can someone explain to me…

why this is something more than shuffling deck chairs on the titanic?

Asia-Pacific leaders meeting in Sydney have agreed an “aspirational” goal to restrain the rise of greenhouse gas emissions to tackle climate change.

China and the US – two of the world’s biggest polluters – are among the 21 nations that have signed the statement, which contains no firm commitments.

Australian Prime Minister John Howard called it “a very important milestone” towards an international deal.

I mean you have all these world leaders together and can’t manage to get at least ONE of them to agree to actually do something? instead of signing an agreement that they could if they one day felt like it and it didn’t rile up their voters too much, do something in the general direction of preventing global warming??

to add insult to injury, you have W present and nobody could get close enough to arrest him for war crimes?