Thursday, June 17, 2004

Commonsenseville: Kyoto not doing so well in Kyoto

God I love the sight of envirofascist socialists martyring themselves upon the altar of their own arsehattery...

Ascending Mortal Human Tim Blair serves up this latest goodness from Japan...

Seven years after hosting the Kyoto Protocol conference and pledging to cut greenhouse gas emissions 6 percent by 2012, Japan finds itself in the embarrassing position of having increased levels of emissions and being uncertain over what to do about it.

The Kyoto gathering in 1997 resulted in an international agreement that attempts to curb global warming. Under the protocol, Japan is required to decrease its greenhouse gas emissions by 6 percent from its 1990 level between 2008 and 2012.


Greater affluence has also become a roadblock to emission reduction efforts, said Chiho Mito of the Energy Conservation Center, Japan, an incorporated foundation under the jurisdiction of the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy.

Although manufacturers are marketing appliances that use energy-saving technologies -- particularly since the enactment of the revised Energy Conservation Law in 1999 -- there are more appliances in people's homes than ever before.
How dare you be affluent!

Their solution to this dire problem of expanding personal wealth?
Make everybody poor...Of course.

I think Winston Churchill distilled it down to its smoothest...

"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries."


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