"When money is on the table, there can be plenty to fight about. And right now there is a hefty wad of cash being dangled before governments and NGOs that comes with a catch: accept carbon trading as the deal or get nothing at all. Even so-called adaptation funding, arguably the largest piece of the pie, if done correctly, is being proffered to cash-poor countries - but only as a percentage of the carbon-trading budget. The message: accept carbon trading or your poor will starve." Who would have figured that politics, extortion, and corruption would rule when governments started to ?handle? climate change? Who was it that said the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same things and expecting a different result?