Forget Iran, North Korea and Islamic State. The fact that the planet will likely disappear under multiple nuclear mushroom clouds well before the climate has any effect seems to have gone unnoticed in the rarified atmosphere of international climate negotiations.
Europe is rapidly transitioning (a buzzword du jour if ever there was one) from the seat of medieval and Renaissance achievement to an Islamised hellhole, Western civilisation is descending into a swamp of childish self-indulgence and ‘safe spaces’, but the real problem is reducing the temperature of the planet by a few hundredths of a degree by 2100 – maybe.
Such is the disconnect between reality – in the sense of what is really happening in the world (we need to define that word now) – and the other reality – the one that exists in politicians’ brains.
Which all goes to explain the fanfare that accompanied Australia’s signing of the Paris climate treaty:
A record 175 countries, including the world’s top polluters China and the United States, have signed the Paris climate deal, boosting hopes of quick action on combating global warming.
French President Francois Hollande was the first leader to put his signature to the accord during a ceremony at the United Nations, followed by leaders from island-states hardest hit by climate change.
Australia joined those signing the agreement, with Environment Minister Greg Hunt saying Canberra seek to ratify the deal this year.
Not only are priorities completely inverted, but by strangling economies still reeling from the GFC, the climate deal will further incapacitate the West in struggling to deal with the real challenges that face the planet.
Climate madness is alive and well.