1,200 limos, 140 private planes and caviar wedges
Copenhagen climate summit: 1,200 limos, 140 private planes and caviar wedges - TelegraphOn 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.”…
Copenhagen Carbon Footprint: 40,500 Tons
Copenhagen Carbon Footprint: 40,500 Tons - CBS News
And yet, still rich countries continue to screw the much more poorer countries. The Copenhagen climate talk summit is imploding/collapsing.
Climate talks deadlocked as clashes erupt outside - Yahoo! NewsLater, faced with complaints from developing nations about such changes, the Danish leaders of the talks crafted what they hoped would be a compromise text. Even before that was circulated, however, the unhappy nations — the Group of 77 and China — met separately to decide on a position.
"They are unhappy about these texts being handed to them from above," an African delegate said outside the meeting, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media.
The latest dispute highlighted the undercurrent of distrust developing nations have for the richer countries in the long-running climate talks.