Wednesday, February 16, 2005

A Protocol without a Plan

The Kyoto Protocol comes into effect this Thursday, but Canada has no definite plan about how it will achieve this goal. Rick Mercer, known from "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" a comedy/news show, promotes the one tonne challenge, a government program where regular citizens are encouraged to reduce their green-house gases. Consumers and government burn about as much fossil fuels as they consume products whose procedures cause industrial waste. With the strange whether, melting ice-caps, increased asthma, and poor air quality, economists and environmentalists should be starting to come together with their world view.

US, although a huge producer of green-house gases, refuses to sign its own treaty because it feels it goes against its economic interests. It's obvious that pollutants aren't good for us or our longevity as a species. It's time for us to take up the challenge.

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