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UN Climate Summit in danger of being "overlooked"?

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posted on Sep, 23 2007 @ 11:31 PM
On Monday September 24th representatives of 150 countries around the world will convene in Bali for the United Nations Climate summit. 80 of these reps will be head of state level participants making it the largest summit of its kind ever! There is only one "small" problem, will anything happen?

You all should remember the Kyoto Protocols and their attempts to control greenhouse gas emissions and the fact that while 169 countries have ratified the amendment, the US has NOT. The way things are looking at the moment, the US has no intentions of ratifying the protocols in the near future.

This poses a considerable problem to the effect this summit will have on climate control. Although several prominent politicos from the US, namely the 'Governator' Arnold Swarzenegger and ex-VP Al Gore, will attend and
address the summit, there will be a vacuum of representation of the US government. In lieu of formal representation, our President, GW Bush, will have a series of meetings later this week with members of the largest carbon emitting countries in Washington D.C.

This lack of representation will have a null affect to these auspicious proceedings and once again jettison the US into the problematic situation of being the "ecologically terrorists" of the world. The United States is the largest producer of greenhouse gasses in the world(although it is estimated that by the end of the year China will surpass us) and as such it is our responsibility to make sure that we also lead the world in controlling these emissions.

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