Meet the COP in COP18 – A Secret Policeman (yes, it’s another disaster for environmental journalism)
How apt to learn that as COP18 struts along in Doha, Qatar towards the first ever protesting demonstration in the country (organized, as it happens, by the local Government), a poet is jailed for eternity or a little less….in Doha, Qatar. And after a secret trial where he could not defend himself……
Wiki notes that Al Jazeera didn’t report on this perhaps because they are based out of Qatar. Omnologos notes that BBC avoided the term “COP18” so that google searches wouldn’t reveal undesired results.
Climate Tyranny Avoids Scrutiny
by Alan Caruba
Post includes funny cartoon, “An Al Gore Christmas”
Alan Caruba says the conference went into overtime and some outrageous proposal was introduced but it failed. The proposal was for Developed nations to have to pay for damage caused by severe weather in the Third World.