Monday, December 3, 2007

Inconvenienced yet again!

Today's Review and Outlook (A20) made me smile. The U.S. is actually doing something right? You must be joking! But here it is... [emphasis mine]

Thousands of government officials, diplomats, NGO folks and journalists are in Bali this week for the United Nations' global warming powwow. While they try to outline an even tougher set of restrictions on so-called greenhouse gases to succeed the Kyoto Protocol, we'll venture that little will be said about America's record on curbing emissions without such caps. It's too big an embarrassment to the assembled worthies...

Output of all greenhouse gases was down 1.5% last year. All this while the American economy grew by 2.9%...

Critics immediately pointed to the Energy Department's acknowledgment that the reductions were in part due to higher energy prices and favorable weather. But greater use of lower-carbon energy sources, including natural gas, also played a big role...

We refer back to 2000 instead of 1990 because the real agenda of those who blame America's role in global warming seems to be to blame President Bush for not signing Kyoto. It's true that U.S. emissions have grown more than Europe's since 1990, but how can this Administration be held responsible for what happened on Al Gore's watch?...

3 comments:

Stephen Renico said...

I wonder what the carbon footprint is of all those private jets arriving in Bali so people can "tut-tut" the US about its pollution.

MK said...

I'm just glad America told the alarmists to take a hike, we've folded and join the rest of windbags as well, now it's only America left standing, as usual.

Hannah J said...

Too true, MK. Stephen--my sentiments exactly! LOL!