From CBC today:
EU lays down ultimatum to U.S. at Bali climate talks
U.S. 'principally responsible' for deadlock, Gore says
Last Updated: Thursday, December 13, 2007
A deadlock between the United States and the European Union jeopardized the climate change talks in Bali Thursday as EU nations threatened to boycott a U.S.-sponsored meeting next month unless Washington accepts their figures for negotiating deep reductions of greenhouse gas emissions.
Meanwhile, former U.S. vice-president and climate change activist Al Gore told an audience at the conference that the U.S. is "principally responsible" for the deadlock at the Bali conference, which is aimed at launching negotiations toward a new climate change pact.
"My own country, the United States, is principally responsible for obstructing progress here in Bali," said Gore, who shared this year's Nobel Peace Prize with the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for helping alert the world to the danger of global warming.
U.S., Canada a 'wrecking crew': environmental group
A number of environmental groups have been critical of Canada, which has adopted a similar bottom line as the U.S. in Bali.
Environment Minister John Baird has said Canada won't accept a climate deal unless it includes major polluters like the U.S., China and India.
Jennifer Morgan of the Climate Action Network accused the U.S., Canada and other countries of holding up the document's final ratification.
"There is a wrecking crew here in Bali led by the Bush administration and its minions," Morgan told CBC News. "Those minions continue to be the governments of Canada, Japan, Saudi Arabia and others." (Emphasis mine, ed.)
Well isn't that just special?
'Ole stevie, john baird and their ilk have successfully progressed to "minions" from the #1 Poodles they were previously.
Well Done ! ! ! !
Photo Credit: Alison
(Cross-posted from Moving to Vancouver)