Friday, December 18, 2009

Obama's massive FAIL at Copenhagen

High fives all around!
The UN climate summit reached a weak outline of a global agreement last night in Copenhagen, falling far short of what Britain and many poor countries were seeking and leaving months of tough negotiations to come.
After eight draft texts and all-day talks between 115 world leaders, it was left to Barack Obama and Wen Jiabao, the Chinese premier, to broker a political agreement. The so-called Copenhagen accord "recognises" the scientific case for keeping temperature rises to no more than 2C but did not contain commitments to emissions reductions to achieve that goal.
American officials spun the deal as a "meaningful agreement", but even Obama said: "This progress is not enough."
"We have come a long way, but we have much further to go," he added.
Who said it? "I hope he fails."

UPDATE: More news from Copenhagen:
In a strange twist, a Washington snowstorm is forcing Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, to make an early departure from a global warming summit here in Denmark.
LOL. We're expecting up to a foot of snow here in the hills of western Maryland. My sons and I just got back from buying The World's Best Christmas Tree. (Family tradition requires that the entire family praise my selection as absolutely the most beautiful tree they've ever seen.) Now we're about to decorate the tree andnd I say, "Let It Snow!"

UPDATE III: Great minds think alike -- The Boss digs Dino, too!
Obama managed to cobble a "feeble" agreement that he is, of course, calling "unprecedented."
Obama leaves the snow-covered Copenhagen summit just in time to catch the East Coast blizzard.
It's gonna be a blue Christmas for Obama, if we can get Ben Nelson to stand strong and vote "no" on cloture. If any Nebraskans are reading this, CONTACT NELSON'S OFFICE NOW!


  1. Let it snow? Not me! Give me the blazing sun.

    Merry Ozzie Christmas!

    YouTube - Six White Boomers

  2. Maybe Air Force One will slip off the runway and they will have to pull it out of a snow bank--nah, Obama still wouldn't get it in his hollow head that maybe there is something to the e-mails at Hadley.

  3. Quote: "The Boss digs Dino, too!"

    Everybody digs Dino! I hope it doesn't get me in too much trouble with the mob to say it, but he makes Sinatra look like Peter Brady in that episode in which his voice was cracking.

  4. "Now we're about to decorate the tree and I say, "Let It Snow!"
    HA HA :) I know exactly what you mean, Its just gettin started here in Jersey. 1 hurdle left to go and it will be a "more" Merry Christmas.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

  5. 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.