Comments: It happened before in Denmark, a Viking story

Whats the story Tones - have you been arrested or have your fingers just frozen therby preventing typing.

As has become the norm for me I am finishing my day trawling through the mass of reports on the increasingly bizzare gathering that COP15 is turing into (a three ring circus srpings to mind).

Interesting to see that all you ne'r-do-wells are getting you marching orders from the Bella Centre; to make way for the great and the good of course.... I wonder if this applies to the lobbyists too?

Some numbers for ya...
Over to the lobby group's centre. Analysis of the business delegate lists by Corporate Europe Observatory shows that the biggest group by far, with almost 500 in their team, is the emissions traders Ieta. Then comes the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, followed by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) which includes our old friends Monsanto, Exxon and Co (incidentally, activists this morning blocked the entrance of LCC in London). Meanwhile, Bellona, the huge Norwegian group which is 30% funded by the oil industry, has brought 371 people.

But maybe even that lot will be turned by the words of HRH Prince Charles earlier. Now I don't often find myself in agreement with HRH, regarding him more as drain on my taxes and symbolic of a system that should long ago have been swept away.

But for once he said something that was not only sensible, but brilliant in its truth and simpicity..

Ehmmm..."climate change is a risk-multiplier. It has the potential to take all the other critical issues we face as a global community and transform their severity into a cataclysm."

Posted by TonyG at December 15, 2009 07:13 PM