Posted 12 July 2009

"When King Canute of lore wanted to teach his citizens a lesson, he set his throne by the seashore and commanded the tides to roll out. Canute's spirit was back in business this week at the G-8 summit in Italy, where the assembled leaders declared that the world's temperature shall not rise.....If a medieval monarch could draw the right conclusion, how hard can it be for his sophisticated 21st-century successors? Wall Street Journal

**[<b style="font-size: medium">LINKĀ **</b>](http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124718309166920285.html) 

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