Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Kyoto? No Go

OpinionJournal - Outside the Box - How to combat "global warming" without destroying the economy. BY PETE DU PONT : "The Washington Policy Center reports that Mount Rainier in Washington state grew cooler each year from 1960 to 2003, warming only in 2004. And Mars is warming significantly. NASA reported last September that the red planet's south polar ice cap has been shrinking for six years. As far as we know few Martians drive SUVs or heat their homes with coal, so its ice caps are being melted by the sun--just as our Earth's are. Duke University scientists have concluded that "at least 10 to 30 percent of global warming measured during the past two decades may be due to increased solar output."

Masquerading as a global environmental policy, Kyoto exempts half of the world's population and nine of the top 20 emitters of carbon dioxide--including China and India--from its emissions reduction requirements."

Mr. du Pont, a former governor of Delaware, is chairman of the Dallas-based National Center for Policy Analysis.

1 comment:

gP said...

the Kyoto treaty is full of holes like a bad movie that no one knows how to mend it.

There is no direct proof of the sun causing the melting of the polar caps, but trapped solar heat that causes greenhouse effect maybe the cause. the total output of the solar energy in terms of watt is not enough to directly fry earth, and with our atmosphere and magnetospehere in place, its impossible. since mars has no atmos, then the radiation is direct.