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Transition Reflections from Copenhagen: Naresh Giangrande blogs from COP15d

14 December 2009


Transition Reflections from Copenhagen: Naresh Giangrande blogs from COP15d on 10th Dec 2009

http://transitionculture.org/2009/12/11/transition-reflections-from-copenhagen-naresh-giangrange-blogs-from-cop15/

The mood is subdued and quiet, and focussed on the positive and the possibilities of going forward from here. I am sure many know this is the alternative conference. This conference  sits alongside the main COP15 conference at the Bella centre about 4 km away from where we the people are meeting. My impression so far is that not many here expect that the UN conference will bring about any treaty at all or one that will get anywhere near to making the world safe from climate change.

Comment at end of blog by Susan Butler.

"It is immensely ironic that the world leaders in Copenhagen, utterly dependent on the no-longer-possible growth paradigm, are forced (by both science and common sense) to talk about climate change, which requires reversing growth! Cognitive dissonance, beautifully exampled! This sort of mental chaos is a fertile ground for another sort of growth –might we call it spiritual evolution? There is no choice. Reality calls."