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Published on Feb 10, 2009
Angela Merkel Chancellor of Germany, Gordon Brown, Prime Minister of the UK, Silvio Berlusconi Prime Minister of Italy and other European leaders have come up with a climate policy that is so weak it simply isnt going to stop global warming.
They have granted too many concessions to industry. Instead of forming a unified approach to stop climate change each country has argued for its own self interest.
Angela Merkel was grovelling for the protection of industries like German steel, chemicals and cement, Silvio Berlusconi has been grovelling for Italian glass, ceramics and paper, Poland defended it coal mining interests. Eastern European countries defended their inefficient industries and polluting coal-fired power stations.
In the end everyone got their way and they created a watered down agreement that wont have any significant effect on climate change. They are leading you towards extinction.
A weak agreement was signed because of fears it would hurt his industries and reduce its ability to compete with less regulated rivals abroad.
Industries exposed to international competition will receive free emissions permits if they face a 5 percent increase in costs that covers about 90 percent of EU industry.
Coal has to be phased out rapidly that is the main problem. But they are digging more out the ground every day.