Thursday, August 29, 2013

Fumes Without Borders?

The Kyoto Protocol severely restricts the CO2 emissions of Luxembourg, Iceland, Belgium, and Slovenia but NOT China, India, Mexico, Indonesia, Brazil, or South Korea. To steal a phrase from the Swedish diplomat, Margot Wallstrom, "This isn't about science, it's about leveling the playing field (the fact that the latter countries already emit far more CO2 emissions than the former but because the latter are poorer yada yada)."

2 comments:

D. Luthor said...

Logic: if one accepts that a larger carbon footprint is bad for the environment, and a law/treaty has nations increasing their carbon footprint, then it follows that this law/treaty is bad for the environment.

I dare anyone to refute this.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

I guess the theory is that if the West sets a "good example"....Seriously, though, I laughed out loud when I read, Luxembourg.