Kyoto, Kyoto, Kyoto….

September 25, 2007

Schwarzenegger urges U.N. to move on climate change
 
swarzenegger-140.jpgPresident George W. Bush pulled the United States out of the Kyoto treaty, which requires 36 industrial nations to cut greenhouse emissions by at least 5 percent from 1990 levels by 2012.

Your writer made the incredible statement that Pres. Bush pulled the US out of the Kyoto Treaty. 

Just when was the US a party to the treaty? If memory serves me, the Senate rejected the treaty overwhelmingly, let’s see, during the Clinton administration! Did you “mean” something else, or was this just an innocent oversight?

Stew

Sigh. We got lots of e-mail on this reference, which seems to be a real weakness for us.  This is at least the third time in six months that our way of describing the U.S. Kyoto history has drawn fire from readers. Here is one from May: GBU Editor

REUTERS photo by Chip East

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“Sigh. We got lots of e-mail on this reference, which seems to be a real weakness for us.”

If only this incident was a real weakness at Reuters. The real weakness is your marxist agenda.

Posted by Bob Skilnik | Report as abusive

“If only this incident was a real weakness at Reuters. The real weakness is your marxist agenda.”

And you come to this conclusion based on what?

Posted by Jinoole | Report as abusive

The US was a party to the UNFCCC, which the Kyoto Protocol updates. There will be other updates as well, the next is scheduled for 2012.

Posted by What is the Kyoto Protocol? | Report as abusive