In a gratuitously spectacular display of counterproductive hypocrisy, an anticipated 225 Canadians will jet to Morocco to denounce the use of fossil fuels.
Canada’s catalogue of participants is so large it takes up the better part of eight pages in the United Nations list of attendees. Australia’s delegation can fit on two pages, as can China’s, which has 38 times Canada’s population and immensely greater emissions issues to deal with. France, which hosted last year’s conference, has five pages of names. While some Canadian delegates are footing their own bills, federal, provincial and municipal governments will pay the lion’s share of costs.
The bloated size of the crowd extends a tradition started last year, when 335 Canadians attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is not attending the follow-up event in Marrakech. It may be that that gathering was worth attending, as it supposedly set out a bold new direction for combating man-made climate change and signalled a global commitment to take decisive action. Optics aside, they weren’t there to do serious work.
John Robson: When 225 Canadians jet to Morocco to ‘fight climate change’, they emit clouds of hypocrisy | National Post
Read the entire article. The elite fly off to Morocco for a week in the sun, spending your dollars and making a complete farce out of their "concern" about GHG..........
1.6% og GHG emissions come from Canada. How about 1.6% of delegates??
These idiots are going to slap you with carbon taxes, after they party for a week on your dollar, producing the carbon footprint of a substantial town.
But the peasants must pay! And conserve!
Nobody, except, oddly, the participants, could overlook the damage to the planet caused by hordes of hangers-on jetting across oceans and continents to preach restraint. It is just too easy for critics to jeer at this hypocrisy as proof that the alarmists don’t really take global warming seriously. Why would any working Canadian leave their car at home and crowd onto a bus for the bleak commute through a wintery morning, knowing environmental evangelists think it’s fine to fly 255 Canadians to Morocco for a week in the sun?
Donald Trump was elected president because of disgust at displays like this. Next time, send 20 people. Practise what you preach.