If you are reading this, you probably missed the coming together of the world's leading miserabilists in New York at the weekend. Never, mind, think of all the carbon the world saved by your not going, and the tedium you were spared. Here's the programme, anyway.
And here's Mark Lynas on:
"... the rank hypocrisy of well-fed intellectuals flying in from all over the world to bemoan the march of technology. I mean, where do even you start on all the ironies? The fact that it’s promoted on the web? That no-one is coming by horse? That Vandana Shiva might have missed the party had she had to row over from India in a canoe? That electricity will no doubt be an essential part of the logistics of the proceedings? ..."
It reminds be of a bloke I saw on South African TV during the 2002 Earth Summit. He'd flown down to Jo'burg from Lagos just to bemoan the world's use of oil. Well behind irony.