Copenhagen – Thinking Globally, Acting Locally part 3

December 20, 2009 at 7:34 pm Leave a comment

So it’s over. The limousine and private jets have departed and we are none of us one jot better off. Being a jaded old cynic, I’m depressed but not surprised. I don’t even blame the deniers, who made prats of themselves without outside help, but there are too many vested interests in the mix. We recycle, we compost and insulate, we stop driving and flying…then our leaders (in the loose sense) screw it up because they don’t want to upset the CBI. If the global temperature rises by more than 2 degrees, not even the Captains of Industry will give a wet slap about ‘economic growth’.

 I’m a glass-half-full type, though this one is tough. The best consolation I can come up with is that the battle to outlaw the slave trade took years. They took on the eighteenth century equivalent of multinationals and won….in the end. No, I know we don’t have years, but that’s the best I can do right now.

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This blog started during the months before the 2010 General Election, in which I was the Green candidate for Calder Valley. It's morphed into an account of green activism...and other meanderings.

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