Hurricane Patricia Prompts Tearful Plea to Seal UN Climate Deal
While the hurricane of never-before-seen-massive-destructive-power approaches the Pacific coast of Mexico, the Mexican representative to a UN panel pleads tearfully for Climate Consensus at the preparatory global conference (a prelude to the December Paris confab on climate change).
“In about four hours, Hurricane Patricia will hit the Mexican coast,” Roberto Dondisch said at the closing session of a fraught round of negotiations in Bonn.
“I don’t think I need to say more about the urgency to get this deal done.”
Just as the necessary prenuptial between developing nations and rich nations have fallen apart over money squabbles, so too did the “Monster” “Record-Setting” Hurricane Patricia fall apart soon after landfall.
The storm’s force broke up on the mountainous terrain. The UN climate negotiations stumbled on the same fiscal trip wires that undid the Copenhagen conference in 2009. With an estimated cost of $100 billion per year to run the proposed UN programs, no wonder the developing nations balked.
Climate change alarmists thought they finally had a winner (even though many scientists ascribe these storms to regular oceanic cycles of El Nino). Señor Dondisch believed he had the catastrophic ace in the hole to apply leverage. But alas, after all the histrionics and media hype, it was not to be.
Patricia (bless her heart) quickly degraded from Cat 5 to a tropical depression.
This scenario is emblematic of the desperate clamor of the alarmists …full of sound and fury, signifying nada.