Cross Posted from California Greening.
Obama administration sacrifices credibility
Once again, in a manner that only American arrogance can pull off, the Obama administration seems to be willing to sacrifice it’s hard won world-wide credibility, an attitudinal change best reflected in his being a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. It must be worth a lot to sacrifice so much in the meeting halls of Copenhagen.
According to the Guardian, the text of an agreement involving the US, the UK and Denmark has been leaked to the attendees and the world wide press.
The UN Copenhagen climate talks are in disarray today after developing countries reacted furiously to leaked documents that show world leaders will next week be asked to sign an agreement that hands more power to rich countries and sidelines the UN’s role in all future climate change negotiations.
The document is also being interpreted by developing countries as setting unequal limits on per capita carbon emissions for developed and developing countries in 2050; meaning that people in rich countries would be permitted to emit nearly twice as much under the proposals.
The so-called Danish text, a secret draft agreement worked on by a group of individuals known as “the circle of commitment” – but understood to include the UK, US and Denmark – has only been shown to a handful of countries since it was finalised this week.
Sen. Boxer should call for an immediate investigation of the role of the Obama Administration in this action. CA Greens should all call Boxer’s office to demand that she begin to stand up for the future beyond the next election. If Fiorina or DeVore have her afraid of acting, then she should not be in the Senate.