Save the world !!!

It's time for United States to sign both the Kyoto climate protocol and a future agreement that will take effect when the Kyoto accord runs out in 2012.


Brief description ( thanks to Karen Rankin )

Giving a basic description to those who don't know what this is:

The Kyoto Protocol is an agreement made through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It's a treaty where the countries ratified commit to reduce their emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.

All ratified countries work hard to meet the standards of the protocol and reduce gas emissions, finding better ways to create power and therefore helping the rest of the world. If a country fails to meet their obligation they're penalized by having to submit 1.3 emission allowances in a second commitment period for every ton of greenhouse gas emissions they exceeded in their first.

As of November 2007, 174 countries and other governmental entities have ratified the protocol. Of these, 36 countries (plus the EU as a party in its own right) are required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to the levels specified for each of them in the treaty

=>Out of all industrialized countries in the world, the United States is the ONLY ONE who HASN'T yet agreed to Kyoto.

We have too many greedy men in charge who would rather make money off of the oil, gas, coal, etc even if it means screwing up the environment and not taking part in helping the rest of the world's efforts. How's that fair?

Let's get this thing signed.

1. One World One People

2. Global Warming: THE 21ST Century Challenge