Gotta love the metaphor (reported by The Guardian):
The UN climate talks in Cancún are delicately balanced between a positive outcome and a "car crash" because of the divide between rich and poor countries over the future of the Kyoto protocol, the energy and environment secretary, Chris Huhne, warned today.
"It is hard to see us making progress on anything unless we can cross this obstacle, which has bedevilled these talks. That is why it is premature to say whether or not we're going to get a really good outcome or a car crash," he said.[Prius crash photo: netrightdaily.com]