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Old 12-10-2010, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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"...hypocrisy was present in Cancun just as it was in Copenhagen in 2009, Ponzan in 2008, Bali in 2007, and the many other climate change summit cities before them. As hundreds of officials travel in gas-guzzling jets and carbon-dioxide emitting cars to the conference site and stay in luxurious, high electricity-consuming resorts, the carbon footprint of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is ironic, to say the least...[Horner] 'The enterprise is pompously and risibly dedicated in equal parts to wealth redistribution and self-perpetuation, as a platform for, and along the way, engaging in visceral anti-Americanism.'... For Lonegan, the real head-turner came when he toured the conference’s model environmental home, something he described as looking like a replica of 'Soviet-era' housing and was about the size of a dorm room. This is supposed to be the environmental home of the future. This house is like their manifesto, their effort to make everyone globally live like this.'”

If you want to read more on the conference, like what the "dorm room" looks like and about the "carbon footprint" of the hypocrites:

Hypocrisy alive and well at Cancun climate conference | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment
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Old 12-10-2010, 06:22 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Old 12-10-2010, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I have seen low environmental impact homes. Most were well adapted to the local climate and provided the necessary shelter for their occupants. These are the predominant architecture of the world. Most are made from grass, leaves in the tropics and straw and mud in the desert climates and wood in the temperate zones. All that most of them need to be thoroughly modern are a couple of lights (compact fluorescent or LED to be environmentally PC), an electric hot plate and a big screen TV.

My wife and I happen to live in a multi unit building in an 800 ft sq condominium. We find it is both affordable and, not counting the ever expanding population of books, quite adequate. The structure is made, as most housing in New England, from wood and concrete. It is heated (almost) by electricity from a nuclear power plant so it has a relatively low carbon footprint. I consider it “green” housing in a minimalist form. Oh, the development has 30 acres of lawn and a few fishing ponds on site.

At least these delegates are nominally staying at the luxury resort for business. This is a more acceptable reason to me than the drink, sin and debauchery practiced by most first world guests staying for vacations. In any case the convention should have been held is a less desirable locale. I would have suggested a city like Lahore in Pakistan or anywhere in Africa. A place like that would have shown the delegates the real meaning of Green.
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