Most of the world rejects
November 22, 2000 11:43 AM   Subscribe

Most of the world rejects the USAmerican attempt to end-around-run the Kyoto protocols. Surely we'll get our way (I use the pronouns reluctantly in this case). Who can stop us? Besides, who cares? Not President-elect (de facto) Bush. Add the guiltless bloodshed in Israel/Palestine to this and my last post and it's hard to be thankful at the global level.
posted by Sean Meade (3 comments total)
Scientists say gases like carbon dioxide produced by burning fossil fuels such as oil are warming the planet, disrupting the climate and damaging the environment.

However, many business leaders and U.S. oil companies fear the costs of stopping the earth from heating up could have equally damaging effects on economic growth and jobs.


posted by grimmelm at 11:50 AM on November 22, 2000

The US never legally agreed to the treaty. Algore had no power to sign a treaty. He's lucky he didn't get brought up on charges of treason.

posted by Mick at 12:46 PM on November 22, 2000

The U.S. Sierra Club environmental group attacked Washington's position at the talks, saying it was clearly trying to water down the Kyoto accord. ``America is shirking its responsibilities.''

This from the same group that endorsed Al Gore for President?
posted by snakey at 2:09 PM on November 22, 2000

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