The 2015 Paris talks (formally known as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties and the eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol—but let’s just call it the Paris talks) are going to draw about 22,000 official attendees.
Official means negotiators, delegates, diplomats, and aides from 195 countries. That does not include the NGOs, businesses, activists, high school students, and many, many journalists (including me) who will be there to influence, capitalize on, or catalog the two week event. Playing it conservative, total attendance will land around 50,000 people.
Average distance traveled will be about 9,000 miles, round-trip, which translates into around 300,000 tons of CO2 emissions so that these fine people can discuss ways to minimize your "carbon footprint". Portland's alleged mayor "Streetcar" Charlie will be there, delivering a speech about the tiny town's "pioneering" efforts to "fight climate change", and of course, Barry and his entourage will attend so that he can stress the I'm portance of gun control as a means to battle the climate change problem. All in all, a grand time should be had by all.