The UN Conference on climate change in a luxury resort in sunny Bali is likely to go down in history as the biggest waste of public money this side of Nero’s rebuilding of Ancient Rome. The idea that the only way to get less CO2 in the atmosphere is to organize the biggest event in UN history is beyond belief.
Anyway, as usual in everything called global warming, numbers simply never add up:
(1) the Sunday Times estimates 15,000 people, TV crews included
(2) Voice of America opts for 20,000, without the TV crews
(3) AP talks of more than 10,000 delegates, celebrities included
(4) Radio Australia says 5,000 police officers will be there, an extraordinary amount that will generate several tonnes of CO2 by itself (also, I didn’t think UN meetings could get rowdy?)
In truth, if anybody can manage to get anything meaningful out of 10,000/15,000/ 20,000 people in two weeks, either all those are there just to rubber-stamp something already prepared, or the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the wrong UN group
In any case…they better watch out when using the gentlemen’s lavatories