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Itís All Over: Kyoto Protocol Loses Four Big Nations
watts up with that? ^ | Anthony Watts

Posted on 05/30/2011 9:39:42 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Posted on by Anthony Watts

Image: Sierra Club Compass

Saturday, 28 May 2011 16:58 Agence France-Presse

DEAUVILLE, France: Russia, Japan and Canada told the G8 they would not join a second round of carbon cuts under the Kyoto Protocol at United Nations talks this year and the US reiterated it would remain outside the treaty, European diplomats have said.

The future of the Kyoto Protocol has become central to efforts to negotiate reductions of carbon emissions under the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, whose annual meeting will take place in Durban, South Africa, from November 28 to December 9.

Developed countries signed the Kyoto Protocol in 1997. They agreed to legally binding commitments on curbing greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming.

Those pledges expire at the end of next year. Developing countries say a second round is essential to secure global agreements.

But the leaders of Russian, Japan and Canada confirmed they would not join a new Kyoto agreement, the diplomats said.

They argued that the Kyoto format did not require developing countries, including China, the world’s No. 1 carbon emitter, to make targeted emission cuts.

At last Thursday’s G8 dinner the US President, Barack Obama, confirmed Washington would not join an updated Kyoto Protocol, the diplomats said.

The US, the second-largest carbon emitter, signed the protocol in 1997 but in 2001 the then president, George W. Bush, said he would not put it to the Senate for ratification.

Agence France-Press, 29 May 2011

h/t to Dr. Benny Peiser


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; climatechange; g8summit; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; haha; kyoto; kyotoprotocol
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1 posted on 05/30/2011 9:39:48 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Good!


2 posted on 05/30/2011 9:41:26 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Free Lazamataz! With every purchase!)
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To: NormsRevenge; steelyourfaith; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; tubebender; Carry_Okie; Brad's Gramma; ...

fyi


3 posted on 05/30/2011 9:42:00 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Larry Lucido

Now Obama needs to stop the EPA.


5 posted on 05/30/2011 9:44:35 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I wonder who twisted Obama’s arm on this?


6 posted on 05/30/2011 9:46:04 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

You have to wonder how many billions or trillions we already wasted on this POS aimed directly at the heart of the USA.

Bolton was the only one with enough stones to actually stand up for American interests — and we see what that got him.

If it starts with “UN” it means “retirement fund for dictators.”


7 posted on 05/30/2011 9:46:42 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Warmist Pope Gore is pissed.


8 posted on 05/30/2011 9:47:21 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: SatinDoll
I wonder who twisted Obama’s arm on this?

The coming election twisted Obama's arm.

We have double-digit unemployment and any "emission cuts" mean more unemployment. All for Al Gore's chicken little fantasy? Homey don't play that.

9 posted on 05/30/2011 9:51:10 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

We need a treaty to reduce climate scientists by at least two-thirds. It would make the world more livable.


10 posted on 05/30/2011 9:57:38 PM PDT by pallis
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To: freedumb2003
If it starts with “UN” it means “retirement fund for dictators.”

May the corpse of the UN rest in the sands of the sea, so far out that they will never be seen again. The world would be a better place without them.

11 posted on 05/30/2011 9:58:26 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Now Obama needs to stop the EPA.

Given that Zero's agenda has always been economic suicide and payoffs to his backers, fat chance of that happening.

12 posted on 05/30/2011 9:59:49 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: SatinDoll
I wonder who twisted Obama’s arm on this?

Nobody had to twist his arm. Ubama gulped as he admitted at the G8 dinner that the US would not participate in the "Kyoto Protocol", believe me. He simply realizes that political support evaporated after the scam was exposed for all the world to see in November 2009 ("Climategate"). Now, Ubama and the rats are left to try to appease the Environazis by abusing the regulatory power of the EPA and the Department of Energy.

13 posted on 05/30/2011 10:00:57 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: freedumb2003
This is a big step but, the fanatics are still working on AGENDA 21 to push for U.N. dominance over America.

No matter how they sell it, we are the target.

14 posted on 05/30/2011 10:03:09 PM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Greenpeace apparently doesn’t recognize irony when they put a polar bear outside, in the snow, holding a margarita with a sign that says “what about global warming?” Looks pretty cold in that picture to me.


15 posted on 05/30/2011 10:05:17 PM PDT by wastedyears (SEAL SIX makes me proud to have been playing SOCOM since 2003.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
PREFECT! ©


16 posted on 05/30/2011 10:09:40 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Developed countries signed the Kyoto Protocol in 1997. They agreed to legally binding commitments on curbing greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming.
 
Whatever Clinton agreed to in '97 was not legally binding on this country because Congress (the Senate) never acted on it.  Is this correct?

17 posted on 05/30/2011 10:12:24 PM PDT by Let_It_Be_So (Once you see the Truth, you cannot "unsee" it, no matter how hard you may try.)
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To: berdie

later


18 posted on 05/30/2011 10:20:00 PM PDT by berdie (qill)
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To: Let_It_Be_So

The Senate adopted a resolution in 1997 stating that ‘the United States should not be a signatory to any protocol to, or other agreement regarding, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change of 1992, at negotiations in Kyoto.’ The vote was 93-0. So, you’re right, the treaty was not even brought up by the Senate for passage.


19 posted on 05/30/2011 10:24:09 PM PDT by Montanabound
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Al Gore in I Started a Joke (YouTube)
20 posted on 05/30/2011 10:34:34 PM PDT by matt04
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