Kyoto Part Deux

Next month, the Chicken Littles of Climate Change will descend on Copenhagen like a plague of locusts sent by the demon Pazuzu in the classic horror tale The Exorcist. They will seek to strong arm the world into giving up their sovereignty to the United Nations, who know what is best for us and so should be the ones to tell us what is best for the environment.

The last great meeting of the minds was in 1997 when the Kyoto Treaty was forged and signed by most nations. Luckily for us the United States was not so stupid as to buy into the scam. yes, our president signed it, but our Senate refused to ratify it. The actual treaty took effect in 2005. The proponents hail it as having worked well, and now want to expand / extend Kyoto with the Copenhagen version.

Well, then, let us take a look at just what Kyoto has done for us. From Heritage.org:

Even aside from the growing doubts about the seriousness of the global warming threat — the Kyoto Protocol or any other putative global warming solution is only a solution to the extent that a genuine problem exists in the first place — the Kyoto Protocol has failed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.[1] Emissions are increasing in several signatory nations. In several more countries, emissions are declining more slowly than emissions in the U.S., which ironically is not a party to Kyoto.[2]

For example, according to U.N. data, the U.S. reduced emissions by 3 percent from 2000 to 2006, while the 27 European signatories increased their emissions by 0.1 percent.[3] Germany’s emissions declined by only 1.7 percent, while Canada’s emissions rose 21.3 percent.[4] European Environmental Agency data show that emissions increased in Austria, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, and Spain in the decade after the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.[5]

Yes, Virginia, there is a Global Warming Scam out there.

The revolution is at hand, will you be a leader or a follower?

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[1]. Press release, "UNFCC: Rising Industrialized Countries Emissions Underscore Urgent Need for Political Action on Climate Change," U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, November 16, 2008, athttp://unfccc.int/files/press/news_room/press_releases_and_

advisories/application/pdf/081117_ghg_press_release.pdf (December 11, 2008); U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, "International Energy Annual 2006," Table H.1co2, athttp://www.eia.doe.gov/pub/international/iealf/tableh1co2.xls(December 11, 2008); Open Europe, "Europe’s Dirty Secret: Why the EU Emissions Trading Scheme Isn’t Working," August 2007, athttp://www.openeurope.org.uk/research/etsp2.pdf (December 11, 2008).

[2]. U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, 2008 Inventory Reports and Common Reporting Formats.

[3]. Ibid.

[4]. Ibid.

[5]. European Environment Agency, Annual European Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory, 1990-2007 and Inventory Report 2009, May 27, 2009, p. 16, Table ES.7, at http://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/european-

community-greenhouse-gas-inventory-2009/european-

community-ghg-inventory-2014-full-report.pdf (November 10, 2009).

[6]. Matthew Sinclair, "The Expensive Failure of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme," TaxPayers’ Alliance, October 2009, athttp://www.taxpayersalliance.com/ets.pdf (November 10, 2009).

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