Paris COP – I’m Sure They Will Reach An Agreement… In The End.

The folks in Paris have announced they are going into “overtime” and will “work” until Saturday. One presumes that the hotels have had to order more campaign and French Caterers are working overtime… The result of that will be their product…

So it does look like “negotiations” are a little bit constipated.

Still, if they strain enough, and really push, I’m sure they can all reach an agreement. In the end.




“Give a Shit!” about climate change is one of the more creative appeals to negotiators at COP 21 in Paris. Teresa Borasimo, a Peruvian-born visual artist who currently lives in Amsterdam, printed excerpts from the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment Report (IPCC AR5) on toilet paper rolls. She is conspicuously placing the rolls in hotels where negotiators, government officials, business leaders and policy makers are staying in Paris. Borasimo collaborates with artists, architects, academics, activists and others to create situations in public space that instigate dialog.

IPCC assessment reports are written to provide our most up-to-date, comprehensive scientific, technical and socio-economic knowledge of climate change. The role of the IPCC is not to make policy. However, the assessment reports should inform policy. Borasimo is trying to catch the policymakers where they are more likely to take a moment to sit and actually read snippets of the IPCC reports.

Clearly being “positioned” where it can best “inform policy”…

“Does that make my policy look big?”…

Yeah, It’s certainly a load off my, er, mind… And I can’t think of a better use for it…

Still, it might cause some folks to run. From the room…

I certainly hope it isn’t too stiff and formal a document and causes irritation…

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s the need to make a go of it with the AR5…

Paris, the place to pass climate change agreements…

I could go on and on and on … but no job is done until the paperwork is finished…

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11 Responses to Paris COP – I’m Sure They Will Reach An Agreement… In The End.

  1. You and I posted the same basic conclusion at the same moment, it seems. The president who did the Iran deal with do anything to claim a deal here. No matter what.

    ===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

  2. craigm350 says:

    What a great way to deal with all the effluent :-)

  3. …or like the constipated accountant, work it out with a pencil.

    With the approaching colder period, I expect they’ll claim that it’s all working and been worth it, and that all the fuel they all used to get to Paris was a good investment. It’s interesting that they don’t seem to have heard of video conferencing.

  4. E.M.Smith says:


    Well, great minds fed the same data… but the timing IS rather odd…


    Now now, no Yellow Jourinalism here!


    Pencil? OW!

    I’m sure Paris was a good investment, even IF they had to get a Back Door Man with a brown hankey in his pocket to shove the point home.

    (Hey, I live near San Francisco… one needs to know about brown hankies to avoid, er, to be safe from, er, to, oh, nevermind… just don’t ever own a brown hankey…)

    Maybe I ought to just flush that thought. Yes, put it all behind me now…

    Well, in any case, things in Paris are starting to smell a bit.

    Just remember that BOHICA is not a town in Morocco. .. “Bed Over Here It comes Again”

    In any case, things ought to be moving soon…

  5. omanuel says:

    The primary purpose of the UN’s COP-21 Conference in Paris: Complete the unification of nations under a one-world government.

    Unreported events at Konan, Korea in AUG-SEPT 1945 changed the course of world history and produced the decision to unite warring nations under the United Nations on 24 OCT 1945.

    Atheists and Religionists, Comrades and Capitalists united to hide the source of energy in cores of heavy atoms (like uranium) and stars (like the Sun) by stopping the scientific revolution in support of a lie: Better Red Than Dead . . .

    The UN’s COP-21 Paris Conference was intended to confirm that 1945 lie by worldwide consensus.

    Sent from my iPhone

  6. omanuel says:

    Anyone who doubts that the Sun and atomic bombs are powered by the same source of energy should ask a scientist of their own choosing to comment, criticize or correct any errors they find in the manuscript “Solar energy” cited in the above link.

  7. Verity Jones says:

    LOL – all it is good for. If she was selling the rolls I’m sure they would be in demand as Christmas presents – “For the Climate Skeptic in your life… allow them to express how they feel about the consensus.”

  8. Jeff says:

    Hmmm. Is it only a coincidence that AR5 looks like ARS (OK, to my elderly eyes)…

    I’m sure the folks at COP21 will be flush in the proceeds of whatever graft and corruption they get from plumbing the depths of the climate trough…

  9. The new Paris climate deal is out. And it is likely to be “official.” They are touting that it is “legally binding” and they expect approval.

    I did a quick analysis here. It is a toothless farce with years to agree to it — it doesn’t have to be signed until 2017, to commit to goals to be set by 2020 and long term goals by 2025 which can be anything the parties put forward.

    ===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

  10. gallopingcamel says:


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