"Rich nations tell us they are going to Copenhagen to seal a deal, but we say not an unfair deal. We will never give way," said Abdalmahmood Abdalhaleem Mohamed, Sudan's ambassador to the UN. Bangladesh's senior delegate was equally robust, describing the $10bn so far offered by the west as "peanuts".
This is all a crazy money grab by "poor" nations exploiting the ludicrous guilt of wealthier nations. And -- for reasons I cannot fathom -- we aren't just telling them to "fuck off".
One day, when historians piece together the collapse of Western civilisation, they will stand agog at the stupidity of one-world socialism.