Monday, December 03, 2007

Australian PM ratifies Kyoto Protocol

OMFG! A politician almost immediately after being sworn in has done exactly what he told the voters he would do. Be still my heart.

Now if we can only get all the other major developed nations to fall into line...wait, "nations" should be singular. There is only one major developed nation which hasn't ratified the Kyoto Protocol. That, of course, would be the US.
Labor Party leader Kevin Rudd became Australia's 26th prime minister Monday and immediately began dismantling the former government's policies by ratifying the Kyoto Protocol on climate change.

Rudd had pledged to commit Australia to the landmark United Nation's treaty on greenhouse gas emissions as his first priority. And the former diplomat kept his word after his official swearing in at Government House in Canberra.

"Today I have signed the instrument of ratification of the Kyoto Protocol," he said in a statement.

"This is the first official act of the new Australian government, demonstrating my government's commitment to tackling climate change."

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The move leaves the United States as the only major developed nation that has refused to ratify the pact.

How can one be a "world leader" by sitting on the fucking bench while the others play? Just asking.

Via Yahoo! News.

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