Monday, December 3, 2007

Kyoto, Bali and the US

Representatives from 190 countries are gathering in Bali this week to begin framing a successor to the Kyoto Protocol on climate change.

As usual, the United States is against any type of an agreement that would force them to adhere to the commonly agreed upon steps needed to reduce the damage to the climate. The US did not sign the Kyoto Agreement because "it would cost too much." And although we are the leading producer of the damage causing emissions, the current administration has consistently denied the accuracy of the reports produced by some of the worlds leading scientist.

Behind the bluff, it is well known that the only reason the US is not on board with the majority of the world is based on sheer profit. The current administration will not concede to making changes if it costs money (or lost money). In other words, "if it cuts into our profits, then it aint' gonna happen!" This is just another example of the "money above all" attitude that has overtaken the US, especially since 2000. Profit above the welfare of the people. Only, in this case, it involves not only the American people, but the people of the world. We need to be setting the example for the rest of the world by taking the moral route but, unfortunately, we are, again, setting the wrong example by taking the money express.



jim said...

Well, this is right, and in the USA, the WASPS run the show, and these religionists are anti-humanist by choice, and in the place of that, they are profiteers and business sharpies, so they are trying to build THEIR heaven on earth, damn the populations and the earth itself, full speed ahead!

Time for a change, thanks for reporting JBM, maybe things will pick up.

jon be me said...

You got that right jim.
Now, it's not just the publicans but demos and others as well. Greed is the name of this dragon and we need a dragon slayer about now....

jon be me said...

I think ALL "religionists", regardless of their faith, are anti-humanist. Don't you?

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