## Monday, April 10, 2006 ... //

### Harper under pressure: scrap Kyoto

While many other politicians experienced pressure from the activists, Stephen Harper, the prime minister of Canada, is under pressure from

who urge him to scrap the "pointless" Kyoto protocol. See the full letter and signatories here. They explain that "global climate change" is an emerging science and the Kyoto treaty would not have been negotiated in the 1990s if the parties knew what we know today. The cliche "climate change is real" is a meaningless phrase used by the activists to fool the public into believing that a climate catastrophe is looming. Climate is changing all the time because of natural reasons and the human impact still can't be disentangled from the natural noise.

Meanwhile, Rona Ambrose has reviewed the situation and concluded that the targets can't be met by Canada: it's impossible. The Canadian economy is recently doing very well which is of course very bad for similar anti-growth policies: the emissions are growing while they should be shrinking according to the protocol.

I think that Canada itself should also honestly admit that if we will hypothetically face warming, Canada will benefit from it. The goal should be to isolate the countries that are supposed to be the "losers" of the hypothetical warming and help them. And also help those countries that face problems that are unrelated to warming which is far more often the case. ;-)

But help them not with the crazy egalitarian policies according to which the whole planet must be heated up or cooled down simultaneously, but help them by rational, focused, meaningful projects. The U.N. should allow Canada to change what its contributions will be and the whole U.N. framework for climate change should be re-built on new principles.