yawneriwona_kellie via flickrThis time around we start off with a great big phony pact
That came from several green groups who just felt they had to act.
A powerful indictment and a plan for moving on,
The “Copenhagen treaty” met with no more than a yawn.

Was that too rude, to write them off, to say the pact was snoozy?
No, this is rude: Joe Barton, at a hearing, getting newsy.
At least it was the Sports section that drew him to the paper —
‘Cuz we all known that climate’s ills will ease when waistlines taper.

Elsewhere in Congress, Aggies focused on their newfound foes:
They lurched at Waxman-Markey armed with pitchforks and with hoes.
“We want to offset too!” they cried, and nearly started bawlin’.
But here’s the thing: You can! So time to STFU, Collin.

This week in D.C. also found the Grist crew hosting Tom
Who talked about accounting, and the storm before the calm.
His “nerdtainment” with David made for quite a festive bash;
As always, we got pleasure just from peeking at his ‘stache.

O please excuse the navel-gazing nature of that stanza
We now return to climate news: the end of the Bonn-anza.
As delegates all headed home to catch up on their Tivo,
A disheartening message came from climate-guru Yvo.

And while we know the world won’t solve its problems by December,
There’s still one crucial thing that everybody should remember:
If personal emissions are a source of any doubt,
It’s best to ditch your car and then just let it all hang out.

Check out some previous installments — if you dare.