Snubbing Kyoto: Our Monumental Shame: “As the world celebrates the global warming pact’s debut, Bush continues to pander to the energy industry. “
Celebrations next week in Brussels, Tonront, Casablanca, Toyko, New Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, Paris, Auckland, Mexico City and elsewhere around the globe honor the unprecedented international treaty on global warming – the Kyoto Protocol, product of the cooperation 141 countries and 8 years of work on a pressing global problem.
The US withdrew its participation. We are the single biggest polluter on the planet, the guilty party for 1/4 of the world’s greenhouse gases.
But Bush’s anti-science administration bows to the coal, oil, and auto industries. We don’t care about international agreements, even ones we’ve worked on ourselves. We don’t even care about basic security or self-preservation.
“Nine of the 10 hottest years on record occurred after 1994, according to the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization. The arctic ice sheet has shrunk 20% since 1979. And bears are coming out of hibernation a month early, throwing off their entire life cycles.”
I guess it don’t bother us none – after all, doncha know Armegeddon is coming anyway? Meanwhile, we gots to make us some moohlah at the top – screw the planet, screw the people, screw the children, screw the future.
Our religion is Mammon – god of greed, god of money, god of sacrifice. And if you think this administration is religious, better check out the god they are really worshipping so you might have a few words to say over the stinking junkyard of a wasteland you will remember as America the Beautiful.