Friday, January 22, 2010

Good Morning

It's always nice to stumble upon some good news in the morning. This just portends a great day ahead:

Copenhagen Accord on Climate Change Collapsing?
"Under the Accord, countries are supposed to make their commitments to cut greenhouse gases official by January 31. It now appears that most countries will miss that deadline."
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"Fewer than two dozen countries have even submitted letters saying they agree to the terms of the three-page accord. And there has been virtually no progress on spelling out the terms of nearly $30 billion in short-term financial assistance promised to those countries expected to be hardest hit by climate change. Still unresolved are such basic questions as who will donate how much, where the money will go and who will oversee the spending."
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"Back in 1998, the Clinton administration signed the Kyoto Protocol under which the U.S. would have been obligated to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 2012 to 7 percent below its 1990 level. But even as the U.S. signed the Kyoto Protocol, then-Vice-President Al Gore noted:
Signing the Protocol, while an important step forward, imposes no obligations on the United States.

Although the Obama administration may wish it otherwise, the same thing essentially holds true for any pledges it makes under the Copenhagen Accord."

Gotta love that quote from Mr. Global Warming Huckster Al Gore.

2 Comments:

Blogger erik.larsen said...

Beverley Mullins typifies what I think is a growing problem in Canada - people with "bullshit degrees" - academics who can string together long elaborate sentences woven with polysyllabic jibberish.

It's OK to have a few of those in the country, even in Universities safely tenured, because they give students who are working on an education a fun elective course, in which they are certain to get a B+ for showing up, learning how to do the same if the situation requires.

But a glut of these people really isn't helpful for the country.

January 25, 2010 11:50 am  
Blogger Louise said...

I take it your comment was meant for the entry above this one, but yes. I tend to agree. Her thesis might as well just be "Shit happens. Most people just move on, but you can't because I'd have to get a real job if you did."

January 25, 2010 12:11 pm  

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