Friday, July 01, 2005

Today's Metro

This article was on the front page of The Metro- a free paper you can get on the tube. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TONY BLAIR HAS conceded defeat in his battle to get America to help the world tackle climate change. The Prime Minister admitted he had 'no chance' of getting George Bush to sign up to the Kyoto treaty to cut greenhouse gas emissions. He said it would be absurd to negotiate on the environment at next week's G8 conference. But Mr Blair's refusal to stand up to the world's biggest polluter led green groups to call for the US president to be banned from the conference so he could not wreck others' efforts to tackle the crisis. The Prime Minister wants to use the G8 gathering to get world leaders to agree on the science of climate change - that man-made pollution causes global warming. Mr Blair said: 'There is a disagreement over Kyoto and I can't negotiate a new climate change treaty at the G8. 'The important thing is that we at least agree that we move over time toward a low-carbon economy, that curbing greenhouse gas emissions is an important part of that.' In an interview last night, Mr Bush admitted greenhouse gases were creating a 'long term problem', and insisted he is committed to finding new energy sources to replace fossil fuels. The world needed to move beyond Kyoto, he added. But he praised Mr Blair for inviting India and China to the G8 meeting - raising hopes a limited deal on emissions may yet emerge. Greenpeace said: 'Blair admits Bush won't take the step the world demands but still he won't condemn the president. He should not allow Bush to come to Gleneagles and wreck the efforts the other seven nations are determined to make.'


At 7/01/2005 01:22:00 AM, Blogger BZTV said...

America alone is not the problem or the solution.

Greenpeace is short-sighted. They should take a page from Bono who has been brilliant in promoting Live8. He has said forthrightly in all his interviews that no American president has ever done as much to aid Africa as Bush (which is true) then encourages him to do more.

Petulantly trying to ban Bush from the G8 is absolutely a childish way to address the problem. In my opinion...

At 7/11/2005 12:09:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with this comment
Thank You Very Much


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