Left - Cancun; Centre - Cuba; Top Centre - Florida.
They meet two or three times per year and have had 48 meetings between February 97 and the latest meeting at Doha, Qatar in Nov-Dec 2012. (link)
Often they go to sunny beach resorts. Strange, surely they are against warmth?
Unfortunately, many of the meetings have been blighted with what has become known as "The Al Gore Effect." The Al Gore Effect means unusual cold hits the many event which Al Gore attends.
As an example Cancun, Mexico is a major world-renowned tourist destination. UAH's Dr Roy Spencer attended COP-16 at Cancun in December 2010. Roy commented: (Link)
It was 54ºF (12.2ºC) in Cancun this morning — a record low for the date. Al Gore is not supposed to be here…but it could be that the Gore Effect has announced his secret arrival.A year before, COP-15 was held in Copenhagen. On cue, as The Examiner reported: (link)
As if on cue with former Vice President Al Gore’s arrival in Copenhagen, the site of the United Nation’s climate summit is expected to receive heavy snowfall and bitter cold temperatures. With a bit of amusement some have pointed to the arrival of the cold weather as an example of the ‘Gore Effect’.The Examiner (link) listed more than 20 events between January 2004 and Copenhagen 2009 which were hit by the "Gore Effect."
I have worked out an antidote to the "Gore Effect." (But don't tell them, let them keep suffering.)
My answer is for them to go to Germany.
Germany you ask? But isn't is freezing at the moment?
Yep! As Pierre Gosselin of NoTricksZone reported recently: (link)
100-year event in March -Greenland icy air smashes cold records in the East
Because some stations in Germany have been keeping weather records for as long as 300 years, e.g. Dresden, Braunschweig and Potsdam, “scientists consider it appropriate to call it an event of the century,” FOCUS reports.Well, they could hold their meetings in this snow-bound building that used to be a hangar for air-ships.
But why, you ask, would you hold a UNFCC meeting in a cold snow-bound hangar?
Well, it contains a resort called Tropical Islands. (link)
The 'resort' is actually located on the site of a former Soviet military air base in Krausnick, Germany.
Tropical Islands is inside a hangar built originally to house airships designed to haul long-distance cargo. And despite it looking like temperatures are through the roof - outside the giant hangar it is actually snowing. The resort contains a beach, a lagoon , water slide and adventure park.
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