Bigears wrote:Not much of a surprise to learn that nothing meaningful has come from the (failed) negotiations. Disappointing but unsurprising with governments more predictably concerned with protecting commercial interests than "saving the planet". The real differences will stem from unilateral responses to things like flood risk, renewables and energy security as well as (I can hear the can of worms opening) immigration control, which does matter in an overcrowded island like blighty. Thats not a racist statement (nor was it intended so) its fact.
The losers will of course be third world countries and those low lying communities (Maldives) which will essentially be left to fend for themselves.
The talks were a complete and utter sham.
Up until this point, the people that were losing their homes due to the rising of the ocean's water levels were poor third world nations. As soon as Global Warming makes an obvious impact on some major power, then it will be real and something will have to be done about it.
There are hundreds of graves of dead American, British, Australian and other soldiers killed in WWII on various Pacific islands that are in danger of being covered by the rising ocean. Nothing is being done.
All low lying coastal areas will be effected. Florida in the US is particularly vunerable and until someplace like that feels the results of apathy it will remain largely ignored or just given mouth service.