"Au contraire. WE tell THEM what to do, don't we? At least, in the democratic countries. So we tell them we need tougher climate laws, and then China says they won't cooperate, and everybody goes home. They did get something done. They did what we told them to do, frankly, which was to get together AGAIN and try again to reach an accord. And they didn't. But it is better that they try than that they assume it will fail. And they should try again, soon."
Debatable that we as the people have any say in anything, even in Democratic countries. Blaming everything on China, and not doing anything because China doesn't want to play ball is also very childish.
"China is running coal-burning electric plants. We have to make sense to them that it is not a good thing."
Burning ANYTHING is a waste. We have nuclear power for that. (The great insanity is we call Nukes unsafe, yet coal power has killed many millions more.)
"Hugh Grant in Love Actually as the Prime Minister of England is chauffeured in a silver Jaguar. I'm there."
I don't understand what you mean.
"Are you asking me if I think world leaders should not use limos? I don't get it. Why wouldn't a world leader ride in a limo? I am afraid you'll be greatly disappointed if you don't adjust your expectations to match the real world.
Because world "Leaders" are gloried bandits and warlords.
"Anyhow, don't beat me up. I own a car but I ride the bus to work. I am doing what I can. I recycle and I vote for people who claim to care about climate change."
I'm not. I just find it strange you grant governments so much leeway when you don't even give yourself that.
"But if I were a billionaire, I would have to ride a limo, wouldn't I? If I were a world leader (which I could never be because I was busted for pot possession about 35 years ago), I would have to ride in a limo. That is what I expect."
The Difference is the billionaire (Assuming he is honest, a stretch (Puns!) I know) has EARNED the money to ride around in a Limo, while a world leader has had to rob and loot his people to get one.
"No, it doesn't bother me because I have practiced patience and forgiveness and compassion and especially expectation reduction. It will take a selfish motive to get people to change. A person can change himself, groups on the other hand tend to change very slowly. So we need some laws. I hope they get together again, and I refuse to get upset that they ride in limos."
You grant these people far more then they deserve.