Thursday, July 27, 2006

More Proof Kyoto is a Scam

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The US did not sign the Kyoto Protocols, Canada did. Who has been more effective in reducing emissions?

OTTAWA — A new report by the NAFTA environmental agency shows that the United States has been doing a better job than Canada in cutting toxic pollution – but the releases on both sides of the border remain large.

The report, Taking Stock, shows that close to three million tonnes of toxic chemicals were produced as waste by North American industry in 2003, with roughly one-quarter of that amount released directly to the air.

Almost 11 per cent of toxic chemicals released in 2003 were known or suspected carcinogens, while 8 per cent were known to cause developmental or reproductive harm.

U.S. manufacturing facilities cut their releases of toxics by 21 per cent between 1998 and 2003, while Canadian manufacturers cut releases by 10 per cent.

The outcry from environmentalists over the US refusal to sign on to Kyoto and the subsequent changes in the Clean Air Act was deafening. They screamed that the evil Bush-Lorax was giving businesses a license to pollute.

Bush's policies have been shown to been more effective by double. As someone in the environmental business, I've seen the improvements first hand that have enabled the US to exceed our greatest expectations in reducing toxic releases.

The environmentalists in America and the Greens in Europe and Australia have berated America for years. They've now been proven wrong.

Update: Some commenters seem to think this has nothing to do with Kyoto. It has alot to do with it. The phrase that seems to be throwing non-Americans off is the "toxic emissions" lingo.

Update 2: We may not be able to control weather but we may be able to control global warming. A scientist from the university I matriculated at seems to think he has a good answer:

One way to curb global warming is to purposely shoot sulfur into the atmosphere, a scientists suggested today.

The burning of fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere. It also releases sulfur that cools the planet by reflecting solar radiation away from Earth.

explores the science of global warming and explains how, for now, conditions here are just right.

Most researchers say the
warming effect has been winning in recent decades.

Injecting sulfur into the second atmospheric layer closest to Earth would reflect more sunlight back to space and offset greenhouse gas warming, according to Nobel laureate Paul Crutzen from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Germany and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego.

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