While the rest of the world is reeling from the failure of the Copenhagen summit, I chanced on a youtube video that got me curious. The comments generated encapsulate what could have been the divergent views during the summit. In Copenhagen, you have world leaders. In this debate, you got people who are really in the middle of things, talking about how climate change and development translate at the local level.
This video shows residents of Naga, a small municipality in the central islands of the Philippines, rallying in defense of coal-fired power plants. This is supposed to be a show of force to counter “environmentalist propaganda.” Local greens of Cebu have been campaigning for the stopping of coal-fired power plants in the area.
Looks like an accord is too far off for these youtube discussants.