Wednesday, July 01, 2009

About Copenhagen

"No one I talk to thinks there is going to be anything significant to come out of Copenhagen. We are going to come out and recover the deckchairs in preparation for moving them as the Titanic sinks. We're not even at the stage of rearranging them."

--Kevin Anderson, Director of the Tyndall Centre, The Guardian, 23 June 2009

via: Benny Peiser (email)

1 comment:

Hank Roberts said...

In context, from the link, "deck chairs" is not a statement that the ship is already lost, it's a plea to change course now:

"Anderson said that the UK should show leadership before the Copenhagen summit and raise the target to 40% now.

The top scientist's criticism will come as an unwelcome distraction to Decc ahead of the release of its "road to Copenhagen" strategy document on Friday. This will lay out what the government hopes to achieve at the UN climate negotiations in Copenhagen in December and why the meeting is so important. The report will be accompanied by a dedicated website and online video.

But Anderson said that without more ambitious action he feared that a significant deal at Copenhagen would not be achieved...."

Then comes the sentence quoted above in the original post.

How much of the original did Peiser quote?