"For a perfect example of what is meant by "gesture politics" - an empty pledge given solely for effect, which the politician has no hope of honouring - one could not do better than this week's commitment by the G8 leaders on how they want us to fight climate change ." UK Daily Telegraph.
"Carbon tax or cap-and-trade? Would you rather be shot to death or strangled? Wouldn't you prefer the choice to go on living? Similarly, we have to ask if we really have only a choice between two expensive schemes to restrict carbon dioxide emissions." - Ian McQueen, in Canada. LINK
"This latest IMF publication...mirrors, and serves to confirm and reinforce, the over-presumptive and unresourceful treatment of climate change issues by the Fund’s member governments and in particular by its clients in national capitals...In relation to climate change issues, a new framework is nee...