CO17 Agreement Lasts Just One Day
The agreement to keep going to further COP’s, sometimes spun as an update to the Kyoto Protocol has crashed and burned after just 24 hours with Canada formally withdrawing from Kyoto.
Canadian Environment Minister Peter Kent said Canada was using its legal right to withdraw from the treaty and that Kyoto was not the way forward for Canada or the world.
The previous Liberal government had signed Canada up to Kyoto and it was impossible to meet the 2012 Climate Religion targets for CO2 emissions:
Kent’s announcement came a day after marathon climate talks wrapped up in the South African port city of Durban.
Negotiators from nearly 200 countries agreed on a deal that sets the world on a path to sign a new climate treaty by 2015 to replace the first Kyoto protocol, which expires at the end of next year.
Durban’s accord envisions a new treaty with binding targets for all countries to take effect in 2020.
“[Withdrawing] allows us to continue to create jobs and growth in Canada,” Kent said.
Canada had been expected to pull out and as a result faced international criticism at the Durban talks. Kent had said previously that signing Kyoto was one of the previous government’s biggest blunders.
Kent said it would save Canada $14bn in penalties for not achieving its Kyoto targets. “To meet the targets under Kyoto for 2012 would be the equivalent of either removing every car, truck, ATV, tractor, ambulance, police car and vehicle of every kind from Canadian roads or closing down the entire farming and agriculture sector and cutting heat to every home, office, hospital, factory and building in Canada,” Kent said.
Canada is the first country to say unequivocably we will not follow the EU, Australia and New Zealand over the cliff of economic suicide or take part in a system which ultimately rewards poverty, and those that impose hardship on their populations:
Government to govt aid is a reward for being better than anyone else at causing poverty’ — ‘It enriches the people who cause poverty
Posted on December 13, 2011, in Green Lies, Climategate, Anthropogenic Global Warming, Church Of Climatology, COP17, Global Warming, Climate Change, Climategate 2 and tagged COP17 Crash and Burn, Canada. Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.