Paper slams John Kerry for exaggerating U.S. emissions cuts

The Pottstown Mercury takes a look at some statements made this weekend by Secretary of State John Kerry.

The Mercury reports:

KERRY on climate change: “We’re below the Kyoto levels now.”

THE FACTS: The 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which the Clinton administration signed but never won ratification for, called on the U.S. to cut its greenhouse gas emissions 6 percent from 1990 levels. Although a natural gas surge and economic woes have helped the U.S. lower emissions, they were still up some 9.5 percent from 1990 to 2011, the last year for which full data is available. Kerry also said the country met a target to cut emissions by 17 percent from 2005 levels by 2020. Government data shows about a 7 percent reduction from 2005 to 2011.

4 thoughts on “Paper slams John Kerry for exaggerating U.S. emissions cuts”

  1. If ever there were someone so self absorbed, it would be Kerry. Hence the term, Poltroon.

  2. If Kerry and the Obama administration really believe this, then maybe they will get off our backs and stop standing in the way of economic progress.
    What difference does it make whether we met or didn’t meet some meaningless international dictate that was overwhelmingly rejected by the Senate?

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