...a blog by Richard Flowers

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Day 2542: Bali Water-ed Down


The Climate Summit in Bali has come to a successful outcome.

Well, successful if you count arranging for two more years of negotiation and hot air to try and come up with a REAL conclusion by the time the travelling circus gets to Denmark.

The BIG success being hailed is that the Americans, even the Americans, now accept that Global Warming is happening. Which IS a step forwards.

And yet I am strangely reminded of the Foreign Office's standard response to any crisis:

stage one: say nothing is going to happen
stage two: say something may be going to happen, but we should do nothing about it
stage three: say that maybe we should do something about it, but there's nothing we can do
stage four: say that maybe there was something we could have done, but it's too late now

Yes, Prime Minister: A Victory for Democracy

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