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This is a cartoon depicting the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in held at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The comic strip shows people in the audience at the summit watching a man speak about the effects man has on the planet and what we can and should do to slow down the destruction of the earth. The wall behind the speaker has the words on a projection screen reading:
A man is standing up in the crowd angrily asking:
"What if it's a big hoax and we create a better world for nothing?"
Global Warming effects 2012 earth graphs causes Climate Change Cartoon comic big hoax better world green jobs funny picture meme melting icebergs snow polar bears facts pictures photos meme liesConnie Hedegaard was president of the conference until December 16, 2009, handing over the chair to Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen in the final stretch of the conference, during negotiations between heads of state and government. On Friday 18 December, the final day of the conference, international media reported that the climate talks were "in disarray". Media also reported that in lieu of a summit collapse, solely a "weak political statement" was anticipated at the conclusion of the conference.
The Copenhagen Accord was drafted by the United States, China, India, Brazil and South Africa on December 18, and judged a "meaningful agreement" by the United States government. It was "taken note of", but not "adopted", in a debate of all the participating countries the next day, and it was not passed unanimously. The document recognised that climate change is one of the greatest challenges of the present day and that actions should be taken to keep any temperature increases to below 2°C. The document is not legally binding and does not contain any legally binding commitments for reducing CO2 emissions. Many countries and non-governmental organisations were opposed to this agreement, but, throughout 2010, 138 countries had either formally signed on to agreement or signaled they would. Tony Tujan of the IBON Foundation suggests the perceived failure of Copenhagen may prove useful, if it allows people to unravel some of the underlying misconceptions and work towards a new, more holistic view of things. This could help gain the support of developing countries. Malta's Ambassador for Climate Change, Michael Zammit Cutajar, extends this to suggest "the shock has made people more open to dialogue"