Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Today, Kyoto

Today, the Kyoto Protocol officially takes effect - for those countries that ratified it, anyway.

There's still some debate on how Canada will meet its targets, but more will become clear at the announcing of the Liberals' budget next week.

What's the Kyoto Protocol?
Here's the Government of Canada's site
And Greenpeace has a short history

There are those who believe that climate change is one of the most serious problems facing the world today - that no policital or economic scheme can be even conceived without consideration of global warming. Here's their side:

The Sierra Club

And then there's those who think it's all hogwash, like this consumer's group (which includes manufacturers and petroleum producers):

Made in Canada

And here's an amusing little article from the Post.

Finally, if you don't know how much you contribute to greenhouse gas emission, why don't you find out?


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