Friday, December 5, 2008
So the last side event of our last just ended meaning that the conference has ended and we are getting ready to go out before packing sleeping and leaving tomorrow. Luckily, I just had some of the best four hours of the trip. I went to an event on green jobs in the U.S. by a group consisting of the sierra club and others. It pretty much explained how our refusal to become more energy efficient economy has left us behind and that had we signed Kyoto we would have already created 1.7 million jobs in order to meet the requirements. Also if we invested 100 billion dollars over the next two years we could generate 2 million jobs lowering the unemployment rate by 1.7% (and according the the New York Times today that rate just increased to 6.7%.