If you want to read an article that will surely make your eyes bleed, be sure to check out Reuter’s latest “alert”, New climate strategy: track the world’s wealthiest. This piece of tripe, written by so-called “environment correspondent” Deborah Zabarenko, is one of the most egregious examples of MSM propaganda that I’ve come across in a long time. The gist of the article is that we should tax the “wealthy” and by extension the country they belong to, more for carbon emissions. From the article:

As it stands now, under the carbon-capping Kyoto Protocol, rich countries shoulder most of the burden for cutting the emissions that spur global warming, while developing countries — including fast-growing economies China and India — are not required to curb greenhouse pollution.

Rich countries, notably the United States, have said this gives developing countries an unfair economic advantage; China, India and other developing countries argue that developed countries have historically spewed more climate-warming gases, and developing countries need time to catch up.

The study suggests setting a uniform international cap on how much carbon dioxide each person could emit in order to limit global emissions; since rich people emit more, they are the ones likely to reach or exceed this cap, whether they live in a rich country or a poor one.

One wonders why they don’t look at the carbon footprint of Algore? He must easily have one of the largest carbon footprints of anyone alive as he runs around the world in his private jet and leaves the lights on in his large 14 bedroom mansion, which only he and his wife now live in (servants too I guess). Ms. Zabarenko also points out that the average carbon footprint is about 5 tons, but for Americans the average carbon footprint is 20 tons. Obviously the gist here is we have to make the evil Americans pay, after all they are responsible for all this gorebull warming.

I’m guessing that the Obama administration will be down with this proposal, I wonder if its too late to add it to the current Cap and Trade legislation. Get ready to pay up.