View from the chair:
December 9, 2009
The climate battle rages hot and heavy these days with the world’s attention drawn to the meetings in Copenhagen, and the pages of our own state capital newspaper, The Baton Rouge Advocate advancing one side or the other (and sometimes both). Tensions have been raised by the “Climategate” controversy and news about other leaked documents and dissension between groups attending the conference. I would not be surprised if it turns out that there are hostile infiltrators at the conference who are sowing dissension and false rumors just to make it more difficult to reach a consensus.
This is a time honored disruptive tactic that was used against the peace and civil rights movements for years. There seems to be no end to the lengths to which the forces of resistance will go in order to try and stop the changes that must sooner or later come in the world’s huge consumption of energy from combustion of fossil fuels. Sierra Club Delta Chapter member Rachel Guillory is there in Copenhagen to report on the meetings and to represent the community of people in Louisiana who want action to turn around the rate of increase in human caused global warming. You can see her postings by going to http://sscinternational.org/ and clicking on Rachel’s name on the right side.