Saturday 9th January 2010
So, climate chaos is with us, and the Leaders of the Free World are still looking for Nero's fiddle. The US offered a 4% reduction in Copenhagen and called it 17%. The standard is to quote relative to 1990 levels, and we need a 40% cut to stand a chance of staying below 2 degrees warming. The "17%" was relative to 2005 so in fact meant 4%. Proposing 4% is an insult and to call it "17%" is a bare-faced lie. The US then blamed China for the eventual 2% deal. Business as usual, then.
Time for a real change.