NYT reported President Jacques Chirac has demanded that the United States sign both the Kyoto climate protocol and a future agreement that will take effect when the Kyoto accord runs out in 2012
Jacques Chirac can take those agreements and file them where the sun does not shine. If China and India are not going to follow them, they will do nothing to prevent Global Warming, but they will just hurt the US economy. Even EU nations that have signed are not meeting their obligations under Kyoto..... But he warned that if the United States did not sign the agreements, a carbon tax across Europe on imports from nations that have not signed the Kyoto treaty could be imposed to try to force compliance.
We should respond with an immediate boycott of all goods from France, and if the EU imposes such a tax, we should respond with similar duties against items manufactured in the EUThe European Union is the largest export market for American goods.