COP18 has ended, and like its predecessors COP15, COP16, COP17 and Rio+20, COP18 has failed to achieve very much, which was frankly the expectation of both sides of the Anthropogenic Global Warming debate, before the conference even started.
Words and phrases like lame, toothless and the much used hell in a handcart have been used to describe the outcome of COP18.
So what was achieved at COP18?
Well the Kyoto Protocol will be extended until 2020, the problem being that only 37 countries out of the 194 attending signed up for the extension.
These countries are responsible for just 15% of global CO2 emissions, the treaty is not internationally binding, so it falls far short of the benchmark of the warming alarmists, and it is yet another example of the totally pointless Green gesture politics that the European Union excels at. Read the rest of this entry