And when you’ve lost hyper-Warmist Louise Gray at the UK Telegraph…..
The United Nations is meeting for its latest round of talks on climate change in the oil and gas-rich nation Qatar.
About 17,000 people from 194 countries will attend the meeting at the Qatar National Convention Centre, making it Doha’s largest ever conference.
The aim of the two week meeting (26 November to 07 December 2012) is to cut global carbon emissions.
Here it comes
Yes, that’s right. Qataris use five times the amount of carbon than the average Briton, at 44 metric tonnes per person per year. This is largely because of energy intensive air conditioning and desalination plants for water. Because water and electricity is free, there is little incentive to cut usage.
The Project Developer Forum, a group campaigning on behalf of green energy developers, estimate the conference will generate at least 25,000 tonnes of carbon. This is the carbon generated by 10,000 people flying into Qatar from around the world and staying in hotels for 15 nights. The total is more than the small island state of Niue in the South Pacific uses in a year.
So, COP 18 will be held in one of the world’s largest “carbon footprint” countries. Their footprint is 61 tons per citizen. America’s is 19. the average around the world is 4. There are only 2 countries with a higher footprint than Qatar (US Virgin Islands and Gibraltar). And this is where the UN has decided to hold their working vacation to tell everyone else to reduce their own footprint. Of course, those who are attending have been “urged” to purchase carbon offsets, which is a bit like refusing to stop speeding and simply paying for the tickets.
Louise further goes on to point out that previous conferences have generated about 15,000 tons of “carbon”. She does follow up with some “hope” that something will be done. Good luck with that! Every year has been a further failure.