Last week, the Rio+20 environmental summit was held in Brazil. Here’s a selection of what Twitter users had to say about it.
This is Rio Minus 20 which Fails on equity, fails on ecology,Fails on economy #rio+20 #earthsummit text longest suicide note in history – @kuminaidoo
one thing that’s definitely working at rio+20: the air-conditioning. if it were this cold in the arctic, we wouldn’t see record ice melt – @billmckibben
No money, no Rio+20 honey. Brazil’s spokesman Figueiredo says “One cannot call for ambition in actions if there’s no ambition in finance.” – @jonathanwatts
Methinks #RioPlus20 text recognizes right problem, proposes scant few actual solutions. We need to all grow up. – @matmcdermott
Why so little attention to Rio green summit?? 20 yrs after 1st Rio summit, we have met only 4 of world’s 90 most important goals! – @David_Gergen
Earth Too Big To Fail EXCEPT at the Rio Earth Summit, where nothing ever happens. (I think we’re just not up to it.) – @carlsafina
Delegates gather in Rio to commemorate 20 years of nothing happening since a UN Summit where nothing happened. – @bill_easterly
At least the business community came out of Rio energized and ready to take on sustainable initiatives! – @KKroeze
World Leaders: We didn’t elect & pay you to come to #RioPlus20 for the beaches. You must secure our future. Signed, #YourTaxpayers – @WWF
Noted by a colleague: “As far as I can count only 7 (out of 287) paragraphs starts with “We commit… – @kellyrigg
What we are perpetrating today is an intergenerational crime against the future and the youth of today” – @SevernSuzuki
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