Friday, December 14, 2007

Climate Change

I thought it interesting that in the last Iowa debates of both parties, they used the term "global climate change" instead of "global warming." Maybe because it was colder than a witch's...ummm....nose outside during the debates?

Anyway, in related news, The American Thinker brings us the results of the Kyoto treaty ratified it in 1998:

If we look at that data and compare 2004 (latest year for which data is available) to 1997 (last year before the Kyoto treaty was signed), we find the following.

Emissions worldwide increased 18.0%.
Emissions from countries that signed the treaty increased 21.1%.
Emissions from non-signers increased 10.0%.
Emissions from the U.S. increased 6.6%.

In fact, emissions from the U.S. grew slower than those of over 75% of the countries that signed Kyoto.

As The American Thinker points out:

One would think that countries that committed to the Kyoto treaty are doing a better job of curtailing carbon emissions. One would also think that the United States, the only country that does not even intend to ratify, keeps on emitting carbon dioxide at growth levels much higher than those who signed.

And one would be wrong.

via Powerline