The aliens have landed at COP15, and they’re looking for Japan.
The three-ring circus inside the COP15 conference hall contains enough tacky live entertainment to rival Las Vegas, with NGOs of every description pulling every kind of stunt imaginable to attract media attention. One of my two favorite stunts so far involved guys dressed up like clowns who were walking around outside the media center a couple of days ago with “Help Wanted” signs. What kind of help did they need? They were looking for computer hackers. For what? One guy, dressed like Harpo from the old Marx Bros. movies, wouldn’t tell me. But he smiled and assured me that if I volunteered my services I’d be amply rewarded, as I’d help save the planet from climate change. As my computer skills are limited and as I’ve no desire to see the inside of a Danish prison in mid-December, I demurred on his offer.