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Tuesday, May 06, 2003  

European countries don't have a snowflake in hell's chance of meeting their own Kyoto Treaty targets

"While lecturing everybody else, especially America, on the morality of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, it has been abundantly clear from the start that most European countries didn't have a snowflake in hell's chance of meeting their own Kyoto targets."

Time for Jon to join the discussion again!

Not that this exonerates the US by any means, but Bush took a serious drubbing when he refused to sign this treaty for EXACTLY this reason (OK, 'excuse'. But it's no less valid). The US position was that it was at best unrealistic, and at worse a baldface political sham to stand up with the world's powers and pretend that they are making things better by signing such an ill-conceived "plan".

Even if there was real intention to make the effort to meet the goals of the treaty, they were not realistic. What the world needs is REAL plan with attainable and progressive goals instead of a greenpeace-stroking, soundbite-generating wish list.

via FARK ->BBC

posted by Chimera | 9:21 AM

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