Copenhagen post-mortem

just think: for several decades, we have had tons of international summits
almost all of them have failed to produce anything of value
Why do we keep setting our expectations so high?

That is Bill Easterly spreading holiday cheer following the latest climate change meetings.

How long was the summit? 22 days? My jaw dropped when I heard the figure.

I would love to see the correlation between summit length and perceived success. I have a pretty strong prior about the size and direction of that particular coefficient.