Well, truth is, nothing is coming out of that United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change except some hilarious BureaucratSpeak. So what's the plan, the goal? From the UNCCC website:
The United Nations Climate Change Conference, Durban 2011, brings together representatives of the world's governments, international organizations and civil society. The discussions will seek to advance, in a balanced fashion, the implementation of the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol, as well as the Bali Action Plan, agreed at COP 13 in 2007, and the Cancun Agreements, reached at COP 16 last December.What in God's name does that even mean? Is there a secret handshake that goes along with the arcane gibberish? Will we even know if the conference succeeded at whatever it is that is set forth as a goal in all that twaddle?
COP 17/CMP 7 INDABA
H.E. Ms. Nozipho Joyce Mxakato-Diseko, on behalf of the President of COP 17/CMP 7, invites delegates to a continuation of the Indaba on the cross-cutting issues and how to ensure an enhanced multilateral rules-based system that will achieve the full, effective and sustained implementation of the Convention. A note from the Presidency provides background information on the concept of Indaba. In order to further focus the discussions, the Presidency has prepared an additional note introduced at the Indaba held on Friday, 2 December.
As the world moves away from the concept of global warming, a theory that collapsed under the considerable weight of the evidence, the world's climate bureaucrats continue to thrive and churn out their action plans, agreements, conventions, multilateral rules, decrees, declarations, principles, proclamations, demands, findings, ... on and on, intended to combat an evil that was so fifteen minutes ago.
But churn out the tommyrot they must. After all, when this gig comes to an end, H.E. Ms. Nozipho Joyce Mxakato-Diseko is probably looking at returning to her permanent position behind the counter at McDonald's.
So the climate change community shields itself off from the outside world.
Question: At what point does it become a cult?