Sunday, December 16, 2007

Peaking Influence

Welcome dear reader. It’s been a pretty special week in Minuscarlandia. Two things occurred that prove the multifaceted and remarkable influence this blog has had both on world politics and corporate progress.

First, there’s this widely reported piece regarding the UN climate change conference.
“But the road was extremely rocky. Talks stalled as Paula Dobriansky, head of the US delegation, signaled that America opposed calls from poorer countries for technological and financial help to combat climate change. It seemed any agreement was doomed. Then Papua New Guinea took to the floor and, in a highly charged speech, its delegate challenged the US: 'If you're not willing to lead, get out of the way.'

Minutes later, in an astonishing reversal, Dobriansky returned to announce, to cheers from the hall: 'We will go forward and join the consensus.'”
The Papua New Guinea delegate is Kevin Conrad, who is…as they say, Harvard educated.

What I wouldn’t do for a transcript of that speech - and the rest of the session for that matter.


Second, last March I wondered aloud, “Why aren’t DayQuil and NyQuil packaged together?” This week my dream was realized...and my cold ended.


bigH said...

Careful what you wish for. I understand that the final session of the Bali conference was 20 hours beyond its expected close.

Here's an NPR report with audio of your referenced speaches.

mytzpyk said...

Thanks for the link. I listened.

I read a suggestion that W's own climate conference in January was risking the embarrassment of having no attendees...therefore the compromise.

Spoke-N-Sport said...

I think i was there when you were wondering....not about the conference but the Nyquil Duo.