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Blair wishes to cooperate with the United States to reduce climatic change

Thursday, December 9, 2004 – According to The Times, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom The Right Honourable Anthony Charles Lynton Blair wants to involve the United States of America in efforts to reduce anthropogenic interference with Earth's climates. Historically, the United Kingdom's closest partner in this endeavor has been the Federal Republic of Germany. The United States government has famously refused to ratify the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Blair sais also that the Kyoto Protocol doesn't go far enough. He would like to involve the private sector also and he has put this item on top of the G8, so all the large countries of the world have to talk about it.

Mr Byers said yesterday: "The reality is that unless we can get the United States engaged - responsible as it is for around a quarter of the world's carbon dioxide emissions - then any hopes of successfully tackling global warming will be doomed to failure.

Some sources are saying, Blair is saying these things because he can make the more progressive voters change their mind, so they would vote for him.

References

  1. "Blair Seeks New Global Climate Pact with Bush -Paper"
  2. "UK and Germany – Working together to combat climate change"
  3. "Blair wants tougher action on global warming"