Monday, November 14th 2011, 9:07 AM EST
We all have our ups and downs in life. Last week I wondered if there was any point in continuing the battle. The two opposing positions were irreconcilable. This is illustrated in the above two photographs that were pages apart in the newspapers. They need no interpretation.
During the past week the organisers of COP17 stepped up their publicity campaign with their ‘The end is nigh’ warning if we do not take immediate measures to control all those undesirable emissions into the atmosphere. The nations of the world will be encouraged to follow our example.
But there were problems. News item headlines were popping up all over the place warning of the consequences if South Africa embarked on this path. Increases in the costs of production, joblessness, and poverty were on top of the lists. The disintegration of the world's economies was another.
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