Dec 18, 2009

Are they really a bunch of buffoons?

The Daily Telegraph says it all in a report about the Copenhagen climate summit titled, Copenhagen climate summit: 'most important paper in the world' is a glorified UN press release.

When your attempt at recreating the Congress of Vienna with a third-rate cast of extras turns into a shambles, when the data with which you have tried to terrify the world is daily exposed as ever more phony, when the blatant greed and self-interest of the participants has become obvious to all beholders, when those pesky polar bears just keep increasing and multiplying – what do you do?

The Telegraph report answers its own question:

Stop issuing three rainforests of press releases every day, change the heading to James Bond-style “Do not distribute” and “leak” a single copy, in the knowledge that human nature is programmed to interest itself in anything it imagines it is not supposed to see, whereas it would shelve the same document unread if it were distributed openly.

Yes, Gerald Warner, the writer of this report gets it!

The report talks about Al Gore, the occupant of a private house that can be seen from space, wanted to charge $1,200 to be photographed with him at Copenhagen.

The writer then makes a brilliant comparison to former British Prime Minister Chamberlain who claimed “peace in our time” waving a document signed by Hitler just days before the outbreak of World War II.

Not since Neville Chamberlain tugged a Claridge’s luncheon bill from his pocket and flourished it on the steps of the aircraft that brought him back from Munich has a worthless scrap of paper been so audaciously hyped.

More of the report can be found at the link below showing they indeed are a bunch of buffoons.