Sunday, December 11, 2005

Clinton Says Bush Is 'Flat Wrong' on Kyoto

Yahoo! News reported Delegates from around the world worked into the final hours of a U.N. climate conference on Friday to produce a plan for deeper cuts after 2012 in greenhouse-gas emissions, buoyed by a last-minute message of support from former
President Clinton. Clinton, in an applause-filled appearance at the Montreal meeting, said President Bush was "flat wrong" to claim that reducing greenhouse-gas emissions to fight global warming would damage the U.S. economy.

If that is true, why did Clinton not submit the treaty to the senate for confirmation when he was President? And if thinks there is any chance that Hillary can get elected in 2008, does he really want to put her in a position of having to sign Kyoto, when many western nations are finding it very difficule to meat their country's targets.
But the ex-president urged the negotiators from more than 180 nations to find a way to "work with" the current U.S. administration. Throughout the two-week conference, the Bush administration repeatedly rejected Canadian and other efforts to draw it into future global talks on emission controls, just as in 2001 it renounced the existing Kyoto Protocol and its mandatory cuts.

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