Thursday, May 8, 2008

Checking In On Kyoto: Yep, Still A Socialist Scheme

Be afraid. Be very afraid:

A Kyoto Protocol regulatory body will investigate Canada for issues relating to its database of greenhouse gas emissions.


Among the obligations of Kyoto signatory nations is a national system of monitoring greenhouse gas emissions to show compliance with its Kyoto target and to account for any emissions credits.

The compliance committee will consider Canada's case in either late May or mid-June.


If the committee finds Canada is not in compliance, the committee can take the following steps:

* Make a public declaration of non-compliance
* Require it to submit an action plan within three months for getting back into compliance
* Suspend it from participating in any of Kyoto's emissions credits or carbon trading mechanisms

Hmm, what's that sound? Listen very carefully. Do you hear it? That's Stephen Harper positively quaking in his boots. I mean, you would be too if you were facing any of the possible sanctions that he's staring down. I mean, an "action plan"? It's enough to send chills down my spine. Or worse, Canada might not be allowed to play in any of their fun little emissions credit-swapping programs. You know, the ones that Canada isn't currently participating in anyway? That would be absolutely devastating.

So here's how this is going to go down, Kyoto fascists. We aren't going to strangle our economy with your medieval and anti-industrial emission-cutting goals and we aren't going to pander to your anti-capitalist agenda.

How's that for an action plan?

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