Monday, August 31, 2015

Can't Do Anything Without An Acronym

Secretary of State John Kerry said today at an Arctic conference in Anchorage that “anybody running for any high office in any nation in the world” should visit a place where the “seismic challenge” of climate change is happening “and inform themselves about this.”
“And we as leaders of countries will begin to witness what we call climate refugees moving – you think migration is a challenge to Europe today because of extremism, wait until you see what happens when there’s an absence of water, an absence of food, or one tribe fighting against another for mere survival,” Kerry told the Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement, and Resilience (GLACIER) Conference.
Climate scientists, like atmospheric scientists, can't do anything without an acronym. Calling it the Arctic Climate Conference (for example) is out of the question. 

This climate conference was in Anchorage and the next is in Paris. But, hey, it is taxpayer money they are spending while they run up their carbon footprints. As we have noted -- many times -- it is also not possible to have the conference in a reasonably priced venue like Wichita or Minneapolis. It they were really concerned about lowering carbon footprints, they would have the conference via Skype or, at least, in an inexpensive, central location. 

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