Monday, December 07, 2009

The Real agenda

"The reality is that our lifestyles are unsustainable." So declares railway engineer Rajendra Pachauri, who advocates a focus at Copenhagen on "the larger problem of unsustainable development, of which climate change is at best a symptom."

In other words, says the Wall Street Journal, Pachauri is more focused on an ideological economic agenda in which climate change is little more than a useful tool.

I think we knew this already, but it is useful to have the reminder. At its heart, Copenhagen is simply a mass exercise in state intervention, disguised (not very well) as "saving the planet".