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  • Bolivia blames capitalism (for climate change - UN needs to approve the rights of Mother Earth)

    12/10/2010 1:25:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies · 3+ views
    Daily News ^ | 12/11/10
    Bolivia blames capitalism Mexico: Bolivian President Evo Morales said capitalism was responsible for climate change in his speech at the Climate Change Summit Thursday and he insisted on the need for the developed countries to make new commitments to reduce their greenhouse effect gas emissions. “We are sometimes debating only the effects of global warming, and not the causes, and we should be responsible and debate those causes,” said the Bolivian President in the high level segment of the 16th Climatic Change Summit in Cancun. Morales recalled the responsibility of the Governments so that key decisions are adopted to face...
  • NASA extinguishes global-warming fire

    02/03/2002 8:09:01 AM PST · by Ranger · 64 replies · 1,633+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/3/02 | Patrick Michaels
    <p>It really happened. The NASA scientist who lit the bonfire of the global warming vanities with his flamboyant congressional testimony 14 years ago, has turned the hose on its dying embers.</p> <p>There is now no reason for the Bush administration to give an inch on climate change. Sure, energy efficient technologies (like my Honda hybrid) are worth exploring. But there is absolutely no scientific reason for any expensive policy like the Kyoto Protocol on global warming. Mr. Bush led the world by being the first to walk away from Kyoto, and science has proven him correct.</p>
  • Walter Russell Mead: Kyoto Fraud Revealed

    10/16/2010 12:52:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    The American Interest ^ | October 14th, 2010 | Walter Russell Mead
    When the idiotic Kyoto Protocol was put before the US Senate, 95 senators voted against this confused and destructive initiative on the grounds that, as designed, the measure would simply ship American jobs to China and other countries without reducing greenhouse gasses. For years, green activists have mourned and bemoaned the shortsightedness of the US. How could we sit out from something so noble, so planet saving, so wise as the sacred Kyoto Protocol? We have been listening to the green moral scolds for twenty years: those fat, dumb and ignorant Americans are simply too stupid and too selfish to...
  • Obama Years Ago Helped Fund Carbon Program He Is Now Pushing Through Congress ( Cap & Tax )

    11/20/2009 4:45:46 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies · 913+ views
    Foxnews ^ | Updated March 25, 2009 | Ed Barnes ,
    While on the board of a Chicago-based charity, Barack Obama helped fund a carbon trading exchange that will likely play a critical role in the cap-and-trade carbon reduction program he is now trying to push through Congress as president. In 2000 and 2001, while Barack Obama served as a board member for a Chicago-based charitable foundation, he helped to fund a pioneering carbon trading exchange that is likely to fill a critical role in the controversial cap-and-trade carbon reduction scheme that President Obama is now trying to push rapidly through Congress. During those two years, the Joyce Foundation gave nearly...
  • Climate talks end with diplomats looking to Obama for leadership

    10/09/2009 11:04:03 PM PDT · by lowbuck · 9 replies · 549+ views
    The Guardian (London) ^ | 9 October 2009 | John Vidal
    Global climate change talks came to an end in Bangkok todayin an atmosphere of distrust and recrimination, with the rift between rich and poor countries seemingly wider than ever. snip . . . With five days of negotiating time left before the concluding talks in Copenhagen in December, delegates said it appeared a weak deal was the most likely outcome, and no deal at all was a possibility. snip . . . "The rift between rich and poor has intensified because rich countries have not put serious money on the table to help poor countries adapt to escalating impacts of...
  • When it comes to carbon, Boulder finding it's tough to make the cut

    06/22/2009 7:01:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies · 1,298+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 06/22/2009 | John Ingold
    Like other green-leaning Colorado cities, Boulder finds good intentions aren't enough to meet greenhouse-gas goals. Even for Boulder, an icon of earthy urban planning, saving the planet doesn't come easy. Faced with a looming deadline and lagging results in its efforts to cut carbon-dioxide emissions, city leaders recently vowed to redouble their efforts. The City Council earlier this month voted to raise the city's "carbon tax" — a charge based on how much electricity one consumes — to the maximum $21 per year for residences and $94 per year for businesses. And Boulderites aren't pikers. Many of the 20 or...
  • Boulder residents plan Monday rally against coal

    05/29/2009 9:14:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies · 1,696+ views
    DailyCamera ^ | May 29, 2009 | Laura Snider
    If Boulder is serious about meeting the goal it set in 2002 when city leaders agreed to meet the Kyoto Protocol -- reducing greenhouse gas emissions 7 percent below 1990 levels -- it's time for city officials to play hardball in their negotiations with Xcel Energy. That's the message a group of business, community and environmental leaders hope to convey to the Boulder City Council on Monday when they meet at the Stazio Ballfields to listen to speakers rally the crowd from a pile of faux coal. With the slender towers of the Valmont Coal Plant as a backdrop, the...
  • Japan buys 30 mln tonnes of CO2 rights from Ukraine (Cap and Trade Scam Coming to US)

    03/18/2009 9:55:16 AM PDT · by mojito · 7 replies · 650+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/18/2009 | Unattributed
    Japan on Wednesday sealed a deal to buy emissions rights from Ukraine, marking its first deal via a government-to-government trading scheme under the Kyoto Protocol and paving the way for another similar deal soon. Kiev will deliver 30 million tonnes of so-called Assigned Amount Units (AAUs) to Japan, with the sale's proceeds earmarked for six specific environmental measures in Ukraine, including renewable energy projects, the Japanese government said in a statement. The other five areas are energy conservation, utilisation of coal bed methane, shift to cleaner fuels, pollution reduction and reduction of other greenhouse gases than carbon dioxide. The value...
  • Global warming fixes not cool

    06/29/2008 2:59:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies · 274+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | June 29, 2008 | LORRIE GOLDSTEIN
    Every attempt so far to get emissions under control turns out to be about money. Let's examine an important question. Are the major schemes created by global politicians to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, ostensibly to combat global warming, effective? The answer is no, because they aren't about addressing global warming. They're about making more money for governments and large corporations. Let's start with the Kyoto accord. Will it be effective in lowering global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions? No. It wasn't meant to be. Kyoto, a United Nations treaty, exempts the developing world -- 143 of 180 nations which ratified it...
  • Nobel winner Gore calls for early climate pact

    12/07/2007 2:04:54 PM PST · by Baladas · 23 replies · 65+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 7, 2007 | Aasa Christine Stoltz
    OSLO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore urged governments on Friday to advance by two years a new treaty to curb greenhouse gas emissions instead of waiting until the Kyoto pact expires in 2012. Government ministers are meeting at a U.N. conference in Bali, Indonesia, to try to launch talks on a successor to the Kyoto pact to be concluded by 2009, which would allow three years for ratification before the existing pact expires. "I hope they will move the effective date of the new treaty forward by two years so that we don't wait until...
  • Australia - Rudd signs Kyoto ratification document

    12/03/2007 12:08:50 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 18 replies · 211+ views ^ | December 3, 2007
    Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has signed the instrument of ratification of the Kyoto Protocol. Mr Rudd says it is the first official act of the new Government and demonstrates the commitment to tackling climate change. The ratification document will be sent to the United Nations and it comes into effect 90 days after that. Mr Rudd says Australia will be a full member of the Kyoto Protocol before March next year. The agreement means Australia's greenhouse gas emissions should not be higher than 8 per cent above 1990 levels. Ratifying the treaty was one of Labor's major campaign promises....
  • New Australian PM signals Iraq pullout

    11/24/2007 8:13:19 PM PST · by RDTF · 65 replies · 102+ views
    Timesonline Via Drudge Report ^ | Nov 24, 2007 | Paul Ham
    AUSTRALIA’S new prime minister Kevin Rudd will mark his arrival on the international stage by announcing the withdrawal of his country’s combat troops from Iraq and signing the Kyoto treaty on climate change. Rudd, a republican and former diplomat, swept to power as his Labor party stormed to a landslide victory in yesterday’s elections. Official figures showed Labor had won more than 53% of the vote, compared with just under 47% for the ruling Liberal coalition of John Howard, who had served four terms as prime minister but lost his seat. Computer projections forecast that Labor would secure 86 seats...
  • Doom if Saint Al loses carbs (Mark Steyn)

    10/15/2007 12:22:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 224+ views
    The Australian ^ | October 15, 2007 | Mark Steyn
    A COUPLE of days before Al Gore was awarded his Nobel Peace prize, Michael Burton, an English High Court judge and apparently a fine film critic, ruled that Al's Oscar-winner An Inconvenient Truth was prone to "alarmism and exaggeration" and identified nine major factual errors. For example, the former vice-president predicts a rise in sea levels of 6m "in the near future". "The Armageddon scenario he predicts," declared Burton, "is not in line with the scientific consensus." I'll say. The so-called scientific consensus of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change suggests rising sea levels across the next century of somewhere...
  • Record High Antarctic Ice Levels Ignored by Media

    09/12/2007 4:30:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 64 replies · 1,888+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | September 12, 2007 | Noel Sheppard |
    NewsBusters reported Sunday that the media's fascination with record low ice in the Arctic ignored history while relying on satellite data that's only been around since 1979. At the same time, the press have totally boycotted news from the Southern Hemisphere where ice and snow levels are currently at their highest since data have been collected. Pretty convenient wouldn't you agree? Meteorologist Joe D'Aleo wrote at IceCap Tuesday : " While the news focus has been on the lowest ice extent since satellite monitoring began in 1979 for the Arctic, the Southern Hemisphere (Antarctica) has quietly set a new record...
  • Al Gore's inconvenient tax ("Carbon Tax" on Fuels & Draconian Emmissions Caps)

    07/04/2007 3:50:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 1,728+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 5, 2007 edition | The Monitor's View
    What you probably won't hear at the Live Earth concert: a call for higher taxes on gasoline and fuel. The current crop of US presidential candidates can only wish for the spotlight that will shine on Al Gore Saturday. He's the luminary for a globe-spanning, rock-star-studded, anti-global-warming concert called Live Earth. Most likely, though, his most radical idea won't get a mention. The former vice president (and almost president) wants to replace the current payroll tax with a consumer tax on fossil-fuel use. This "carbon tax" would, of course, raise the price of gasoline and home heating/cooling. And it would...
  • Poll: Don't Ratify Kyoto Treaty

    06/27/2007 1:23:02 PM PDT · by nancyvideo · 2 replies · 324+ views
    RightBias News ^ | 6-27-07 | UPI
    Nearly half of U.S. residents who took part in a UPI-Zogby International poll said the United States shouldn't ratify the Kyoto global warming treaty. The agreement -- formally known as the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change -- has been ratified by about 170 countries and governmental bodies but the United States is not among that group.
  • Gore Denounces Canadian Government

    05/09/2007 8:48:33 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies · 528+ views
    azconservative ^ | 6 May 2007 | John Semmens
    Former Vice-President Al Gore flew to Canada in order to denounce the Canadian government for its rejection of the Kyoto Treaty. Speaking at a Toronto screening of his movie “An Inconvenient Truth,” Gore said that Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s new climate policy is “a complete and total fraud and fundamentally ignorant.” “Nowhere in this plan does the Canadian government acknowledge my seminal work on this greatest of crises,” Gore complained. “Neither does the plan mention that my company, Generation Investment Management (GIM), offers opportunities for ecologically-minded investors. The government’s failure to incorporate these facts into its climate planning is designed...
  • Foreign windbag Gore should keep his nose out of our business

    05/02/2007 11:22:17 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 31 replies · 1,282+ views
    The Vancouver Province ^ | Tuesday, May 01, 2007 | Alan Ferguson
    H aven't we heard enough from Al Gore, the U.S. windbag turned Hollywood celebrity who presumes to lecture Canadians on their environmental responsibilities? The failed U.S. presidential candidate spends a lot of time in Canada, perhaps because he finds it fertile ground for self-enrichment. The multi-millionaire with a carbon footprint the size of a Sasquatch was in Toronto at the weekend, preening himself among adoring fans. He was introducing a showing of his Oscar-winning movie An Inconvenient Truth, that apocalyptic vision of a world in meltdown that has earned him the soubriquet of "the world's most famous environmentalist." Gore, whose...
  • Global warming debate 'irrational': scientists [GW caused by sun]

    04/26/2007 10:29:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies · 3,433+ views
    Standard Freeholder (Cornwall, Canada) ^ | April 26, 2007 | Stephanie Stein
    The current debate about global warming is "completely irrational," and people need to start taking a different approach, say two Ottawa scientists. Carleton University science professor Tim Patterson said global warming will not bring about the downfall of life on the planet. Patterson said much of the up-to-date research indicates that "changes in the brightness of the sun" are almost certainly the primary cause of the warming trend since the end of the "Little Ice Age" in the late 19th century. Human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), the gas of concern in most plans to curb climate change, appear to...
  • Not Since The Inquisition ("Global Warming" a religion?) [William. F. Buckley, Jr.]

    04/03/2007 7:58:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 1,282+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | April 2, 2007 | William F. Buckley, Jr.
    The heavy condemnatory breathing on the subject of global warming outdoes anything since high moments of the Inquisition. A respectable columnist, Thomas Friedman of the New York Times, opened his essay last week by writing, "Sometimes you read something about this administration that's just so shameful it takes your breath away." What asphyxiated this critic was the discovery that a White House official had edited "government climate reports to play up uncertainty of a human role in global warming." The correspondent advises that the culprit had been an oil-industry lobbyist before joining the administration, and on leaving it he took...
  • Al Gore's Tale (with due credit to Geoffrey Chaucer for the original)

    03/02/2007 4:26:14 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 194+ views
    A pardoner was a charlatan who sold people indulgences, or pardons for their sins. Al Gore and his friends have come up with a modern equivalent: the "carbon offset" to make up for your greenhouse gas emissions. Now, good men, Earth forgive you each trespass, And keep you from the sin of greenhouse gas. My carbon offsets cure and will suffice, So that it gains me gold, or silver brings, Or else, I care not- brooches, spoons or rings. You must embrace fully Al Gore's line of bull, While o'er your eyes we will pull the wool! An offset certificate...
  • Take My Emissions, Please

    03/01/2007 3:53:18 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 19 replies · 733+ views
    With a winter that brought snow to Tucson, Ariz., and 70-degree weather to New York City -- along with an Academy Award for the global-warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" -- climate change has become more ingrained in the public consciousness. Not everyone may be willing to overhaul their lives to accommodate the environment, but more people are opting for the rising number of options offered by companies to neutralize their "carbon footprints," meaning the amount of energy they consume. Most carbon-offset programs require consumers to make small payments that in turn go to programs that create renewable energy or absorb...
  • An Inconvenient Pool

    03/01/2007 3:28:53 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 8 replies · 1,138+ views
    There is an irresistible quality to the story about Al Gore's energy-hungry Tennessee home, replete with a heated poolhouse that burns more natural gas -- $500 a month worth -- than most of us can afford to use while heating houses that shelter people, as opposed to swimming lanes. Did you know that Mr. Gore's house uses more electricity in a month than the average household does in a year?
  • A Dubious Way Out Of CO2 Emissions

    02/25/2007 4:44:09 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 20 replies · 1,257+ views
    Chemical & Engineering News (membership required for online access) | 2/19/07 | Bette Hileman
    In the late Middle Ages, professional pardoners sold indulgences to Roman Catholic parishioners with the promise that their sins would be forgiven. It was one of the practices that led to the success of Martin Luther's Reformation. Today, some environmentally conscious people purchase so-called carbon offsets to compensate for the CO2 emissions they are personally responsible for. ...At least 50 companies sell offsets for air travel for between $5 and $30 per ton of CO2. Some of them sell offsets for other activities as well.
  • Neutralize Your Pollution; Fight Global Warming

    02/25/2007 4:25:46 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 48 replies · 941+ views
    Environmental Defense ^ | Environmental Defense
    You can neutralize the rest of your pollution—through offsets. When you buy offsets, you essentially pay someone to reduce or remove global warming pollution in your name. For example, when you buy 10 tons of carbon offsets, the seller guarantees that 10 fewer tons of global warming pollution go into the atmosphere. While the pollution you produce yourself is the same, you get the credit for that 10-ton reduction.
  • A Skeptic's Take on Global Warming ...(the “greatest deception in the history of science.”)

    02/14/2007 7:05:14 AM PST · by IrishMike · 43 replies · 1,823+ views
    Human Events ^ | 02/14/2007 | Bill Steigerwald
    Timothy Ball is no wishy-washy skeptic of global warming. The Canadian climatologist, who has a Ph.D. in climatology from the University of London and taught at the University of Winnipeg for 28 years, says that the widely propagated “fact” that humans are contributing to global warming is the “greatest deception in the history of science.” Ball has made no friends among global warming alarmists by saying that global warming is caused by the sun, that global warming will be good for us and that the Kyoto Protocol “is a political solution to a nonexistent problem without scientific justification." Needless to...
  • Al Gore Sides With China Instead Of U.S. On Global Warming (Reported by The AP, h/t Drudge

    02/08/2007 8:15:30 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 42 replies · 1,201+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Feb 8, 2007 | Noel Sheppard
    Following in John Kerry's footsteps, former Vice President Al Gore was in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday basically blaming the world's problems on the country that made him a very wealthy man. As reported by the Associated Press (h/t Drudge, emphasis mine throughout): "Emerging economies such as China are justified in holding back on fighting greenhouse gas emissions until richer polluters like the United States do more to solve the problem, former Vice President Al Gore said Wdenesday." Of course, Al Gore didn't mebntion that one of the fastest growing economies in the world is China's or that it is believed that...
  • Tortilla Facts

    02/04/2007 10:59:21 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 59 replies · 1,171+ views
    It's not the higher cost of corn per se that has Mr. Calderón denouncing "speculators" and "hoarders." Rather, it's what rising corn prices are doing to push up the cost of tortillas -- the most fundamental of Mexican staples. ...The sharp increase in Mexican corn prices, which fueled the tortilla price spike, followed big price increases for corn on international markets over the past year. The main cause, according to most commodity analysts, was the U.S. decision to subsidize ethanol made from corn. Growers who previously marketed their harvests to food and livestock companies suddenly have new demand from ethanol...
  • Climate Action Partnership = Corporate Ripoff Association of Profiteers

    01/29/2007 11:13:20 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 1 replies · 141+ views ^ | 1/29/07 | Me
    Kimberly Strassel's "If the Cap Fits" (Wall Street Journal) examines the real motives of the Climate Action Partnership (CAP): to get the government to mandate or subsidize the purchase of their products, while rewarding them for implementing existing business plans. I therefore propose that we refer to the Climate Action Partnership (CAP) as the Corporate Ripoff Association of Profiteers. I leave development of a suitable acronym to the reader.
  • If the Cap Fits: Why our CEOs are warming to Kyoto.

    01/28/2007 10:23:02 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 10 replies · 1,980+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/26/07 | Kimberly Strassel
    Democrats want to flog the global warming theme through 2008 and they'll take what help they can get, even if it means cozying up to executives whose goal is to enrich their firms. Right now, the corporate giants calling for a mandatory carbon cap serve too useful a political purpose for anyone to delve into their baser motives.The Climate Action Partnership, a group of 10 major companies that made headlines this week with its call for a national limit on carbon dioxide emissions, would surely feign shock at such an accusation. After all, their plea was carefully timed to coincide...
  • Global Warming: The Heat Is On

    01/20/2007 8:56:49 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 45 replies · 1,614+ views
    Climate Change: In Congress, business and the media, those who urge "doing something" about global warming are moving ahead with an agenda that seeks to stifle free speech and scientific inquiry, and kill the economy. The announcement that, as part of her "first 100 hours," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (news, bio, voting record) intends to create a special committee to create new laws for global warming shouldn't be a surprise. Pelosi is among a large group of global warming advocates who believe November's election was their big chance to slash our use of greenhouse gases. In addition to Pelosi's panel,...
  • Gore's newest on global warming (humor)

    01/03/2007 12:07:40 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 3 replies · 295+ views
    Me | 1/3/07 | Bill Levinson
    I heard that Al Gore has come up with some new ideas and observations about global warming. (1) If global warming is not stopped, warming in the Arctic will thaw out the Blob, which was dropped near the North Pole after characters played by Steve McQueen and others froze it with carbon dioxide fire extinguishers. (2) If the government will not enact carbon taxes and carbon emission caps, it must build giant refrigerators to be operated with their doors open to cool the environment. (3) The Laws of Thermodynamics, which outlaw the construction of perpetual-motion machines and also the generation...
  • U.S. Defends Itself on Global Warming (doing better without Kyoto)

    11/06/2006 11:18:13 AM PST · by Ben Mugged · 10 replies · 425+ views
    SF Gate ^ | November 6, 2006 | CHARLES J. HANLEY
    The United States is doing better lately than some countries in restraining growth of global warming gases, and it isn't likely to change its stand against mandatory controls, a U.S. negotiator said Monday as 5,000 delegates opened the annual U.N. climate conference. Among those nations that do accept the Kyoto Protocol's emissions caps, "with few exceptions you're seeing those emissions rise again," Harlan Watson told reporters. The chief American delegate was defending the U.S. position as an industrial country that rejects Kyoto's obligatory reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases that scientists blame for global warming. ~snip~The 1997 Kyoto Protocol, an...
  • Kyoto treaty - the dirty secret

    07/31/2006 5:12:56 AM PDT · by SueRae · 24 replies · 1,125+ views
    CNN Money ^ | 7/31/2006 | Cait Murphy
    The dirty secret behind Kyoto The U.S. chose economic growth over reducing emissions - but so have many of the countries who actually signed on to the Kyoto treaty. NEW YORK (Fortune) -- The green fundamentalists have never been shy about casting the first stone. If the world fries because of climate change, they thunder, it will be America's fault. Or, more specifically, George W.'s, because he took the Kyoto Protocol out of the desk drawer where Bill Clinton had stashed it for several years, and definitively binned it. Indeed, the United States and Australia are the only rich industrial...
  • Canada wants Kyoto climate-change deal scrapped: report

    05/22/2006 7:32:26 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 44 replies · 883+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 20, 2006 | Staff
    OTTAWA (AFP) - Canada reportedly wants the Kyoto climate-change accord scrapped in favor of a separate, voluntary deal and will not support efforts to set stricter emissions targets from 2012. The Globe and Mail newspaper said it had obtained private Foreign Affairs Department instructions to Canadian negotiators in Bonn, Germany, where an international 10-day meeting opened this week to plot the second phase of the Kyoto Protocol. "The private instructions from the Foreign Affairs Department to the Canadian delegation show Canada will also oppose the widely held view that targets in the second phase, which begins after 2012, should be...
  • Join Brazil in planting oil (Op-Ed by Brazilian President)

    03/07/2006 5:19:44 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 7 replies · 407+ views
    The Guardian ^ | March 7, 2006 | President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
    The 21st century will be marked by a crucial debate: how can we make economic and social development compatible with the preservation of our natural environment? The challenge is faced by developed and developing countries alike, but the burdens need to be more equally shared. The width of the divide between rich and poor countries has doubled over the last 40 years. While the developed world has benefited from the prosperity generated by economic progress, poor countries suffer the consequences of environmental degradation resulting from uncontrolled growth. Rich countries have unsustainable patterns of production and consumption. They are responsible for...
  • War on Terror Smokescreen Created By The Ultimate Terrorist, US: Observer (Barf Alert Level Red)

    07/15/2002 4:54:28 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 1,235+ views
    Islam Online ^ | July 15 2002
    Disclaimer: Reading this following article can be dangerous to your health. People with a heart condition should not attempt to read it. Also do not attempt to drive or operate heavy machinery. Do NOT open windows, but rather us a bucket to vomit. Opening the window may result in jumping out of it after reading several passages. LONDON, July 15 (IslamOnline & News Agencies) - Following the attack by U.S. author Gore Vidal on U.S. President George W. Bush’s so-called war on terror, John Pilger launched yet another attack in his book ‘The New Rulers of the World.’ “The rulers...
  • Thousands (of whackjobs are) expected to 'Walk Against Warming'

    12/02/2005 6:52:33 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 19 replies · 399+ views
    ABC ^ | 3 December | Jennifer Macey
    Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets across Australia today calling on the Government to ratify the Kyoto Protocol. The "Walk Against Warming" is happening around the world as part of an international day of action to coincide with UN climate change talks in Montreal. One-hundred and eighty countries are meeting in the Canadian city, but as Jennifer Macey reports, Australia's failure to ratify the Kyoto Protocol could leave it excluded from much of the debate.
  • Terminating the Economy

    07/02/2005 11:58:02 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 14 replies · 802+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 7/1/2005 | Doug Bandow, CATO
    Doug Bandow is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. "We're all Keynesians now," declared President Richard M. Nixon when he surrendered his fiscal policies to liberal orthodoxy. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger did much the same with his recent executive order calling for draconian cuts in the emission of "greenhouse gases" linked to global warming. "The debate is over," he claimed. The issue of global warming, though presented as a matter of scientific certainty, is actually highly controverted. Although the planet almost certainly is warming, how much of that is due to humanity -- which contributes only about .3 percent of...
  • Bush: Kyoto Treaty Would Have Hurt Economy

    06/30/2005 1:51:59 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 18 replies · 799+ views
    AP ^ | June 30, 2005
    President Bush said in a Danish TV interview aired Thursday that adhering to the Kyoto treaty on climate change would have "wrecked" the U.S. economy. "Kyoto would have wrecked our economy. I couldn't in good faith have signed Kyoto," Bush told the Danish Broadcasting Corp., noting that the treaty did not include other nations — including India and China — that he called "big polluters." Earlier, British Prime Minister Tony Blair said climate change was likely the most serious threat to the globe and that there would be no solution without U.S. involvement. The United States is the world's biggest...
  • China pollution to worsen as population grows

    05/27/2005 11:55:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 509+ views
    Asia News Network ^ | 2005-05-26
    Pollution in China is bound to get worse before it gets better, especially with the nation's population expected to grow to 1.46 billion by 2020. With a growing population, China would consume much more resources if the government did not change a development strategy that has led to widespread environmental damage in the past 20 years, Luo Yi, a vice-director with at State Environmental Protection Administration, told the China News Service. The population growth "means that the burden to the environment will increase by five to six times given the current strategy for development and pollution control remains unchanged," Luo...
  • New Legislation Is a Disguise for Kyoto Protocol

    04/22/2005 7:22:46 PM PDT · by kingattax · 5 replies · 353+ views
    Human Events ^ | Apr 22, 2005 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    When E.F. Hutton talks, people listen. That's the tag from a highly successful advertising campaign that ran 20 years ago for the brokerage firm, you guessed it, E.F. Hutton. Today, the same might be said in the political world of Sen. Robert Byrd, a hard core, old-timey Democrat whose rhetoric regularly reflects disdain for traditional American values and principles -- but who nonetheless does not shy from pulling out Old Glory to fly legislation he proudly references as "made-in-America." Okay, Sen. Hutton, we're listening. At the very least, clarification of what "made-in-America" means to a leftist Democrat should prove enlightening....
  • Greenhouse Gases Are a Gas

    02/22/2005 5:08:27 PM PST · by wagglebee · 24 replies · 1,115+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/23/05 | Phil Brennan
    Listen up. This is very important. The global warming fanatics have fingered rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), a so-called greenhouse gas alleged to be in the process of shoving the planet into a global microwave and raising sea levels to the point where the world's coastal regions will be submerged. They blame the rise of CO2, now about 370 parts per million and rapidly climbing, on us evil humans for using fossil fuels, driving SUVs and barbecuing frankfurters on our backyard grills. They ignore the proven fact that over millions of years, every time CO2 levels have risen...
  • The Myth of Kyoto (Peter Worthington)

    01/09/2005 5:55:12 PM PST · by NorthOf45 · 12 replies · 1,109+ views
    Toronto Sun via ^ | January 9, 2005 | Peter Worthington
    The myth of Kyoto By Peter Worthington, For the Toronto Sun January 9, 2005 Throughout the Cold War, until the final collapse of the Soviet Empire, there were always people in the West -- usually well-educated -- who believed in the good intentions of communism. Universities were an incubator for Marxism and a benign view of Soviet altruism. When Sovietism became tainted after "aberrations" like crushing the Hungarian rebellion (1956) and the invasion of Czechoslovakia (1968), admiration was shifted to China and the humanitarianism of Mao Tse-tung. Until he was also discredited. Such people tended to blame the West (i.e....
  • Debunking the Myth of Global Warming

    12/17/2004 2:19:06 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 57 replies · 2,655+ views
    Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri is an Indian-born scientist who currently chairs the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He's also an unabashed environmental activist, a role he acts out as head, since 2001, of the Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI). This organization sponsors in thousands of India's schools the Green Olympiad movement, which is a competition designed to test and enhance the knowledge of Indian schoolchildren about environmental issues and whose winners will be invited to participate in Terraquiz, the only environmental quiz show on Indian national television. Well, thank God for small favors. At least there aren't two environmental...
  • Time to replace the U.N.

    12/11/2004 12:54:43 PM PST · by wagglebee · 18 replies · 612+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 12/11/04 | Henry Lamb
    The United Nations is closer to extinction than at any time in its history. Finally, the people of the United States and around the world are calling for an end to this institution. Mired in scandal and controversy, Kofi Annan's last hope of salvaging the failing institution is the latest "reform" recommendations produced by his blue-ribbon committee. The two critical recommendations would expand the Security Council from 15 to 24 members and would designate the Security Council as the sole authority to legitimize "pre-emptive" military action. These recommendations, if implemented, would sink the institution further into the quicksand that has...
  • Greatest Danger Is Kyoto Protocol, Not Global Warming

    11/25/2004 5:32:31 AM PST · by Maurice1962 · 34 replies · 2,795+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 11/24/04 | Herman Cain and Dan Gainor
    For several years, the news media have been warning us of the impending doom of global warming. Well, they almost got it right. Forget their reports that blame everything from hot weather to cold weather on global warming. The impending doom lurking just around the corner is the Kyoto Protocol -- and Russia's decision to go along with this nonsense will make it a reality for a good bit of the globe. The U.S. is already under pressure to join in despite the potential price tag of more than $400 billion each year. The treaty gives industrialized nations just eight...
  • u s re US Rejects World Calls To Join Russia In Ratifying Kyoto Pact

    10/23/2004 8:57:03 AM PDT · by Anduril1 · 19 replies · 542+ views
    AFP/Space Daily ^ | 23 Oct 2004
    US rejects world calls to join Russia in ratifying Kyoto pact WASHINGTON (AFP) Oct 23, 2004 The United States, flying in the face of snowballing world opinion, said Friday it would not follow Russia's lead and ratify the Kyoto protocol on global warming. "We have no intention of signing or ratifying it. We have not changed our views," a defiant deputy State Department spokesman Adam Ereli said after the European Union and environmentalists across the globe hailed Moscow's decision and urged Washington to follow suit. Heading the chorus of delight after the Russian cabinet approved the Kyoto pact and sent...
  • Heinz Kerry says global test needed for environment too

    10/18/2004 10:38:30 PM PDT · by kattracks · 24 replies · 531+ views
    Union Leader ^ | 10/19/04 | BEVERLEY WANG, AP
    RYE - Stressing the need for bipartisan action on the environment, Teresa Heinz Kerry gave a verbal spanking to the Bush administration for backing out of an international environmental agreement and called for a reversal of Bush-Cheney environmental policies. "The planet can't take it and we try to make sense of it," said Heinz Kerry, a longtime environmental advocate and wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry."There was a time when Republicans and Democrats were across the aisle on many issues," said Heinz Kerry, whose first husband was the late Republican U.S. Sen. John Heinz of Pennsylvania. "We have to...
  • Kerry's flip-flop on global warming

    10/09/2004 12:35:20 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 669+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 10/9/04 | Henry Lamb
    John Kerry is now severely criticizing President Bush for withdrawing from the Kyoto Protocol. On July 25, 1997, however, he joined 94 other senators who voted for Senate Resolution 98, which says that the U.S. should not ratify the Kyoto Protocol if: 1) it did not impose restrictions on developing countries, and 2) it would "would result in serious harm to the economy. ..." The Kyoto Protocol fails both tests. It is binding on only 36 of the world's 191 nations, and it would result in extremely serious harm to the U.S. economy. John Kerry now supports the Kyoto Protocol,...