Tim Wirth, former Senator from Colorado and President of the United Nations Foundation, Looks very comfortable. He is moderating a panel hosted by the world Economic Council on climate change. The January 29th meeting in Davos Switzerland is notable for it's participants
Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary Of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate change, spends the majority of his time traveling the Globe fighting for U.N. global warming policies.
Shyam Saran, Special Envoy to the Indian Prime Minister, fighting for the interests of his Country, makes it clear that the threat of global worming is not a priority.
President Calderon of Mexico is on the hook for the next Climate Change summit following the joke that was Copenhagen. He commits his Country to a target of 30% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2020 after an 18% reduction by 2012. The Mexican President notes, with Latin enthusiasm, that success depends on the efforts of America. This distinguished group is rounded out by Congressman Edward Markey author of Cap and Trade Legislation in the U.S. House.
Markey noted that the "slight change" in U.S. politics following the election of Scott Brown to the Senate will not deter the efforts of the OBama Administration to curb CO2 emmissions and the World should know "we will lead the efforts" in combating Global Warming.
The panel was very much together on one point. That is the majority of atmospheric contamination by CO2 is colored "red, white and blue" and therefore most of the effort must come from the American People. Markey makes the point, with determination, that if Cap and Trade legislation if stalled in the Congress the Obama administration is prepared to advance the effort through the regulatory mandates of the Environmental Protection Agency. In other words, by my calculation, "jamit".
It is agreed by all that the planet has a fever and man is responsible. Recent disclosures of massive technological fraud aside it is full steam ahead. The effort will disarm this country and it appears that Wirth and Markey are on the front line.