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Canada Formally Withdrawing From Kyoto Protocol
National Post ^ | 12-12-11 | By David Ljunggren and Randall Palmer

Posted on 12/12/2011 3:18:44 PM PST by tcrlaf

Canada will pull out of the Kyoto protocol on climate change, Environment Minister Peter Kent said on Monday, dealing a symbolic blow to the troubled global treaty.

Canada will become the first country to formally withdraw from Kyoto, which it says is badly flawed because it does not cover all major emitters of greenhouse gasses, notably the United States and China.

(SNIP)

“As we’ve said, Kyoto for Canada is in the past … We are invoking our legal right to formally withdraw from Kyoto,” Kent told reporters after returning from talks in Durban, South Africa, on extending the protocol.

He gave no details on when exactly Ottawa would pull out, but said Canada would be subject to enormous financial penalties under the terms of the treaty unless it withdrew.

The announcement will do little to help Canada’s growing reputation as an international renegade on the climate. Green groups awarded the country their Fossil of the Year award for its performance in Durban.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.nationalpost.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: algore; canada; climatefraud; globalwarming; kyoto; scam; un; warming
This is BIG NEWS, folks. An ENTIRE COUNTRY now denying "Settled Climate Science!". How can this be??????
1 posted on 12/12/2011 3:18:57 PM PST by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

The True North, Strong and Free.

Go, Canada!


2 posted on 12/12/2011 3:20:11 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: tcrlaf

From the article:

“Environmentalists quickly blasted Kent for his comments.

“Mr. Kent does not understand what he is sentencing our children to. Catastrophic climate change will cost them far more,” said John Bennett, executive director of the Sierra Club Canada.”

HOW HORRIBLE! Kent is sentencing Canadian children to the hell of PROSPERITY!!!


3 posted on 12/12/2011 3:20:22 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tcrlaf

Both Canada and the US have their share of moonbats, the difference is, here the moonbats are in power.


4 posted on 12/12/2011 3:21:59 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: tcrlaf; Berlin_Freeper; Horusra; Darnright; rdl6989; bamahead; Nervous Tick; SteamShovel; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

5 posted on 12/12/2011 3:23:41 PM PST by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: tcrlaf

GOOD FOR THE CANUCKS!


6 posted on 12/12/2011 3:24:25 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Old Sarge

GOOD FOR THE CANUCKS!

And the Canadiens, Maple Leafs, Oilers, Flames and Jets, and Senators.


7 posted on 12/12/2011 3:25:48 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: tcrlaf; Clive; fanfan

CBC heads exploding, tonight at 10:00 - tune in!

(the good news just keeps coming - thanks for the dose of common sense, Stephen Harper)


8 posted on 12/12/2011 3:28:43 PM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: tcrlaf
Hopefully, this will break a logjam and we'll see a lot of countries drop this ridiculous charade.

Maybe it'll get even better - Hansen's head could explode over the news.

9 posted on 12/12/2011 3:30:02 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: tcrlaf

This is America’s fault because...because...because somehow it just has to be!


10 posted on 12/12/2011 3:31:21 PM PST by GSWarrior (Businessmen are more trustworthy than politicians, professors and preachers.)
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To: tcrlaf
Green groups awarded the country their Fossil of the Year award for its performance in Durban.

Well there's the goal for the next Republican Administration. Having the U.S. awarded Fossil of the Year for 2013 and afterwards.

11 posted on 12/12/2011 3:33:14 PM PST by SoJoCo
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To: colorado tanker

The Religion of Climate Fraud is losing a major G20 Disciple.


12 posted on 12/12/2011 3:35:43 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tcrlaf

Ah ha! Canada secretly hopes that global warming will transform their tundra into a temperate zone.

/ conspiracy nut


13 posted on 12/12/2011 3:42:34 PM PST by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: tcrlaf

Doesn’t sound like he’s denying the ‘science’ at all. Sounds more like he wants the US and China to pay more of a share for this GLOBAL SCAM!


14 posted on 12/12/2011 3:43:33 PM PST by greenhornet68
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To: tcrlaf

Back many years ago Abraham Lincoln didn’t buy into the global warming fiasco and look what happened to him. Go Canada. I would sing their national anthem if I knew the words.


15 posted on 12/12/2011 3:44:29 PM PST by animal172 (A vote for a donkey is a vote for servitude.)
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To: Interesting Times

I’ve been posting for years that “global warming” is a net benefit to Canada. BRING IT ON.


16 posted on 12/12/2011 3:51:36 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, or the jobs that go with it.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Unfortunately for you guys (and for the AGW fraudsters), the temperature trend seems to be heading the other way.


17 posted on 12/12/2011 3:56:52 PM PST by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: tcrlaf

” . . . now denying “Settled Climate Science!”.”

That is not the reason given, but rather that the U.S.A. and China have refused to demonstrate obeisance to the Carbon Deity, thereby treating Canada unfairly. Boo,hoo!!


18 posted on 12/12/2011 4:00:16 PM PST by Elsiejay (I)
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To: tcrlaf
Green groups awarded the country their Fossil of the Year award
Green groups? WTF are they? Who gave them any standing? Who elected them?
Hey, green groups - go pi$$ up a rope.
19 posted on 12/12/2011 4:01:12 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: tcrlaf
The announcement will do little to help Canada’s growing reputation as an international renegade on the climate.

Renegade and Canadian. Two words I didn't think I'd see together in the same sentence.

20 posted on 12/12/2011 4:09:48 PM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: canuck_conservative

Bump!


21 posted on 12/12/2011 4:12:34 PM PST by fanfan (This is not my Father's Canada.)
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To: tcrlaf

Thank God there is still one country were common sense prevails.


22 posted on 12/12/2011 4:14:03 PM PST by johnny reb (I Have Not Yet Begun To Tea Party!)
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To: Elsiejay
That is not the reason given, but rather that the U.S.A. and China have refused to demonstrate obeisance to the Carbon Deity, thereby treating Canada unfairly. Boo,hoo!!

Yes, and a Republican President would be obliged to blame a U.S. withdrawal on Chinese and Indian non-participation, for the same reason. Our population believes, passionately in most cases, in the AGW creed, since they have not been exposed to the truth. Canada reached the point where they would have substantial financial liabilities, so they used U.S. and Chinese non-participation as a pretext. What would you have Harper do, expose himself as a sceptic and commit political hari kari? Surveys in both Canada and the U.S. reveal that the environment is among the top three political concerns, thanks largely to our state-controlled education systems.

23 posted on 12/12/2011 4:16:03 PM PST by Kennard
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To: tcrlaf

I wouldn’t be surprised to see Americans start sneaking across the border into Canada. We’ve lost this country. IMHO.


24 posted on 12/12/2011 4:27:41 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: tcrlaf

Someone better tell the Durban crowd.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2818953/posts


25 posted on 12/12/2011 4:41:07 PM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: tcrlaf

Canada’s ENTIRE national identity is in defining themselves as different from the United States. Almost always this has meant being to our left (such as in military, health care, etc.). But now they are FAR TO OUR RIGHT on Global Warming.

There is a lesson there for America...if we can figure it out.


26 posted on 12/12/2011 4:50:25 PM PST by BobL ("Heartless" and "Inhumane" FReepers for Cain - we've HAD ENOUGH)
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To: tcrlaf

Glorious and free.


27 posted on 12/12/2011 5:20:43 PM PST by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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“Mr. Kent does not understand what he is sentencing our children to. Catastrophic climate change will cost them far more,” said John Bennett, executive director of the Sierra Club Canada

Worst case scenario: Milder winters! Mllions of acres of newly arable land! THE HORROR!

28 posted on 12/12/2011 5:37:04 PM PST by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: denydenydeny; tcrlaf

“As economic policy, the Kyoto Accord is a disaster. As environmental policy it is a fraud”

Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada.

wish we had a POTUS who could have the judgment and foresight to say this!! (even though we’re not in the Kyoto Treaty too damned many politicians pay lip service to the CAGW b.s.


29 posted on 12/12/2011 6:52:12 PM PST by Enchante
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To: GSWarrior

This is America’s fault because...because...because somehow it just has to be!
_____________________________________________________

No, hon. It’s Bush’s fault. ‘Cause....well...well.....it just IS. Know what I’m sayin’? *snicker*


30 posted on 12/12/2011 7:51:18 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: tcrlaf

Where do I get my international climate renegade t-shirt?


31 posted on 12/12/2011 8:04:24 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: tcrlaf
Fossil of the Year Award...

I'd wear it with pride!

32 posted on 12/12/2011 8:43:44 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: oh8eleven

“Who gave them any standing? Who elected them?”

Hmmm let’s think...could it be....SOROS???;)


33 posted on 12/12/2011 9:56:03 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: tcrlaf
An ENTIRE COUNTRY now denying "Settled Climate Science!"

They're not denying anything, they're merely saying they don't want to flush a ton of money down the corrupt "global warming" toilet.

From the CBS story:

The protocol, initially adopted in Kyoto, Japan, in 1997, is aimed at fighting global warming. Canada's previous Liberal government signed the accord but did little to implement it and Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative government never embraced it.

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Monday's announcement was not a surprise. Canada faced international criticism at the recent climate talks in South Africa amid reports it would pull out of Kyoto. Kent had said previously that signing the Kyoto Protocol on climate change was one of the previous government's biggest blunders.

Congratulations to Stephen Harper.
Canada's liberal Democrats get spanked like little girls once again.

34 posted on 12/12/2011 10:16:24 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: tcrlaf

OH CANADA! To our freinds in the Great White North, THANK YOU!


35 posted on 12/12/2011 10:20:57 PM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: dfwgator

Oilers and Jets certainly are greenhouse gas makers....


36 posted on 12/13/2011 3:13:31 AM PST by scrabblehack
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To: tcrlaf
The Canooks just taking the stupid noose off the neck of their economy—no congrats for showin' some sense, eh?
37 posted on 12/13/2011 4:40:43 AM PST by Happy Rain ("The Founders obviously anticipated Obama when they crafted the 2nd Amendment.")
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To: Happy Rain

You need to temper your celebration. Just last week Harper’s government was hailing the new multi-lateral negotiations which would bring China and India into the mix and impose CO2 controls on every country. He’s playing both sides of the issue. In his heart Harper knows GW is BS, but he is constantly triangulating on this and other issues instead of taking a clear conservative stance.


38 posted on 12/13/2011 1:09:26 PM PST by littleharbour
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