May 19, 2009

"nations do not have the luxury of debate."

A rather ominous comment considering it comes from a former President of the United States. I guess the governments of the world are to jut bow to supreme knowledge of ALGORE and the IPCC without regards to the consequences to their own best interest. I wonder if his wife who is responsible for international negotiations o behalf or the United States feels the same way? Let's hope not.


Bill Clinton calls for immediate action against climate change

Former U.S. president and founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation, Bill Clinton urged global leaders to act to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80 percent by the middle of the century.

He was delivering Tuesday the keynote address at the opening ceremony of the C40 Large Cities Climate Summit in Seoul.

Mayors and delegates from 80 major cities around the world are attending the international forum, aimed at coming up with strategies and measures to tackle climate-change.

Clinton pointed out that despite 170 countries signing the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, most of them failed to achieve their targets. The success of the next conference depended on how more practical and specific countermeasures were adapted, he cautioned.

"If we let the worst happen, we won't be able to save the planet for our grandchildren...unless we take extremely expensive measures which can be avoided if we move now,'' Clinton said, adding, ''I think it's important to be as specific and swift as possible on this matter.''

Highlighting the seriousness of the issue, the former president called for immediate action against climate-change, as "nations do not have the luxury of debate."


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