.Copenhagen Talks End With Agreement, But No Binding Deal: So, How Screwed Are We? | Environment | AlterNet. And here's what Greenpeace had to say about the Copenhagen agreement.
Don't believe the hype, there is nothing fair, ambitious or legally binding about this deal. The job of world leaders is not done. Today they shamefully failed to save us all from the effects of catastrophic climate change."Santa Obama, baby? Maybe you didn't get our list? Maybe you thought we said "We want things to stay exactly the same and therefore continue to get worse" when what we actually wrote on our list was "CHANGE"? I know that your little helpers in Congress are really no help at all, and I know we should have stopped believing in Holiday Magic a long time ago, but Santa Obama, a lump of coal wrapped up and labeled "stop global warming"? Santa Obama, next year can you just give me some diamond jewelry instead?