Ah, the irony, Blizzard Dumps Snow on Copenhagen as Leaders Battle Warming, or do they mean, struggle to stay warm?
World leaders flying into Copenhagen today to discuss a solution to global warming will first face freezing weather as a blizzard dumped 10 centimeters (4 inches) of snow on the Danish capital overnight.
“Temperatures will stay low at least the next three days,” Henning Gisseloe, an official at Denmark’s Meteorological Institute, said today by telephone, forecasting more snow in coming days. “There’s a good chance of a white Christmas.”
Apparently they haven’t had a white Christmas in 14 years. Nice.
Not so nice, the reaction to Chavez’s speech: The Copenhagen, Chavista Consensus: Free Markets Kill Polar Bears
As Ron Bailey pointed out in his latest dispatch from the Copenhagen climate change conference, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gave a predictably insane speech blaming capitalism for the melting if the polar ice caps and all sorts of other environmental degradation. Of course, he likely remembers that the Soviet Union and its slave states were all terrific stewards of the earth, using green technology to eliminate the kulaks and giving Andrei Sakharov fair trade chicory coffee in prison.
I am not a scientist, don’t pretend to be a scientist, and defer to Bailey on all things science related, but am I allowed to be more than slightly troubled that those formulating policy on such matters appear to be barking mad?
Oh yes, indeed. So many despots, so little time!
Be that as it may — and even though there is still a lot of bickering over the hand-outs … er, budget — this city is about to be descended upon by some 115 world leaders. One of them, Hugo Chavez, is already here, evidently to great acclaim. I missed his speech yesterday (somehow I’m not on the invite list), but I will take one for the team today and go hear Chavez speak off campus at a place called Valby Hallen. He won’t be alone. Accompanying him on the program are Raul Castro, Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua, Eva Morales of Bolivia, the Foreign Minister of Ecuador and the recently deposed president of Honduras Manuel Zelaya. (Wasn’t he supposed to be in the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa?) Anyway, it’s a veritable rogue’s gallery of the Latin American left.
I really want to know how Zelaya managed to get out of the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa, but I digress.
European Carbon Credit Trading System Plagued by Fraud, which may explain the appeal from the tyrants: it is yet more root-cause corruption.
Meanwhile, the Russians are piping in, with yet another inconvenient truth,
Climategate goes SERIAL: now the Russians confirm that UK climate scientists manipulated data to exaggerate global warming
What the Russians are suggesting here, in other words, is that the entire global temperature record used by the IPCC to inform world government policy is a crock.
But fret not, The Obama administration is making a last-gasp effort to put together a deal in Copenhagen, with Hillary promising $100
million billion right off the bat. As if it wasn’t a big enough zoo, Nancy Pelosi is leading a large delegation on at least two Air Force jets to Copenhagen.
Can’t wait to find out what Lady M will be wearing to the blizzard…
Lord Monckton reports on Pachauri’s eye opening Copenhagen presentation, and manages to slice, dice, chop and fillet Pachauri’s list of errors. More on Pachauri at EU Referendum.
Post re-edited to include an omission.