The big frustrating aspect around the negotiations today is high-level politicians disussing a 'politically-binding' agreement at Copenhagen as opposed to a 'legally-binding' agreement. Kevin Grandia wittily summarises the utility of this concept along with the disappointment of all parties working on climate change when he wrote:

With all the long hours I've been putting into to covering these climate talks, I'm sure my wife is wishing our marriage was a politically binding agreement, as opposed to a legal one.

"With all the long hours I've been putting into covering these climate talks, I'm sure my wife is wishing our marriage was a politically binding agreement, as opposed to a legal one."