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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

"Angry White Men" on Kyoto

Finally, someone in the MSM is talking some sence regarding Kyoto...
"All the parties in the House except the Conservatives hold fast to the Kyoto targets of reducing greenhouse-gas emissions to six per cent below 1990 levels by the 2008-2012 target period, even though these binding targets are clearly unattainable. It's an inconvenient truth that Canada on the Liberal watch from 1993-2006 saw its emissions rise to 127 per cent of 1990 levels, a 33-per-cent miss. This period includes Dion's 18 months as environment minister from July 2004 to February 2006.

It's also a fact the United States, with 25 per cent of the world's emissions, refused to ratify Kyoto, and that its record is only half as bad as Canada's. And that China and India, with another 25 per cent of global emissions, while signatories to Kyoto, have no obligations in the relevant period. So, three countries with half the world's emissions aren't at the table, putting the burden entirely on countries like Canada, which can't meet their targets anyway.

Sounds like a great deal. Who agreed to it? Jean Chr├ętien, buying himself a Kyoto legacy when his government had no plan, and bureaucrats had to make one up as they went along. It is one the great public-policy failures of the last decade.

Harper's position is "No more Kyoto Kool Aid." He's not drinking it, and more to the point, he's not selling it. While Harper once said the science of climate change was inconclusive, leading to Dion's charge he was a climate-change denier (as in Holocaust denier, get it?), he now acknowledges it is the most urgent global issue of our time.

Harper has been selling another package, first to the G8, then to the Asia Pacific summit, and last weekend to the Commonwealth conference. His targets are a 20-per-cent reduction below current levels by 2020, and at least 50 per cent by 2050. Oh, and no binding targets on some without binding targets on all.

What he proposes to do about it isn't bad, it's just not Kyoto"
h/t to Joanne

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  • At Wed. Nov. 28, 12:32:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Mulroney agreed to it, dumbass.

    Don't let the truth get in the way of some good, partisan hackery, though.

    Carry on.

    PS: Ha ha, you don't understand evolution.

  • At Wed. Nov. 28, 12:35:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Pray, tell me: If Harper is so principled by refusing to act unless everyone else helps out, then why are we still going it ALONE in Afghanistan? Why hasn't he refused to act there?

    PS: It's really quite simple. It involves selection, inherited variation, some very minor mutation, and a lot of time. It really makes sense.

  • At Wed. Nov. 28, 12:39:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Brian in Calgary said…

    There's no understatement in any of this, and not a trace of debater's grace.

    Macdonald is so correct with the above assessment, and the two anonymous posters have just confirmed this. Kyotology - the new McCarthyism.

  • At Wed. Nov. 28, 01:22:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Canada "going it ALONE" in Afgahanistan.

    Where have you been? This is a NATO exercise and several countries arein the south including Holland and the USA. Wake up!!

  • At Wed. Nov. 28, 02:45:00 p.m. EST, Blogger John M Reynolds said…

    "...why are we still going it ALONE in Afghanistan?" We are not going it alone. Our 2000 or so troops are there with about 26,000 troops from USA, 5700 from the UK of the NATO-led force, which now totals about 36,000. We are not going it alone.

  • At Wed. Nov. 28, 03:22:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Macdonald has as much credibility as his good friend and old drinking buddy Brian Mulroney.

  • At Wed. Nov. 28, 07:23:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said… guys got me there. Oh wait, you didn't.

    Even if there were two other countries there and they were equally sharing the load (which they're not), I would still wonder why Harper doesn't bail on combat operations in the South (which is predominantly Canadian). Where is our help there?

    Also, having the support of two other countries from the ISAF means that there are 23 others that aren't supporting. Why do they get a free ride? Why don't we withdraw our support unless everyone contributes equally? Or is that only a principled action when it involves the environment?

    You guys make me laugh. The mental gymnastics you need to operate on a day-to-day basis are Olympic-class.

    PS: Watch Ken Miller on YouTube. He tears Intelligent Design a whole, brand spanking new one. He was actually at the Dover trial where ID got properly sodomized.

  • At Thu. Nov. 29, 10:26:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    So anon does Ken Miller think the world is evolving in to something better?
    If you believe you will be dissappointed....big time.


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