Wait till the headlines adorn our newspapers about the triumph of the man-made global warming fanatics and Obama in coming to a agreement at Copenhagen.
Of course, it’s non-binding, meaning no one has to do anything:
President Barack Obama announced Friday a “meaningful and unprecedented breakthrough” on a global effort to curb climate change. But Obama said, “It is going to be very hard, and it’s going to take some time” to get to a legally binding treaty.
The ego on this man is blinding. Unprecedented? Dude, it’s NON-BINDING!
President Barack Obama, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and South African President Jacob Zuma have agreed to a political “accord” that the official said will “provide the foundation for an eventual legally binding treaty.”
In the accord, the official said, “nations will list their actions and stand behind them.”
World leaders were looking to President Obama to help break a deadlock at the climate conference in Copenhagen, but prospects had looked bleak as White House officials indicated that Chinese officials were refusing to budge on their refusal to allow a transparent verification system, a stance that would have made a deal difficult to achieve.
Of course Obama will ensure our economy is further weakened by “standing behind” the accord….India and China, not so much.
…Many environmentalists, as well as leaders from both Europe and the developing world, have said they are disappointed there will not be a legally binding treaty finished here in Copenhagen. To delay it until 2012, as the new drafts states, could cause a major outcry from some groups.
The proposal, a political statement labeled “the Copenhagen Accord,” also lacks the kind of independent verification of emission reductions by developing countries than the United States and others are insisting on. It calls upon the world’s nations to collectively reduce their emissions 80 percent by 2050.