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Politicians sign new climate pact

BBC News – February 16, 2007

This article discusses a new tentative non-binding deal to reduce carbon dioxide and trade surpluses. The politicians in this article conclude that the world has reached a “tipping point” and action must proceed swiftly. They call on the world leaders to replace the Kyoto treaty with an updated version.

The forum’s closing statement said man-made climate change was now “beyond doubt”.


They said they wanted a successor to the Kyoto Protocol – which expires in 2012 – in place by 2009.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6364663.stm

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Marx Would Have Loved Kyoto

Investor’s Business Daily – February 12. 2007

This is a very powerful article (opinion) that says that there is no reason for nations to spend huge amounts of money on global warming.  It quotes Canada’s leader (who is struggling to make environmental commitments) as saying it is actually a socialistic scheme of wealth redistribution.

Canada’s new leader is taking heat over an old letter saying Kyoto was a “socialist scheme” to redistribute wealth on a global scale.

Harper described the Kyoto Protocol as “a socialist scheme to suck money out of wealth-producing nations.” He voiced his support for the “campaign to block the job-killing, economy-destroying Kyoto accord,” an agreement he said was “based on tentative and contradictory scientific evidence about climate trends.”

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Environmental Effects of Increased Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

Petition Project – January 1998

This article is states that the effects of CO2 on the climate are negligible if they exist at all. It contends that CO2 levels are definitely increasing but that their effect does not compare to other factors including random climate variation and the influence of the sun.

This petition project was created so that scientists could express their concern regarding the conclusions of the Kyoto agreements. It was supposedly “signed” by 17,000 scientists that questioned the conclusion of the politicians and scientists that gathered at Kyoto.

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