December 7th, 2009…a day that will live in hypocrisy

It will be remembered as the day the greens bombed Copenhagen with limousines.

Picture updated at 12:30PM – Anthony

From the Telegraph, the tale of elitist excess begins:

On a normal day, Majken Friss Jorgensen, managing director of Copenhagen’s biggest limousine company, says her firm has twelve vehicles on the road. During the “summit to save the world”, which opens here tomorrow, she will have 200. “We thought they were not going to have many cars, due to it being a climate convention,” she says. “But it seems that somebody last week looked at the weather report.”

Ms Jorgensen reckons that between her and her rivals the total number of limos in Copenhagen next week has already broken the 1,200 barrier. The French alone rang up on Thursday and ordered another 42. “We haven’t got enough limos in the country to fulfil the demand,” she says. “We’re having to drive them in hundreds of miles from Germany and Sweden.”

And the total number of electric cars or hybrids among that number? “Five,” says Ms Jorgensen. “The government has some alternative fuel cars but the rest will be petrol or diesel. We don’t have any hybrids in Denmark, unfortunately, due to the extreme taxes on those cars. It makes no sense at all, but it’s very Danish.”

But wait, there’s more!

The airport says it is expecting up to 140 extra private jets during the peak period alone, so far over its capacity that the planes will have to fly off to regional airports – or to Sweden – to park, returning to Copenhagen to pick up their VIP passengers.

As well 15,000 delegates and officials, 5,000 journalists and 98 world leaders, the Danish capital will be blessed by the presence of Leonardo DiCaprio, Daryl Hannah, Helena Christensen, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Prince Charles. A Republican US senator, Jim Inhofe, is jetting in at the head of an anti-climate-change “Truth Squad.” The top hotels – all fully booked at £650 a night – are readying their Climate Convention menus of (no doubt sustainable) scallops, foie gras and sculpted caviar wedges.

Reads the entire story here:

Copenhagen climate summit: 1,200 limos, 140 private planes and caviar wedges


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JustPassing

I wonder who’s unlucky enough to get the bright pink party Limo.

VG

looks like SBS in Australia is beginning to cover the story more. Questions are being asked. re climategate

Bulaman

Via Anna Raccon/ Gloria Smudd
Nopenhagen: Hell no!
Gropenhagen: go those free hookers
Brokenhagen: What we all will be after this lot!
Jokenhagen: It aint funny
Plus others?

Jim Inhofe, FTW!
Truth Squad sounds sinister. Give them hell, boys.

Policyguy

How trite!

John Silver

Learn where the word “bondfangere” comes from.

Robert Morris

I’ve got the whiskey, who’s bringing the pills and the plastic bags?

Alan the Brit

Yep, that’s the word for it, hypocracy! I hope that they (those that have them of course – I am not sure what part of the female anatomy would equate so I won’t go there), freeze their little nuts off. I dare say that there will be plenty more where this comes from over the next few days.
I note that over the weekend from several little snippets of news, the NOO Labour Environmental Public Broadcasting Corporation, or BBC as it is better known, has been doing its straw man task of commenting on the “stolen” emails as embarrassing, but as “experts have pointed out” the “evidence” for manmade Climate Change is “overwhelming”, 4,000 IPCC scientists around the world have apparently said so! Funny that, I thought they were all in Copenhagen? £650 per night, that is around £10,000,000 per night all in without journos, & that’s just for accommodation for starters, before the absolutely essential expenses forms show up the good-time girls (hope Bill Clinton isn’t going?), & or boys, dirty movies, etc., although admittedly many of the girls are doing their bit for the environment by offering their services free of charge, presumably to offset their carbon emissions from such activity! No wonder we need to raise masses of taxes if this is what it all costs. How long does this jamboree last? 7 days? That’s £70,000,000, add in the travelling costs, well double it (I nearly got a job at the CRU) that is £140,000,000. How much good could be done around the world with that little sum, how many childrens’s lives saved (Madonna has only so much money & spare room), anti-malarial drugs issued, AIDS prevention schemes set up, empty bellies fed, clean water pumps installed, seed crops provided, etc? Of course, none of the aforementioned will be on the agenda. Wonder what kind of Hockey Stick graph would be produced with those sort of costs?
PS Before anyone picks up on it, I was joking about the job at the CRU, being self-employed I am by definition, unemployable! :-))
AtB

P Gosselin

How can these people expect us to take them seriously?
Man, it would be like my Catholic priest preaching to me the how to lead a moral and vituous life and then watch him go off to red light districts, casinos, bordello and particpate with abandon in drug dealing, extrortion, prostitition etc. while drinking a fifth of booze every day.

Boudu

Makes me feel bad about all that Big Oil Money I get . . . no wait . . . whatever happened to that anyway ?

P Gosselin

I really should proof read:
How can these people expect us to take them seriously?
Man, it would be like my Catholic priest preaching to me how to lead a moral and virtuous life and then watch him go off to red light districts, casinos, bordellos and particpate with abandon in drug dealing, extortion, prostitution etc. while drinking a fifth of booze every day.

There’s $145T in wealth redistribution to celebrate! But but but, it’s all about saving the earth from the peons!…
The Obamanation is staying away, until he is sure the whole thing doesn’t just immediately fall apart, or blow-up (figuratively [for you DHS a**holes]).
Re: the EPA v CO2… Why don’t they [EPA] all begin living on 100% nitrogen, so as not to produce any CO2 themselves. They can come back in a year and report on their collective personal observations. To be balanced, UN/IPCC should participate also – manditory!
As for the rest of us, we could live our lives hyper-ventillating, which would reduce the expelled CO2 PPM significantly. Bet we could get down below 10kPPM and maintain longer than the EPA can in their experiment (above).
Come on EPA, be the leaders, you go first!::)

Bulldust

Speaking of hypocrisy I see Google is still not auto-suggesting ClimateGate:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Web+Search/thread?tid=25112ee0c29cbd01&hl=en
This was the Google employee answer:
“Hey everyone,
Thanks for voicing your concerns. We haven’t made any adjustments to our suggestions to limit the appearance of [ climategate ] in Google Suggest. So you know, it’s totally normal for a suggestion to take time to appear consistently in our query suggestions (it’s even normal for it to appear in some but not all cases).
Since [ climategate ] is a growing search trend, it’s likely to start appearing more and more consistently over time. I can’t promise, though — suggestions are generated automatically, and Internet fame can be fleeting 🙂
If you’re interested, below I’m linking to some Google Insights for Search data about [ climategate ].
Thanks,
Jem”
Of course the problem with this explanation is the Google did auto-suggest ClimateGate earlier, but then mysteriously stopped suggesting it some days ago.
I give the Google employee the Bulldust seal of approval… that is to say, I think his/her response is prime, Grade A, certifiable bulldust.
Number of ClimateGate web hits in Google Oz … 32.7 million
Number of ClimateGate news articles on Google … 6,924
Number of times Google will auto-suggest ClimateGate … 0 (priceless!)
Do no evil, eh? Heck the number of hits for pR0n (spelt correctly of course) is only 29 million on the Aussie Google… so Climategate is bigger than pR0n now… I know I must be dreaming.

Yes! The pig-out commences!
Let’s keep tab of the excesses that somehow squeak out to the slavering media hordes.

RhudsonL

Please do not leave up this dishonor to our Vets of WW2.

Justin

So all of those new light bulbs I bought, all of the recycling I have done, my overseas holiday I cancelled, the use of my bike for the last year instead of using my car, the reduction of the thermostat so that my house is now cold instead of warm, plus all of those little things I have done to do my bit have been blown away by the worlds leading Climatologist Leonardo DiCaprio flying to Copenhagen in his private jet.
BTW when was the last peer reviewed paper by DiCaprio, Christensen, Tutu et al published? I cant seem to find it anywhere /sarc

Dave Wendt

Any truth to the rumor that the next UN publishing venture will be tips on upscale living from UN bureaucrats, there’s a lot of oil shieks out their who’d probably be interested.

Justin

Sorry about my rant, I am happy now. DiCaprio has a Prius so its all ok!
http://www.cardata.com/celebrity_stars_cars.htm
Phew I dodged a bullet from the warmists there!

Wow, you could fit a lot of fat cats in one of those.

Capn Jack Walker

But the Sydney to Hobart under sail already made port and we got the free ticket working girls booked solid. Three weeks worth of them free tickets
If the lieing cheating conniving bastards want a work out they can try the hotel gymnasiums and some of that hot sauna and branch whipping, seeing they like larches that much.
Bloody hypocrites should have sailed.

The megamolamiacs of the world never stops to amaze us! I am certain that there will be more dirty stories about this meeting coming up to the surface now when the whole foundation of climate warming is under scrutiny.

The great and the good will jet in
To cook up the hype and the spin
Now all of them feels
A nice set of wheels
Is their inalienable right, not a sin

karen laurie

I cannot watch the news anymore after sky news featured rising sea levels in the mid pacific. pan to island. and eamon holmes chortled its a shame the sun went down

Alan the Brit

Correction: I have just read over at Climaterealist that this shindig will go on for 12 days not the 7 I had thought. This makes the sums being wasted upon it even more shameful. The estimated total cost would appear to be in the order of £250,000,000! Are there any actual “books” that require balancing on this stuff? On current performance, I suspect not!
AtB

JP

S’ils n’ont pas de pain, qu’ils mangent de la brioche!
If they have no bread, let them eat cake!

Phillip Bratby

I see that I will have to increase my estimate of how much this convention will cost the world’s taxpayers. It includes travel costs, accommodation and food (and all the other expenses), salaries, pension costs, admin etc etc. My original estimate of about 20,000 people x 10 days x $5000/day = $1billion must be way too low.
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark

The French have ordered an extra 40?!
Why not just get in their own in Paris and drive to Copenhagen?
They could throw carbon credits out of the windows to the peasants en route.

Johnny Honda

What about John Tavolta and his personal Boeing jet, did he already arrive?
There were also funny stories in the recent years about german ministers. They took the train for some trips to prove how “climate-sensitive” they are, but they sent their drivers with the limo to the destination, so they didn’t need to walk from the train station to their final destination.
With the Eco-socialism it’s the same thing like with all socialisms:
Some are more equal!

AlanG

Two articles on Bloomberg today showing the hypocrisy of the climate elites.
Copenhagen Offers Climate Warriors $470 Menu, 24-Carat Desserts:
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=aKOIEXvQP1w8
And just in case you didn’t think it was all about money –
Obama’s Climate Push Plays Catch-Up With Executives:
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aFFkITjEErzk&pos=8

Mark

No surprises there, the usual left wing socialist crap, do as i say not as i do.
All they care about is their status and power, the proles can go hang.

Climate change alarmism is making me hungry.

Joseph in Florida

Just unbelievable. The madness of the crowds is fascinating.

Jimmy Haigh

Makes me puke.

The COPs whacky race has begun
For the Bolly and hookers and fun
The need for outrageous
Has become quite contagious
There’s nowt really new under t’sun

Andrew P

Good to see the Telegraph running with this. I nearly choked on my breakfast earlier today: BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Good Morning Scotland’ news programme had a sceptic in their studio, for a discussion with Dr Richard Nixon (WWF Scotland). Sillars is not a scientist, but a formidable former politician, and he came across well. The debate was good natured, and unlike Watson verses Morano on Newsnight, Nixon remained calm. But what really struck me was that the interviewer didn’t any any point interupt Sillars. the programme can be listened to on the BBC i-player at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0074hf7 for the next 7 days (UK only I think) – interview starts just after 2 hours 15 mins.

Klute

Have you seen today’s cartoon in the UK ‘The Times’? Some nut shouting and no-one paying attention. ‘The Neo-Cons were behind 9-11’ – ‘Diana Was Killed By Prince Philip’ – ‘The Moon Landing Never Happened’ (Getting evermore irate) – -‘Elvis Lives!’ – (Bellowing at full volume) – ‘MAN MADE CLIMATE CHANGE IS A HOAX!’ – Now surrounded by press saying ‘Seriously? wow…’

It’s good that those eco-socialists are showing off their profligacy. They themselves planted the seed of self-destruction and blame game in coming up with deep emission targets. The Chinese, Indians, Brazilians, Mexicans, etc. will see the futility of joining them for emission cut hypocrisy.

AndyS

Is it not time for a SI unit of hypocrisy. To be called a “Gore” perhaps. A “Gore” being defined as the amount of hypocracy required to rock up to a climate conference in a Gulfstream and imagine you are saving the planet. The unit could also be coupled with others eg; Gores/sq.km – NewtonGores to express the extent and force of the hypocrisy. For the first time scientists will be able to gather accurate data on the phenomenon and after the necessary adjustments, produce models which predict the future extent of runaway global hypocrisy.
A unit of ineptness could follow. I would humbly suggest that Gordon Brown be honoured for this one.

Vincent

Here is a news story lying on the floor and just begging to be picked up my the worlds media. In any other context we would not have to be blogging about this on the internet.
Had this been a convention of international bankers, arriving in fleets of private jets, driving in fleets of stretched hummer limo’s, and dinning on dolphin tongues at the most prestigious hotels on taxpayers money, then you betcha, this would have been covered.

Bruce Armour

68 years to the day
70 year cycle, hmm… magnetosphere, hmm…

Come on, this doesn’t surprise you, surely? We have the displeasure of having Prince Charles live here, so we have come to understand hypocrisy. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1145127/The-Prince-hypocrites-Charles-embarks-16-000-mile-green-crusade–aboard-private-jet.html
Now, there’s an ars*hole!

KeithGuy

On a similar point. I few years ago, I used to play rugby on a pitch by the side of the BBC Pebble Mill studios in Birmingham. I remember that the car park was full of SUVs. Surprising, considering the sanctimonious nonsense that they’re always spouting about the environment.
I can live with SUVs but I hate hypocracy!!

Klute

The difference between a hoax and a scam is that a scam is perpetrated to solicit money.

photon without a Higgs

“We haven’t got enough limos in the country to fulfil the demand,” she says. “We’re having to drive them in hundreds of miles from Germany and Sweden.”
The actions of those who have deathly fears of pollution changing the climate and destroying the future of the earth for our grandchildren.
Jon Stewart would have fun with this.

photon without a Higgs

Too bad Sarah Palin isn’t president so she could give Copenhagen a proper cold shoulder by not showing up!
She is hot and is causing climate change all by herself:
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20091205/i/r723573608.jpg?x=301&y=345&q=85&sig=xdbBlRHIUj0qH_j4.zekLQ–

Peter Plail

I wish we could switch off the world for the next couple of weeks. Added to all the hypocrisy covered so pointedly in the thread, the thought that we have to listen to waves of politicians and politico-scientists competing to become the greenest is profoundly depressing.
All this macho posturing is simply an attempt to get the best headlines for individual leaders. The reality of climate change summits is that whatever the agreement, there is no mechanism in place to police the outcome. Expediency will always outweigh vote-losing legislation, so perhaps there is hope that a fews years down the line, when it becomes clear that the reality of climate change is cyclic rather than hyperbolic, that they will not have committed us, the poor paying public, to too much of a decline in our standards of living.
And also, perhaps after the beauty contest is over, the politicians will review the fundamental science, reflect on the true complexity of the climate system, conclude that the simplistic climate models currently used are simply not up to the job of forecasting, and therefore should not be used as the basis for planning anything.

The Hypocrisy of the Hype-ocracy is nearly as bad as the spelling round here!
[Reply: nothing could be that bad. ~dbs, mod.]

Bruce Armour

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) hacked this turkey five years ago.
“… blessed by the presence of Leonardo DiCaprio, Daryl Hannah, Helena Christensen, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Prince Charles. A Republican US senator, Jim Inhofe, is jetting in at the head of an anti-climate-change “Truth Squad.”

photon without a Higgs

Bruce Armour (02:31:04) :
magnetosphere
Isn’t he one of the X-Men? 😉

dave ward

The front page of today’s “The Independent” (UK) has the headline “CLIMATE CHANGE : THE FACTS” And refers to the included free 20 page booklet produced by the UK Met Office. I nearly suffered heart failure, such is my anger, after looking through it. They are still showing the hockey stick graph so comprehensively de-bunked by one of your contributors only yesterday. And, lo and behold, they also include a chart starting at 1850, so conveniently leaving out the MWP!!
The articles & editorial are equally vomit inducing, and the letters page shows the same slavish devotion to the cause typical of religious movements.
I can’t find this new booklet on the Met Office site, or I would post a link.