Canada has let it leak that it is going to withdraw from the Kyoto protocol, the UN's "treaty" to combat global warming. A spurious treaty to deal with a faux issue. Kyoto and the global warming mob at the UN are a picture postcard for all that is wrong with the UN, which we believe to be irremediable and terminal.
The Canadian government is not withdrawing because it believes that anthropogenic global warming is a crock. Rather, it is going to "go it alone", believing it can do more and better under its own efforts. This is a highly significant move for New Zealand, because the most potent rationale for our right leaning government to impose an Emissions Trading Scheme (aka, the grand tax on all human activity) has been its positive impact upon trade.
EU officials concluded that, following a three-year investigation, there was no evidence to prove the previously undisputed fact. Producers of bottled water are now forbidden by law from making the claim and will face a two-year jail sentence if they defy the edict, which comes into force in the UK next month.Last night, critics claimed the EU was at odds with both science and common sense. Conservative MEP Roger Helmer said: “This is stupidity writ large.