To follow-up on our last post, Copenhagen was a disaster. There are many possible motives, but one observer claims China blatantly sabotaged the talks. See this Guardian article, but here is the crux of his statement:
The truth is this: China wrecked the talks, intentionally humiliated Barack Obama, and insisted on an awful « deal » so western leaders would walk away carrying the blame. How do I know this? Because I was in the room and saw it happen.
China’s strategy was simple: block the open negotiations for two weeks, and then ensure that the closed-door deal made it look as if the west had failed the world’s poor once again.
I also recently saw the movie « Collapse » which paints a scary portrait of the upcoming peak oil. Solutions? Nuclear is getting hot and it may be possible to use a different fissile material. Thorium, a radioactive substance, creates far less waste, is easy to refine and has no risk of meltdown. If true, this technology would change everything we think we know about energy. Do read this Wired magazine article if you would like to know more. Oh, but the way, China is leading the nuclear front, coincidence?