President Obama will travel to Copenhagen in December to help kick off the global climate talks despite the conference’s failure to secure a binding worldwide treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
An administration official said Obama will travel to the Danish capital Dec. 9, one day before he visits nearby Oslo to officially accept the Nobel Peace Prize.
There had been doubts about whether the president would attend the climate change conference. He had said for weeks that he would go only if his presence would help produce a meaningful result.
Here’s a fashion statement that “would help produce a meaningful result”:
Tim Blair has the shirt. “Hide the decline” in global temperatures, that is.
In case you don’t know what “hide the decline” is about, you must read Climate Emails Stoke Debate
Scientists’ Leaked Correspondence Illustrates Bitter Feud over Global Warming
A partial review of the hacked material suggests there was an effort at East Anglia, which houses an important center of global climate research, to shut out dissenters and their points of view.
In the emails, which date to 1996, researchers in the U.S. and the U.K. repeatedly take issue with climate research at odds with their own findings. In some cases, they discuss ways to rebut what they call “disinformation” using new articles in scientific journals or popular Web sites.
The emails include discussions of apparent efforts to make sure that reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations group that monitors climate science, include their own views and exclude others. In addition, emails show that climate scientists declined to make their data available to scientists whose views they disagreed with.
But back to Obama’s sartorial choices: He’s reading up on fashion by carrying the GQ with himself on the cover,
What best way to ensure you look spiffy?
Hide the decline!