Friday, 25 November 2011

Only a handful heads of state attending the Durban COP-17 gathering

The annual UN mass gathering of warmists is to open within a couple of days in Durban, South Africa. Over 20.000 climate tourists delegates are expected to attend the COP-17, but only eight heads of state have so far confirmed their attendance.

Compare that with more than 100 heads of state and government at the Copenhagen COP-15 in 2009. The almost non-existent interest among heads of state is maybe the best illustration of the fact that the game is over for the high priests of AGW.

But in spite of the absence of the world leaders, the UN Climate Beach Party offers a lot of activites for the attending taxpayer funded climate tourists, starting with a beachfront parade along the city´s iconic Golden Mile:

Inspired by urgent and righteous panic, dignitaries, activists, artists and various other members of the global warming jet set will open the festivities of the COP17 UN Climate Beach Party by walking three kilometres up Durban's iconic Golden Mile, following a blue line which represents the high water mark should sea levels rise by one metre.
The Blue Line of Durban is to be “artistically rendered” along Oliver Tambo Parade by “one of South Africa’s internationally renowned public artists, Strijdom van der Merwe”. It ends, appropriately enough, at the local tourism office.
The walk is described as a “social mobilisation project”, and organisers expect that Kwazulu-Natal premier Zweli Mkhize will be joined on the walk by deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe, environmental affairs minister Edna Molewa, and the city's mayor, James Nxumalo.
Mkhize told the Mercury the project hoped to raise awareness about some of the “devastating impacts” of climate change.
Which won't happen. Sea level is highly unlikely to rise by a metre for at least several centuries, by which time the city really should be able to do something about Durban's crumbling beach-front infrastructure.

 The "The Durban Green Festival" is said to include "an exciting array of activities", including "roving entertainers and troubadours":

The Green Hub will also be hosting a number of sporting and nature-based activities and events that will look to take advantage of the natural beauty, rugged terrain and multicultural character of the uMngeni Valley.

These will include a raft race, an amazing race, hiking, trail running, mountain biking, canoeing, guided walks and birding tours, said Evans.

“The festival will showcase live music, a KidZone and fun educational activities, film shows, and an art and craft market,” said Joanne Hayes, publicist for the event.

Roving entertainers and troubadours, she said, would be in action from Snake Park to New Beach.

The KidZone will most certainly be a great hit among the delegates, maybe also the "amazing race".

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