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China Urges U.S. to Sign Kyoto Protocol
FoxNews ^ | Dec 1, 2005 | AP

Posted on 12/01/2005 3:08:55 PM PST by proud_yank

MONTREAL — China — one of the world's major polluters — urged the U.S. to join the Kyoto treaty Wednesday, rejecting arguments that the pact is flawed because it fails to restrict emissions by developing countries.

China's Sun Guoshunis said his country was already cutting the polluting emissions, adding it was unfair to expect China and India — with the world's largest populations — to ask their impoverished people to cut back on energy consumption.

"We really feel pity that the U.S. has not yet, and is not going to join the Kyoto Protocol, not only because of the size of its total emissions, but also because of its higher per capita emissions," Sun, director of the Department of Treaty and Law at the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said in an interview with The Associated Press.

He spoke during the first meeting of the 140 countries that have ratified the Kyoto Protocol since it was signed in 1997 and went into effect in February.

More than 8,000 environmentalists, scientists and government officials were attending the 10-day conference in Montreal. Some 120 environment ministers and other government leaders were expected to arrive next week for the final negotiations.

On Wednesday, the conference finalized the treaty's so-called "rule book," establishing greenhouse emissions cuts and mechanisms to allow developed countries to earn credit for carbon reduction by investing in development projects in other nations.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: antiamerican; antiusa; china; climatechange; globalwarming; kyoto; socialism; un; unitednations; worldgovt
China's Sun Guoshunis said his country was already cutting the polluting emissions, adding it was unfair to expect China and India — with the world's largest populations — to ask their impoverished people to cut back on energy consumption.

But, the UN recently came out with a report on how bad poverty in the US is??? How can they possible ask impoverished Americans to cut back on energy consumption? /s o.

Seriously, why do I doubt that impoverished Chinese actually consume that much energy. Hmm..Something smells fishy. I think it is unfair to ask the US as one of the world's most efficient producers to cut back our efficient manufacturing.

"We really feel pity that the U.S. has not yet, and is not going to join the Kyoto Protocol...

America feels it is a pity that China has not yet, and will not recognize basic human rights and freedoms and will lock up their citizens for openly practicing religion.

....not only because of the size of its total emissions, but also because of its higher per capita emissions,"

I think that China, who does not produce nearly as efficiently or as clean as the US, should STFU!

More than 8,000 environmentalists, scientists and government officials were attending the 10-day conference in Montreal.

Man, I can't even begin to imagine the hysteria or hot air generated there!

"Hey Mom, have you seen my patchoulli oil? I need to freshen up to go to a giant UN Environmental convention??"
1 posted on 12/01/2005 3:08:56 PM PST by proud_yank
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To: DaveLoneRanger

a really enjoyable read!


2 posted on 12/01/2005 3:10:14 PM PST by proud_yank (Experience Tolerance: tell a liberal you own guns and drive an SUV!)
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To: proud_yank
Holey moley. The PRC has chutzpah. They know very well that Kyoto favors China and India and has a higher bar for the USA and EU.
3 posted on 12/01/2005 3:11:35 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: proud_yank

We need global warming to counteract the mini-ice age...


4 posted on 12/01/2005 3:12:42 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Yeah, this article was a little bit too much to handle! I can't believe that Fox would run it. This alone debunks any of the left's 'FoxNews has a right-wing bias' screams.


5 posted on 12/01/2005 3:13:15 PM PST by proud_yank (Experience Tolerance: tell a liberal you own guns and drive an SUV!)
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To: proud_yank

Kick the UN's butt out of NY and send them to china. They deserve each other.


6 posted on 12/01/2005 3:13:21 PM PST by pissant
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To: proud_yank


Yep...so they can sell us their pollution credits.


7 posted on 12/01/2005 3:14:37 PM PST by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis.")
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To: proud_yank

You first, Chi-coms.


8 posted on 12/01/2005 3:14:51 PM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances – and it advances relentlessly – freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: proud_yank
China Urges U.S. to Sign Kyoto Protocol

Even if I knew nothing else about Kyoto, this would be sufficient reason to reject it.

9 posted on 12/01/2005 3:16:39 PM PST by ThinkDifferent (I am a leaf on the wind)
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To: proud_yank

Translation from Chinese: "Hey! Wait up! Put more rocks in your pack so I can catch you."


10 posted on 12/01/2005 3:16:40 PM PST by TChris ("Unless you act, you're going to lose your world." - Mark Steyn)
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To: proud_yank; All

How this for an answer;


We will sign on when the lowest reagions of Hades freezes over, and the chi-coms sign on at the same rates that we do!


11 posted on 12/01/2005 3:17:07 PM PST by TMSuchman (2nd Generation U.S. MARINE, 3rd Generation American & PROUD OF IT!)
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To: in hoc signo vinces
On Wednesday, the conference finalized the treaty's so-called "rule book," establishing greenhouse emissions cuts and mechanisms to allow developed countries to earn credit for carbon reduction by investing in development projects in other nations.

This sums it up right there. Kyoto has nothing to do with reducing CO2, and here they state that it is a huge socialist wealth redistribution program. I thank God for every senator, Rep & Dem, who voted 95-0 against Kyoto. And may Clinton go to Hell for signing it in.
12 posted on 12/01/2005 3:18:18 PM PST by proud_yank (Experience Tolerance: tell a liberal you own guns and drive an SUV!)
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To: proud_yank

...driving the US further into a web of restrictive environmental regulations that cripples our industry, giving China more of an advantage in manufacturing and trade.


13 posted on 12/01/2005 3:19:25 PM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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To: proud_yank

Is this pre-benzene or post-benzene spill?


14 posted on 12/01/2005 3:20:37 PM PST by pipecorp (Let's have a CRUSADE! , the 'slims have already started. 1900 useless replies and still going!)
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To: pipecorp

LOL They also said that us not giving the UN control of the internet was undemocratic.


15 posted on 12/01/2005 3:24:30 PM PST by proud_yank (Experience Tolerance: tell a liberal you own guns and drive an SUV!)
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To: proud_yank

HaHaHa!!! Kyoto exempts the Chinese so they can pollute and overtake us with impunity. that's one of its major defects. This is like the devil encouraging you to stop in that bar for some fun before hitting the road again.


16 posted on 12/01/2005 3:25:33 PM PST by Williams
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Yan-KEEs. You sign KYOTO treaty and we have velly many pollution credits we then sell to you. OK?


17 posted on 12/01/2005 3:26:15 PM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: proud_yank

Not going to happen until everyone meaning China and India sign it. I have a message to China. Click and see my message to the chinese government.
http://www.cjdby.net/UploadFile/2005-4/2005419239167458.jpg


18 posted on 12/01/2005 3:28:32 PM PST by MARKUSPRIME
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To: proud_yank

What utter gall! You sign up to be bound first, China!


19 posted on 12/01/2005 3:29:00 PM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: proud_yank

LOL! That's like the NO Saints asking Indianapolis to play without Peyton Manning.


20 posted on 12/01/2005 3:31:16 PM PST by saganite (The poster formerly known as Arkie 2)
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To: proud_yank

China should STFU and unsign. Down with the next ice age!


21 posted on 12/01/2005 3:39:41 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I-901: A freeway funded entirely by Washington State Smoking Nazis...)
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To: proud_yank

hey , if you accept that a war between the Chicoms and the USA is inevitable, wouldn't you push for this treaty also


22 posted on 12/01/2005 3:44:34 PM PST by wildcatf4f3 (admittedly too unstable for public office)
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To: proud_yank
Hey Commie, here is what we are going to do. We will sign Kyoto but we will place a tariff on Chinese Goods and Extra Taxes on Chinese Companies to match the cost to our economy. This way we both contribute.
23 posted on 12/01/2005 3:49:22 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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To: FOG724

...ping


24 posted on 12/01/2005 3:49:54 PM PST by Seadog Bytes (“The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.”—Edmund Burke)
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To: proud_yank

26 posted on 12/01/2005 4:00:45 PM PST by Seadog Bytes (“The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.”—Edmund Burke)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

But wait!
I thought China was our friend!


27 posted on 12/01/2005 4:04:22 PM PST by henderson field
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To: proud_yank

Man the Chinese back a set of big stones.

Unrestricted emissions from China are polluting the Artic and they're telling everyone else to sign up.


28 posted on 12/01/2005 4:04:54 PM PST by beaver fever
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To: Mike Darancette

sounds like a perfect idea to me! I'll keep that as a suggestion when some leftist gets harping on about Kyoto. Wonder if that will change their stance on the fact that it is a wealth redistribution program. Probably not.


29 posted on 12/01/2005 4:18:54 PM PST by proud_yank (Experience Tolerance: tell a liberal you own guns and drive an SUV!)
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To: Seadog Bytes

Love that graphic.


30 posted on 12/01/2005 5:28:11 PM PST by FOG724 (http://gravenimagemusic.com/)
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To: proud_yank

We're busy killing radical Muslims. Leave us alone.


31 posted on 12/01/2005 5:30:56 PM PST by Moonman62 (Federal creed: If it moves tax it. If it keeps moving regulate it. If it stops moving subsidize it)
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To: proud_yank

The Russians also urged us to sign it. The Russians, however, is exemped because it is considered a "Developing" country, along with the Chinese.


32 posted on 12/01/2005 10:16:45 PM PST by Thunder90
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