Friday, December 12, 2008

Hot Headed, Cold Hearted

With the Canadian parliament currently suspended because the PM decided he didn't want to face a financial confidence vote, a vote which he orchestrated incidentally, his government has decided to demonstrate its fiduciary responsibility by not send[ing] one of Canada's leading scientists to the international climate talks in Poland.

According to the CBC Don MacIver, chair of the organizing committee for the World Meteorological Organization's climate conference, was due to deliver a speech and his
travel costs were to be covered by the WMO but Ottawa declined to give him permission to attend.

Environment Minister Jim Prentice said civil servants at Environment Canada made the decision based on financial constraints.

"The objective was to have a somewhat smaller delegation than we have had in the past in the interests of fiscal prudence," Prentice told reporters on Friday from the United Nations climate change conference Poznan, Poland

After all, what's global warming compared to Mammon?


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