The UN climate talks seem to grind to slow motion this week with the much-hyped, much-anticipated arrival of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
Kerry arrived late for his scheduled talk, striding in with that celebrity dignitary air, surrounded by a posse of private security guards and long-lens photographers. An inexplicable apocalyptic plume of black smoke rose from the Marrakechi cityscape behind him.
I swear I saw Kerry’s teeth glisten like a Disney princess as he smiled and waved.
The moment was perfectly American, unfolding like a scene from a high-budget Hollywood film. In this conference mashup of international attendees it really did feel like the whole world was watching.
But they weren’t.