Sunday, December 4, 2005

The Kanuto Protocol

The Independent:

More than 100,000 people took to the streets in more than 30 countries yesterday, in the first world-wide demonstration to press for action to combat global warming...

The protests were directed primarily at President George Bush, who has been assiduously trying to sabotage the protocol and has ruled out even talking about setting targets for reducing the pollution that causes global warming, once the current targets expire.
Wikipedia:
(King Canute) is perhaps best remembered for the legend of how he commanded the waves to go back. According to the legend, he grew tired of flattery from his courtiers. When one such flatterer gushed that the king could even command the obedience of the sea, Canute proved him wrong by practical demonstration at Southampton, his point being that even a king's powers have limits.

1 Comment:

Pietr said...

The In-Dependency?
You don't really read that rag?
100,000 'people' 'worldwide'.
Against Bush(naturally).
What else is this but the New Communism?
You no longer ask what it is for, you merely observe how it aggregates and against what;in this case, AMERICA.