Right now, brutal winter weather is sweeping across the United States, arctic sea ice is refreezing at rates never before seen, people froze to death in Argentina this summer – their winter and Australia suffered record cold. Yet the Bali conference went on anyway, throwing megatons of carbon into the atmosphere so protesters could parade about in polar bear suits in the tropical weather. The delegates, the media and the activists lived it up in a luxury resort and worked out a way to gut the western economies. With the assistance of the western economies.
How long, do you suppose, until some true believer suggests retroactive birth control? I expect it will happen soon enough.
In the seven years between the signing of Kyoto in 1997 and 2004, here’s what happened:
•Emissions worldwide increased 18.0 percent;
•Emissions from countries that signed the treaty increased 21.1 percent;
•Emissions from nonsigners increased 10.0 percent; and
•Emissions from the United States increased 6.6 percent.
It’s all about population control, indeed.
This week’s WSJ 5 best, picked by A. E. Hotchner:
While this is my least favorite genre, these are five excellent books.
Regular readers of this blog know that I’m a big fan of Noel Coward, so I’m hoping Santa leaves this book under my tree:
This week’s shoes, for him: Acorn Men’s Ultramoc Slipper
More gift suggestions here.
It’s Sunday, and Pat has the Carnival