If I may indulge for a moment in some blogospheric vitriol and vulgarity … I really can’t wait ’til these a**holes are gone:

The United States will fight climate change by funding clean energy technologies and will continue to reject emissions targets or cap and trade schemes, its chief climate negotiator Harlan Watson said on Thursday.

“We don’t believe targets and timetables are important, or a global cap and trade system,” Watson told Reuters, speaking on the fringes of a UN hosted climate change meeting in Bonn.

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“It’s important not to jeopardise economic growth.”