Monday, December 7, 2009

Copenhagen Climate Change Debate:Armagedon


I was running on the treadmill watching CNN on Sunday. They had one of their eloquent sounding british journalists deliver the kind of story you see in the movies when the hopeful reporter profiles the heroes that will save the planet from the asteroid that is set to hit the earth. What she left out of her report is that their is now evidence that the asteroid will miss the earth by thousands of miles and that no human activity can actually affect the course of the asteroid. What responsible journalist would fail to put the perspective that #1, climate change is merely a concensus #2, that concensus is based on information that was knowingly skewed.
Now, this was all enough to make me sick to my stomach, but the part of the actual story that made me laugh out loud was when the reporter invoked the word debate. What debate is actually going to take place in Copenhagen. Are they going to allow parties that disagree with man-made climate change to present their findings. You know the answer is no.

5 comments:

Troy said...

I wondered why a country was named after tobacco. But Wiki says is the perfect place for said meeting:

"...first country in the world to implement an environmental law in 1973...

It is municipal policy to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% before the end of 2015.[112] In 2001 a large offshore wind farm was built just off the coast of Copenhagen at Middelgrunden. It produces about 4% of the city's energy.[113]

Many years of major investments in sewage treatment has improved water quality in the harbour to an extent that the inner harbour can be used for swimming and facilities for this are provided at a number of locations.[114]

Another municipal policy is that 40% of all citizens should bicycle to and from work by 2012 and a number of initiatives are being taken to implement this policy (see "bicycling above").[115]

Copenhagen is the capital in the world where organic food has the largest market share. One in every ten purchases is organic in Copenhagen."

- hmm.. 4% its almost a pure city. And I hate when Swimming is used in the same sentance as sewage treatment

jrchaard said...

These little european hamlets and 3rd world nations have an easy time trimming the few emissions they have. As you know, their goal is to bring down the producers to their level. I'm 20% done with Atlas shrugged. In the book, they have a dinner party and the author lets you listen into all of intellectuals describe things such as "everything is nothing", and how authors should only be allowed to print 1 book, and that book should only have 10k prints, regardless of demand. And all artists should be subsidized.

Kansas Bob said...

Saw this headline today..

Copenhagen climate summit: 1,200 limos, 140 private planes and caviar wedges

Copenhagen is preparing for the climate change summit that will produce as much carbon dioxide as a town the size of Middlesbrough.

jrchaard said...

these stories seem to write themselves these days

Troy said...

If these were web-meetings think of the jokes that would be saved...