Tuesday, December 11, 2007

ain't nobody tellin' US what to do!

In what may well become history's dictionary-definition example of "head in the sand" thinking, the U.S. today continued to oppose global climate treaties mandating reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Or, to be more accurate, the Bush administration continued its opposition, while evidence suggests the nation's people, by and large, do not oppose such treaties. As the United Nations conference on global warming in Bali winds down this week, only a handful of scientists and a whole lot of polar bears seem to have noticed that the ice is melting in the Arctic, a self-accelerating phenomenon that bodes ill for the bears as well as for millions of coastal-dwellings people.

Happy 10th anniversary, Kyoto Protocol!


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