President Bush won hearty applause from conservatives when the anti-American Kyoto Protocol climate treaty went into force Wednesday–without the United States and Australia agreeing to its strict regulations. Under Bush’s direction, the U.S. has refused to sign the treaty, which stipulates that industrialized nations reduce carbon dioxide emissions by an average of 5% below 1990 levels by 2008 to 2012. The liberal media used it as yet another opportunity to bash Bush and his free-market philosophy. Lest anyone forget, the Senate voted 95 to 0 in 1997 on a resolution demanding that any treaty must make developing nations subject to the same regulations as industrialized countries–something Kyoto does not do.
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