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The poodle bites back..
    #3132733 - 09/14/04 02:05 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Blair unveils his green offensive with demand US ratifies Kyoto
By Andrew Grice, Political Editor
14 September 2004

Tony Blair will today urge the United States to commit itself to tougher action to combat global warming and promise that a list of green policies will be included in Labour's general election manifesto.

The Prime Minister is to raise the profile of green issues as part of a drive to woo back people disaffected by the Iraq war. Labour's private polling shows that "progressive voters", many of whom were alienated by Mr Blair's stance on Iraq, regard the environment as a top priority.

Speaking to a conference staged by the Prince of Wales's Business and the Environment Programme, Mr Blair will stop short of a full-frontal attack on President George Bush, but will make clear that when Britain takes over the presidency of the G8 group of leading industrialised nations in January, it will expect America to accept its responsibilities on global warming.

Mr Blair, who believes the Kyoto treaty does not go far enough, will reiterate his call for the United States to sign it. He will identify climate change as one of the the greatest challenges facing the planet, saying that one country acting alone cannot solve the problem. He believes that nations who promise to act must be assured that they will not be undermined by "free riders" who refuse to play their part.


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Re: The poodle bites back.. [Re: Xlea321]
    #3132763 - 09/14/04 02:11 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

When it comes to environmental damage, I'm actually more concerned
about heavily populated and still developing countries like India
and China. Those countries have massive populations and automobiles
are becoming more widespread. Their affect on the environment will
be much bigger than the U.S.'s.

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Re: The poodle bites back.. [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #3132925 - 09/14/04 02:58 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Yes but at the present time the western world uses 80% of the worlds reasources and = 20% of the worlds population.

We also contribute 80% of the pollution.

and .....
America= 5% of the worlds population , and and uses 40% of the resoures and makes 40% of the pollution, so america needs to act.

So yes they(india etc) will be a problem, but we cant ignore the fact we have caused these problems(mostly) and we have the technology and the cash to fix them, and LEAD the poor nations in the right dorection.


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Re: The poodle bites back.. [Re: Psilocybeingzz]
    #3133980 - 09/14/04 12:55 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

do you have a source for any of those figures?

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