Tuesday, November 14, 2006

US Ranks 53 out of 56 For Worse Global Warming Offenders

Global Warming solutions should rank high among the new democratic agenda. I've been following and posting articles about it since starting this blog and hope to see some movement from the US Government now that the Democrats have control of both Houses. Kerry spoke extensively about this issue on the campaign trail in 2004 and since then, however you wouldn't know it from the sound bite media who never seems to care about issues that mattered, but are happy to make up non issues to cover.

There are some moderate Republicans who will be willing to work with Democrats to fund alternative energy solutions and carbon emission regulations so it's a good issue to tackle, and SOON.

Climate Crisis is a national security issue, an environmental issue, an economic issue and a moral issue. What shape will we leave the planet for future generations? -IFK Editor

Sweden tops climate change list
Sweden, Britain and Denmark are doing the most to protect against climate change, but their efforts are not nearly enough, according to a report released Monday by environmental groups.

The United States — the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases — ranked at 53, with only China, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia doing worse.

"We don't have any winners, we only have countries that are better compared to others," said Matthias Duwe of the Climate Action Network-Europe, which released the data at the U.N. climate conference. "We don't have big shining stars."

The index ranks 56 countries that were part of a 1992 climate treaty or that contribute at least 1 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. The countries make up 90 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions.


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