Canada dumps Kyoto plus assorted alarmist headlines
Canada will announce next month that it will formally withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol, CTV News has learned.
The Harper government has tentatively planned an announcement for a few days before Christmas, CTV’s Roger Smith reported Sunday evening.
The developments come as Environment Minister Peter Kent prepares for a climate conference in Durban, South Africa that opens on Monday, with delegates from 190 countries seeking a new international agreement for cutting emissions.
Issues on the agenda include extending the Kyoto emission targets, a move being championed by Christiana Figueres, head of the UN climate secretariat.
Kent said in the House of Commons on Nov. 22 he won’t sign a document at the Durban conference that extends the Kyoto targets.
“Canada goes to Durban with a number of countries sharing the same objective, and that is to put Kyoto behind us,” Kent said.
NDP environment critic Megan Leslie called the government’s decision to pull out of the Kyoto accord “disappointing.”
“It’s a really cynical and it’s a really cowardly move,” Leslie told CTV News.
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May called the move “a very damaging act of sabotage.”
“It will reverberate around the world,” May told CTV. “Canada will be a pariah globally if it goes through with this.”
The accord is set to expire next year.
Kent told The Canadian Press that the Kyoto Protocol is out of date because it excludes major emitters among developing nations, including China, India and Brazil.
I decided to make a list of some of the most outlandish articles from mainstream media sources that have tried to convince us that the world will end unless we combat this imaginary, contrived crisis called global warming. This list is by no means conclusive and if anyone would like to contribute an article to this list please feel free to leave it in a comment box.
thankyou canada..well done..another wheel falls off the AGW scam wagon..
check out the headline articles linked..all real..all claiming AGW has caused these problems..note the scares get wilder as they get more desperate..