The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement that effectively mandates that all industrialized nations reduce co2 and other gas emission’s. Emerging nations are not subject to this accord and it severely restricts industrialized nations. In a word, it’s a BAD thing. The US is a signatory nation to the Kyoto Protocol but previous Administrations have recognized how horrifically it will effect the US. Hence the Kyoto Protocol was never ratified by the Congress and Senate. It now appears that the Obama administration is much more receptive to it in it’s new incarnate, The Copenhagen Accord kyoto-copenhagen-documentation. I have written our Legislators on the subject and outlined the ramifications if we sign on to this and include it here for your use and perusal.
On 29 March 2009, the United States will meet with other nations in Bonn Germany in the first of three such scheduled meeting to discuss and build the framework of a new global warming agreement to be known as the Copenhagen Accord. This document will take the place of the Kyoto Accord of which the United States, while a signatory nation to the agreement, was never ratified by Congress and Senate. In my review of the both accords, each one, if agreed to and enacted here in the Unites States, would have severe ramifications to our economy, way of life, AND our International standing on the world scene. As the public is now learning that the vast majority of the so called “global warming” science is seriously flawed, these “accords” have all the appearances of nothing more than a social engineering scheme designed to do nothing more that redistribute wealth from countries like the US to less developed nations. The adverse affects of this accord to the United States and other Annex I countries would be catastrophic in scope and magnitude as put forth in the UNFCCC Framework on Climate Change document dated 16 Mar 2009. The table located on page 6 clearly indicated that the UNFCCC recognizes what detrimental effects the implementation of this accord will have on industrialized countries such as the US. The table even goes as far to indicate that the action of “Cap and Trade” will result in the “international relocation of industry”, and I fail to see how the United States economy will benefit from that alone. The Obama Administration has indicated that the US supports the treaty if ” it can come up with an “effective framework” for dealing with global warming.” That verbiage is very disturbing as it sounds as though the President is more concerned about the “Global Warming” issue than ensuring the US economy is protected from the cascading type of failure this accord would have on the economy and thus guaranteeing a collapse of the American way of life so many men and women have died and sacrificed for to protect and preserve. It is your duty to protect and preserve the American way of life also. I urge you to work very hard to do every thing you can to ensure that the United States and its peoples are not compromised and made subservient to any foreign nation, organization or other such bodies that are attempting to marginalize the United States and its citizens. We are a nation that was founded under the notion that all men have certain inalienable rights and thusly a Representative form of government was created. As an Elected Representative of the State of Washington and the United States of America, your attention must be focused on the task of not taking any actions which directly or indirectly put into jeopardy your constituents status or way of life. It is my belief that these accords to just that. In closing, I urge you in the most strenuous terms to not vote in favor of any agreement, accord or treaty that will cause any type of harm to the already weakened US economy and the United States as a whole.