Who among us is well versed concerning the Kyoto Protocol? If you stopped to buy a burger and Jay Leno stuck a microphone through the window of your car and asked “What is the Kyoto Protocol”? What would you say? Would you get a stupid look on your face and shrugging your shoulders say “Uh, I dunno”, or would you look directly into the camera and inform the late night crowd of the particulars?
Hey! It’s about saving the earth, stupid Americans! Geeze, get with it and join the Europeans!
“The Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is an amendment to the international treaty on climate change, assigning mandatory emission limitations for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to the signatory nations”.
It’s been ratified by almost every country on earth, except Australia and…gulp…the United States of America! What? Why?
“The Kyoto Protocol is an agreement made under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Countries that ratify this protocol commit to reduce their emissions of carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases, or engage in emissions trading if they maintain or increase emissions of these gases”.
Ratification is the process of adopting an international treaty, so even though the USA has signed the agreement, it hasn’t adopted, or put it into practice.
Hey! It’s about saving the earth from arrogant and wasteful Americans! Uh, does that mean me and you?
Gee, I wonder why America isn’t playing ball with the U.N. anymore (not really, I know why). Ratifying the Kyoto Protocol would turn us into a third world country. It would basically make the United Nations our Government and I’m going to be one of the first to stand up and say I, as an American, do not want us playing second fiddle to anyone, let alone a council filled with world leaders who hate America
Everything Bill Clinton compromised to the United Nations was nullified by George W. Bush’s insistence of putting America’s interest first. Can you believe our current President would side against progress, just so we American workers can keep our jobs? What about the staving Ukrainians? How about those little people in Namibia who don’t own an X-Box 360?
If we ratify the Kyoto Protocol, you can kiss your 4X4 Diesel 4-door pick-em-up truck goodbye, right along with your lawn mower, bass boat, ATV, RV, etc., etc…if the United Nations through it’s Kyoto Protocol, says so.
We are a leading industrial nation and we do enjoy our automobiles, even if they are polluters. We need to adjust the way we drive and the kind of vehicles we decide to buy, not the United Nations. We have the right to pursue our own happiness without some yahoo from a foreign country dictating what that freedom is.
If you want to help remove greenhouse gasses, plant a tree or a garden. They breathe carbon dioxide and expel oxygen. We breathe oxygen and expel carbon dioxide. It’s a match made in heaven.
I think it’s time folks became aware of a catch phrase, dedicated effort known as Sustainable Growth or Development. “Sustainable development is the process of balancing the fulfillment of human needs with the protection of the Natural environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but in the indefinite future”.
In other words, it is the micromanagement of the Earth by well-intentioned folks, who are doing everything it their power to balance human activity for the long haul, even if it means one world government manipulation of the United States of America by foreign leaders – read the United Nations.
Think back to the 1960’s and Planned Parenthood. This is a perfect example of Sustained Growth. We in high school were warned that the earth was becoming over-populated and it was suggested we responsible young people take action to never have children. I remember it well and even questioned my mother about possibly getting a vasectomy.
She was shocked that I would consider this at such an early age and told me very good advice. She said that this is something my future bride and I should decide and not something I should do because I wanted to help the Earth’s population problem.
Over-populating the Earth was the big thing in the news back then and now, it is hardly mentioned by alarmists. The current scare is the environment. Our Sustainable Development of the Earth (read Environment) is “going to hell in a hand basket” and guess who is the real culprit (in the projected Utopian world of the future)? You got it! The United States of America and George W. Bush in particular, plus Dick Cheney – the evil meanie!
We should be responsible users of our planet, but everything must be done at a pace that keeps America first and that my friends, is the bottom line when it comes to aligning ourselves with the Kyoto Protocol and Sustainable Development.
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