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eve
Dec 26th, 2004, 08:09 AM
George W's two closest allies have dramatically distanced themselves from his attempt to sabotage international action to combat global warning last week - Saudi Arabia announced it had approved the Kyoto Protocol, the treaty on climate change which President Bush has been trying to kill; and Australia, while still rejecting it, parted company from the US by saying it was prepared to negotiate its successor.

The moves follow a tense international negotiating session in Buenos Aires where the US brought the talks to the brink of collapse, thus breaching an assurance given by President Bush in 2001, when he pulled out of the protocol, that America would not try to stop other countries reaching agreement.

feline01
Dec 26th, 2004, 08:39 PM
NPR (non-public radio) reported that Bush has several reasons for refusing to support the Kyoto proctocol. One of them is due to China refusing to sign on and he feels that it would hinder the US economy if the US did while China didn't. Another more likely reason is that he is very chummy with the coal industry in the US and by signing the Kyoto, the coal industry is basically in the toilet. And of course, Bush and all his cronies in the oil industry would never want Americans to give up their Hummers and SUV's and replace them with hybrids.

bulletproof
Dec 26th, 2004, 11:10 PM
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eve
Dec 27th, 2004, 08:14 AM
You're not wrong bulletproof.