The Daily Bork

February 16, 2005

I am the way, the truth and the light.

Today there is an opinion piece by a Mr Bo Kjellén, entitled:

The Kyotoprotocol: A step on the only possible road
Kyotoprotokollet: Ett steg på den enda möjliga vägen (Göteborgs Posten)

Yes, a rather catching title. I won't translate the article, it is long and devoid of any figures, references or anything like that. In fact it is a "history" of the Kyoto protocol and a thinly disguised swipe at those countries who have not signed up and praising highly those that have. Did we mention that the author was heavily involved in writing the damn thing and is a career diplomat tightly tied up in the UN?

The final paragraph is a good enough guide:

The Kyoto protocol is only one step on the road. The problem appears overwhelming. In most countries there is not yet a strong opinion on the climate question. But there isn't a real election situation. We can't negotiate with climate changes and we must realise that they represent an obvious future threat.

Of course that last line should read "We can't negotiate with climate changes and we must realise that they represent an obvious future threat to our financing if no-one falls for this rubbish."

Needless to say, an article with no factual content that promotes a treaty based on the fact that some ass-hat named Gore thought it was a good idea a decade ago is not worth much. Except it is given an entire page with a prominent space shot of Earth looking all pretty and innocent.

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