PARIS, Jan. 31 — President Jacques Chirac has demanded that the United States sign both the Kyoto climate protocol and a future agreement that will take effect when the Kyoto accord runs out in 2012.
He said that he welcomed last week’s State of the Union address in which President Bush described climate change as a “serious challenge” and acknowledged that a growing number of American politicians now favor emissions cuts.
But he warned that if the United States did not sign the agreements, a carbon tax across Europe on imports from nations that have not signed the Kyoto treaty could be imposed to try to force compliance. The European Union is the largest export market for American goods.
How about we charge Chirac a silly tax?
One has to ask if his threats apply to Canada, as well? Read this article.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper once called the Kyoto accord a "socialist scheme" designed to suck money out of rich countries, according to a letter leaked Tuesday by the Liberals.
I couldn't have said it better, myself.
It absolutely amazes me that the world is falling for this madness, (hook, line, and sinker) while the threat of radiation filling the planet's air, exists. Put that with the utterly absurd notion that the U.S. is the only one that messes up the air, and you have the makings of some serious misunderstanding here.
Does anyone think China will sign Kyoto? If you do, I still have that ocean-front beach house in Salina Kansas, on the market.