Five thousand people are standing in the rain in Edinburgh to protest, and I have heard that the Rest and Be Thankful is snowed under. I do not know what people are expecting at this time of year ! Do they want it warmer or cooler ?
"The United Nations Conference on Climate change starts on 30 November and runs until 11 December, at a conference centre on the outskirts of Paris. It’s expected that about 40,000 people will attend. The website has an FAQ section that asks the question how much all this will cost, but fails to answer it; one estimate puts the cost at over $1 Billion. The carbon footprint will of course be enormous – the official website gives no information on that question either, though an amusing article at Forbes comes up with an estimate of 10,000 tons of CO2. "
There is also the cost attached to organising the protests to consider. It would be farcical if it was not so serious.