Monday, December 14, 2009

Frozen Out

Things are not going well at the Climate Change extravaganza in Copenhagen.

I heard this morning from the National Center for Public Policy Research's delegation to the COP-15 climate conference in Copenhagen. Seems they've been standing in line outside the conference (in 32 degree F weather!) for nearly six hours (so far) in a so-far fruitless effort to get insie.

No, they didn't forget to get credentials. It seems the geniuses at the United Nations selected a building site for the conference that holds 15,000 people, and then gave credentials to 45,000 people. So, naturally, at any given time, two-thirds of the people (almost all of whom used carbon-intensive energy to travel to Copenhagen) are unable to participate.

Such incompetence highlights the idiocy of the entire enterprise. Climate science, especially when done honestly, is immensely complicated -- so complicated, anyone who tells you that humanity understands how the climate works is either deluded or lying to you. Likewise, every proposed "solution" to global warming is complicated -- far more complicated than figuring out that 45,000 people cannot fit into a building designed for 15,000.
The Climate Change Conference has nothing to do with Climate Change. It is about assessing taxes on the rich and the poor in order to support the very richest in a style to which they have become accustomed. Evidently ordinary profits are not enough for them and they wish to collect more at the point of a (government) gun.

One can only hope that failure is an option.

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