Kyoto Protocol, RIP

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 18 Dec 2004 13:00:00 GMT
# Ronald Bailey at Tech Central Station - The Kyoto Protocol is Dead - may it rest in pieces. Forever. [geekwitha.45]
The conventional wisdom that it's the United States against the rest of the world in climate change diplomacy has been turned on its head. Instead it turns out that it is the Europeans who are isolated. China, India, and most of the rest of the developing countries have joined forces with the United States to completely reject the idea of future binding GHG emission limits. At the conference here in Buenos Aires, Italy shocked its fellow European Union members when it called for an end to the Kyoto Protocol in 2012. These countries recognize that stringent emission limits would be huge barriers to their economic growth and future development.


History will record that the COP-10 Buenos Aires Climate Change Convention is where it was first widely recognized that the Kyoto Protocol is a dead end. And where humanity chose to embark on a high tech path toward confronting whatever challenges any future global warming may present.

# Vianuovo - In the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo - an account of a day in the trial of People v. John Perry Barlow. Illegal drugs were allegedly found in an Ibuprofin bottle in Mr. Barlow's checked luggage. This story is an account of the argument to supress the evidence. Don't miss Mr. Barlow's account of his ordeal. [lrtdiscuss]

# Steven G. Bradbury, Howard C. Nielson, Jr., and C. Kevin Marshall at the U.S. Department of Justice - Whether the Second Amendment Secures an Individual Right - 416K of legal history (109 pages in my Firefox setup), concluding that the Second Amendment does secure an individual right to keep and bear arms. No mention of the fact that thousands of pages of federal "law" infringe on that right. I haven't read this through, and probably won't any time soon, but it may be something good to refer to in the future, so I mirrored it at [kaba]

# "German Guy" via Saxon at The Dream Expedition - December 27 ... Expect "something big" ... This is it, folks - Put on your tin foil hat for this one. Predicts a nuclear explosion in Houston nine days from now, followed by U.S. war on Iran. Mirrored here. [smith2004]

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