Kyoto Treaty collapses: Gaea-worshipers, Green Statists hardest hit

Posted by: Phineas on May 29, 2011 at 2:24 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Way back in 1997, many of the world’s nations gathered in the beautiful city of Kyoto to sign a treaty to save us from a problem that does not exist: anthropogenic global warming (AGW). The aim of this treaty was to impose freedom and economy-crushing regulation on the industrial world regulate, limit and reduce the amount of “greenhouse gases,” such as carbon dioxide (aka, “plant food”) by imposing targets… which were largely not met, because most governments don’t want to commit suicide by returning to a pre-industrial age.

The Kyoto Treaty (which President Bush wisely refused to submit to the Senate) is set to expire next year, so there’s an effort on to renew it so we can all keep supporting the lifestyles of transnational bureaucrats fighting AGW, which doesn’t exist. That effort fell apart this weekend as four nations with some of the biggest economies on the planet said “no:”

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.

Now, who would have thought it: national leaders not wanting to cripple their own economies while other nations get a free pass to catch up? Why, you might think one of them was up for reelection, or something…

Regardless of the why, this is good news for those who value prosperity, liberty, and scientific truth.

Which doesn’t include everyone. Among Gaea cultists, the news probably brought many scenes like this:

What is best in life? To hear the lamentations of the eco-hippies…

via Watt’s Up With That?

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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  1. Carlos says:

    Well, the AGW/alarmist crowd has been able to get away with all this garbage basically because of what has been taught in our public schools for decades now, that “truth” is relative, and that their “truth” is just as real as my “truth,” whether supported by facts or not.

    Used to be that when someone said something that was provably false but called it “the truth,” that person would be known as a liar. Now they just say he/she just has a different truth.

    What a load of pig poop. Just like AGW. I’m glad this administration recognizes this, even if the “truth” is that it’s just for the election…

  2. John A says:

    The Kyoto Treaty (which President Bush wisely refused to submit to the Senate) is set to expire next year

    Well, yes, Pres. Bush was wise not to bother. But the mention of it is actually via the last sentence of the AFP release and is included in most of the MSM, that the US “signed” Kyoto in 1997 but in 2001 Bush refused to send it to the Senate for ratification. Bah. The US never signed, Gore did on his own bat and apparently despite having been told by Clinton not to do so, then even before All Gory brought his copy into the country the Senate had voted unanimously against signing, so Pres. Clinton (who was against it anyway) never sent it to be ratified. Bush not only also opposed signing, he knew Congress was still against it.

    Too, signed or not, the US is one of the few countries to actually meet (actually, exceed) First Kyoto conditions. Germany did so by a fluke, during the time span of Kyoto the re-unification became fact and almost (?) all of the DDR-era power plants of East Germany were promptly shut down.

  3. Drew the Infidel says:

    Al Gore did not invent the internet, he invented global warming. His only real experience at anything approaching “global warming” was when his marriage hit the boiling point over his “sexcapade.”

  4. Lorica says:

    They need to cut old growth trees. Young trees use more carbon so they can grow. Old trees don’t clear carbon as well.

    All I see in these Earth 1st folk are a bunch of people seeking attention. I wonder how many of them made their own clothes from fabrics they grew or from animals they raised. Did you see them wearing shoes?? Where exactly does that rubber come from again?? What a bunch of dorks. – Lorica

  5. captaingrumpy says:

    I often look at the great trees in the Tasmanian forests that have stood for hundreds of years.I think that if that big tree is cut down,it will not grow again in my lifetime,even if I was one year old.It’s really amazing to see a tree that took a hundred years to grow….That’s why they planted so many forests of Pinus Radiata thoughout the South East of Australia and they are renewable every 15 years. The Planet is amazing but people will scam you,even about nature.Look at Gore,he has made Millions on the back of Nature.Then he flies a jet and lives in five houses.Stupid.