Europe the big loser at Dopenhagen

“The world’s political leaders, not least President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Gordon Brown, are in a state of severe, almost clinical, denial. … [T]hey insist that what has been achieved is a breakthrough and a decisive step forward. …

It is, of course, the purest nonsense. The only breakthrough was the political coup for China and India in concluding the anodyne communiqué with the United States behind closed doors, with Brazil and South Africa allowed in the room and Europe left to languish in the cold outside.” “Time for a Climate Change Plan B

“The Copenhagen accord symbolises the loss of political power by Europe whose climate policies have been rendered obsolete.” “This fiasco will further alienate an angry public

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