Colin Powell booed at earth summit
The US secretary of state, Colin Powell was booed, heckled and jeered as he tried to defend America’s environmental record on the closing day of the world summit in Johannesburg today.
Delegates from non-governmental groups in the audience repeatedly interrupted his speech, chanting: “Shame on Bush”.
America has been strongly criticised by foreign leaders and environmental activists for its rejection of the Kyoto protocol, which is widely regarded as crucial in the bid to halt global warming.
<The U.S. also engineered the loathsome agreement at the summit which put oil above renewable energy and which refused to set any deadlines for anything to be done. In other words, the agreements mean nothing>