Copenhagen climate summit: 1,200 limos, 140 private planes and caviar wedges – Telegraph


“We haven’t got enough limos in the country to fulfil the demand,” she says. “We’re having to drive them in hundreds of miles from Germany and Sweden.”


The airport says it is expecting up to 140 extra private jets during the peak period alone, so far over its capacity that the planes will have to fly off to regional airports – or to Sweden – to park, returning to Copenhagen to pick up their VIP passengers.


And this being Scandinavia, even the prostitutes are doing their bit for the planet. Outraged by a council postcard urging delegates to “be sustainable, don’t buy sex,” the local sex workers’ union – they have unions here – has announced that all its 1,400 members will give free intercourse to anyone with a climate conference delegate’s pass. The term “carbon dating” just took on an entirely new meaning.


In a rather perceptive recent comment, Mr Miliband said it was vital to give people a positive vision of a low-carbon future. “If Martin Luther King had come along and said ‘I have a nightmare,’ people would not have followed him,” he said.

温暖化対策に関してもっとポジティブなビジョンを示すことの重要性が強調されている。マルティンルーサーキングがI have a nightmareと言ったら人々はついてこなかっただろうという。



  1. 昨夏の原油バブルによる航空運賃高騰で出張は一気にweb会議に置き換わるかと思ったのですが、案外そうもいかなかったようですね。

  2. ポーズだけなら首脳だけ集まって集合写真とって、実務レベルではオンラインでもよさそう。せめて容量に問題のない大都市でやるべきなような。