A few different takes:
Copenhagen never was about global warming. Global warming isn't even about global warming. They both are all about control and money. Your money. Their control
-Mark Landsbaum, OC Register
I don't know about you, but this is about the best news I could have heard out of Copenhagen:
Kate Horner, Friends of the Earth: "This toothless declaration, being spun by the US as an historic success, reflects contempt for the multilateral process and we expect more from our Nobel prize winning president."
Heckuva job there, Baracky. And gee, is that Nobel Prize you were so eager to accept already a millstone around your neck? What a surprise...
Blue Crab Boulevard talks about losing our freedom of movement (the old Soviets must be turning in their grave; they built a wall for nothing!):
Obama got his piece of paper to wave. The American press will fawn appropriately. Or rather, inappropriately for actual journalists. Which they by and large ceased being some time ago.
Anyone with half a brain could see the naked greed and politics of envy on full display in Copenhagen. From the globe-trotting jet-setters to the useful idiots lobbying to become serfs in the new world medieval order. For only a few clown prices will be able to enjoy the AGW true believer lifestyle. The rest will be bound to their place of birth by carbon chains.
Some will still travel in the New Order, however:
The Prince of Wales, a man who has never drawn his own curtains, ramps up a carbon footprint of 2,601 tons while telling us that western capitalist excess is destroying the planet. Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, the railroad engineer who heads the International Panel on Climate Change and has demanded that "hefty aviation taxes should be introduced to deter people from flying," flew 443,226 miles on "IPCC business" in the year and a half before the Copenhagen summit. And Al Gore is a carbon billionaire: He makes more money buying offsets from himself than his dad did from investing in Occidental Petroleum....
But it won't just be the princes who will get rich off of your money...the dark side gets paid in full as well, in what the Toronto Sun calls "Mass insanity in Copenhagen":
This is a farcical way to deal with what these leaders claim is an existential threat to mankind. Whatever they've agreed to has nothing to do with cooling our planet.
It has everything to do with some of the world's most corrupt dictators and regimes extorting billions upon billions of dollars from the developed world -- us -- which they will then spend not on reducing their own greenhouse gas emissions , but in any way they please.
Never mind that the European cap-and-trade market in carbon dioxide emissions spawned by the Kyoto accord and financed by carbon credits, is riddled with profiteering, fraud, corruption and has been infiltrated by organized crime, which has already stolen billions of dollars.
Never mind that cap-and-trade -- soon to go global -- has done nothing for the environment, while driving up the cost of energy for consumers and funneling billions in undeserved profits to hedge funds, speculators and energy companies...
And here come those billions, as well as our own cap and trade legislation:
Washington backed a plan to raise $100 billion in aid for poor nations from 2020.
The deal sets an end-January 2010 deadline for all nations to submit plans for curbs on emissions to the United Nations...
Can Congress push this through after the abomination that is health care reform? Maybe, if they can find a place to hide from the pitchforks, torches, tar and feathers...