Canada has officially withdrawn from the Kyoto climate agreement


Locutus
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OTTAWA - Canada has officially withdrawn from the Kyoto climate agreement.The death notice comes years after the Stephen Harper government made clear it rejected the terms that were negotiated by the Jean Chretien government in 1997.

According to the agreement, Canada would reduce its greenhouse gases 6% below 1990 levels by 2012.

Environment Minister Peter Kent pointed to the fact the United States and China - the two largest carbon emitters - never signed on as reason to abandon the agreement. And one year ago Canada officially announced its repudiation of it, becoming the first country in the world to do so.

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May - an environmentalist and fiscal conservative - called it a "day of shame".

"Harper's Conservatives present us with a fake contradiction between environmental protection and a healthy economy," May said in a statement.

Tory MP Rob Anders called Kyoto a "tremendous waste of resources."

"The fact we were the first country to pull out gives us credibility; we were the first to say, 'the emperor wears no clothes,'" Anders said Friday.

Liberal MP Stephane Dion, a main player in Canada becoming a signatory, called it a sad day.

"Of course Kyoto was not enough. But even though, it was the beginning of something more compelling for the next phase."

Dion was so in support of the agreement he named his dog Kyoto.

"I'm sad to say the dog is in better shape than the agreement it was named after."


Sun News : Canada officially becomes first country to withdraw from Kyoto agreement


 
damngrumpy
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The most serious question now is will Dion have to find a different name for his dog?
 
tay
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I've never believed in pollution.

And to prove pollution is a scam I invite Peter kent and Harper to sit in a garage with the doors and windows closed with a car running for 20 minutes.

By the way, does this mean I can dump paint in rivers now???????

The University of Texas withdrew a study which concluded there is no evidence that fracking poisons water supplies, and the head investigator resigned, after it became known he was on the board of an oil company and was paid handsomely by it.


Texas Energy Institute Head Quits Amid Fracking Study Conflicts - Bloomberg
 
captain morgan
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Yes tay, Canada's repudiation of the agreement absolutely means that you can dump paint into the rivers. In fact, I'm pretty sure that the Feds will pass legislation here shortly that requires every Canadian of voting age to dump transmission fluid down storm drains at least twice a month.
 
relic
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And burn tires,no more paying someone to take your old tires.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpy View Post

The most serious question now is will Dion have to find a different name for his dog?

I know that's been keeping me up at night.
 
shadowshiv
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Good, it's about time. I don't know why we even joined in the first place.
 
petros
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To look cool and be ego-friendly.
 
shadowshiv
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

To look cool and be ego-friendly.

How did that work out for us?
 
petros
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Not so good. It will take ages to deprorgam the kids who think they are doomed.
 
shadowshiv
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Not so good. It will take ages to deprorgam the kids who think they are doomed.

Well, it's not like we'll have to worry about that after December 21st anyhow.
 
petros
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Nope, no worries. The kids will be out of school and in 100% un-green mode by the 21st.
 
shadowshiv
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Nope, no worries. The kids will be out of school and in 100% un-green mode by the 21st.

We might all be green (what's left of us, anyhow) by the 22nd.
 
petros
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If it happened, would you know it happened? No. So what is there to worry about?
 
shadowshiv
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

If it happened, would you know it happened? No. So what is there to worry about?

I would be a ghost.
 
GreenFish66
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Communistic Capitalism...Man...Where is The Harper Gov. Leading Canada?..

Free Trade?

Yes.

Canadians will Trade their Freedoms.

For What?
--------------

Big Biz/Gov...Will Trade Clean Air/Water... For .....$


Sad Indeed..
Last edited by GreenFish66; Dec 17th, 2012 at 02:50 AM..
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by GreenFish66 View Post

Communistic Capitalism...Man...Where is The Harper Gov. Leading Canada?..

Free Trade?

Yes.

Canadians will Trade their Freedoms.

For What?
--------------

Big Biz/Gov...Will Trade Clean Air/Water... For .....$


Sad Indeed..

The first time man took a bath, he peed in it.

The first time man lit a fire, he was safe and warm.

It's tough to give up baths to pee in and freedom from not dieing of exposure.
 
GreenFish66
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

The first time man took a bath, he peed in it.

What?

Really Petros?

Do you Wash in it?
Do You Drink the bath water afterward?

If so ...You must be a Harper Conservative..
Last edited by GreenFish66; Dec 17th, 2012 at 03:09 AM..
 
EagleSmack
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*snicker*
 

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