segunda-feira, 14 de dezembro de 2009

Desgraçados em Copenhaga

É muito interessante verificar como sofrem os ecologistas às portas do Paraíso do Bella Center, em Copenhaga. Sem mais demoras, para o Muro das Lamentações:
The main impression of many attendees at the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen is just how poorly organized it all is. The check in time for non-governmental delegates (like Heritage’s attendees) on December 14 was over 8 hours. Hundreds had to wait for hours outside, where global warming has had no apparent impact on December Copenhagen temperatures, and many never even got in.
Seth's toes are finally warm. In his security photo he is grinning like a child -- and with reason. He's finally in. "You have no idea how important water and a bathroom is until you don't have it," he said after waiting 7 hours and 20 minutes to enter the Copenhagen climate talks.
I heard this morning from the National Center for Public Policy Research's delegation to the COP-15 climate conference in Copenhagen. Seems they've been standing in line outside the conference (in 32 degree F weather!) for nearly six hours (so far) in a so-far fruitless effort to get insie.
The U.N.'s COP-15 climate conference organizers may face the irony of having global warming conference attendees hospitalized for exposure -- assuming that hasn't happened already. Six hours is a long time to stand outside in 32 degree weather, and many of the people forced to wait outdoors presumably dressed for the commute to the conference, not for a day standing outside.
As dozens of developing countries threatened to walk out of the Copenhagen climate-change summit, thousands of NGOs, journalists, lawyers, activists were still trying to get in.
Would-be attendees chanted “Let us in!” to Danish policemen ringing the Bella Center.
United Nations officials announced at one point that the process of accreditation would stop at 6 p.m. today, prompting boos and catcalls and cries of “shame” from those in line. One sign declared: “This is what UN efficiency looks like.
As the debate about whether the planet is heating up proceeded inside the conference center, it was plenty cold outside. With temperatures ducking below 0 Celsius, people stood on pieces of cardboard to try and keep warm and stamped their feet as snow started falling.