Emily Green's got some real good stuff in her post this week.
Take Copenhagen - please! She's got some different perspectives on the Copenhagen Conference.
China played an important constructive role in promoting the attained achievements at the conference and demonstrated the greatest sincerity and the greatest efforts. — Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao
Copenhagen was a disaster. That much is agreed. But the truth about what actually happened is in danger of being lost amid the spin and inevitable mutual recriminations. 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. — Mark Lynas
Duhhh....Lastly, the one with the wonderful Latin quote:
Two weeks ago thousands descended on Copenhagen to save the world. The result is 12 paragraphs of good intentions … The Romans had a phrase for it: Parturient montes nascetur ridiculus mus ("The mountains have been in labor, and a little mouse has been born.") -- Philip Lloyd
What's that Meat Loaf song - Two Out of Three Ain't Bad (I still get chills whenever I hear that - but that's fodder for another blog). Too bad the outcome wasn't more like Paradise by the Dashboard Light.
And she has more goodies: Westlands Water District, almonds, LADWP, Denver (the city, that is), 60 Minutes, Asian carp, Ft. Wayne, Lloyd G. Carter, and more.
Give it a read.
“I expect that these waters in the mountains, instead of being a menace to the people upon the plains, will be their source of strength and their source of wealth.” -- William Jennings Bryan, in Colorado (1910), from Emily's post