Posted on December 14th, 2008 No comments
Iraqi journalist throws shoes at Bush.
TSA confirms passengers will no longer be allowed to wear removable shoes. Bah.
Posted on December 11th, 2008 4 comments
According to this report from the BBC, the US is all set to lead the world towards a new climate deal, according to John Kerry. But – and it’s a big one – only if other countries pledge emission curbs too.
I’m sorry, what? That’s not leadership. That’s saying ‘I’ll do it only if you do it’, and that’s not the way a good leader works. Besides, I have serious concerns about the US having the balls to do something like that – I mean, lead the way to a new climate deal. It has to be done by developing countries and only then will it be more effective and maybe, just maybe, we can have a better future.
Barack Obama becoming the US president will have its positive effects, of course – especially if public transportation based on alternative fuel sources is improved.
On a related note, check out this video from last year’s UN talks on climate change in Bali.