Readers of this blog are well aware that I am of a lover of parody and satire. My recent posts on the Al Gore lawsuit and Denmark joining said lawsuit are testament that I'm not above pulling a proverbial leg from time to time.
However, this story is not a parody. Truth is, after all, really stranger than fiction. As reported in the Washington Post and News Busters, the executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, Christiana Figueres, offered up a prayer to the Mayan goddess Ixchel during her opening statement at a UN climate conference convened in Cancun, Mexico.
Ixchell is goddess of midwifery and medicine as well as tapestry and the moon. Just what any of this has to do with global warming is anybody's guess.
In case anyone doubts me - or the news stories from the Washington Post and News Busters you can go to the UNFCCC website and download Figueres statement on pdf.