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.