193 nations met in frozen Copenhagen to try to hammer out a verifiable, legal deal to limit greenhouse gas emissions and financial pledges from ‘developed’ nations to ‘developing’ and other nations. In summary: they failed.
Trying to get 193 nations to agree on anything is pretty futile, with so many special interests, cultural differences, negotiating styles, and political agendas.
Ironically, U.S. President Obama, who had flown in to ‘save the day’, had to leave hastily to get back to Washington D.C. before a massive blizzard hit the region.
With thousands of limos, private jets, fabulous food and a vast number of attendees, press, security people and protestors, they didn’t even appear to raise the temperature in Copenhagen.