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Re: Theos-World - Kyoto

Sep 24, 2001 04:54 AM
by Bart Lidofsky

Peter Merriott wrote:
> Thanks for that link. Just went and had a look. I think the interviewer,
> Hume, simply made a mistake when he said only Romania had signed the treaty.
> I reckon The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
> have a better idea who has signed their own treaty - and they say 39
> countries have signed and they provide the list (ie the link I gave in my
> last mail).

See my previous reply; note that Senator Lieberman did NOT challenge
the figure, although he states clearly that he was part of the process.

> As for the vote of 98-0 in the Senate, there seems to be some confusion as
> to whether it was a vote against the treaty or not, according to Leiberman.
> But i think people should go and read your link for themselves.

The vote was a effectively a statement that the treaty had to be made
less lopsided before the United States would ratify it. And that is
pretty much all the George Bush has said; he has NEVER said that he will
reject it outright.

Bart Lidofsky

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