John Prescott told the Guardian that the viital UN climate change talks in Copenhagen are likely to collapse unless rich nations agree a “social justice deal” built around equalising emissions per head in each country. The Bonn climate talks of mid-August ended with not even the most optimistic officials finding anyway to spin a success.
Encouragingly, Jairam Ramesh, India’s Environment Minister has told the Financial Times “In 2020, it’s conceivable that we might look at a limited target. But in 2009, no way.”
So, is it time to start worrying? The liberal press thinks maybe so