If you didn’t catch Tuesday’s edition of Your World with Neil Cavuto, here’s what you missed:
Is global warming chilling the United States' relations with the rest of the world?
On Monday, negotiators from 178 nations agreed to proceed with the Kyoto agreement, working out implementation rules, without U.S. participation. The pact commits industrial countries to roll back greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels.
The Bush administration maintains that the mandatory greenhouse gas reductions required by the agreement are too costly and would severely impact an already shaky U.S. economy.
But critics, such as Tyson Slocum, senior environmentalist at Public Citizen, charge that the White House is leading the U.S. into international isolation.
"The Bush administration right now is doing a great job alienating United States from the rest of the industrialized world," said Slocum.
Further, Slocum noted that he saw no problem in, "forcing the United States, the largest single emitter of pollutants… to start reducing our emissions."
Here’s what you had to say about the issue:
[Slocum's] claim that "our economy" could and would be glad to pay for the required changes shows his thinking is so far out in space it may never be brought back to earth.
San Antonio, TX
If this environmental accord is such a great deal ... why haven't 175 countries signed it yet?? Bush is getting hammered about something that most of the other countries refuse to sign.
How about energy conservation, ie., wind power , solar power, etc. Where is the funding or the push from the Bushies on those?
To solve the air pollution emissions is only achievable with nuclear power--it eliminates the use of coal, gas , WOOD, CORN STALKS, garbage, and all other burnable materials to produce electricity.
Silver Spring, MD
There is no reason for the U. S. to scale back CO2 without some evidence it makes a difference. We don't even know if global warming is occurring; if it is bad; if people have anything to do with it; etc. The damage to our standard of living and economic welfare is, however, real and proximate if CO2 limits are implemented.
Tyson Slocum's comment about the US producing twice per capita amount of world pollution is typical of the environmental extremist. Well maybe that's because the US produces more - like peace and security for most of the free world. These products are not cheap and is something I notice Mr. Slocum enjoys greatly.
I think the rest of the civilized world is sick of 'the ugly American' image that has emerged by the driving of such 'gas guzzling' cars as the suburbans and chevy tahoes... i am embarrassed for the people driving them, as they are and appear to be selfish, wasteful and uncaring about a precious natural resource, and of the pollution they are giving the world... the ugly American image is back!
I wish you had pointed out to that environmentalist that the reason Europe has a better pollution record than the U.S. is that their power comes from nuclear power plants all over Europe (especially France). But our environmentalists, while bitching about our pollution levels, won't let us build more nuclear plants to improve the air in the U.S.
Has anyone advised Mt. Etna that the tons of green house gasses that it is spewing out each hour are in violation of the Kyoto Accord?
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