Suicide pact at Durban

A plan to save the planet for the future of our children and grandchildren? Don’t be fooled. It was an almost total failure.

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 12/14/2011 12:00 am EST

The Durban climate summit that ended on Sunday has been proclaimed a great success. The chair, South Africa’s international relations minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, told the delegates: “We have concluded this meeting with [a plan] to save one planet for the future of our children and our grandchildren to come. We have made history.” Don’t be fooled. It was an almost total failure.

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