That's a slightly exaggerated statement, but Copenhagen was definitely a huge disappointment
For those of you who were unable to attend (including myself) I found this quite entertaining, again everyone is poking jokes at our climate leaders. But I honestly can't blame them.
Only REAL result of the Copenhagen Accord 2009:
Brazil, China, India, South Africa, and the United States drafted the accord. They agreed that stabilizing atmospheric greenhouse gas levels is absolutely necessary in meeting the primary target to have been agreed upon: that "the increase in global temperature should be below 2 degrees Celsius." The details to achieve this are not outlined in the accord. Developed nations must "commit to implement individually or jointly the quantified economy-wide emissions targets for 2020, to be submitted...to the [United Nations] secretariat by 31 January 2010."
The Copenhagen Accord emphasizes the importance of these emissions cuts being greater than those imposed by the Kyoto Protocol. Developing nations, on the other hand, must "implement mitigation actions." (whatever that's supposed to mean =P)
I was incredibly disappointed that the world leaders couldn't have come up with something better than this NON-BINDING accord to reduce emissions by 2020. The accord should have real actions implemented NOW. Of course everyone wants to reduce emissions but we need the world's leaders showing us how to as well as providing us with the opportunity to change! World leaders don't meet very often to discuss ONLY climate change so when they had the chance, they should have taken advantage of it and created a real accord that has a tangible climate reduction plan that can be executed NOW.
Without the support of the government, there is only so much people can do on their own to fight global warming. I really wished these leaders had drafted a plan to help, support and/or create climate change initiatives that make a difference in reducing carbon emissions. Hence, Copenhagen is an epic fail in that respect. World leaders had the opportunity to do something amazing but they didn't step up to the challenge.
Instead of moping around about the failure of world leaders to really step it up, I will continue to do what I can to make my community understand the effects of global warming and encourage them to do anything they can to reduce climate emissions. Unlike world leaders, I will provide tangible solutions they could use to make a difference!