Copenhagen failure was primarily fault of US and Obama

Then comes the United States Senate, which has ignored climate change for 15 consecutive years since ratifying the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Finally, there is Obama, who effectively abandoned a systematic course of action under the UN framework, because it was proving nettlesome to US power and domestic politics.

Worse, Obama’s machinations made it quite clear to the poor countries that they were deliberately sandbagged and that the rich countries, specifically the US, will no longer listen to their “pesky” concerns.

This is a disaster for the world, for the US, and for stopping climate change. Obama could have made an issue about climate change. But he made no strong public statements about the need for change and instead privately destroyed any possibility of an agreement. Apparently the only time he fights for something is when it is defending or advancing corporate interests. His track record on this is clear; bankers, insurance companies, and corporate polluters all have Obama running interference for them – the financial and physical health of the populace and world be damned.

Naomi Klein: For Obama, No opportunity too big to blow

He’s starting to look like a Jimmy-Carter-type Epic Fail, isn’t he?

  • ab

    If people want a green world.
    then stop buying Chineese products.

    China frustrated the COP top,
    now people of the world decide themselves.

    No more “made by china” unless approved by a green label.
    We make china transparent! That should be done anyway.
    Digital democracy of the third millennium: how can you expect your
    government to take responsibility if you do not even bother about a green
    label ?

    You don’t have to wait tille the next top, start yourselves, start today, start small!

  • DJ

    “He’s starting to look like a Jimmy-Carter-type Epic Fail, isn’t he?”

    Huh: you argue elsewhere and on other issues that he’s corrupt. Here you think he just failed?

    Carter was well-meaning but ineffective. Obama is the epitome of Clinton-Bush politics: SAY what the people want to hear but DO what your own agenda suggests.

    I think we’ve been duped big time– Obama is a corporate whore.

    • I see Obama not so much corrupt as on the same page as the bankers. Commonality of interests.

      • DJ

        Perhaps the difference escapes me. Obama supports the bankers, the fossil fuel companies, and the insurance companies over the People. He SAYS he wants change, but his actions say he prefers the status quo. He may not be accepting money or favors from them, but he’s their man (and lying about it).

        • I meant it as, he’s not bought because he doesn’t have to be. He’s part of the same power elite too.

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