Friday, December 18, 2009

The Tragedy of the Commons

Looking at the website for the Copenhagen climate summit, I am struck by the fact that the online institutional rhetoric reflects the incoherence of objectives and agendas that may have ultimately doomed the efforts to gain serious limits on the production of greenhouse gasses. The United Nations Climate Change Conference website contains many of the aspects one would normally expect of a conference, such as information about the venue, meeting times, registration, accommodations, and conference logistics. But it also incorporated blogs and newsfeeds that indicated the dissatisfaction of protesters and participants with the proceedings.

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