Open Thread

For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: In Copenhagen, 1,200 limos and 140 private jets arrive to...quell CO2 emissions?

According to the organisers, the eleven-day conference, including the participants' travel, will create a total of 41,000 tonnes of "carbon dioxide equivalent", equal to the amount produced over the same period by a city the size of Middlesbrough.

The temptation, then, is to dismiss the whole thing as a ridiculous circus. Many of the participants do not really need to be here. And far from "saving the world," the world's leaders have already agreed that this conference will not produce any kind of binding deal, merely an interim statement of intent.

So world leaders emit massive amounts of carbon to stop the world from emitting carbon even though they know nothing will come of it? Puzzling...

NB Staff
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