If you have been under a rock lately, here is the weekend’s news as seen in Canada, which has these days a government more in thrall to counter-pressures than it used to be:
Here is a summary for Australians taken from the latest IPCC report. You may access a full summary of the report on the previous post.
Neither major party here is admirable on this, though Labor is somewhat better than the current lot. The Greens may well be right, but by the time we find out…
Former New South Wales Liberal leader Peter Debnam has broken ranks with the Federal Coalition, saying the Kyoto protocol should have been ratified long ago.
The New South Wales Opposition energy spokesman has told an energy conference clean coal is an oxymoron and nuclear power is not a realistic option for Australia. The Federal Coalition has refused to ratify the Kyoto protocol on climate change and insists nuclear energy must be considered.
Mr Debnam says clean energy options are staring Australia in the face and the country has to grab clean sustainable energy strategies. “In Australia we’ve been distracted by vested interests and by everything else imaginable, including the prolonged Kyoto debate,” he said. “I wish we had ratified Kyoto long ago and then we could have led the world with bold initiatives in clean energy.”