Saturday, December 19, 2009

My comment at Carbon Footprint

Just left a comment at Carbon Footprint, a Hindustan Times blog by Samar Halarnkar-

It seems you missed Ian Fry,the lead negotiator for Tuvalu, who is quite a theatrical persona.From another newspaper -

""I woke up this morning crying, and that's not easy for a grown man to admit," Mr Fry said on Saturday, as his eyes welled with tears.

"The fate of my country rests in your hands," he concluded, as the audience exploded with wild applause.

But the part-time PhD scholar at the Australian National University actually resides in Queanbeyan, NSW, where he's not likely to be troubled by rising sea levels because the closest beach at Batemans Bay is a two-hour, 144km drive away. Asked whether he had ever lived in Tuvalu, his wife told The Australian last night she would "rather not comment".

A career environmentalist who once worked as a Greenpeace political liaison officer, Mr Fry has found his niche in global climate change talks over the past 10 years, representing small Pacific nations and running the climate negotiations for the Association of Small Island States."

There's a lot of fakery going on at Copenhagen that the HT and yourself are blind to.Willingly blind, in my opinion.

How would you describe a gathering where thugs like Chavez, murderers like Mugabe, Ahmadinejad,Sudanese presidential assistant Nafi Ali Nafi (from one of the world's most blood-soaked regimes) are applauded and wined and dined with nary a pip-squeak out of the thousands screaming for 'justice'? You describe it in glowing terms. I say it is the gathering of wolves looking to kill capitalism in one, large blow.

By the way Samar, I had earlier written something about you on my blog that you might be interested in-

Cheers and regards

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