The climate-change conference’s own carbon footprint

Darryl Fears
The Washington Post

This year’s climate-change meeting in Cancun was a lot smaller than last year’s gathering in Copenhagen. But like a Hobbit, Cancun’s footprint was quite big for its size. The meeting’s carbon footprint was 25,000 metric tons of emissions, according to host nation Mexico. That includes the carbon output of everything – flights by delegates, shuttle rides from the swanky Moon Palace hotel, even food preparation. Here’s a breakdown of the numbers:

25 heads of state attended.

2,457 air-conditioned rooms with double Jacuzzis at the main conference hotel.

$68 million

paid by the Mexican government to host the conference. The Danish government put up $213 million last year.


days of the year that had unsafe air quality in Mexico City in the early 1990s. Now it’s unsafe less than half that time.

7 million

the amount in metric tons that Mexico City’s ambitious “Plan Verde” aims to reduce from vehicle emissions by 2012.

H/T Babalu

Via Big Government, Cancun sees record cold temperatures for U.N. global warming conference

At Climate Depot, More than 1,000 international scientists dissent over man-made global warming claims.

BBC: David Cameron praises new climate change deal

Update: From John Stossel, UN Delegates Sign Petition to Ban Water

Update 2: Delegates at UN Junk Science Conference Agree to $100 Billion Deal at GatewayPundit

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