The Australian Prime Minister is so proud of The Sydney Declaration on Climate Change and Energy, the agreement he shepherded through the latest APEC meeting. He says, “This is the first such agreement involving the major polluters—the United States, China and the Russian Federation”.
True, but disingenuous.
It’s great to see Australia and the United States beating their chests and slapping each other on the back for boldly promising that they aspire to definitely consider addressing carbon dioxide emissions, consistent with the convenience of their respective economies and their societies. They also promised to review each other’s work, to set up an inter-governmental study-group, and to go to any meetings the UN might have on the topic.
Enough to make Sir Humphrey Appleby shed a quiet tear at the beauty of it all.