I’m not optimistic.
UPDATE: Dammit, I hate being right.
But check out the polishing of that turd:
Mr Rudd says the agreement represents progress and recalled seven times in the final stretch when the 194-nation summit could have broken up in disarray.
“There was a grave risk that these negotiations would collapse altogether and we would have had a triumph of inaction over action,” he said. “Instead we had a result that underpins action. That represents substantial progress.”
Sure, it isn’t action. But it “underpins” that we might consider some kind of activity that could vaguely be called “action” at some time in the future. Maybe.
Yeah, we suck.