Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Copenhagen: Hopenhagen or Constipagen?

With negotiations in progress at the UNFCCC and world leaders arriving in Copenhagen in hopes of finding a common ground, protesters outside are being controlled by one of the largest police forces ever seen in Copenhagen. Protesters have taken to calling Copenhagen "Constipagen" instead of "Hopenhagen" because talks and lines are moving so slowly.

Some leaders are remain hopeful that a pact can be reached, but others, and certainly those outside protesting, are less optimistic. NPR and Bloomberg both have excellent reviews of the process going on.

I'm certainly going to remain hopeful that something significant can be accomplished in Copenhagen. We're in the holiday season, folks, so let's send some hopeful thoughts out to President Obama and other world leaders in "Hopenhagen."

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