this contains one more reason I need to make it to Australia:
Australian diplomats have also thrown a wrench into the negotiations,
as poor countries and activists accused them of not taking the talks
seriously. The country did not even send high-ranking officials to the
UN summit, saying that they would be busy repealing the country’s contentious carbon tax.
“They wore T-shirts and gorged on snacks throughout the negotiation.
That gives some indication of the manner they are behaving in,” said a
spokeswoman for the Climate Action Network.
You can't hear it, but I'm laughing my ass off.