Due to China rightly fearing the loss of sovereignty, any treaty that does emerge will not be legally binding for now at least. The watered down document does however call for rich nations to cut carbon emissions 80% by 2050, and will include a $100 billion fund for third world countries to alleviate 'climate change'.
To fair-minded people, this the stinks of socialism. It seems that the type of legally binding agreement that leftists had said was necessary to save the world before the meeting began has not been possible [this would require the involvement of China, the world's biggest polluter], yet radical extremists like Gordon Brown and Barack Obama have decided to press on anyway with the creation of a supranational body redistributing wealth to the third world and committing the West to CO2 reductions that will result in the loss of thousands of jobs in the developed world.
The agreement that looks like emerging from this would not even begin to tackle global warming if the alarmists' worst propaganda were true. Surely if we were really at the point of Armageddon due to global warming a meaningful agreement would have been made that would bind ALL nations to emissions cuts.
To me this really doesn't add up and it seems that the science behind it doesn't either. Man-made global warming theory has been embraced by leftists determined to use it to further a political goal of global socialism. But despite the lack of involvement from some of the biggest emitters of carbon dioxide, a socialist plan has been agreed anyway.
The people of America and Britain increasingly do not believe in man-made global warming, and there are thousands of scientists who don't either. Yet our politicians once again are ignoring us, and are even threatening another climate change summit in the summer with more socialism on the way. However, there is a glimmer of hope - at least Gordon Brown won't be in office by then.