December 20, 2015


So why aren't we celebrating saving the planet? (Rex Murphy, December 19, 2015, National Post)

[A]fter the news that our dear green planet has been hauled back from the crevice of total catastrophe, that the world's great cities will be spared from inundation and destruction, the absence of celebration, the dull, flat, routine response of the world's population, poses a mystery. I've seen people exhibiting more joy over a bacon sandwich. Strange, isn't it? You would expect a kind of Earth Day Christmas for such an event. But no, "World Saved -- Blah" seems to be the response.

It may be, just may be, that the common folk of all our continents, were just not convinced (a) that we really were in peril, or (b) that despite the revelation from Paris that we have averted planetary collapse, have not received that revelation with the confidence and credulity that those who stitched together the accord plainly do exhibit for their mighty endeavours.

Either way, for the "single most important challenge facing the world," it's an astonishingly tepid response from all the saved. Could it be that statements from 195 world leaders -- among whom, for example, is Robert Mugabe, just to hint at the quality of some of those leaders in whom the UN reposes such trust and faith -- do not carry the persuasive force, the power of reassurance, that the delegates blithely assumed they have?

Because it doesn't do anything?

Posted by at December 20, 2015 9:06 AM