Canada Ends Its Relationship With Kyoto Protocol

I see Ed Morrissey at Hot Air beat me to the punch on this story (you had to know I was going to check around in the morning for any AGW stories and find it), which I was going to set up for late morning posting. He wonders if this is a big deal.

(Washington Post) Canada pulled out of the Kyoto Protocol on climate change Monday, saying the accord won’t help solve the climate crisis. It dealt a blow to the anti-global warming treaty, which has not been formally renounced by any other country.

Environment Minister Peter Kent said that Canada is invoking its legal right to withdraw and said Kyoto doesn’t represent the way forward for Canada or the world.

So, it is a big deal, but, not that big. Say, a 6 on a scale of 10. Why? Well, for one thing, Canadians favor globull warming initiatives (for Someone Else). For another

The protocol, initially adopted in Kyoto, Japan, in 1997, is aimed at fighting global warming. Canada’s previous Liberal government signed the accord but did little to implement it and Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative government never embraced it.

Essentially, most countries that signed on failed to even come close to their targets. For another, the US, which never signed on to Kyoto (except for Gore symbolically signing it, since Clinton wouldn’t), reduced its greenhouse gas output pretty much by accident. And then there is this

“The Kyoto Protocol does not cover the world’s largest two emitters, United States and China, and therefore cannot work,” Kent said. “It’s now clear that Kyoto is not the path forward to a global solution to climate change. If anything it’s an impediment.”

So, don’t get too wrapped up with Canada pulling out, as they are saying there is no point to being a part of the protocol when two of the worlds biggest “polluters” aren’t part. Kinda like having two National League baseball teams deciding they were going to use designated hitters: it handicaps the other teams.

Furthermore, Canada is still in favor of the Durban agreement, which will eventually place caps and taxes and stuff on countries. Once they get past the years of negotiation, and formal implementation in 2020.

If many more countries start dropping out, then it will be a big deal, particularly if European countries drop out. Don’t expect it to happen. Especially all the little countries who love getting free money from the countries that produce.

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5 Responses to “Canada Ends Its Relationship With Kyoto Protocol”

  1. Adobe Walls says:

    Canada’s exit from Kyoto which they signed coupled with us repudiating Durban, particularly refusing to contribute any funding and refusing to recognize any restrictions will end this nonsense. This nefarious scheme can only be funded by us. Without our money the amounts contributed by the rest of the world will dwindle to nothing, the EU simply can’t afford it and China, Brazil, India etc. won’t squander money on this if we won’t nor will they accept limits on their economic growth.

  2. True, but, you know they won’t give up till the body is buried and decomposing. They found a great issue in which to push their idiocy and fascism, and have too much invested in it. And other people’s money.

  3. PatriotUSA says:

    Still, this is a fine thing for Canada to do.

    BTW, being buried in an ‘earth friendly manner’ is growing in popularity with the environazi goons. Nothing wrong with that per say but when they trump this as being goody, goody green it pisses me off to no end.

    As to OPM, yep, these Kyoto traitors and commies love that. It is their God, OPM.

    Will be stealing info on terrorist attack in Belgium late tonight.

    Thanks Teach!

  4. Trish says:

    Breaking up is hard to do. But we thank you Canada for doing this, from the bottom of our cold, denying hearts.

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