Thursday, October 14, 2004

A non-Green reason to sign the Kyoto Protocol

This is for the majority; You who are fearful of us Greens.

Greg Bourne used to be the Regional President of the big energy company, BP. He is now the Australian head of the World Wildlife Fund.

He is calling for Australia to sign the Kyoto Protocol.
This an excerpt from his argument:
"We should sign Kyoto for one reason only in Australia – and that is the leadership signal it sends to all businesses and the community. It won't actually change the amount of emissions that come out of Australia by 2010, 2012, but the signal it sends to people and businesses – that we mean business as we go forward - would be profound."


Now is no time to be a purist.
I will take the ratification any way I can get it...even because it's good for business.

Signing the Kyoto Protocol will connect Australia with the UN and the other countries in the binding multilateral agreement to combat climate change. It will represent a significant step towards protecting the millions of people and species at risk from climate change impacts.

7 Comments:

Blogger weezil said...

Don't spoze the hottest October day on record in Sydney has anything to do with prompting this post, Suki?

11:19 am  
Blogger Rowen said...

Don't forget though young Suki that wind trubines are particularly evil. I was totally won over by that lovely David Bellamy chap who was out here recently. He said that wind turbines kill birds by the skyfull, acting like giant vacuum cleaners/food processors - sucking helpless birdies in and chopping them up. I mean global warming is all well and good, but if it's the little birdies who are the ones who feel the pain, I'd rather we stuck to environmentally benign coal fired power instead.

4:55 pm  
Blogger suki said...

Yes Rowan, the process is as important as the outcome. Wave power and Solar power are more environmentally benign.

However, the point of this blog was to appeal to the 'hip pocket' mentality of the majority.
I want Australia to sign the Kyoto Protocol any way I can get it.

We have the same party who has resisted signing in power until at least 2007. The Senate doesn't look sympathetic unless Barnaby Joyce turns out to be an atypical National party member...

Now is not the time to be an ornithologist.

10:05 am  
Blogger weezil said...

Rowen said: "...I'd rather we stuck to environmentally benign coal fired power instead."

You're a pretty funny guy. What a pisstake.

-weez

10:50 am  
Blogger Rantz said...

Rowen might like to also consider these other ways in which are avian friends are murdered:

i - Utility transmission and distribution lines;
ii - Collisions with automobiles and trucks;
iii - Tall building and residential house windows;
iv - Lighted communication towers;
v - Agricultural pesticides;
vi - Cats, both feral and housecats
vii - Engines;
viii - Smoke stacks;
ix - Bridges;
x - or any number of other human structures and activities

Rantzalot (Sir)

1:54 pm  
Blogger Rowen said...

Sorry all, I should have made it more clear that I had my tougue firmly in my cheek when posting the above comment.

Google David Bellamy for more anti-wind fun.

10:45 am  
Blogger suki said...

Sorry Rowen.
I can't always see Tongue firmly in cheek from my window.
Thanks for the Link.
Suki

11:03 pm  

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