Monday, December 17, 2007

Kyoto accord nothing but window dressing

Aftenposten of Norway reports that, despite signing the Kyoto accord, Norway's carbon emissions have increased a staggering 80% between 1990 and 2004.

And American Thinker has an article proving that other Kyoto signatories aren't faring much better.
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.
Here's just how wrong:
  • 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%.
Remember these figures the next time you're stuck arguing with a Goron about our "failure" to sign onto Kyoto.

Hat tip: Roger Fraley at XDA for the American Thinker piece.

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