The Group of Eight summit bowed to U.S. pressure on Friday by approving a declaration on climate change that avoided taking any concrete steps to fight global warming, such as setting targets or timetables for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

All hail ExxonMobil and Halliburton who, in twenty years, will be viewed as criminals, part of an inexplicable past where the US, the supposed leader of the world, refused to accept the obvious truths in front of it.