Worldchanging opines that some sort of agreement in principle my be penned at Copenhagen, but the real victory is elsewhere.
But one huge achievement looks more certain, and is largely being overlooked: leaders are taking the science seriously. More and more politicians, business leaders, religious leaders, doctors, even soldiers, have decided to try to understand what we know about what we’re doing to our planet. They’re paying attention.
Leaders are also getting something else: that climate action may actually accelerate gains in economic prosperity. Redesigning civilization will make us richer, and allow a lot more people to share in that wealth.