Member Rara Avis
Have to agree with Brad here.
I saw a report on ABC news, which we see at midnight over here - gave some alarming stats on pollution in the states. California, Delaware and Texas are the most polluted states...and pollution levels are off the wall in many other states...
Having said that - where I live, Auckland...terrible. NZ's clean and green image may be accurate in the rural areas, but that's certainly not so in the city.
The fact is - this is our planet. And something needs to be now - for future generations, as well as for ourselves. Now, if the person who has the greatest amount of visible power within the capitalist world system, ie - George Bush, doesn't get off his hiney and make his presence known - what does that say? It's not about bagging America, it's about questioning a decision made by the American leader. And let's be honest - he is the 'head' of all the first world nations...in terms of power, visibility and sheer might - given the resources available to him.
Now, if any nations have the power to alter the course of the world's pollution - it's going to be the first world nations isn't it. That's just logical.
He should be there - all the leaders should be there.