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INTERNATIONAL REACTION TO US STANCE ON KP
around the world were or still are, outraged that George W. Bush
decided not to sign the Kyoto protocol. The British environment
minister Michael Meacher said that "It
was signed up to by every single nation on earth, and if America now
tries to walk away ... I think this is not just an environmental issue,
it's an issue of transatlantic global foreign policy”.
Many feel that the president doesn’t realize that rejecting the first
joint step towards controlling climate change can damage relationships
with other countries. The industrialized countries are rich and are so
at the cost of polluting the world. When the time comes to fix the
damage they can’t turn their backs on the poor countries and refuse
them the opportunity to develop. Fighting global warming or climate
change cannot be done by one country but requires a global effort. EU
Environment Commissioner Margot Wallstroem says: "What is needed now is an international reaction. This is about international relationships, trade, and economics."
The President of Samoa, Tuila epa Sailele told CNN.com the United
States is a world leader thinking of its "self-interests" and not of
responsibilities beyond its shores. Tuila epa said he hoped Bush would
change his mind as low-lying islands could be "wiped out" by rising sea
Many Pacific island atolls, just a few feet above sea level, are facing
the threat of disappearing beneath the ocean and they fear devastation
Should the South clean up the North's mess?
Rising sea levels endanger the island states.Copyright:CSE