Skip to comments.Obama says disappointment at Copenhagen justified ("I suck as a rookie and that rocks!")
Posted on 12/23/2009 8:34:13 PM PST by Libloather
Obama says disappointment at Copenhagen justified
Alister Bull and Tabassum Zakaria
Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:38pm EST
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that disappointment over the outcome of the Copenhagen climate change summit was justified, hardening a widespread verdict that the conference had been a failure.
"I think that people are justified in being disappointed about the outcome in Copenhagen," he said in an interview with PBS Newshour.
"What I said was essentially that rather than see a complete collapse in Copenhagen, in which nothing at all got done and would have been a huge backward step, at least we kind of held ground and there wasn't too much backsliding from where we were."
Sweden has labeled the accord Obama helped broker a disaster for the environment, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said the summit was "at best flawed and at worst chaotic," and climate change advocates have been even more scathing in their criticism.
The talks secured bare-minimum agreements that fell well short of original goals to reduce carbon emissions and stem global warming, after lengthy negotiations failed to paper over differences between rich nations and developing economies. Some singled out China for special blame.
British Environment Minister Ed Miliband wrote in the Guardian newspaper on Monday China had "hijacked" efforts to agree to significant reductions in global emissions. Beijing denied the claim and said London was scheming to divide developing countries on the climate change issue.
Obama did not point any fingers, but did say the Chinese delegation was "skipping negotiations" before his personal intervention.
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Back before ozero was immaculated, Hannity ran audio clips of ozero saying “Just words, Just speeches” as an insult to hildabeast. Guess he was on to something.
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There is blame...and now thanks to these leftist elitist euroweenie socialist snobs, we have "special blame". Kinda reminds me how the Jews were singled out for special blame last century...