Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Australia and the Kyoto Protocol
The Kyoto Protocol is an agreement signed by over 170 countries in an effort to reduce greenhouse gases and ultimately, reduce the danger of global warming. Australia was late in ratifying the Protocol because it would affect Australian lives. Australia argued that signing the Portocol would cost the jobs of Australian people and claimed that it was already taking measures to stop greenhouse gas emission. The United States didn't ratify the Protocol because it would causes many changes to our country. The US is the world's largest emitter of carbon dioxide (along with China) because it burns lots of fossil fuels. If the US signed the Protocol, it would have t cut back on fossil fuels, therefore cutting back on transportation for its people. The Kyoto Protocol is a good effort to stop global warming.