Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Is Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA) The Only Person in Bali With a Brain

Words I never thought I'd type.
From Reuters:

The virtue in being virtual in Bali

December 11th, 2007, filed by David Fogarty

jet.jpg Private jets on the tarmac, fleets of limousines with police at the helm, helicopters flying overhead, endless columns of buses and taxis, five-star hotels filled to the brim.

Welcome to another annual U.N. climate conference crammed with 10,000 delegates from around the world all focused on how to cut carbon emissions.

Yes, we can all see the irony, and so does one U.S. Congressman.

Instead of jetting over to Bali for climate talks, Edward Markey (a Democrat from Massachusetts) will use a 3-D animated version of himself to address the conference at 9.30 am on Wednesday Bali time.

It is estimated Markey will save 5.36 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions by doing this.

His address will be streamed live at

Do you think this is the future of all big conferences, even company meetings?