Monday, November 25, 2013

"Can somebody turn off that Somebody Else's Problem Field in Warsaw now?"

An SEP is something we can't see, or don't see, or our brain doesn't let us see, because we think that it's somebody else's problem.... The brain just edits it out, it's like a blind spot. If you look at it directly you won't see it unless you know precisely what it is. Your only hope is to catch it by surprise out of the corner of your eye.
 Douglas Adams, The Life, The Universe and Everything
As the climate talks draw to a close today in Warsaw, yet again they've failed to deliver.
As the summit opened, the devastating impacts of super typhoon Hayian slammed into the Philippines, bringing emotional pleas for urgent action from the country's lead negotiator, Yeb SaƱo. 
However, at the summit's close, two weeks of negotiations have once again ended without agreement on the necessary dramatic cuts in carbon pollution.
Friends of the Earth (more information here)

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