I won’t make sarcastic comments about the "carbon footprint" caused by all those world leaders convening in Bali to discuss climate change. Everybody else has already made the same point. Plus, I hate the phrase "carbon footprint". And I have some sympathy with the urge to visit Bali. Its a really nice place – the Four Seasons in Bali is probably the best hotel I have ever stayed in. I wish the delegates joy of it.
But all the bitching about Bali is in danger of obscuring the real point. Climate change is a really, really serious threat – and it is good that world leaders are at least trying to do something about it – even if they have chosen to meet in a luxury resort. Let me direct you to two articles that I think give a good idea of what is at stake.