Short but to the point editorial about this next UN Global Warming Conference:
“A high number of United Nations officials — always ready to help mankind if they can do it with unlimited expense accounts and first-class benefits — will be scurrying off to Bali next month to save the planet. They will be attending a conference on climate change.To show their deep concern about the fate of the planet, shouldn’t the representatives fly commercial? They could jet-pool to cut down on all the pollution.Nope. Many, if not most, of the delegates will be arriving by private jet.
In fact, “the management of Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport are concerned that the large number of additional private charter flights expected during the UN Conference will exceed the carrying capacity of apron areas,” according to a Bali news report.
But all those private jets will be spewing out global warming pollutants. Isn’t this akin to bulldozing trees to build a center that will host a conference on deforestation?
To quote University of Tennessee Law professor Glenn Reynolds, “I’ll believe (global warming) is a crisis when the people who tell me it’s a crisis start acting like it’s a crisis. That clearly hasn’t happened yet.”
Another valid question is: Why in the world are these people meeting in Bali? Don’t they have enough tourists there? Why not try to bring UN dollars (i.e. mine and yours) to some poor and isolated place?