Sunday, December 07, 2008

Barking up the wrong tree 

This seems poorly targeted:

Thousands of climate protesters, some dressed as polar bears, devils or penguins, demanded on Saturday swifter action from the United Nations to combat global warming.

May I respectfully suggest that any political cause that "demands swifter action from the United Nations" is condemned to failure pending a major revision in strategy.

First, the United Nations is not swift. Second, it does not act.

Now, they got their publicity which must have been the main purpose of their protest, but at cost. What cost? Reinforcement of the very silly idea that the United Nations is going to "do" something about climate change other than issue ever more shrill exhortations. Which is what these guys are doing.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sun Dec 07, 09:03:00 AM:

It is amusing or perhaps sad that these folk have such faith in the
UN.As if it were still 1946.

The only time the UN takes swift action is to pass a resolution condemning Israel. (How effective has the UN been in stopping Hezbollah from rearming South Lebanon?)

The upside of this is that the UN will do nothing. Their misguided thinking processes which led to their conclusion that global warming is a BIG problem also led them to the conclusion that the UN is the organization to solve the problem.  

By Blogger JPMcT, at Sun Dec 07, 09:43:00 AM:

How appropriate that the protester dons the garb of an animal that is not endangered, but is misguidedly thought to be...to raise public awareness of a problem that is not severe, but is misguidedly thought to be.

They would have spent their time more wisely dressing up as Somalians and demanding that the UN do something about Genocide...but sadly that involves people...and these folks seem all too happy to propose our extinction to "save the planet".

I guess it's a true sign of peace that these guys get serious press coverage.  

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