Via Wawick Hughes, this "voting" site is pretty funny.
Apparently Google has launched a site where you can "vote" on climate change and the IPCC process. Except that you can only vote "yes." Fill in your name and hit submit, and you are counted as having voted the party line. Seriously. Since when does this meet anyone's definition of "vote?"
Every day Google innovationist Justin Baird pedals to work at the internet giant, where he is thinking big in his global campaign to act on climate change.
"My personal mission is to drive positive change through technology," he said.
"I am in a position where I can understand the issues surrounding climate change. And understanding the technology solution that can empower us to communicate collectively."
I guess we know now why Google did not have any qualms about cooperating with the Chinese government. They have been "communicating collectively" in their elections for years.
"From your local postcode it aggregates it together to a state level, then country level, then across the world, so what we're doing is generating a global statistic. Over time it starts to generate and show the strength of public support of what's happening," Mr Baird said.
Wow - I am predicting his point of view wins in a landslide
Chairman of the Copenhagen Climate Council, Tim Flannery, says the Google tool is an interesting invention.
"I can imagine a day not so long from now where the UN secretary-general is elected through Show Your Vote. It's a very interesting world that we're entering into," he said.
Yeah, unfortunately, I can imagine a day too. Already leaders around the world in countries like Venezuela, Cuba, and Iran are elected just this way.