How America plotted to stop Kyoto deal

A detailed and disturbing strategy document has revealed an extraordinary American plan to destroy Europe’s support for the Kyoto treaty on climate change.

The document details how ExxonMobil-funded groups and the neocons plotted to destroy Kyoto.

The ambitious, behind-the-scenes plan was passed to The Independent this week, just as 189 countries are painfully trying to agree the second stage of Kyoto at the UN climate conference in Montreal. It was pitched to companies such as Ford Europe, Lufthansa and the German utility giant RWE.

Put together by a lobbyist who is a senior official at a group partly funded by ExxonMobil, the world’s biggest oil company and a fierce opponent of anti-global warming measures, the plan seeks to draw together major international companies, academics, think-tanks, commentators, journalists and lobbyists from across Europe into a powerful grouping to destroy further EU support for the treaty. details ExxonMobil’s massive fundng of the anti-global warming propagandists. Hey, the earth can be destroyed but as long as they make a buck, then screw everyone else. Which, in a nutshell, is the precise problem with capitalism – the lust for short-term profit supercedes everything.

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  1. Not just short-term, as the war in Iraq demonstrates. Of the several reasons for that war, LONG-TERM profits were definitely high on the list.

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