Canada Unworthy to Chair Climate Talks
Canadian Environment Minister Rona Ambrose will chair a UN international climate change meeting even as Canada reneges on Kyoto pledges. It is shocking that Canada be allowed to take a leading role in climate change negotiations when it has no plans for meeting its own Kyoto commitments, Canadian emissions are far above targets, and they are gutting government programs to reduce emissions. Canadian environmentalists are calling for Ambrose to resign from the post, given her negative views on Kyoto which could harmfully influence other countries that are in favour of setting tougher targets for the protocol's second phase. It is one thing for Canada to renege on Kyoto, or for America and Australia to fail to ratify, but obstructing other countries working for a constructive solution is truly appalling.