Thursday, September 27, 2007

Nations must fight climate change like terrorism, Rice says

From CNN [ Nations must fight climate change like terrorism, Rice says].
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Thursday told delegates to a global climate change conference that countries around the world must work together to combat climate change, much as they cooperate against terror and the spread of disease.

"No one nation, no matter how much power or political will it possesses, can succeed alone," she said. "We all need partners, and we all need to work in concert."

Rice said the United States takes climate change seriously, "for we are both a major economy and a major emitter."

Other nations have been critical of the Bush administration's policy on climate change after the United States withdrew from the 1997 U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, known as the Kyoto Protocol. More than 150 countries signed the Kyoto agreement, which mandates limits on emissions.

Fight climate change like we fight terrorism. Work together, but drop out of Kyoto. No further comment is necessary. It saddens me that my Prime Minister is falling for this nonsense.

[Photo Credit: CBC News]


  1. It's all about looking like you're doing something while really doing nothing.

  2. Fight climate change like they fight terrorism?

    Does that mean ignore all relevant facts, alienate allies and make the problem much worse, then steadfastly refuse to even slightly adjust failed policies?

  3. I don't know what you realistically expect from Harper. Politicians don't lead; they follow. Unfortunately in western democracies, where government is a veneer over economic and capital stewardship, they follow big money. Effective environmental action has to happen at the grass roots level.

  4. Let's build a thermal wall along the Mexican border.

  5. Let's fight the yuppie whore careerist, Condi.
    Condi will boot lick for status.