Copenhagen summit veering towards farce, warns Ed Miliband climate change summit in Copenhagen was in jeopardy tonight with the complex negotiations falling far behind schedule as the climate secretary, Ed Miliband, warned of a "farce". With just two days remaining, the inability to overcome disagreements about the shape of a deal to combat global warming led to hours of inaction today , while outside the negotiations police clashed with protesters who broke through a security cordon but failed in an attempt to storm the conference centre. "We have made no progress" said a source close to the talks. "What people don't realise is that we are now not really ready for the leaders. These talks are now 18 hours late." More than 115 world leaders arrive tomorrow and on Friday and had expected only to bargain over the final details in a prepared draft agreement but the earlier impasse could condemn the talks to failure.
It's not in danger of turning into a farce, it's been a farce from day one. Indeed it was always going to be a farce. Even if some deal is finally cobbled together it will have absolutely no effect on what countries actually do. China will do what it damn well pleases as will the USA. And why not? Who will stop them. Who will sanction them? The whole thing is complete nonsense.

And the idea that we need to get 115 world leaders together in some god-forsaken corner of Denmark for any reason whatsoever, let alone for this pathetic waste of time, is plain bonkers.

Save the planet? Jeez, these tossers can't even organise a conference.