Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
But the G77 has a point, why generate agreements that you aren't going to go along with anyways?
So before the G8 forces changes on the G77, they should lead by example.
What I don't get in all of this is the insistance that "developing" countries are immune from the standards. Rather the industrialized countries are hit hard with regulation while "developing" countries are left off the hook. If it's a global problem, then it's a global problem and all countries have to do something about it. As it currently stands, none of this actually addresses the "problem" of global warming or environmental effects. But rather pushes jobs and manufacturing out of countries held to tight standards and into countries whom are exempt. The result would be more pollution, not less; and thus nothing is accomplished. If we view this as a global problem which must be addressed, then the standards need to be applied equally to all.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
We can only hope that the excessive greed of the undeveloping "developing nations" is too much for the power brokers at Copenhagen. The fraud of AGW, now becoming more exposed by climategate, must have these poor nations frantic that they must get whatever bogus concessions that they can get their hands onto as fast as possible, before the AGW golden goose is further exposed.
Obama lied... Ambassador Stevens died!
And the developing nations reply that "you guys did it to on your way to being rich but you say we can't do it because you wrecked the environment?"
It is the developed nations removing the path to development from the countries trying to become developed. It is hypocritical, elitism, and overbearing. Without the developed nations taking the lead and at least showing some effort to cut their emissions, then why should the developing nations go a higher cost route to become developed nations? It is just one more barrier to become a developed nation. And when you through in the growing evidence that this is "fake science" then it becomes a tool to keep the little guys down while continuing to grab it all for the big guys.
So look at it from their perspective and see that it sure seems like another way to keep the poor nations in the dirt and under the heels of the rich nations.