Thursday, 20 December 2007

The Road To Bali- Follow Up

Just to follow up our earlier post on climate change (see post), we now have the results of the Predictify survey.

The question asked was:

"Will all of the Annexe I countries ratify a successor deal to the Kyoto Protocol of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change by the end of the Conference of Parties in Copenhagen in December of 2009?"

We then clarified matters by stating:

"The Annex I countries are: Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America (40 countries and separately the European Union)."

In response, 52% of respondents said 'Yes', 44% said 'No', and 4% said 'Uncertain result'. It would appear, at this moment in time, that the majority of respondents do not share my pessimism. As we go through the two year negotiation period, we shall revisit this to see if there are any changes in attitude.

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