Saturday, December 13, 2003

Urgent Action on a Non-Problem

Human history is replete with wasted energy and failed diplomatic initiatives, but surely the Kyoto Protocols are the most grievous example. In order to address a problem that may or may not exist, and, if it exists, it may or may not be a problem, the Kyoto protocols were born. But, the one thing that most scientists can agree upon is that there is nothing that humans can do that will make an iota of difference to human climate. Yet 4000 delegates from 188 countries have been convened since December 1 in Milan at the ninth Conference of the Parties (COP9) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The delegates will be joined later this week by at least 74 environment ministers from around the world.

The real joke of the exercize is that it is well within the capability of the human race to curtail the emission of Carbon Dioxide, yet the solution is expressly barred from consideration. Yes, the solution, if one is needed, is nuclear energy. Only nuclear energy can lift Hydrogen from being an idea that will generate even more CO2 into a solution to the energy problem that the proponents of Kyoto claim that they are concerned with. But a solution is far from what these myrmidons of a failed ideology seek. They have seized an issue, one that they wish to use to transfer wealth from "the North to the South." And even as the scientific community debates the issue, the one possible effective solution is expressly barred from consideration.

What the World needs is to unfetter Science from politics. Kyoto will not advance that agenda. And as long as America is led by men and women who refuse to commit national suicide, Kyoto will be merely a venue for a complete waste of time, energy, and money on a grand scale.