How to sabotage the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol
- Keep insisting that you're developing a really thorough and comprehensive plan that will solve all the problems and make everyone happy. When a deadline for presenting the plan approaches put it off but insist that the plan, when it's finally unveiled, will be even better than everyone is expecting.
- Take advantage of the period between the presentation and approval of a budget and the presentation of the legislation that actually implements that budget to insert a clause that makes a drastic change to environmental laws with no warning or public debate. This is guaranteed to enrage the political opposition and cause environmental groups to protest that you're going about this the wrong way and possibly doing more harm than good.
- When people insist on calling your half-assed plan, well, half-assed, throw up your hands and tell everyone that they've ruined the best chance they'll ever have to see the Kyoto Protocol implemented in Canada.
And, incidentally (from that last link), lower the emissions targets instead of raising them.
The federal government has slashed its emissions-cutting targets for large industrial polluters by more than a third from the goal set out in Canada's original climate change plan, The Canadian Press has learned.
Oh, look. Kyoto's dead and the way is clearer than ever to "harmonize" our environmental standards with the U.S.
Could Dithers have done it any better if he was trying?