Kyoto Protocol wont help stop Greenhouse effect:
Like many opponents of Kyoto I wont argue that the science is bad, mainly because that is irrelevant. The problem with Kyoto is that even if you assume the science is true, the protocol wont help because 130 countries including India and China are not in anyway restricted by it. So polluters have 130 countries to move their factories to avoid the regulation. Just this year China has become the number #2 user of oil in the world. Encourage your environmentally minded friends to stop wasting time discussing it.
The Kyoto Protocol: Problems with U.S. Sovereignty and the Lack of Developing Country Participation
The Kyoto Protocol set emission limits on only 38 nations, including the United States, and exempted 130 nations, including the country that could be the largest polluter of the 21st century, the People's Republic of China. They are excluded.
"China's huge thirst for oil set to change world's energy flows"
With its factories working overtime, and its consumers on course to buy almost 2 million cars this year, China is developing a world-class thirst for oil. And its hunt for steady supplies is reshaping the global energy scene.
China - which this year surpassed Japan as the No 2 petroleum user after the US - is increasing its oil purchases even faster than it is pumping up its brawny economy. Imports for the first 10 months of 2003 were up 30 per cent from year-earlier levels.
I think it was good that the President visited the troops in Iraq.
Also many people think Don Rumsfeld is out of touch, and I finally realized what his problem is, he is too analytical. He knows the cluster fu*k the war could have been and in his mind its going great. Less than 500 dead so far. The president met with more soldiers than the total that were killed so far. So where others see a big problem he doesn't. They see a problem using the reserves he sees people who signed a contract and agreed to do a job. He saw 3000 dead in one day on American soil, 400 over a few months while destroying a despotic regime and loosening Saudi Arabia hold on the world oil is a bargain.