Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The United Nations...

...a case of abject failure:

World cooling to global warming
"The Rio 20 conference (so named because the first big global-warming conference was held at the same Brazilian resort 20 years ago) produced nothing that could be called a success - not even a qualified one."
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"You might remember the UN's green confab in Copenhagen in December 2009. There, world leaders, led by rookie U.S. President Barack Obama, extended their meeting by a day and pulled an all-nighter to work out a consensus draft promising to limit the worldwide temperature rise to no more than two degrees Celsius over the next century.

The Copenhagen declaration was meaningless. No one at the meeting had the slightest clue how they would go about keeping global thermometers from going up. But at least early the next morning they could all emerge from the boardroom, refasten their cuffs, tighten their ties and pose for the obligatory group photo.

Rio didn't even manage that kind of phony accord."
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"With many countries facing imminent economic catastrophe, what the temperature will be on the third Tuesday of October 2079 was the last thing on most leaders' minds.

Most world leaders didn't attend, unlike the original conference in 1992. Obama didn't go, nor did German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad went, so did Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe and Cuba's Raul Castro, all to denounce the West and to call for "environmental justice."

You could sense the air - the hot air - has come out of the global-warming balloon."
Well. On to the next round of collective idiocy. I wonder what will it's focus be? Should be royally entertaining, though.

I know what I'd like to see. I'd like to see Canada withdraw from the U.N., and a whole bunch of First World Countries follow suit.

The United Nations, like its predecessor, the League of Nations, was a good idea on paper, but things don't work that well in the real world.

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