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U.S. Seen Isolated At U.N. Climate Change Talks (from ATSNN)

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posted on Dec, 15 2004 @ 10:56 AM
The United States, the worlds biggest polluter, stands alone in it's resistance to join the International efforts against global warming.
Nearly 200 nations attended the conference, with the US isolating itself from the balance of the attendees. The US has held firm to the belief that it is "premature" to negotiate anything now, when Kyoto doesn't expire until 2012.
Environment ministers from 80 countries met on Wednesday for the final days of a U.N. conference on climate change that has been unable to crack U.S. resistance to join international efforts against global warming.
The conference of nearly 200 nations has turned into a polarized affair, with the European Union (news - web sites) and nations supporting the Kyoto protocol to cut greenhouse gases in one camp and the United States, the world's biggest polluter, in the other.

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Well at least George W remains consistant in one way - he doesn't give a hoot about the environment.
This conference was a good idea, and when the world votes one way, and the US stands alone in it's own beliefs, it shows where his heart truly lies.
At what point will he acknowledge the fact that it might not be the rest of the world, it might be him.

posted on Dec, 15 2004 @ 12:56 PM
He also stood alnoe among 70 nations who voted for regulation on sonar testing in the oceans.

Sanfrancisco Gate (Dec 13)
Two weeks ago, the IUCN-World Conservation Union, a prestigious group of 70 nations and 400 nongovernmental organizations meeting in Bangkok, overwhelmingly passed a resolution urging governments to limit the use of loud noise sources in the world's oceans, including military sonar, oil and gas exploration and commercial shipping, until the effects are better understood. The United States abstained from the vote.

posted on Dec, 15 2004 @ 01:27 PM
Isn't it interesting that anything and everything is always seen as a "U.S." matter or a "Bush" matter? Interesting how the article and comments herein slant directly towards condemnation of the U.S. but fail to likewise place condemnation on the others that didn't ratify the Kyoto Accords. Let's name a few, k? India and China....and Australia.
Greenhouse gas: Australia won't sign Kyoto deal

But the list of signatories to the international pact does not include the US, China and India -- all major culprits for the worldwide rise in greenhouse gas emissions.

Environmentalists sad US, China don't join Kyoto protocol

Further interesting is that after 2012, there will others who will not ratify or will pull out of the Kyoto Accords. Italy is one of them.
Italy to Quit Kyoto Pact After 2012 -- Newspapers

But oh wait, then we have those that did sign and ratify the Kyoto Accords that will have problems meeting its emission requirements: Greece, the U.K., Canada, Finland, Russia, etc., etc., just to name a few.

Spread the condemnations or spare me your grief.


[edit on 15-12-2004 by Seekerof]

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