"It is now highly feasible to take care of everybody on Earth at a higher standard of living than any have ever known. It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is unnecessary. War is obsolete. It is a matter of converting our high technology from WEAPONRY to LIVINGRY."
- Buckminster Fuller (h/t Suzy Waldman)

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Agreeing to work to agree to work to...

As Maribo (aka Simon Donner) points out, the forward momentum these days is well nigh infinitesimal. This is from a declaration of the Asian and Pacific nations (APEC) recently:
We agree to work to achieve a common understanding on a long-term aspirational global emissions reduction goal to pave the way for an effective post-2012 international arrangement.
In case you find that hard to parse, Simon elucidates nicely.

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