Posted by: Michael D. Austin | December 11, 2011

Gaia is Acting. North Americans Aren’t.

Eva Bulling-Schröter, a Left party politician and chairwoman of the Environment Committee in the German parliament. Photo via Deutsche Welle.

Who allowed North America to fail at the Durban climate talks? Anyone in North America can find that out by looking in the mirror. The Earth is coming to reclaim its children in a most unpleasant manner – yours included – and most of us are acting as if we don’t care.

From this 12-1-11 Deutsche Welle news article: “Eva Bulling-Schröter, a Left party politician and chairwoman of the Environment Committee in the German parliament, said she found the results shameful.

The UN conference is being sold as a last-minute success, but it’s really a defeat,’ she said, adding that the roadmap to implementation of a new deal in 2020 is not enough to stop global warming. ‘The peak of emissions has to be overcome by 2017 in order to reach the two-degree goal.’

Bulling-Schröter said the second, extended phase of the Kyoto Protocol is a weak temporary solution, and that without the United States, Canada, Japan, Russia and New Zealand the treaty would only cover a ‘laughable 15 percent’ of worldwide emissions. It will be ordinary people, who carry the least amount of responsibility for climate change, who suffer the consequences of the summit’s ‘grandiose failure,’ she added.”


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