Bonn, Germany –
Delegates to the UN Climate Conference were smiling as they entered the plenary session today holding in their hands “100 International Carbon Credits.”
The certificates bear a portrait of Nobel Prize Laureate and former Vice President Al Gore beside a portrait of the earth on fire.
The credit states, “The bearer is entitled to enjoy guilt free: Eco-tourism, McMansions, private jets, world travel, fleets of cars, hot showers, machine-washed clothing, big-screen TVs and all the amenities you’ve come to love.”
What got them laughing, however, was the disclaimer which reads, “CFACT’s carbon credits will not affect the weather, nor climate in any meaningful way, but then, neither will anyone else’s.”
As he presented delegates with their sample climate credits Lord Monckton said, “I’m encouraged at how receptive the delegates have been. Minds are opening at last and discussions that should have taken place years ago are finally getting started.
The delegates get the joke. Everyone knows deep down that carbon credits and offsets will have no effect on our climate. Their only benefits are to would-be carbon traders and profiteers who expect the taxpayers of the world to provide them with rich pickings. After they collect their bonuses the carbon traders can offset their mega yachts by buying their own carbon credits and offsets.”
An image of CFACT’s International Carbon Credits are available for download at http://www.cfact.tv/.
People are invited to repost them, print them out, distribute them and counter hypocrisy through fun.
Lord Monckton will join scientists and experts for a briefing and discussion at the Ministry of the Environment at the venue named “Wind” Friday April 9, 2010 at 19:45. Delegates, press and anyone registered for the Bonn climate conference are invited to attend.