Well said Unirdna! As for Dignan, I thought it was Gore who came to Kyoto and engineered an easy position for the US. I live here and was watching the proceedings pretty closely. Remember that Bush-the-First (and the relatively intelligent) signed the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and it was ratified into law by the US senate with only one dissenting vote. This mandated that all countries who signed the treaty would reduce their emissions to avoid climate change. Now all you "Gee-I-don't-know"s, "Gore-haters", "Rush-Limbaugh-wannabes", and "Fox-News-watchers who don't know the difference between propaganda and journalism", why the hell do you think they would have done that? Or maybe you can remember back that far. Maybe the people who crank out the crap that you fill your heads don't want you to remember it. How am I doing Unirdna?