Canada Considers Ditching Kyoto Targets
Canada appears poised to abrogate emission-reduction targets for the Kyoto Protocol's second phase. They have already all but quit efforts to meet the modest current Kyoto emission reduction goals. Failure of the international community to set aggressive greenhouse gas reduction targets would set back international climate change policy-making – such as it is – by decades. There is no reason to believe that voluntary pledges to reduce emissions can deliver the 60-70% reductions necessary to stop the global climate from undergoing abrupt, run-away and deadly change. The new Canadian Conservative government has followed the Bush oil oligarchy in obstructing international efforts to address the gravest threat facing humanity. Lots of conservatives are going to answer to their children as the world's climate brings down mayhem and suffering upon our future. Shame on Canada.