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2009-12-07 - 12:30 p.m.

...Canada in Copenhagen...:-( again.,...

It's that time again.

Countries have gone off to Copenhagen to participate in the most crucial, 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15). This time around, the 192 countries involved in the United Nations Framework on Climate Change have an extremely ambitious goal: to re-negotiate a global climate change agreement that goes beyond 2012 (when the Kyoto Protocol expires).

Already on the first day of the conference, Canada has won the first, embarrassing "Fossil of the Day" award. In fact, Canada was the ONLY country to win a Fossil of the Day award on opening day.

Environment Minister Jim Prentice said that he “wont be swayed by the Copenhagen hype," and Canada has said that it will only commit to reducing their emissions to a overwhelmingly pathetic 3% below 1990 levels. This is even LESS than what was binding in the Kyoto Protocol and comes at a time when the world needs MORE rather than LESS.

sigh.

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