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Vexen Crabtree 2015

Oil, Pollution and the Kyoto Protocol


The Kyoto Protocol versus the USA. America is the worlds biggest polluter by far, and is also the most developed country doing least about pollution and waste. The USAs atrocious record on environmental issues is one reason why people hate the USA. By Vexen Crabtree

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In agreement-Leanna Payne part 1

The BBC is partially govenrment funded, and if it is the only source it is hard to claim unbias.
And from Vexen's reply to your original post im am further inclined to agree with your statement, "Your website makes it look like your organization is a cult, so it makes sense that you information would be fundamentally ethnocentric and bias."
Vexen wrote, "America is a dangerous and irresponsible country as long it materialistically maintains that its own selfish wellbeing is more important than any long-term world wide problems, even where it is the USA itself that causes those problems! With ... 25% of the whole worlds carbon dioxide's emissions, the USA appears to take responsibility for 0% of the consequences as long their bank balance is not affected." This is yet another bias remark, i find Vexen is guilty of voluntary blindness when it comes to reporting all the facts.
Although some perceive it as a sad Bush Bash excuse (like Vexen), George Bush made an excellent decision when he famously withdrew American adherence to Kyoto in January 2001. This is generally perceived by a uneducated few as a story of a greedy capitalist who refused to help protect the environment against the requests of the world in general and the Americans in particular. Unfortunately, the authors of this website are guilty of blindness in terms of these so called facts. In reality it was an extremely educated decision to withdraw.
• In 1997 with Bill Clinton as President, the US senate rejected the Kyoto protocol by a vote of 95-0. Rightly or wrongly it was rejected by the US senate, without any connection to Bush. At the end of his term Clinton signed an executive order reaffirming America's adherence of Kyoto. The executive order became a difficult decision for Bush. He had to either accept Clinton's unilateral executive order knowing it would never get through the Senate or reject it and abide by the protocol's 95-0 defeat in the US senate.
• By mid-2001, four years after the Kyoto conference, not one of the 167 other signatories had yet to ratify the protocol.
• We are often told that America, with just 5% of the world’s population, produces 25% of the world’s pollution. But they also produce 25% of the world's goods and services.
• Only on May 31 2002 did the EU ratify the protocol, but it is still unknown if there is any serious attempt regarding implementation.
Without a doubt, no US senate will ever execute a protocol that so unfairly forces the US to dial back on production and energy consumption whilst allowing polluters, some of which are just as large, like Brazil, India, and China in particular to carry on comparatively unaffected.

Would the British government still sign the protocol if they had the same kind of economy?

(I am pressed for space please see part 2 for the continuation of my relpy :))

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