Congratulation Prime Minister Stephen Harper!! Congrats!! Your transformation to Bush is almost complete.
KAMPALA — Commonwealth leaders agreed to a much watered-down agreement on climate change after Prime Minister Stephen Harper resisted any reference to binding targets on greenhouse gas emissions.
But Mr. Harper said that he could not agree to the original proposal which put binding commitments on some large greenhouse-gas emitters and not for others.
“We will not agree to a framework that binds some countries and not others because that is a recipe for failure on the issue of climate change,” he told reporters. “We already have a protocol like that and it doesn’t work. We need a protocol that involves everyone.”
The earlier resolution would have committed developed countries to binding targets but not developing countries. Canada argued that the deal was unfair because it excluded India, a Commonwealth member and one of the world’s biggest polluters.
As you know, I oppose the Kyoto Protocol because it exempts 80 percent of the world, including major population centers such as China and India, from compliance, and would cause serious harm to the U.S. economy. The Senate’s vote, 95-0, shows that there is a clear consensus that the Kyoto Protocol is an unfair and ineffective means of addressing global climate change concerns.
Hence, until the poor countries do the same thing the first world countries are need to do, no matter how much it might cost these third world countries in the short term, the fierce leaders of the first world countries will not care a fuck about the future.