Well, I’m sitting here in the high level segments of the Poznan climate negotiations.
I have to say, I’m pretty disgusted with many of the developed countries speaking. They are more than happy to say one thing – to talk about how great they are and how much they care – and then block text necessary for the literal survival of entire countries.
Pretty fun process.
As one minister from a small island put it this morning, we are talking about mass murder here. Mass murder of both peoples and cultures.
Again, as another minister put it, we are asking small island states to sign onto a suicide pact the way negotiations are currently proceeding.
I don’t know about you, but I’m going to put everything I have into reshaping the political landscape over the next year so that we leave no island behind in this process. Survival is non-negotiable.
All too literally, small islands are in brackets at these negotiations. Countries are essentially trying to decide if the islands are worth saving at this point. For some countries, such as Australia, Canada, Japan, and the US, Christmas bonuses for multi-millionaires seem to be more important.