Evidence of the paradigm shift right on the front page this morning:
“With no support from any of the 186 nations in attendance, the U.S. dropped objections to a provision” of the Bali Roadmap on climate change. “The United States stood down.”
In the follow-up inside, this quote from the delegate from Papua New Guinea: “We seek your leadership. But if for some reason you are not willing to lead, leave it to the rest of us. Please get out of the way.”
WOW! Is any further evidence needed of the decline of American empire? And we did it to ourselves.
We thoroughly deserved to be put down by those other nations during these talks. Our country’s current leadership seems unable to care that land is already being lost to rising seas. We are still opposing mandatory caps and cuts on carbon emissions.
Not much longer til new leadership takes over, and an era of partnership and collaboration begins. Thank heaven.