Just a little G8 update: no CC deal.

News channels have been announcing this afternoon that the US G8 officials have been saying that there will be no deal on emissions reductions at this summit.

Oh well, that’s OK then. We all know where we stand.

Now, where’s that dirty little N-bomb. Oh yes, in the garden shed. Just a minute,the phone’s ringing;


Hello, its the CIA here. Just had your blog drop into our golf ball in-tray.

Golf ball?

Yup, our UK spy station. You’ve just typed out some naughty words.

Oh, yeah, well I blame you naughty Americans for upsetting my day. CC, G8, get it.

Um, OK, just don’t do again. Otherwise we might have to send you on holiday to our resort in Cuba.

Cuba. No thanks. No deal.


Put phone down. Make a cup of tea and head out to the shed, whistling the tune to Bowie’s song Five Years .

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8 Responses to Just a little G8 update: no CC deal.

  1. inel says:

    Crikey. Here I am with my large mug of tea, listening to Pink Floyd’s The Final Cut, including Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert Planet.

  2. inel says:

    P.S. Did you read the way this was presented by ‘naughty’ Connaughton via AFP:

    “We’ve not sat down with China, India, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa,” Jim Connaughton, chairman of the US administration’s Council on Environmental Quality, said ahead of talks between Merkel and US President George W. Bush.

    “We have not sat down with Australia, South Korea and a number of the other major emitting countries on this issue and so until we’ve got everyone in the room and until we have consensus among all of them, you won’t see a collectively stated goal on that yet but it’s coming.”

    Bush insisted after meeting with Merkel on his good will to eventually striking a deal.

    Eventually, my foot! No deal now because the US has ‘not sat down’ with its own list of climate goal-reluctant allies, and is not prepared to upset them.

    What about ruining all children’s futures? “Are you sitting comfortably?” ~ as in Watch with Mother, “Then I’ll begin,” ~ is not the goal.

    P.S. Sometimes there is a place and time for ‘naughty words’ such as I guess you typed recently over on Reasic’s blog. Remember: your language is being monitored (by me!) 😉

  3. matt says:

    Oh nooooo, my very own naughty language blog police person. 🙂

    Mr Connaughton is obviously an complete twat and should be stuck on a spit for roasting at environmentalist’s gala! … is all I have to say. 🙂

  4. Pete Smith says:

    Straight to the point as always Matt, couldn’t agree more. And he would be suitable for vegetarians as he’s obviously a turnip.

  5. Stephan says:

    Hey Pete,
    I’ll tell you what, Stephan & I, much to our surprise, got offered a speciality at the restaurant which we’re at here on the Southbank called ‘Connaughton Kebab’. The german protesters obviously know how to do business fast!

  6. earthpal says:

    Connaughton said something about long term, aspirational goals. What use is that? We can all aspire to good things.

    They want a new round of international talks! How much time do they think we have? Bush is just biding his time and keeping this thing off the table until he leaves in ’08. They are busy looking busy without actually doing a damn thing.

    We’re going to get nothing from America until the next President takes office. Then we’ll have to see.

    Bowie’s Five Years is becoming more and more appropriate.

  7. matt says:

    Yes, Bowie’s song Five Years is appropriate.

    Here are the lyrics for those not in the know.

  8. the Grit says:

    Hi Matt,

    Since I get the impression you are in the UK, the correct US Government agency that would be monitoring your communications is the NSA (National Security Agency,) not the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency, and who can be blamed for not being able to keep up with our ever increasing number of Government agencies?). The reason for this is that, since the NSA, which has the ability to monitor all electronic communications on the planet and sort them for content in real time, is forbidden by law from monitoring communications within the US, we made a deal with the British equivalent, the CESG (Communications-Electronics Security Group,) several decades ago. You spy on us, with our permission; we spy on you, with your permission; at the end of the day, our Governments exchange notes. Which is why it is not a good idea for me to say on my cell phone that anything bad should happen to B***. Isn’t it good to have friends 🙂

    the Grit

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