wednesday 28 march
stop president bush from betraying the un
climate change treaty!
Last year the US blocked progress at
negotiations in The Netherlands. Now Texas
oil-man, President George W. Bush, wants to
destroy the Kyoto Protocol - the only
international treaty to cut the emissions
causing climate change.
Friends of the Earth asks people around
the world to flood the White House with
Let’s show President Bush how much people
care about climate change.
Please cut and paste the message below
into a new e- mail and send it to:
PRESIDENT BUSH at
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Dear President Bush,
Don't scupper the Kyoto Protocol!
Climate change is the number one
environmental threat facing the world. People
around the world are already suffering from
floods and hurricanes which could be first
signs of climate change.
The United States has four per cent of the
world's population but produces 25 per cent
of the world's carbon dioxide - the principal
cause of climate change. The US has a clear
responsibility to act to prevent this
The Kyoto Protocol is the only
international treaty that will cut emissions
of the gases that cause climate change. The
US must live up to its responsibilities. It
must not scupper this treaty.
Future generations will not forgive us if
we fail to prevent the climate catastrophe
that is threatening the world.
Goerge Bush's campaign for the Presidency
was backed and financed by major US oil
giants, which campaigned against the
international treaty to prevent climate
The US promised to cut its emissions of
climate changing gases by 7% over 1990 levels
before 2012 at the latest, but US emissions
in fact have risen by more than 10% between
1990 and 2000.
A White House spokesman said on 28 March
that: "The president has been unequivocal. He
does not support the Kyoto treaty." The
Swedish Environment Minister described this
statement as “appalling and provocative”.
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