Posted by Rojas @ 3:36 pm on December 23rd 2009

It was China wot done it, guvnor

A fascinating first-hand account from the floor at the Copenhagen cock-up.

And, indeed, in realist terms this makes perfect sense. Block any long-term momentum towards meaningful emissions targets, thereby protecting one’s own coal-centric economy; torpedo western soft-power in the process, relying on the predictable tendency of the western media to blame the west for any and every failure of global accord; assure that LDCs will blame the west, thereby promoting one’s own standing as a “development partner”.

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