Annie Lennox updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@annielennox) on Sunday (December 20), disappointed with the results of the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. The Eurythmics singer tells readers:
Well, the “accord” (nothing really binding) at Copenhagen has been reached, with loopholes so big you could fly a jet plane through them. So much for “extreme urgency to save the planet.” Apparently we’ve made a “first step”. I mean… either the planet is imminently about to scorch to a crisp, or it’s not. What’s the deal here??
When your house is burning down, you don’t take a “first step” out of the building.. you MOVE FAST…. you RUN taking GIANT STEPS!
According to the politicians “speech rhetoric”, there seems to be a kind of feel good factor in sounding as if you’re really taking it seriously, and are genuinely making the effort required to address the situation… But then everybody knows that talk is cut price. Is anyone surprised? What did you expect?