CUL­TURAL MO­MENTS

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

“My gov­ern­ment went to COP15, and all I got was this lousy econ­omy.” — a T-shirt handed out at the Copen­hagen con­fer­ence by the Na­tional Cen­ter for Pub­lic Pol­icy Re­search.

“While the fat cats in gov­ern­ment can eas­ily sign onto a feel­good en­vi­ron­men­tal agree­ment, av­er­age peo­ple will be left to cope with the eco­nomic con­se­quences,” ob­serves David Ri­de­nour, vice pres­i­dent of the non­profit group.

Cul­tural Mo­ment II: Lit­tle­known fact: COP-15 ac­tu­ally stands for “15th Con­fer­ence of the Par­ties to the United Na­tions Frame­work Con­ven­tion on Cli­mate Change.”

Maybe they should have stopped at “Con­fer­ence of the Par­ties.”

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