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The truths they ignored in Copenhagen

Johann Hari, writing in The Independent, takes a stick to those who attended the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen for what they chose to ignore:

"So that's it. The world's worst polluters – the people who are drastically altering the climate – gathered here in Copenhagen to announce they were going to carry on cooking, in defiance of all the scientific warnings.

They didn't seal the deal; they sealed the coffin for the world's low-lying islands, its glaciers, its North Pole, and millions of lives.

Those of us who watched this conference with open eyes aren't surprised. Every day, practical, intelligent solutions that would cut our emissions of warming gases have been offered by scientists, developing countries and protesters – and they have been systematically vetoed by the governments of North America and Europe.

It's worth recounting a few of the ideas that were summarily dismissed – because when the world finally resolves to find a real solution, we will have to revive them."

Read on, here, for what Hari lists as the Discarded Ideas [as he describes them] at the Conference - nay, talk fest! And a costly one at that.

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