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Inconvenient Kyoto Truths
newsweek ^ | 2 4 07 | George F. Will

Posted on 02/04/2007 8:37:24 AM PST by flixxx

Feb. 12, 2007 issue - Enough already. It is time to call some bluffs. John Kerry says that one reason America has become an "international pariah" is President Bush's decision to "walk away from global warming." Kerry's accusation is opaque, but it implies the usual complaint that Bush is insufficiently enthusiastic about the Kyoto Protocol's binding caps on emissions of greenhouse gases. Many senators and other experts in climate science say we must "do something" about global warming. Barack Obama says "the world" is watching to see "what action we take."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechange; georgewill; globalwarming; kyoto
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nice read
1 posted on 02/04/2007 8:37:24 AM PST by flixxx
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To: flixxx

Kyoto was rejected by the entire US Senate, Democrat and Republican, because it did not hold China and other developing nations at all accountable for the "warming".


2 posted on 02/04/2007 8:40:40 AM PST by rjp2005 (Lord have mercy on us)
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To: flixxx
John Kerry says that one reason America has become an "international pariah" is President Bush's decision to "walk away from global warming."


3 posted on 02/04/2007 8:40:46 AM PST by andyandval
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To: andyandval

LOL!!!


4 posted on 02/04/2007 8:42:44 AM PST by Alberta's Child (Can money pay for all the days I lived awake but half asleep?)
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To: flixxx

BUMP


5 posted on 02/04/2007 8:43:21 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: flixxx

" Many senators and other experts in climate science..." Ain't it the truth? I agree with Will, someone should call their bluff and make those hypocrites in the Senate vote.


6 posted on 02/04/2007 8:43:25 AM PST by 3AngelaD (ic.)
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To: andyandval

Is "hear" spelled wrong?


7 posted on 02/04/2007 8:43:31 AM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: flixxx
I've spent some time looking at the numbers and political consensus or no, the data doesn't point to any clear conclusions about global temperatures let alone to cause. We don't dare empower government to slash 5% from global GDP in order to meet the goals of Kyoto like legislation without A GREAT DEAL more evidence.

That 5% by the way will no doubt be a great hardship to many as 21st century countries are forced to roll back the clock on energy consumption, but the people it will REALLY hurt will be the poor.

Al and Barbara will still be able to afford private jets, (and will have the political pull to get the necessary permits) but regular folk won't be allowed to drive their tractors anymore.

8 posted on 02/04/2007 8:44:57 AM PST by tcostell (MOLON LABE)
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To: flixxx

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1779020/posts
Climate storm comes out of the blue: The Religion of Environmentalism


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1775002/posts
Trading Hot Air?


The Federal Office of the Environment and Public Works has released this statement:

NUREMBERG-STYLE TRIALS PROPOSED FOR GLOBAL WARMING SKEPTICS
http://epw.senate.gov/fact.cfm?party=rep&id=264568


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1779020/posts?page=6#6
National Religious Partnership for the Environment (NRPE)


9 posted on 02/04/2007 8:45:17 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: flixxx

I've made the personal decision to no longer patronize any business or manufacturer who announces their plans to plans to cut CO2 emissions to "combat global warming". It is a marketing strategy to increase their share, which under normal circumstances, is fine and dandy. But, the role that such a thing plays in perpetuating this myth, this "public religion", is unacceptable to me.


10 posted on 02/04/2007 8:50:19 AM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: neodad
No, but "we" definitely is.
11 posted on 02/04/2007 8:50:21 AM PST by Jagman (I drank Fran├žois Rabelais under the table!)
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To: flixxx
Interesting snips from this article:

Many senators and other experts in climate science say we must "do something" about global warming. Barack Obama says "the world" is watching to see "what action we take."

Fine. President Bush should give the world something amusing to watch. He should demand that the Senate vote on the protocol.

In 1997, when the Kyoto Protocol's essential provisions were known, a "sense of the Senate" resolution declared opposition to any agreement that would do what the protocol aims to do. The Senate warned against any agreement that would require significant reductions of greenhouse-gas emissions in the United States and other developed nations without mandating "specific scheduled commitments" on the part of the 129 "developing" countries, which include China, India, Brazil and South Korea—the second, fourth, 10th and 11th largest economies.

President Clinton and his earnest vice president knew better than to seek ratification of Kyoto by a Senate that had passed its resolution of disapproval 95-0. Fifty-six of those 95 senators are still serving. Two of them are John Kerry and Barbara Boxer. That is an inconvenient truth.

12 posted on 02/04/2007 8:51:03 AM PST by i_dont_chat (I have the right to offend. You can take offense or not.)
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To: flixxx

One of George Bush's bightest hours was when he gave the middle finger to the Kyoto Protocol,and indirectly to Clinton in the process !!!


13 posted on 02/04/2007 8:55:55 AM PST by Obie Wan
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To: andyandval
Looter guy can halp.

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14 posted on 02/04/2007 8:56:58 AM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: flixxx
A sobering line from the article...

"every 10 days China fires up a coal-fueled generating plant big enough to power San Diego"

That fact alone raises my suspicions that the Kyoto Protocol was an idea hatched in the Chinese Politburo.
15 posted on 02/04/2007 8:58:35 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: andyandval

That's great!


16 posted on 02/04/2007 8:59:11 AM PST by SIDENET (Everybody was kung-fu fighting)
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To: flixxx

FReepmail me to get on or off


17 posted on 02/04/2007 9:00:51 AM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: flixxx

Kyoto will never pass in this country for the simple reason that the bulk of our future oil needs will be coming from the Canadian oil sands, and its extraction involves producing high levels of CO2. This is also the impetus for President Bush's pushing for some sort of North American Union, to preclude Canadian environmentalists from pushing thru legislation that might thwart development of this resource. The estimated oil available from these tar sands is equivalent to estimated Saudi reserves, there is no way in hell we are ever going to sign on to any environmental accord that will prevent us from developing this resource. Case closed.


18 posted on 02/04/2007 9:02:23 AM PST by yuta250
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To: flixxx
Jon Pariah Cary is both an idiot and a traitor!
19 posted on 02/04/2007 9:02:27 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: flixxx

Will has a good point. I like his idea about forcing the entire Senate to vote on accepting or rejecting the Kyoto accords. Why should he be blamed for screwing up a great economy to pacify the whims of an ignorant Senate?

How far we have come. Once, the Senate was run by wise and thoughtful people. Today, it represents the worst that our great country has to offer.

The Founding Fathers must have rolled over in their graves so often that there is little left of their remains but toothpicks.


20 posted on 02/04/2007 9:03:19 AM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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