via U.S. climate envoy Todd Stern. On the outcome of the UN climate meetings:

“We got the kind of symmetry that we had been focused on since the beginning of the Obama administration. This had all the elements that we were looking for.”

Yet U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres acknowledged the final wording on the legal form a future deal was ambiguous: “What that means has yet to be decided.”

So the Obama administration says it has all the elements they look for and “symmetry”. Allow me to translate. The conditions were such that nothing was really accomplished, they got to vote present and declare victory.

And these guys are looking good for reelection? Just an awful thought.