Image for Radiohead’s Thom Yorke ‘disgusted’ by Copenhagen summit

As the world’s leaders traipse home from Copenhagen, activist rock stars are doing the same, with Thom Yorke complaining that he feels “deeply traumatised” by his time at the UN climate change conference. The Radiohead frontman obtained a press pass for the summit, saying that he is “truly disgusted about the way things have ended”.

“We have no international agreement,” Yorke wrote on the Radiohead blog, where he has been documenting his experience in Copenhagen. “If you read in tomorrow’s headlines that a deal was reached, remember it was nothing like what was needed and was filed by a bored complicit press who needed to show something for two weeks of crap.” Over the course of several days, Yorke’s comments shifted from cautious (and perhaps feigned) optimism into a deflated, caustic frustration. “You’ve got to try and be positive,” he told the BBC on Friday. “Like most people, I thought nothing would happen and was kind of ready to give up on it, but the more people that think like that, the worse it is.”

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