According to Wikipedia, “a circus is commonly a travelling company of performers that may include acrobats, clowns, animals, trapeze acts, hoopers, tightrope walkers, jugglers, unicyclists and other stunt-oriented artists.”
Unfortunately, it has a strong similarity with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change where acrobats, jugglers, magicians and trapeze acrobats have been trying to entertain the world audience making people believe that they are seriously discussing ways of addressing the current climate crisis.
Though originally intended as a means of avoiding climate change, the UNFCCC original aim was soon diverted into a corporate-led performance focused on profit. Since then, it has travelled to a large number of countries trying to sell its exhibitions. Next stop is Copenhagen.
At this point in time, when climate change is acknowledged as the main threat that Humanity is facing, it is good to remember that traditional circuses have been forced to introduce a number of important changes to their performances as a result of public pressure. We hope that this will be the case in Copenhagen.