Blair RelentsAs I have been saying for a long time, the Kyoto protocol is dead. After years of ridiculous posing, Tony Blair has finally realized that asking the U.S.A. to destroy its economy is not going to work. He also now seems cognizant that any plan that calls itself "Global" needs to address, at a minimum, nations constituting a majority of mankind.
The twentieth century saw a decline in European power, from leading the world to second world status. Their military might destroyed, European countries live in a fantasy world where they have outlawed unpleasant things like war. They are trying to legislate themselves into economic dominance as well. At some point they will have to face reality. This is a first step. They should have realized this back on July 25, 1997, when the U.S. Senate passed a resolution 95-0 denying any possibility that we would ratify this strange political document. At that moment, with the U.S., India, and China excluded, Kyoto lost all relevance. Now, more than eight years later. Europe has finally seen the light.