Planet Gore

Live-Blogging Copenhagen

Via the Times of London. Some that stand out:

1341 ActionAid are next in line to criticise Mr Obama. Tom Sharman, the organisation’s climate justice coordinator, said: “Obama has said nothing to save the Copenhagen conference from failure.

1321 Mr Chavez is on fine form. He says Mr Obama has the “Nobel Prize for War” and says: “I can still smell the sulphur in the room.” (That last one is a Bush-era classic)

1320 Back in the hall, Mr Chavez starts with an attack on Mr Obama. “He came, he spoke and then he went out through that little door over there” – he says pointing theatrically stage left.

Mr Obama “is the Emperor who comes in the night,” he says. “And cooks up a document that we won’t accept.”

He criticises the President for coming to Copenhagen, dominating proceedings briefly and then heading off through the back door. “That’s how the Yankee Empire is going to disappear – through the back door.”

1310 Greenpeace agree that President Obama has done little to improve the situation. Phil Radford, the executive director, says: “The world was waiting for the spirit of yes we can, but all we got was my way or the highway.

“President Obama crossed an ocean to tell the world he has nothing new to offer, then he said take it or leave it. By offering no movement on US global warming pollution cuts he showed his disregard for the science and the victims of climate change in the United States and abroad. He now risks being branded as the man who killed Copenhagen.

“He said all parties must move, but he offered no movement.”

1029 Three Greenpeace activists who gatecrashed last night’s leaders’ dinner with the Queen of Denmark are in trouble.

“We have decided to charge them with illegally entering state property as we regard this as a serious incident and they will be brought before a court,” a police spokesman told AFP.

The three were nabbed at the Danish parliament, where Queen Margrethe II was hosting a turkey banquet. They drew up in a chauffeur-driven limousine in tuxedos and a red silk ballgown (the female one) before unfurling banners reading: “Politicians Talk, Leaders Act”.

That was their fatal mistake. They should have mingled, had their pictures taken, gone home and put it all on Facebook.

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