Buying time in Paris

The governments meeting in Paris know their goals aren't enough to stop catastrophic results. They are doing all they can politically, for now.

Council of the Federation Photo
Off the coast of St. John's, July.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Tuesday, 11/24/2015 12:00 am EST
Last Updated: Tuesday, 11/24/2015 12:06 pm EST

Salami tactics are useful when dealing with problems that are too big to resolve in one go. Muster all your resources and deal with one aspect of the problem. Come back later, when your resources have grown, and hack off a different piece. Repeat as necessary, until the problem disappears.

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