Monday, December 03, 2007

Climate change: Australia is in

Australia's newly elected Prime Minister has been true to his word:

Australian Labor Party leader Kevin Rudd has been sworn in as prime minister, following a landslide victory in parliamentary elections last week.

Immediately after the ceremony, Mr Rudd signed documents to ratify the Kyoto Protocol on climate change, reversing the previous administration's policy.

"This is the first official act of the new Australian government," he said.

The US is now totally isolated as the only developed nation opposed to taking action on climate change. Unfortunately, we'll still have to wait until january 20th 2009 for their policy to change.