Now they’re at it again. The UN Environment Program, which is based in Nairobi, is convening a set of meetings this week – not in Nairobi, or New York, but at the same Bali beach resort (and convention center) where they sacrificed all that time for the greater good in 2007. Never mind the UN’s continuing campaign — in the face of its crumbling “climate science” — to restrict and control carbon emissions. Yet again, we are asked to believe the UN deserves special exemptions from its own preachings. Its conferees are jetting to Bali for the greater good of all the little folk, whose job is merely to pay the bills for such pleasures, and live with any resulting rationing and regulation. According to the Jakarta Post, some 1,500 people from 192 countries are expected to attend this shindig — where UNEP claims that envoys of some 140 governments will be present. The pre-session events (the UN goes in for a lot of those on Bali) have already begun.Unless all the attendees arrived via the Kon-Tiki or something, this conference represents a lot of airline miles and features a Bunyanesque carbon footprint, doncha think? I guess I'd be more inclined to believe that there's an impending crisis if the crisis-mongers actually behaved as if there were a crisis.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Guess they've never heard of Skype
Claudia Rosett notices that the UN eco-luminaries are meeting again. And check out where: