US to world: "Get Lost"

Thu, 2007-12-06 10:09Ross Gelbspan
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US to world: "Get Lost"

The US delegation at a UN climate change summit said Thursday they would not commit to deep greenhouse gas emissions cuts at the key meeting in Indonesia, despite growing pressure.

Harlan Watson, head of the US delegation, said that neither a recent US Senate committee move to limit greenhouse gas emissions or the decision by Australia to ratify the Kyoto Protocol would influence their stance, adding: “We're not changing our position.”

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I am so far removed from people like Harlan Watson that I can’t even begin to understand their motivations.

this is utterly disgusting! losers!

The US does not respond to outside pressure that much when making decisions so people who expected the US to bend at Bali were misguided.

Also, with a lame duck president in his last year in office, no drastic change in policy is going to be advocated. And no US prez can unilaterally ratify an agreement like Kyoto unlike our PM in Canada. The system in the US is more democratic and this process still has quite a ways to go.

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