Thursday, September 24, 2009

Andrei Looney tunes at the UN

Big talk fest at the UN this week as I am sure you know.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon organized a climate change summit to break the ground for Copenhagen in December when everybody will get together again to set new greenhouse gas targets.

One lone voice of sanity from all of this - Czech President Vaclav Klaus who said
"It was sad and it was frustrating," said Klaus, one of the world's most vocal skeptics on the topic of global warming.

"It's a propagandistic exercise where 13-year-old girls from some far-away country perform a pre-rehearsed poem," he said. "It's simply not dignified."
His remarks don't get widely reported of course - he is drowned out by the babble of posing politicians issuing platitudes about getting together to address this problem.

And back here in New Zealand Nick Smith is pushing through the new ETS that will "better protect jobs and the environment".

And surely no one in their right mind can believe any of this hockum? There is no real way of reducing 'emissions" without reducing peoples standards of living back to pre-industrial levels. All an ETS can do at best, or is it at worst, is accomplish a transfer of wealth from the productive to the unproductive. Which of course explains its attraction to politicians.

So whats going to happen next - an agreement at Copenhagen? Targets that wont be met because they can't without substantial human cost and the growth of big Government?

Thats my guess and despite all that the posers do or don't do my pick is that we will still see snow on the Rimutakas in September from time to time, it might even have become a common occurrence for all I know.

But if you think the UN can do anything about what may or may not happen 100 years from now when they cannot even sort out the Southern Sudan today you need your head read.

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