Thanks to commenter verity, general hilarity has ensued in The Kitchen, as a Dutch climate change myth negotiator finds that people not agreeing with him takes an emotional toll. Hey—I can sympathise, but at least I'm right...
He is known as the "hard man" of climate-change negotiation.
But after 12 exhausting days of trying to reach a worldwide agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, it was suddenly all too much for Yvo de Boer.
As the 200-nation Bali conference wrangled over a minor procedural matter, the Dutch diplomat in charge of the talks burst into tears and had to be led away by colleagues.
Who would have thought that a diplomat would get "tired and emotional", eh?
Moments earlier, Mr de Boer had been warning delegates that failure to reach an agreement on global warming could "plunge the world into conflict".
Seems to me that there' sbeen quite enough conflict in Bali but, thanks to our taxes (which are paid for by our carbon-producing business activities), you guys are getting an all expenses paid holiday in the sun. So fuck you, frankly.
Come to think of it, here's a way that we could reduce carbon emissions: if we had to pay far less in taxes, we wouldn't have to work so hard to make a living. And if we didn't have to wrok so hard, we wouldn't need such a lot of carbon-producing industry.
So, the logical conclusion is that we should sack as many state employees and parasitic politicians as possible in order to save the planet! Yay!
In the meantime, I hear that Mr de Boer is doing very nicely and the valium has really kicked in now, thanks. No, we're keeping him strapped to the bed right now, but we're confident that he will be ready to go home very soon...