The G8 and G20 conferences start this week in Toronto.
Whose idea was this? What a colossal waste of time and resources.
Not to mention - w/r/t this blog - the disaster it means for traffic in downtown Toronto.
Surely the agenda will include items like global warming and reliance on fossil fuels, especially with the Gulf oil spill going from bad to worse.
How many tonnes of pollutants will be fired into the atmosphere, how many barrels of petroleum will be consumed, flying these bigwigs to The Big Smoke from every corner of the earth?
Although how you can have corners in a globe I’ve never been able to determine…
Not to mention (2) the additonal local pollution that the massive traffic jams will cause.
Have the people who organize these things never heard of teleconferencing? What a wasted opportunity to show the world how conferences of the future should be conducted.
It’s all words - which may also, metaphorically, be only so much (more) hot air.
It’s not like there is anything tangible these people have to see, touch, feel, taste or smell.
It’s not like they are, for instance, flying to Colorado to test-drive a new Bentley…