Monday, December 7, 2009

On Copenhagen

Rasmussen reports on where Americans' priorities really are:

Wow...71% think it's more important to actually fix the economy than to address the fraud that is global warming. And how do our politicians respond? Ahem (emphasis mine):

Remember: It’s a crisis.
gore jet
Surely, the Goracle did not fly his private Gulfstream Jet into such an important summit meeting.

1,200 limos, 140 private planes and caviar.
The Telegraph reported:

Copenhagen is preparing for the climate change summit that will produce as much carbon dioxide as a town the size of Middlesbrough.

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.

As Glenn Reynolds says: “I’ll believe it’s a crisis when the people who tell me it’s a crisis start acting like it’s a crisis.”

Amen to that! Actions speak louder than words, and this is yet another example of how the Left's actions and words are two very, very different stories.

There's my two cents.

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