Skip to comments.Itís All Over: Kyoto Protocol Loses Four Big Nations
Posted on 05/30/2011 9:39:42 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
May 29, 2011
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 UNs 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 worlds No. 1 carbon emitter, to make targeted emission cuts.
At last Thursdays 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
Now Obama needs to stop the EPA.
I wonder who twisted Obama’s arm on this?
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.”
Warmist Pope Gore is pissed.
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.
We need a treaty to reduce climate scientists by at least two-thirds. It would make the world more livable.
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.
Given that Zero's agenda has always been economic suicide and payoffs to his backers, fat chance of that happening.
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.
No matter how they sell it, we are the target.
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.
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.