Thursday, December 8, 2011
The Mouse that Roared!
Greg Combet is puffing himself up and threatening to withdraw from the next round of Kyoto playing tough like the big boys on the block which is ridiculous because unlike the others our Government has already assumed the position for the warmists with the carbon tax and really has nothing left to withdraw -the damage has already been done. Australia no longer has a dog in this particular fight thanks to Gillard and crew caving in to the Greens.
Climate Change Minister Greg Combet has threatened Australia will not be part of the next round of the Kyoto Protocol unless it is part of a wider agreement covering major polluters.
Addressing the global climate change talks in Durban, Mr Combet said a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol may only cover 15 per cent of global emissions.
"A more comprehensive agreement is fundamental for environmental effectiveness," Mr Combet told the conference.
"Australia's position remains unchanged - we will be part of a second commitment period only if it is a part of a wider agreement covering all major emitters."
The Kyoto agreement, which sets lower emission targets for participating countries, appears in trouble, with both the United States and China refusing to pledge support.
China wants to be considered a developing country with lower obligations, and the US wants all countries to be treated equally.