Thanks to Sinister Thoughts for the lead on this story.
Seems the international community and others are disappointed with Canada’s decision to pull out of Kyoto.
The European Union has urged Canada to respect goals for slowing global warming.
The Climate Action Network, a worldwide network of over 340 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working to promote government and individual action on climate change today said, The Canadian government of Stephen Harper is trying to sabotage 15 years of international efforts to address climate change.
Not only is the international community unhappy, but so are some businesses. Tech firms working on solutions on global warming suggest that putting climate program in limbo not only hurts progress but also innovation.
Is this the leadership the Harper was going on about? According to Peter MacKay’s leaked Briefing Notes, the Harperites know that a pull-out from Kyoto will damage Canada’s international reputation. The Harper and the Ambrose and the rest of the UltraCons are more than wrong on this.
I concur with Halifax Chronicle columnist, Richard Gwyn who says, What’s missing from Ambrose’s equation is what’s known as leadership. Also missing is any sense of moral obligation.