Sightings: Irony Falls Like Snow in Copenhagen
– SIGHTINGS REPORT –
The Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen is getting precipitously close to it’s closing remarks, and we’re now learning what we’ve already suspected, which is that the best we should hope for from COP15 is just a few pages of a framework to be further negotiated and ratified at the NEXT COP conference…We would hope! The irony of making positive forward statements on the effects of Future climate talks, even while a disappointing cause is still unfolding, is further emphasized by the following video fragments…
As World leaders were arriving in Copenhagen on December 17th, we were treated to a decidedly inopportune time for Mother Nature to show us her hand, with a solid covering of up to 10 cm. of heavy snow falling on the city just as the world turned it’s eyes to Denmark to see how this conference can manage to produce something of value at the 11th Hour. In a time when legions of dissenters and skeptics are seizing upon every conspiracy imaginable, perhaps this is a chance for Climate Change supporters to suggest that it is the Imperialistic interests of Big Oil and Coal that have seeded this snow for maximum effect! After all…Russian officials have allegedly claimed that they can prevent snow from falling in Moscow this winter, and China has already had some seriously damaging results from it’s own efforts to seed precipitation in it’s drought stricken regions!
While we possibly consider just how far some people will go to assure an orderly progress to establishing a New World (uhm) Order….Here’s a quick roundup of some of the other bitter ironies that unfolded during this same 24 hour period:
Let’s start with a couple of serene and peaceful moments…
…before facing the ironies of fighting against Global Warming, while shoveling through any of the heavier consequences that follow:
CLIMATE NOTE: Denmark has a maritime climate and milder winters than its Scandinavian neighbors. It hasn’t had a white Christmas for 14 years, under the DMI’s definition, and only had seven last century. Temperatures today fell as low as minus 4 Celsius (25 Fahrenheit). DMI defines a white Christmas as 90 percent of the country being covered by at least 2 centimeters of snow on the afternoon of Dec. 24. This blizzard dumped 10 centimeters (4 inches) of snow on the Danish capital overnight.
In this report, we don’t need to understand the language to grasp the cruel irony of trying to solve Global Warming in a snow covered city.
While peaceful Protesters are being “managed” outside, we learned that Connie Hedegaard (Danish Climate Minister) has been replaced as President of the COP15 Conference by the Danish Premier. Although most official news sources carried only a 1 line announcement of this change, we can at least count on The Guardian to provide us with some context, and claims that Ms. Hedegaard was unhappy with the content of the infamous Danish Text which circulated as a 1-2 blow of the much ballyhooed ClimateGate scandal. As you can see in the video below, even in the face of looming setbacks and officially lowered expectations, Ms. Hedegaard’s unfailing commitment and strength of character on the issues can certainly not be questioned. So we’re left to wonder what other (undisclosed) facts of this matter might have precipitated her resignation in a diplomatic climate already rife with doubts and negative speculations, and unable to present a face of positive Change to the World.
So long Connie, we barely knew you…
It bears mentioning that Al Gore arrived in Copenhagen during this same period, and we can see that he and his handlers no longer have patience for any “Inconvenient Truths” of their own.
The irony of such an obviously trite remark still bears mentioning. Sorry
Since we’re on the subject of bitter irony, here’s one last Truth that simply speaks for itself…
( Even despite the obviously slanted agenda of the source! )