Meltdown… "Hard Man" of Climate Change Sobs at Bali Summit (Video)
Global Warming Meltdown–
This… Is… Just…So… Dang… Sad……..(Boo-Hoo!)
Ace shared today on this sad, sad meltdown at the Global Climate Talks in Bali.
The “hard” Dutch man in the floral print shirt at the summit was led away in tears.
The Daily Mail reported:
He is known as the “hard man” of climate-change negotiation.
But after 12 exhausting days of trying to reach a worldwide agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, it was suddenly all too much for Yvo de Boer.
As the 200-nation Bali conference wrangled over a minor procedural matter, the Dutch diplomat in charge of the talks burst into tears and had to be led away by colleagues.
Here’s the heartrending display:
At least the “hard man” got a standing ovation for his dramatics.
But, in the end, Yvo de Boer regained his composure and the “hard man” of climate-change negotiation made it back to the tables.
UN Climate Chief Yvo De Boer (L) gestures next to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (C) and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono during a meeting in Nusa Dua, on the island of Bali. (AFP)
In the past third of a century, the American economy has swollen by 150 per cent, automobile traffic has increased by 143 per cent, and energy consumption has grown 45 per cent. During this same period, air pollutants have declined by 29 per cent, toxic emissions by 48.5 per cent, sulphur dioxide levels by 65.3 per cent, and airborne lead by 97.3 per cent. Despite signing on to Kyoto, European greenhouse gas emissions have increased since 2001, whereas America’s emissions have fallen by nearly one per cent, despite the Toxic Texan’s best efforts to destroy the planet.
It’s all Bush’s fault.
Moonbattery has thoughts on the summit meltdown.
The Belmont Club has more on how the UN climate conference delegates kept their cool while in Bali– with highly damaging refrigerant gases – as lethal to the atmosphere as 48,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
Hat Tip Larwyn