To complicate matters, global warming and its political surrogate (the Kyoto Accord
) appear to have become aspects of bilateral differentiation between nations--distinguishing the moral, environmentally conscious, energy-conserving Kyoto cultists from the right wing, gun-toting yahoos and Kyoto-deniers epitomized by the United States.
As a signatory of the Kyoto Accord
, Canada committed to reduce its CO2 emissions 6% below 1990 levels by 2012.
The centerpiece of the November 4th demonstration was a march on Parliament Hill demanding that the Canadian government keep its international obligations under the Kyoto Accord
On energy and the environment, offer ideas for developing new non-fossil-based energy industries in America, and how to ratify a realistic Kyoto accord
The article discussed the expected budget saying, "The Conservatives, who favour a made-in-Canada approach to tackling global warming rather than the international Kyoto accord
signed by the previous government, are widely believed to be planning extensive cuts to the $5 billion worth of program commitments the Liberals have made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions." The prediction was true enough, as it turns out.
It took to task many of the original members of the Kyoto Accord
. The United States, you remember, chose not to participate in Kyoto because its leaders believed that arbitrary emission targets are both "pointless and economically damaging." The editorial used statistics to point out that the European countries that signed the accord have seen an increase in greenhouse gas emissions.
The MPs have previously been silenced on the topics of the gun registry, David Emerson's defection from the Liberals, the Kyoto accord
, abortion, and "same-sex marriage.
Delegates from more than 180 countries bargained behind closed doors, putting final touches on plans to negotiate additional reductions in carbon dioxide and other gases after 2012, when the Kyoto accord
Research the United Nations standards and that of the Kyoto Accord
and ask the world for a definition of a Third World country, then compare that to an Indian reserve and you'll find the similarities eerily striking.
Liberal MP David Anderson, who was environment minister when Canada ratified the Kyoto accord
, described it as "probably the most important diplomatic event of our generation"
WITH THE CHALLENGES signatory countries now face to meet their commitments under the Kyoto accord
, an inventive concept has emerged to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions: let the market handle it.
When the costs of fuel and raw materials rise the need to economize also rises and the need for application of the Kyoto accord
, although still important, becomes less significant.