The air­port was ex­pect­ing the ar­rival of 140 ad­di­tional pri­vate jets dur­ing the peak pe­riod of the global cli­mate change con­ven­tion. There’s not enough room for them all to park in Copen­hagen, so they had to be flown to Swe­den and then fly back for re­turn

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in from Ger­many and Swe­den — driven hun­dreds of miles for the con­ve­nience of the in­ter­na­tional car­tel of car­bon cops.

But that’s not all. The air­port was ex­pect­ing the ar­rival of 140 ad­di­tional pri­vate jets dur­ing the peak pe­riod of the global cli­mate pelling us to live.

All told, the Tele­graph re­ports, the 11-day con­ven­tion will cre­ate a to­tal of 41,000 tonnes of car­bon diox­ide — equal to the amount pro­duced by a ma­jor city in the same time pe­riod. In other words, they’re not go­ing to al­low their re­duc­tion in, say, the next five years, the con­ven­tion is ex­pected to de­mand dra­matic re­duc­tions — some say up to 80 per­cent — in the next 40 years. Of course, who will re­mem­ber? Who will be around to ac­cept fail­ure?

But it’s not about re­sults. It’s not even about a real cri­sis. It’s about feel­ing good about mak­ing de­mands on oth­ers and im­pos­ing dra­co­nian rules that are in and of them­selves the real goal. It’s about cre­at­ing a sce­nario in which peo­ple like Al Gore and Barack Obama can be hon­ored for their courage and fore­sight without sac­ri­fic­ing any­thing them­selves.

There’s a name for that. It’s hypocrisy with a cap­i­tal H.

Wel­come to the New World Or­der. This is the way it will be if th­ese hyp­ocrites ever do get their way and break down na­tional sovereignty, defy the rule of law and un­der­mine the will of the peo­ple to shape their own des­tiny.

We’re get­ting a glimpse of the fu­ture in Car­bon­hagen — it is not pretty and it is not hope­ful.

Joseph Farah is a na­tion­ally syndicated colum­nist.

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