March 28th, 2001 – Bush kills Kyoto Protocol

On this day in 2001 newly (s)elected President Bush reneges on promises to take action on climate (same playbook as his daddy) and says it’s not in the United States’ national interest to limit carbon emissions. Because droughts and superstorms and all sorts of other madness are in the national interest. Or something…http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2001/mar/29/globalwarming.usnews

The Kyoto Protocol ratification process drags on for another four tawdry years, until the Russians can be ‘convinced’ that it’s in their ‘interests’ to do so. And Kyoto, inadequate in 1997, is even MORE inadequate by the time discussions start in Montreal for its successor…

Also on this day;
March 28, 2010: Flotilla aims to block coal ships in Newcastle port

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