After a round of talks this week amongst the 52 Commonwealth nations, member states have agreed to do nothing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The so-called “Lake Victoria Commonwealth Climate Change Plan” points out the seriousness of the earth warming but recommends no targets or time-lines for tackling greenhouse gas reduction.
In other words, they recognize that global warming will cause mass hardship for most species on the planet, yet as world leaders they are not willing to actually do anything.
Prior to the talks this week, most of the member states were in agreement that binding targets and clear timelines were necessary in any new climate plan. However, the sole holdout in the agreement moving forward was the right-wing Canadian government under the direction of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
In the past Canada’s Harper has described the Kyoto Protocol as “a socialist scheme that will destroy jobs.” This despite polls in Canada showing the number one concern for Canadians being the environment and in particular, climate change.
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