[caption id="attachment_112" align="alignleft" width="161" caption="Fossil of the day 2009-12-07 1st place - All rich countries 2nd place - Sweden, Finland, Austria 3rd place - Canada Honorable mention - Saudi Arabia "][/caption]
The Fossil of the Day awards got started with a roar today, with some claiming it to be the largest and most dramatic awards in recent memory. The awards carried some dramatic surprises - although the usual suspects claimed the two lower places, Saudi Arabia and Canada respectively, second place was awarded to Austria, Finland and Sweden for attempting to cook the books and reap unfair gains because of their large existing forests. First place went to ALL industrialised countries - for an overwhelming lack of ambition, as Annex 1 countries seem to be in a race to the bottom as the rest of the world looks on in horror.
Pictured above is the presenter of the Fossil of the Day awards - Mr. Ben Wikler of Avaaz.org - having a chat with the Austrian delegate. I'm sure we'll see a change of position shortly!
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