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    • Dr David Hill
    • 20.12.09 | 16:16 (IST)

    The Copenhagen agreement is a long-term disaster that will resonate until we adopt a new economic model for the world ? but probably too late. Indeed, it is the political leaders and their masters, the great industrial powers, who will not change the status quo due to their self interest and basically national greed. Not until we have political and industrial leaders who understand clearly that our economic model is what is wrong the world will continue towards a level where economic livelihoods and sustainable outcomes become irreversible. Indeed, it will be their mutual destruction also that will come to pass. Then the human race will be in the years of global wars to survive and the acquisition of 'scarce' natural minerals and resources for their nations? personal self-preservation. Then the penny might drop but where it will be far too late by then to reverse events. The Copenhagen agreement should have brought about a total reduction in temperatures over the long-term and where the financial costs were found over the years to come in order that a balance in the inequalities between developed and developing nations were solved. The costs for not doing so will inevitably be far, far greater. WE have lost a golden chance to stop the critical decline in the human experience but where our political leaders and industrialists are blind presently to what is really upon the horizon for humankind in this very century. The defining century to whether humans as a species will live on or die. Dr David Hill World Innovation Foundation Charity Bern, Switzerland

    from the article: Failures of the UN Climate Conference will be solved by science
    First published 01:12 20.12.09 | Last updated 04:15 20.12.09
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