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Mark Lynas: Copenhagen Notebook

* Being a negotiator is like representing yourself in court when you're accused of murder – not a good idea unless you really know what you're doing. It's a lot better if you're surrounded by teams of lawyers.

Mark Lynas's Copenhagen Notebook

The talks are little better than stalled at the moment – there's a constant sense of ongoing failure, and no sense that any of the parties are coming to the table with anything more positive or substantial, with the exception of a tiny few countries, including the Maldives.

Mark Lynas’s Copenhagen Notebook: 12/12/2009

*It's easy to mock the proceedings here. Upwards of 25,000 people, most of whom came by plane, meeting to write convoluted UN legalese that no one understands and doesn't seem to ever change anything.

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