Topics in the News: Kyoto Treaty
Mike Huckabee on Energy & Oil
: Jan 4, 2007
You do not have to hug a tree to appreciate one. It would have been a mistake to sign the Kyoto Treaty since it would have given foreign nations the power to impose standards on us. But Al Gore was not entirely wrong when he spoke of earth “in the
balance.” Balance is exactly what we need more of in this discussion. All of us need to have a healthy respect for our resources, a responsible level of use of those resources, and a comprehensive plan for either preserving or renewing those resources.
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Source: From Hope to Higher Ground, by Mike Huckabee, p. 70
Kyoto was a mistake, but “Earth in the Balance” is not
Newt Gingrich on Energy & Oil
: Dec 1, 2006
Kyoto is a bad treaty. It is bad for the environment and it is bad for America. It sets standards that will require massive investments by the US but virtually no investments by other countries. The Senate was right when it voted unanimously against the
treaty. We should insist on revisiting the entire Kyoto process and resolutely reject efforts to force us into an anti-American, environmentally failed treaty.
Kyoto treaty is bad for the environment and bad for America
The US should support substantial research into climate science, managing the response to
climate change, & in developing new non-carbon energy systems. It is astounding to watch people blithely propose trillions of dollars in spending on a topic on which we have failed to spend modest amounts to better understand.
It is astounding to have
people focus myopically on carbon as the sole source of climate change. The world’s climate has changed in the past with sudden speed and dramatic impact. Global warming may happen. On the other hand it is possible Europe will experience another ice age.
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Source: Gingrich Communications website, www.newt.org