Tuesday, December 8, 2009
As the Global Warming Soap Opera Turns
Do as they say, not as they do?
The climate change summit in Copenhagen prepares for an onslaught of scientists, but more specially the 1,200 limos, 140 private jets and 5 hybrids.1 Hardly the ecofriendly means of transportation for the scientific elite.
From the Telegraph article: "The government has some alternative fuel cars but the rest will be petrol or diesel. We don't have any hybrids in Denmark, unfortunately, due to the extreme taxes on those cars. It makes no sense at all, but it's very Danish." -- Majken Friss Jorgensen, managing director of Copenhagen's biggest limousine company
By the way, the carbon footprint of the summit has not been released.
Estimates for Copenhagen, where 16,500 people from 192 countries will fly in using private jets, consume 200,000 meals and produce an estimated 41,000 tons of carbon dioxide, roughly equal ALL of the carbon emissions of Morocco in 2006.
Extreme taxes on those cars? No hybrid cars in Denmark? -- I need to move on.
Jon Stewart provide a smile or two with jabs at Al Gore: "Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very Internet you invented. OH. OH the irony."
There are two Academy Award members that are calling for Al Gore to return his Oscar. Roger L. Simon and Lionel Chetwynd made the request after the linked emails revealed to many, confirmed for many others, that the scientific foundation of global warming has been manipulated.
Lastly, the Obama administration wheeled out Lisa Jackson, head of the EPA, to announce the most draconian policy ever. Ignoring skeptics, corrupt science, the government will tighten regulations. In May, the White House memo announced how CO2 was NOT a pollutant. Read my blog here.
This is nauseating politics at its worst.
Just in case my stance is unclear: we need to be good stewards of the earth, conservationists, fighting pollution and abuse - BUT NOT hysterically reacting to a questionable claim to allow for politics and money to decide our choices.