Sorry to be so Late
Australian, Bush Vow Action on Warming
Two Kyoto Foes Push Technology Approach
Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, September 6, 2007; Page A12
SYDNEY, Sept. 6 -- One of the first agreements to emerge Wednesday from meetings between President Bush and Australian Prime Minister John Howard was a pledge to take joint action to combat climate change.
It is an issue that neither leader has been closely associated with in the past. Both Australia and the United States refused to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, the 1997 U.N.-led effort that set goals for major industrialized nations to cut the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming.
Finally the Coalition of the Unwilling becomes (grudgingly) willing to recognize that we're in global deep shit.
Ah, those energizing initiatives of George and Laura--sudden fans of environmental issues and the fate of Myanmar.