"[A lost decade is] the best outcome on the table in South Africa. It represents a gaping political failure: countries agreed in 2007 to sign a broad, global deal in Copenhagen in 2009 to come into force four years later. Two years on, they are now poised to commit to sign in 2015 an agreement to come into force in 2020, instead."
Gerard Wynn, Carbon Market North America 12/2/11
This manages to remind me of both Weight Watchers and structural adjustment at the same time.