The imminent climate summit in New York is rapidly turning into an utter embarrassment for President Obama and UN Secretary General Bank Ki-Moon.
The list of prominent world leaders not attending include:
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott
Chinese President Xi Jinping
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper
German Chancellor Angela Merkel
We like the somewhat tongue-in-cheek comment at the end of the report:
Of course, things would probably have been totally different, if the summit organizers had guaranteed that attendees would definitely not have to sit through any more boring climate presentations by former Vice President Al Gore.