the tokyo protocol - usa did not agree

Philippines
February 11, 2007 9:42am CST
Did you heard of the Tokyo Protocol? Its aboue the assembly of the many industrialize countries who will come into agreement about a controversial issue..On of the issue was about the global warming..and we pretty much know about that and all those ice caps on the polar regions..and if those ice caps will soon melt then sea level will rise and some islands on the pacific will be affected..It was predicted that the country Kiribati will be wipe out of the map in the near future because of this increasing global warming..The major contributing factor to global warming is CO2 gas..and it was suggested that the countries should lessen there CO2 releases and this means that they should not allow more factories to be build..The sad thing is that USA did not agree and did not sign the agreement..Imagine the most powerful western country did not agree..and I do guess its because they dont want they economy to go down..Was it a fair decision? think about our children..our children's children..and so on..what life can they have in the near future will these changes in the Earth? Can they enjoy what we are doing now?
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@hellboi (664)
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
Yeah, it was big news. The Kyoto protocol intends to cut down greenhouse gases emissions of highly industrialized nations by a certain percentage at certain time frames. Unfortunately the US did not support it and to think they are world's top emitter of those gases. Well what more can we expect from the US. They would always see to it that everything is favorable to them before they sign in. They are not so keen about international cooperation either if it does not serve their vested interests. Say for example the war on Iraq. They did not heed UN's advice not to launch war. So what's new?
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@MrNiceGuy (4148)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Actually Canada doesn't like being signed on to Kyoto, Australia hasn't signed on either, and China, which will overtake the US as the worlds leading contributor of emissions by 2015, hasn't even been ASKED to sign on. And don't blame Bush, it was congress (specifically a democratic Senator Robert Byrd) and Bill Clinton that didn't sign it when it came out. Kyoto is negligable. It isn't going to do very much. Its ineffectual, just like the UN. And actually, see what the UN said about Iraq before the US wanted to invade: http://www.casi.org.uk/info/scriraq.html
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
They say, if there's a will there is always a way..This is about the dangers our children will face..are we gonna continue on polluting the earth and later on blame ourselves that the earth willl become not habitable?
@Starline (681)
• United States
12 Feb 07
I have heard too that America did not want to sign a contract that treats decreasing the release of CO2. It makes me angry that the country that contributes most to global warning is the one least willing to do anything about it. Americans wast so much energy during christimas times with their garden decorations, their commuting systems sucks so everyone is dependent on their car, they don't recycle. I'm happy to see that people are opening their eyes and acknowledging this as a real problem.
• Philippines
13 Feb 07
yeah you are right and its so disappointing that these superpowerful countires just dont think about the future..