Great news from Montreal climate talks
Lost in the news coverage of the climate change conference in Montreal is that very significant progress was made toward implementing Kyoto and beginning a new round of climate negotiations.
This happened in spite of the best efforts of the U.S. government, which has become an international pariah for its (our) stubborn refusal to take action on climate change (in spite of our ranking as among the leading greenhouse gas polluters.
But according to Elizabeth May, executive director of Sierra Club--Canada, American mayors, activists, labor leaders, and especially youth, brought strong U.S. leadership of the sort lacking in Washington. Her very encouraging summary is well worth reading.
The official state of denial on climate change can't last. Thank goodness so many people are taking action rather than waiting for the military-petroleum-government complex to get real.