Gallery: COP17: Talks in Durban End With Failure to Cut Current Global ...


The UN Climate talks in Durban ended early Sunday morning in overtime as nations around the world struggled to agree on how to prevent catastrophic climate change and ensure the future of the human race on planet Earth. In the end, they all decided to sign a two page piece of paper that commits them to limiting global emissions according to an as-of-yet unwritten global treaty that will include an undecided “legal instrument”. While governments around the world (mainly in the US, the EU, China, and India) are patting themselves on the back for being able to stop bickering and agree to do something — although they don’t have to do anything at all for nine years — environmental groups and people in communities most affected by climate change say the decision to put off limiting emissions until the future makes the conference a failure.

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  1. GreatEmerald December 13, 2011 at 4:25 am

    So they signed a treaty to sign a treaty. Lovely. Well, I guess that’s a -1 to the Doomsday Clock…

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