John Hinderaker took a brief look at the United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen here. Among the heroes of the conference are Hugo Chavez and Robert Mugabe.
Andrew Bolt gets to the heart of the conference with a look at one of the lesser known figures. Bolt writes: “Nothing is real in Copenhagen – not the temperature record, not the predictions, not the agenda, not the ‘solution.’” Quoting a report from the Australian, Bolt provides a good example of “how fake it all is.”
The lead negotiator for the small island nation of Tuvalu, the bow-tie wearing Ian Fry, broke down as he begged delegates to take tough action.
“I woke up this morning crying,” and that’s not easy for a grown man to admit,” Mr Fry said on Saturday, as his eyes welled with tears.
“The fate of my country rests in your hands,” he concluded, as the audience exploded with wild applause.
Bolt comments: “So moving. But let’s now learn more from Samantha Maiden about this former Greenpeace official from ‘Tuvalu.’” Quoting again from the Australian, Bolt adds:
But the part-time PhD scholar at the Australian National University actually resides in Queanbeyan, NSW, where he’s not likely to be troubled by rising sea levels because the closest beach at Batemans Bay is a two-hour, 144km drive away. Asked whether he had ever lived in Tuvalu, his wife told The Australian last night she would “rather not comment”….
Still, it’s a long way from the endangered atolls of Tuvalu, with his neighbour Michelle Ormay confirming he’s lived in Queanbeyan for more than a decade, while he has worked his way up to being “very high up in climate change.”
The neighbor’s description of the fake from Tuvalu is also noteworthy. She says he is “very high up in climate change,” as though it’s a business, which of course it is.
UPDATE: Senator James Inhofe has arrived in Copenhage to deliver an authentic word: “My stated reason for attending Copenhagen was to make certain the 191 countries attending COP-15 would not be deceived into thinking the US would pass cap-and-trade legislation. That won’t happen. And for the sake of the American people, and the economic well-being of America, that’s a good thing.”