Global Green Treaty Dead Through 2020
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  • stephen b

    I’m consistently amused when George Bush is blamed for Kyoto’s failure in the US. I hope people remember: it was negotiated by Al Gore during Clinton admin. Further, on June 25, 1997, before the Kyoto Protocol was to be negotiated, the U.S. Senate passed by a 95-0 vote the Byrd-Hagel Resolution (S. Res. 98), which stated the sense of the Senate was that the United States should not be a signatory to any protocol that that did not include binding targets and timetables for developing as well as industrialized nations or “would result in serious harm to the economy of the United States”. Disregarding the Senate Resolution, on November 12, 1998, Vice President Al Gore symbolically signed the protocol. Aware of the Senate’s view of the protocol, the Clinton Administration never submitted the protocol for ratification. Try to lay that at George Bush’s feet.

  • Scott

    Your words of wisdom for aspiring policy wonks should be spread far and wide, not just to wonks but to everyone pushing an unworkable solution. Life is the art of the possible but too many people seem to forget that little detail. Thank you (particularly for the Python reference).

  • dearieme

    A criminal exposure of non-criminals, or a non-criminal exposure of criminals: what cha think?

    http://noconsensus.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/climategate-2-0/#comments

  • Cheves

    Really, sir. The science is settled that when Greenland melts—which it will in, oh, 2020—it will turn your precious “glamorous Queens” into an unglamorous swamp. The science is also super-duper settled that people outside the reality-based community can’t think clearly because they are duped that Skygod loves them and causes rain to fall on their fields. None of you Luddites ever did anything useful. That’s settled!

  • Gary Hemminger

    More releases of emails (Climategate 2) from the CRU at East Anglia right before the Durban meeting. Seems someone internally at CRU wants the world to see how these scientists think. Many of the emails refer to their “cause.” You would think that scientists “cause” should be the truth. Anyway, some of these emails are pretty revealing.

    You might also be aware that one of the top scientists that is most involved in the “cause” is Michael Mann. He is a climate researcher at (of all places) Penn State. When the original Climategate emails came out a few years ago, he was “investigated” by Penn State and their conclusion (unbelievably) was that sense Dr Mann had won so many awards and had so many papers published, that it was impossible that he had done anything wrong. Sounds like their treatment of Joe Paterno as well. Penn State is rotten to the core.

  • Randy

    Anyone? Anyone? Romm? Gore? McKibbsy? Bueller? Anyone?

  • Jacksonian Libertarian

    The only plan it ever had was to keep the donations , grants, and money coming, with existential threats that the sky was falling.

  • a nissen

    Good job of parsing nonsense.

    As to a strategy, Naomi Klein recently suggested paying attention to the effectiveness of supposed opponents:
    http://www.thenation.com/article/164497/capitalism-vs-climate
    Good idea.

    The NYT DIY approach to Deficit Reduction is also useful in giving the Rest of Us” some good clues as to what is really behind all the phony hand-ringing and blame placing:
    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/11/13/weekinreview/deficits-graphic.html

  • lizR

    GREAT and lets hope the Kyoto Protocol never rears its ugly head again.Why are newspapers coming down on any side isn’t news supposed to be objective.Personal opinons should not be part of news reports only facts even if the newspaper does not agree that is good reporting.

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