Wednesday, December 26, 2007
The US is Saving the Planet?
But I thought we were destroying the Universe. At least that's what Algore was saying about us at the UN Climate Bash down in Bali a few weeks ago. According to him, his own country was the biggest impediment to stopping global warming.
Once again, those pesky things we call 'facts' always seem to get in the way of Algore's global pyramid scheme to save humanity.
I link for you 'Kyoto Schmyoto,' and it's worth ever minute of your time.'
"One would think that countries that committed to the Kyoto treaty are doing a better job of curtailing carbon emissions. One would also think that the United States, the only country that does not even intend to ratify, keeps on emitting carbon dioxide at growth levels much higher than those who signed.
And one would be wrong.
The Kyoto treaty was agreed upon in late 1997 and countries started signing and ratifying it in 1998. A list of countries and their carbon dioxide emissions due to consumption of fossil fuels is available from the U.S. government. If we look at that data and compare 2004 (latest year for which data is available) to 1997 (last year before the Kyoto treaty was signed), we find the following.
Emissions worldwide increased 18.0%.
Emissions from countries that signed the treaty increased 21.1%.
Emissions from non-signers increased 10.0%.
Emissions from the U.S. increased 6.6%.
In fact, emissions from the U.S. grew slower than those of over 75% of the countries that signed Kyoto."
Of course, these are just facts. The believers (those who compare Global Warming skeptics with Holocaust deniers) certainly won't let facts get in the way of their feelings on the subject.
Also, as a Conservative-type of guy I'm required (according to non-conservative types) to hate the environment. Since I'm supposed to prefer profits that come at the expense of pollution, waste, filth, and all that good stuff, I am not satisfied with the direction this country is headed. If we keep going down this road the US is going to be the cleanest, most non-polluting country on earth. This is unacceptable.
Stop the Madness!
posted by El Capitan at 11:11 AM
You want to bring FACTS into this?
Al Gore has no use for facts. The global-warming believers have no use for facts.
You are merely trying to rain on their proverbial parade.
Shame on you!!!!
Great FACTS, by the way. The truth is always best.
HA! LOL, y'all (Tony & RWA) are both comedians & gave me a good laugh today - making me feel better about having to work. Thanks!1:17 PM
Most of the U.S. pollution came from my bed room after one of my Mexican meals. Sorry!7:11 PM