Kyoto quotes

  • The UK is one of the only nations on earth that has actually met and even exceeded its goals under the Kyoto Protocol.
    -- Al Gore

    #Kyoto #Goal #Earth

  • Gabrielle was insulted and didn't even bother to hide it. 'Oh, and I suppose you think your dad was alone when he free-climbed the Kyoto Banking Tower on a windy day last September.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Dad #Thinking #Kyoto

  • Kyoto was a flawed process. There isn't one industrialized country around the world that has ratified that treaty, and so that is a non-starter.
    -- Andrew Card

    #Country #Kyoto #World

  • Ideology on which the Kyoto Protocol is based, is a new form of totalitarian ideology, along with Marxism, Communism and socialism.
    -- Andrey Illarionov

    #Kyoto #Global Warming #Socialism

  • The Kyoto treaty ... has no scientific foundation
    -- Andrey Illarionov

    #Kyoto #Foundation #Global Warming

  • The majority of humankind does not accept this system, despite claims of worldwide support. Even with Russia's ratification, 75% of the world's CO2 is emitted by, 68% of the world's GDP is produced in, and 89% of the world's population live in countries that are not handcuffed by Kyoto's restrictions. Like fascism and communism, Kyotoism is an attack on basic human freedoms behind a smokescreen of propaganda. Like those ideologies of human hatred, it will be exposed and defeated.
    -- Andrey Illarionov

    #Country #Russia #Kyoto

  • We are close to a consensus that the Kyoto Protocol does huge economic, political, social and ecological damage to the Russian Federation. In addition, it certainly violates the rights and freedoms of Russian citizens, and well as the rights and freedoms of citizens in those countries which signed and ratified it.
    -- Andrey Illarionov

    #Country #Kyoto #Rights

  • The Kyoto Protocol is a death pact, however strange it may sound, because its main aim is to strangle economic growth and economic activity in countries that accept the protocol's requirements.
    -- Andrey Illarionov

    #Country #Kyoto #Growth

  • Ideology on which the Kyoto Protocol is based, is a new form of totalitarian ideology, along with Marxism, Communism and socialism. We had doubts about the Kyoto Protocol, we wanted reasoning from our partners in the European Union, in the IPCC. Formal requests had been sent to these organizations. But we have not received responses yet, which suggests that no coherent answers can be offered. What we hear is 'it is not comprehensive responses that matter, we will not give them anyway; what is important is whether you believe us or not'.
    -- Andrey Illarionov

    #Believe #Organization #Kyoto

  • We have received no single argument in favour of this document except political pressure. No link has been established between carbon dioxide emissions and climate change. No other objective facts have been presented in recent time. The IPCC's reports in 1990 and 1995 show it clearly.
    -- Andrey Illarionov

    #Kyoto #Political #Climate

  • The Kyoto theorists have put the cart before the horse. It is global warming that triggers higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, not the other way round.
    -- Andrey Kapitsa

    #Horse #Kyoto #Atmosphere

  • The total efforts of the last 20 years of climate policy has likely reduced global emissions by less than 1 percent, or about 250 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.
    -- Bjorn Lomborg

    #Years #Kyoto #Effort

  • The obvious issue is providing clean drinking water and sanitation to every single human being on earth at the cost of little more than one year of the Kyoto treaty.
    -- Bjorn Lomborg

    #Drinking #Years #Kyoto

  • The Kyoto treaty has an estimated cost of between US$150 and $350 billion a year, starting in 2010.
    -- Bjorn Lomborg

    #Years #Kyoto #Cost

  • Whether the process proves to be Kyoto or something else, let's acknowledge the urgency of global warming.
    -- Brian Mulroney

    #Kyoto #Global Warming #Process

  • In reality, Kyoto was a huge transfer of resources from the United States to the Third World, under the guise of environmental protection.
    -- Charles Krauthammer

    #Reality #Kyoto #Environmental

  • To put that into some perspective, when Bill Clinton and Al Gore had first taken the idea of the Kyoto Protocol up to the Congress, the United States Senate voted it down 95 to nothing.
    -- Christine Todd Whitman

    #Taken #Ideas #Kyoto

  • The challenge now is to renovate the baroque structure that the Kyoto Plan has become—or else scrap it and get ready to start all over.
    -- Christopher Flavin

    #Kyoto #Challenges #Structure

  • It is becoming increasingly clear that the targets in the Kyoto Protocol cannot and will not be met on the established timetable in the United States and elsewhere.
    -- Eileen Claussen

    #Kyoto #Target #Becoming

  • The seas need their own Kyoto Protocol.
    -- Enric Sala

    #Kyoto #Sea #Needs

  • Some people think that our planet is suffering from a fever. Now scientists are telling us that Mars is experiencing its own planetary warming: Martian warming. This has led some people, not necessarily scientists, to wonder if Mars and Jupiter, non signatories to the Kyoto Treaty, are actually inhabited by alien SUV-driving industrialists.
    -- Fred Thompson

    #Thinking #Kyoto #People

  • We think that the Kyoto protocol is a necessary document, necessary process. I am convinced that we will agree to disagree about substance.
    -- Goran Persson

    #Thinking #Kyoto #Substance

  • But we are almost certainly going to miss our [global warming] deadline. We cannot get the 10 lost years back, and by the time a new global agreement to replace the Kyoto accord is negotiated and put into effect, there will probably not be enough time left to stop the warming short of the point where we must not go.
    -- Gwynne Dyer

    #Agreement #Years #Kyoto

  • On big issues like war in Iraq, but in many other issues they simply must be multilateral. There's no other way around. You have the instances like the global warming convention, the Kyoto protocol, when the U.S. went its own way.
    -- Hans Blix

    #War #Iraq #Kyoto

  • It will be nearly impossible to slow warming appreciably without condemning much of the world to poverty unless energy sources that emit little or no carbon dioxide become competitive with conventional fossil fuels.
    -- Henry Sylvester Jacoby

    #Kyoto #Energy #Fuel

  • The different policies reduce damages by only a modest amount. Indeed, one of the surprises is how little the policies affect the damages from global warming. The reasons are that, because there is so much inertia in the climate system and because the Protocol reduced the global temperature increase by only a fraction of a degree over the next century.
    -- Henry Sylvester Jacoby

    #Kyoto #Climate #Degrees

  • If the relatively rich participating countries want to stabilize atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases, they will have to pay at least some poor countries to reduce their emissions. Achievement of substantial reduction in this way implies international transfers of wealth on a scale well beyond anything in recorded history. There is no effective political support for such a Herculean effort, particularly in the United States.
    -- Henry Sylvester Jacoby

    #Country #Kyoto #Support

  • Kyoto is likely to yield far less than the targeted emissions reduction. That failure will most likely be papered over with creative accounting, shifting definitions of carbon sinks, and so on. If this happens, the credibility of the international process for addressing climate change will be at risk.
    -- Henry Sylvester Jacoby

    #Yield #Kyoto #Creative

  • With each passing year the difficulty of meeting any fixed quantitative target increases progressively. Moreover, plausible estimates of when the Protocol would go into effect leave such a small window of time before the first commitment period that achievement of the Kyoto targets will eventually pass out of reach.
    -- Henry Sylvester Jacoby

    #Commitment #Years #Kyoto

  • For the first time, humanity is instituting a genuine instrument Kyoto Protocol of global governance,"..."By acting together, by building this unprecedented instrument, the first component of an authentic global governance, we are working for dialogue and peace.
    -- Jacques Chirac

    #Kyoto #Humanity #Acting

  • ...the Kyoto Protocol...the first component of an authentic global governance...
    -- Jacques Chirac

    #Kyoto #Energy #Firsts

  • The United States did not sign Kyoto, yet its emissions are not that different from the countries that did sign it.
    -- James Hansen

    #Country #Kyoto #United States

  • The danger is that the compromises and special interests inherent in Kyoto-style targets and cap-and-trade will be accepted because of bureaucratic momentum.
    -- James Hansen

    #Kyoto #Style #Special

  • In developing countries the situation could be even worse because developing countries do not have to count their emissions under the Kyoto Protocol. Private companies from industrialized nations will seek cheap carbon credits for their country in the developing world.
    -- Jennifer Morgan

    #Country #Kyoto #Credit

  • The Kyoto treaty has failed, and it's failed even in Europe, which has had cap and tax since 2005.
    -- Jim Sensenbrenner

    #Europe #Kyoto #Caps

  • The U.S. withdrawal from the Kyoto protocol endangers the entire process.
    -- Laurent Fabius

    #Kyoto #Withdrawal #Process

  • The Bush Administration believes the Kyoto protocol could damage our collective prosperity, and in so doing, actually put our long-term environmental health at risk. Fundamentally, we believe that the protocol both will fail to significantly reduce the long-term risks posed by climate change and, in the short run, will seriously impede our ability to meet our energy needs and economic growth.
    -- Lawrence B. Lindsey

    #Running #Believe #Kyoto

  • Kyoto protocol is not a simple environmental issue, where you can say scientists are not unanimous. This is about international relations, this is about the economy, about trying to create a level playing field for big businesses throughout the world. You have to understand what is at stake, and that is why it is serious,...
    -- Margot Wallstrom

    #Simple #Kyoto #Issues

  • Even in Kyoto/Hearing the cuckoo's cry/I long for Kyoto
    -- Matsuo Basho

    #Kyoto #Long #Cuckoos

  • Globally, emissions may have to be reduced, the scientists are telling us, by as much as 60% or 70%, with developed countries likely to have to make even bigger cuts if we're going to allow the developing world to have their share of growing industrial prosperity...The Kyoto Protocol is only the first rather modest step. Much, much deeper emission reductions will be needed in future. The political implications are mind-blowing.
    -- Michael Meacher

    #Country #Cutting #Kyoto

  • Not only is the Kyoto approach to global warming wrong-headed, the climate change establishment's suppression of dissent and criticism is little short of a scandal. The IPCC should be shut down.
    -- Nigel Lawson

    #Kyoto #Criticism #Littles

  • In fact, the life of all mankind is in danger because of global warming resulting to a large degree from the emissions of the factories of the major corporations; yet despite that, the representative of these corporations in the White House insists on not observing the Kyoto accord, with the knowledge that the statistics speak of the death and displacement of millions of human beings because of global warming, especially in Africa.
    -- Osama bin Laden

    #White #Kyoto #House

  • You have destroyed nature with your industrial waste and gases more than any other nation in history. Despite this, you refuse to sign the Kyoto agreement so that you can secure the profit of your greedy companies and industries.
    -- Osama bin Laden

    #Agreement #Kyoto #Waste

  • It is possible that, post-Kyoto, the developed countries will recognise the requirements of the developing world.
    -- P. Chidambaram

    #Country #Kyoto #Requirements

  • I do not believe there is an atheist in the world who would bulldoze Mecca-or Chartres, York Minster or Notre Dame, the Shwe Dagon, the temples of Kyoto or, of course, the Buddhas of Bamiyan.
    -- Richard Dawkins

    #Atheist #Believe #Kyoto

  • Redirect federal spending aimed at fulfilling the terms of the increasingly irrelevant Kyoto Protocol.
    -- Stephen Harper

    #Kyoto #Spending #Term

  • Carbon dioxide does not cause or contribute to smog, and the Kyoto treaty would do nothing to reduce or prevent smog.
    -- Stephen Harper

    #Kyoto #Smog #Causes

  • The Administration should never have walked away from the Kyoto Treaty. Global warming is real and it is here today. The facts aren't the issue. The policy is the issue. I think the Administration's policy on global warming is dead wrong.
    -- Ted Kulongoski

    #Real #Thinking #Kyoto

  • Nobody is going to give away the farm in Kyoto. It is not anybody's to give away. And even if the United States Senate would actually ratify a bad treaty, anything called for under the treaty would require legislation passed through both houses.
    -- Thomas Schelling

    #Kyoto #Giving #House

  • Three scenarios for post-Kyoto emissions reductions indicate that ... the long-term consequences are small... The influence of the Protocol would, furthermore, be undetectable for many decades.
    -- Tom Wigley

    #Kyoto #Long #Three

  • Tokyo may have more money and Kyoto more culture; Nara may have more history and Kobe more style. But Osaka has the biggest heart.
    -- Vikas Swarup

    #Heart #Kyoto #Style

  • The Kyoto Treaty wasn't perfect, but we signed it, in fact, helped to draft it. And I'm very proud of it, it was the world's first commitment to doing something comprehensive on greenhouse gases and trying to reduce global warming before we do irreversible damage to many civilizations around the world.
    -- William J. Clinton

    #Commitment #Civilization #Kyoto

  • Sensible policies on global warming should weight the costs of slowing climate change against the benefits of slower climate change. Ironically, recent policy initiatives, such as the Kyoto Protocol of 1997, have been introduced without any attempt to link the emissions controls with the benefits of the lower emissions.
    -- William Nordhaus

    #Kyoto #Cost #Benefits

  • Attempts to estimate the impacts of climate change continue to be highly speculative.
    -- William Nordhaus

    #Kyoto #Impact #Climate

  • The strategy behind the Kyoto Protocol has no grounding in economics or environmental policy.
    -- William Nordhaus

    #Kyoto #Environmental #Strategy

  • Perhaps - and this goes for the Kyoto School too - one of these insights is that nothingness and unknowing don't have to be equated with a destructive nihilism but with the experience of unity and participation - whilst resisting the tendency of objectifying metaphysics to claim that we can in some way 'know' that this experienced unity is really the truth of how things are, i.e., reveals being itself.
    -- George Pattison

    #School #Kyoto #Unity

  • I'm not one of those to say Kyoto is not worth the paper it's printed on.
    -- Hermann E. Ott

    #Kyoto #Paper #Printed

  • Kyoto is dead and has been dead, but that doesn't mean that it hasn't done some real damage and won't continue to do some real damage," "If global warming turns out to be a problem, which I doubt, it won't be solved by making ourselves poorer through energy rationing." "It will be solved through building resiliency and capability into society and through long-term technological innovation and transformation.
    -- Myron Ebell

    #Real #Mean #Kyoto

  • Japan is the most intoxicating place for me. In Kyoto, there's an inn called the Tawaraya which is quite extraordinary. The Japanese culture fascinates me: the food, the dress, the manners and the traditions. It's the travel experience that has moved me the most.
    -- Roman Coppola

    #Japan #Kyoto #Dresses

  • The bottom line for Canada is that Kyoto will precipitate a recession that will cause a permanent reduction in employment, income and the size of our economy. And if global warming is going to happen Kyoto will do nothing whatsoever to prevent it or even slow it down. Why are we still considering it?
    -- Ross McKitrick

    #Kyoto #Income #Employment