Classic Miranda, 2010: A YouTube video from the conference by the ginger group Americans For Prosperity shows delegates with COP16 (Conference of Parties) lanyards whooping it up at a beachside fiesta. There were stiltwalkers in sombreros, a mariachi band and veritable oceans of Jose Cuervo Especial tequila, served Mexican-style with salt on the rim of the glass, aka margarita. Long, tall pina coladas circled on trays as delegates relaxed by the pool under little thatched cabanas. How many carbon emissions were in those bain maries stuffed with steaming shrimp kebab and Carnes Asadas (barbecued meat)? Far be it from me to decry junketeers. All power to them, but since power is the issue here it might be less hypocritical if the globe-trotting delegates were to meet somewhere a little more consistent with the thrifty lifestyle they advocate - like maybe a cave in Tora Bora.
|—||Something tells me that if they did avoid eating meat because of the carbon released from cooking it Miranda would still make fun of them.|