Friday, November 23, 2007

Canada Stands Alone On Climate Change in Kampala

Canada sticks out like a sore thumb at the Commonwealth conference in Kampala. 51 of the 53-member states want a climate change resolution that would force developed countries to adopt a binding commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The only two members not supporting the proposal are Canada and Australia. Even then we're pretty much alone as Australia is one day away from getting a new leader who's indicated he would back this sort of resolution.

So, Harpo, what's the deal? Even Britain's Gordon Brown backs the resolution. He's expected to pressure Harp over the weekend.

If Howard goes down to defeat tomorrow, that'll leave Stephen Harper, the face of Canada's New Government, standing alone in the Commonwealth.


Anonymous said...

All while the Canadian public is apathic toward climate change, the few who are concerned but argue about what actions to take, the national failure to make any serious effort to meet the terms of the Kyoto agreement, allow people like Stephen Harper to espouse his wishy washy approach toward the issue. Stephen Harper should be made to live in China for six months without leaving but that would be considered encroaching upon his "rights". What can we do as Canadians to let Stephen Harper know we don't like his stance regarding the environment? Perhaps refuse to file an income tax return for this year? Would that get his attention? He couldn't put all of us in prison, could he?

The Mound of Sound said...

I don't get it. Why only six months?

Anonymous said...

He would want to leave it pretty darn quick.

The Mound of Sound said...

Especially now that the Troll Down Under, John Howard, has gone down in electoral flames. That leaves Harper standing with his one remaining buddy, George w. Bush. Oh, sorry, I forgot to add China and India into their gang.