Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Committee "solutions"

About four weeks ago, I posted on the situation in Darfur. Mia Farrow seemed surprised that the United Nations couldn't some how find a way to act despite thorough knowledge of the atrocities there.

It's always been my belief that committees, meetings, and "talking" never solved one damn thing.

You need more proof? Here's what happened during the Bali global warming conference.

What did the conference accomplish? we asked. She replied, "This was the 13th conference of the countries that signed the U.N. Convention on Climate Change. The conferees agreed on the Bali Roadmap. The official report says this will 'chart a course for a new negotiation process to be concluded by 2009 that will ultimately lead to a post-2012 international agreement on climate change.'"

"You mean they have met 13 times and this time, after two weeks of talk, their great accomplishment was to agree to talk for two more years so that -- perhaps -- they can come up with something to replace the flawed Kyoto Accord," we replied. No wonder the U.S. Senate opposed "Kyoto" by 95-0 when it was first brought up.

It seems to me, we could put a real dent in the global warming "problem" if we just kept people like this from meeting and billowing out their hot air.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As long as they buy offsets from the Gorecal they are OK. On a different note, the Nobel prize doesn't mean doda anymore after giving it to Gore and Carter. Al would roll over in his grave if he knew.