hot air on global warming

Jeffrey Sachs:

We can only marvel at the disarray.

Here we are, 17 years after the signing of the UN framework convention on climate change, two years after the decision in Bali to agree a new climate policy, one year after Barack Obama’s election, and days out from the Copenhagen conference. Yet a real global strategy to avoid catastrophe remains elusive.

The truth is that even if we reach a political agreement, we’re not yet on track to achieve practical, significant and sustained progress.

Yes, there is some progress. … The mayhem, however, is at least as great.