The most courageous of the world’s elite from 193 countries hop private jets and catch limousines to gather this week in Copenhagen to brave the blustery cold and the driving snow which has blanketed northern Europe in recent days, in order to mount a last ditch effort to save the world from the perilous consequences of man-made global warming. Though it may be too late according to eminent scientists such as Al Gore, these environmental martyrs will have to pack an extra pair of long johns because temperatures in Copenhagen have dipped to four degrees below zero this week and Denmark is set to receive its first white Christmas in 14 years. This, on the coat tails of the coldest year globally in a decade.
If something doesn’t seem right with the world’s nare do wells debating the merits of confiscatory global taxes and punitively siphoning the wealth of industrialized nations to give it to “developing” financial superpowers like India and China to combat climate change, that is because it isn’t. God has a sense of humor though, as it seems every time Al Gore heads to Washington D.C., Copenhagen or some other large climate summit, record low temperatures, blizzards and snow delays are sure to ensue. The Copenhagen Climate Council’s Manifesto (hmm) clearly states:
The story of the link between human activities, observed global warming, likely future warming, and the climate effects of this warming, is becoming ever clearer: our Earth is now heating dangerously. That the primary cause is human-generated air pollution is beyond reasonable scientific doubt.