And speaking of those "climate talks," here's the outcome of The United Nations Climate Change Conference, Durban 2011. Participating nations have agreed to start negotiations on an agreement.
You wouldn't know that, of course, if you didn't read beyond the completely disingenuous Associated Press headline and the first paragraph. The header:
Climate conference approves landmark deal
"A U.N. climate conference reached a hard-fought agreement Sunday on a far-reaching program meant to set a new course for the global fight against climate change."
Too bad someone at the AP felt it necessary to follow that bit of blarney with an actual fact. The second paragraph discloses the guts of that "landmark deal":
"The 194-party conference agreed to start negotiations on a new accord that would ensure that countries will be legally bound to carry out any pledges they make. It would take effect by 2020 at the latest."
The negotiations resulted in an agreement to start negotiations.
That would be hilarious if it weren't for the fact that you and I are paying dearly for these perpetual negotiations and for the thousands of negotiators-for-life.
So you know, The 2012 UN Climate Change Conference, COP 18/CMP 8 (the 18th Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC, plus the 8th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol), will take place in Qatar from 26 November to 7 December 2012.
Where a guy can go and have his wildest dreams come true.
Funds are being secured necessary to make this a good time had by all.
By the way, it's not too soon to be thinking about a 2013 UN Climate Change Conference, COP 18/CMP 8 (the 18th Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC, plus the 8th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol). I'm thinkin' New Orleans. Hookers. Gumbo. Drugs. Jazz. Booze.
Shoot, how do I get in on some of that climate change action?