06 October 2010

Groundhog Day

Insanity, it is said, is repeating the same behavior and expecting a different result:
Jonathan Pershing, the lead U.S. negotiator at global climate-change talks in China, said little progress has been made and warned that efforts may splinter if no accord is reached at the next meetings in Cancun, Mexico.

“The consequences of not having an agreement after Cancun are something to worry about,” Pershing said today in a briefing with three news media in Tianjin. At the same time, the U.S. deputy special envoy for climate change said he remained optimistic. “I still believe compromise can be reached.”


  1. Yes, there are symptoms of monomania - a single pathological preoccupation which is related to only one kind of delirious idea or ideas.

  2. "Well I dreamed I saw the silver
    space ships flying
    In the yellow haze of the sun
    There were children crying
    and colors flying
    All around the chosen ones
    All in a dream, all in a dream
    The loading had begun
    All in a dream, all in a dream
    The loading had begun
    They were flying Mother Nature's
    silver seed to a new home in the sun"

    Neil Young (After the Goldrush)

  3. Great title!
    Not one AGW conference has actually accomplished anything at all. Not one AGW conference has reduced CO2.
    Not one AGW conference has resulted in anything except more frequent flier miles for attendees.
    Each of these conferences has been framed the same way, as you point with such a great title. The only difference being that the promoters have accomplished nothing of what they claim to be seeking. In Ground Hog Day, Bill Murray at last learned how to learn. In the AGW version, that breakthrough still appears to be unattainable.

  4. Hey, at least celebrities will get to fly their private airplanes while telling the rest of us to cut our carbon emissions.