Rex Murphy: Canada is back — and the Liberals have the pictures to prove it

The Conference of the Parties (COP) is the drab, nondescript name given to the massive annual huddles, held in some of the world’s great cities — Rio, Beijing, Paris — by the doomsayers at the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The panel modestly described the COP as the “supreme body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change,” and, as such, the prestige of attending one of its vast conclaves is, for agitated alarmists, close to a liturgical rite, akin to the trip to Mecca for dutiful Muslims, or a prayerful tour of the Vatican for observant Catholics.