Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Who's the Sad Climate Panda?

The Kyoto Protocols are expiring, and everyone knows that everything would have been super keen except for that evil old ChimpyMcHitlerBurton.  I mean, everyone was on board with it.

So the Right Thinking People® are rolling out Kyoto II.  Now that George Bush is out of office, we're ready to start, err, cooking with gas.  Oh, wait:

Saturday, 28 May 2011 16:58 Agence France-Presse
DEAUVILLE, France: Russia, Japan and Canada told the G8 they would not join a second round of carbon cuts under the Kyoto Protocol at United Nations talks this year ...

Developed countries signed the Kyoto Protocol in 1997. They agreed to legally binding commitments on curbing greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming.

Those pledges expire at the end of next year. Developing countries say a second round is essential to secure global agreements.

But the leaders of Russian, Japan and Canada confirmed they would not join a new Kyoto agreement, the diplomats said.
But it can't all be lost, now that we have the Lightbringer in office.  The one who said the seas would stop rising and the planet begin to heal.

Right?  Right?
At last Thursday’s G8 dinner the US President, Barack Obama, confirmed Washington would not join an updated Kyoto Protocol, the diplomats said.
Man, that George W. Bush sure is crafty, to get Russia, Japan, Canada, and Barack Obama to sing his tune.  Welcome to the underside of the Obama Bus, greenies!  I expect the new meaning of the term "deniers" will be people who claim not to have voted for Obama.  Hope and Same, baby!


SiGraybeard said...

The only one I find surprising is Russia. They were making money off Kyoto. They agreed to limits far higher than they were using and could sell carbon credits.

I suppose they've done some analysis that said the gravy train was going to end.

Lissa said...

File this under "They told me if I voted for John McCain [...] and they were right!!!"

Quizikle said...


ASM826 said...

That panda drawing get funnier every time I see it.