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Here is an article by Jeffrey Simpson that addresses some of the concerns raised in this book review/science lesson. I realize it is an old article, but it seems to take a rather simplistic view of the issue and doesn't ask whether Kyoto was ever something a country like Canada could, or should, try to meet.

I've put a nice excerpt below


"Of course our politicians let us down, but perhaps we let ourselves down too. Making politicians into scapegoats lets all of us off too lightly, because we allowed ourselves to be beguiled, or we simply did not pay attention at all. Key environmental groups often did not help, peddling comforting myths that energy efficiency and renewable power - to say nothing of Suzukian prescriptions for Arcadian lifestyles - could produce huge emissions reductions, especially if these measures were reinforced by information programs and subsidies."

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