Copenhagen climate summit: 1,200 limos, 140 private planes and caviar wedges

Discussion in 'Politics' started by drjekyllus, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. On a normal day, Majken Friss Jorgensen, managing director of Copenhagen's biggest limousine company, says her firm has twelve vehicles on the road. During the "summit to save the world", which opens here tomorrow, she will have 200.

    "We thought they were not going to have many cars, due to it being a climate convention," she says. "But it seems that somebody last week looked at the weather report."

    Ms Jorgensen reckons that between her and her rivals the total number of limos in Copenhagen next week has already broken the 1,200 barrier. The French alone rang up on Thursday and ordered another 42. "We haven't got enough limos in the country to fulfil the demand," she says. "We're having to drive them in hundreds of miles from Germany and Sweden."

    And the total number of electric cars or hybrids among that number? "Five," says Ms Jorgensen. "The government has some alternative fuel cars but the rest will be petrol or diesel. We don't have any hybrids in Denmark, unfortunately, due to the extreme taxes on those cars. It makes no sense at all, but it's very Danish."

    The airport says it is expecting up to 140 extra private jets during the peak period alone, so far over its capacity that the planes will have to fly off to regional airports – or to Sweden – to park, returning to Copenhagen to pick up their VIP passengers.

    Thats just how the liberals of the world roll. You can't do it, but they certainly can.
  2. reference?
  3. Lucrum


  4. close:D
  5. Ricter


    They are the economic and political elite and will ride around in limos whatever they're doing. At least they're doing something useful at the moment.

    Your beef should not be with liberals doing this, it should be with social stratification. Of course, if you are "ok" with stratification, quit complaining and advance yourself to their station.

    As for the "sucker" part, I guess everyone is a sucker except you.

    "Ultimately, it comes down to the basics. As the Telegraph’s Geoffrey Lean explains quite simply in his latest column, “since the Industrial Revolution, humanity has dug, squeezed and pumped half a trillion tons of carbon in coal, gas and oil from beneath the surface of the Earth, burnt it, and released it as carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. It is inconceivable that this would not increase the warming effect and, indeed, it has done so.” Lean continues: “Despite all the lurid claims that a handful of present-day scientists have contrived to hoax the world and all its governments this basic science has not been successfully challenged in nearly 200 years.”'
  6. If it was so clear cut why do they have to cook the data?
  7. Ricter


    Because, sadly, the average American cannot understand the difference between a trend, and a down (or up) period of little warming and they think the trend is over. We traders make money off that kind of ignorance ourselves, do we not?

    Alternatively, and this cynicism is also saddening, many scientists don't think the public is smart enough to know the difference.

    At any rate, one does not need to be much of a scientist to (re)test the hypothesis that CO2 is an insulator. One could probably confirm it at home with an old aquarium.
  8. Lucrum


    ...yes, emitting large amounts of the very gases they plan to tax us for emitting.

    Ever hear the term "practice what you preach"?
    If they're truly worried about man made global warming, why are they so quick to contribute to it?

    Can't you just make your own argument for GW, without having to stoop to the level of defending liars and hypocrites.

    Seems to me if you need the liars and hypocrites on your side, you probably don't have much of a case.

    They're probably not, but it still doesn't justify, excuse or explain them lying about and manipulating data.
  9. Ricter


    I don't need them on my side. They are powerful, I am not, and they will do whatever they want regardless. Like I say, at least at the moment they are doing something useful. Maybe when they get home they'll go back to starting wars or something, but they'll still be riding around in limos.
  10. "And this being Scandinavia, even the prostitutes are doing their bit for the planet. Outraged by a council postcard urging delegates to "be sustainable, don't buy sex," the local sex workers' union – they have unions here – has announced that all its 1,400 members will give free intercourse to anyone with a climate conference delegate's pass. The term "carbon dating" just took on an entirely new meaning. "
    #10     Dec 7, 2009