Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Stupid oxygen providing trees

The US State Department has recently come up with a plan to discredit and thwart attempts by Britain's Tony Blair to push a G8 initiative to stop illegal logging of the rainforests. Blair wants to make companies certify that all timber has been cut down legally in forests that can sustain themselves. Read more about this at BBC news.

The US also refused to sign the World Foresty Treaty in 1992, which essentially would have done the same thing as Tony Blair's G8 initiative, so I guess this is just more of the same. You'd think that if Bush was going to constantly lower pollution standards that he could at least make sure we have some trees around to absorb some of the excess CO2 emissions.