Formentlig mange ting, herunder den lille omstændighed, der gør mig selv for kynisk til at tro på den slags, nemlig at den langsigtede økonomiske ansvarlighed, der kunne få folk til at prioritere en temperaturstigning på f.eks. <= 2 grader, ganske enkelt ikke eksisterer. Dette er Titanic, og folk vil hellere have musikken til at spille lidt højere, end de vil høre om isbjerge.
Ikke desto mindre er det et problem, der er alt muligt grund til at tage alvorligt, naturligvis. BBC har en artikel, der opregner en lang række punkter.
Det var naturligvis ikke den danske regerings fejl det hele, men:
The government of Lars Lokke Rasmussen got things badly, badly wrong.
Even before the summit began, his office put forward a draft political declaration to a select group of “important countries” – thereby annoying every country not on the list, including most of the ones that feel seriously threatened by climate impacts.
The chief Danish negotiator Thomas Becker was sacked just weeks before the summit amid tales of a huge rift between Mr Rasmussen’s office and the climate department of minister Connie Hedegaard. This destroyed the atmosphere of trust that developing country negotiators had established with Mr Becker.
Procedurally, the summit was a farce, with the Danes trying to hurry things along so that a conclusion could be reached, bringing protest after protest from some of the developing countries that had presumed everything on the table would be properly negotiated. Suspensions of sessions became routine.
When Mr Rasmussen took over for the high-level talks, it became quickly evident that he understood neither the climate convention itself nor the politics of the issue. Experienced observers said they had rarely seen a UN summit more ineptly chaired.