Seeing the world heading towards global warming Armageddon is particularly painful to watch from Canada. With each mega-drought, record ice melt or super storm, our federal government appears to be more determined to obstruct climate progress, both domestically and abroad.
For some who had doubts about Canada quitting the Kyoto agreement that it had ratified under the Chretien government, Elizabeth May's negative reaction confirms that Harper and Environment Minister Peter Kent have done the right thing. Doing opposite to May isn't a bad formula for doing what's right.
It would be easy to look at the greenhouse gas-constraining Kyoto Protocol as a failure, particularly after all the desultory wrangling that oversaw its demise in all but name in Durban on the weekend...