What do you think about global warming?

@egr134 (193)
Argentina
January 31, 2008 3:49pm CST
Given that the USA means between the 80% and 90% of the pollution of the world, and even refuses to join Protocol of Kyoto, what do you think about this?
4 responses
@4ftfingers (1314)
31 Jan 08
It's no surprise that the US won't sign the Kyoto Protocol. Because fuel is traded in dollars, the US makes money on every single transaction of fuel made in the world, even those between other countries. To make any sort of control on fuel consumption would have a negative effect on the US economy. Many beleive this is the reason the US went to war on Suddam's government. Iraq started trading it's fuel in Euros in 1999, which turned out to be damaging to the US economy. The Us went to war and since the installation of the new government of Iraq, there have been no plans to go back to the use of Euros in future. However some other nations have talked about using the Euro since - for example, Venezuala, Iran and Russia. It's no coincidence that none of these nations have very good relations with the US. Bush wants to bomb Iran and no one really knows why, just as most people didn't really believe his reasoning for bombing Iraq.
@ersmommy1 (12605)
• United States
31 Jan 08
I live in the USA. And for my part my family is trying to do it's part. We have a local recycling area. Where we take our plastics, phonebooks,newspapers and cans. We use eco friendly light bulbs. We run our dishwasher only when full. I work from home, so we use less gas. The decisions of the politicians are not always agreed on by the majority of Americans. A lot of us are trying to leave our children and grand children a decent planet.
@Adoniah (7523)
• United States
31 Jan 08
Your numbers are way off my friend. China now holds the honor of being the biggest world polluter. The US is falling behind. China builds a new coal fired power plant every week and they do not apply any of the pollution controls that the rest of the world does. They are not leaarning from our mistakes they are just building as fast as they can. The number of new cars they put on put on the road every year is phenominal and they do not even have the pollution controls and restrictions that the rest of the world has. You need to do a little more reading before you condemn the US completely. Yes they have not joined the Kyoto agreement. That does not mean that they have done nothing. That just means that they are not doing what others are telling them to do. Shalom~Adoniah
@jhl930 (3607)
• United States
31 Jan 08
I think that it is pretty bad for our futures and our childrens future...alot of people don't think about it right now....but I have a feeling in a matter of years they will start thinking about it....but some people can't help it because I read the other day that one gas powered lawn mower gives off in one hour as much air pollution as 11 cars do...and everyone has to cut their grass...I think that they should make cars cheaper that run off of other things other than gas and then more people could get them