Let’s start with a quick quiz.
Which of the following major world cities and/or seaside resorts has NOT hosted United Nations climate change talks since the inaugural meeting way back in 1997?
Marrakech, Morocco; Bali, Indonesia; Lyon, France; Bonn, Germany; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cancun, Mexico; The Hague, the Netherlands; Vienna, Austria; Montreal, Canada; Bangkok, Thailand; Barcelona, Spain; Durban, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; Milan, Italy; Kyoto, Japan and New Delhi, India.
Sorry, trick question. All have played host at some time to the 47 UN-funded get-togethers in the past 15 years.
I know, I know, it’s a tough job but somebody has to do it.
Here is a supplementary question: How many binding treaties have been ratified by all parties in the name of defeating so-called anthropogenic global warming in that time?
Not abstracts of intent or noble purpose like the Kyoto protocols. We’re talking binding agreements with enforceable penalties, measurable aims and deliverable achievements signed by every single nation on the planet from the richest to the very poorest.
How many? None.
That’s right, a big fat zero. Nada. Zip. Nil. Zilch.
Still, the talking goes on in some of the most desirable locations on earth.
Three and sometimes four times a year the great and the good of the global warm-monger industry meet to chatter and wag their fingers at major industrialized nations like Canada.
These unelected and unaccountable members of the UN ineptocracy were at it again last week.