“IT HAS been billed as the summit that could help save the planet, but the latest United Nations climate change conference on the paradise island of Bali has itself become a major contributor to global warming.
Calculations suggest flying the 15,000 politicians, civil servants, green campaigners and television crews into Indonesia will generate the equivalent of 100,000 tonnes of extra CO2. That is similar to the entire annual emissions of the African state of Chad.”
Climate scientists such as Leo Di Caprio, Arnie Schwarzenegger, and Al Gore could be there. WWF, formerley known as the ‘World Wildlife Fund,’ are said to be sending at least 32 staff. Unfortunately Biggsy has a real and potentially useful job, in order to earn a living, so won’t be able to attend. However, UK taxpayers will be funding the £330 per night suites for the British delegation. UK Environment minister Hilary Benn (he’s a bloke) seems well qualified with a degree in Russian and East European Studies. Rumour has it that the next UN climate conference will take place on the moon, so that the delegates can observe the effects of humanity on the Earth. Be there, or be square.
Read the article in The Sunday Times: ‘UN climate circus rolls in on CO2 cloud’
I see our new PM has decided to join them, at the taxpayer funded holiday camp.
Didn’t take him long to get a ticket on the train.
Yea well Hasbo – he said he was going and so most of us do expect him to go – you’re out-voted old mate. You may have noticed the government changed on the weekend. So go and tell every second person they’re a dickhead if it makes you feel better.
Chad only has two scooters to its name. We could estimate how many people waste their time and emissions going to UK soccer matches, or Grand Prix motor racing circuses, or yanks waging war in various parts of the world to “save us” all from WMD, or 0.02% of Australia’s national greenhouse inventory. So let’s define waste?
Anyone who speaks against the Bali meeting will soon be rounded up by our Burma and Zimbabwe trained PR consultants for a “discussion”. World government can’t come soon enough.
What happened to video conferencing?
I think Luke has a valid point. Paul, you obviously get annoyed at ‘wasteful’ emissions. Would be enlightening to have a comprehensive list of activities yuo view as wasteful and an anlysis of their emissions impact.
decades of muddying the waters is starting to look more and more like it was a waste of time…
With their spewing of CO2 by going to Bali, don’t you think that the delegates just want to make a symbolic gesture showing that mankind is responsible for global warming? Next time, I propose that they spend a couple of weeks in Death Valley in July to make another symbolic statement. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_Valley