The US has rejected any prospect of a deal on climate change at the G8 summit in Germany next month, according to a leaked document.
Despite Tony Blair’s declaration on Thursday that Washington would sign up to “at least the beginnings” of action to cut carbon emissions, a note attached to a draft document circulated by Germany says the US is “fundamentally opposed” to the proposals.
The note, written in red ink, says the deal “runs counter to our overall position and crosses multiple ‘red lines’ in terms of what we simply cannot agree to”. …
The tone is blunt, with whole pages of the draft crossed out and even the mildest statements about confirming previous agreements rejected. “The proposals within the sections titled ‘Fighting Climate Change’ and ‘Carbon Markets’ are fundamentally incompatible with the President’s approach to climate change,” says another red-ink comment.
It's medieval in vision. I hope for Bush's legacy, and everyone else's future, that he has something better than a backrub for Angela Merkel, this time. There is two weeks for him to change his mind. Every thinking, acting American should email their senator and congressman, and the Whitehouse, and their media editors, and make it known that they strongly disagree with the concept of polluting the climate in order to maintain dependence on ever-diminishing, cheap-for-now, finite and foreign reserves of energy. It's not right for our kids to pick up the tab just to maintain a very narrowly-served dependence on festy fossil fuel.
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