The United States and Australia refused to ratify Kyoto, claiming the mandatory pollution cuts would threaten economic growth and that excluding large developing nations, such as China and India, from meeting targets did not make sense.
Instead, Washington and Canberra created the Asia Pacific Partnership with China, India, South Korea and Japan in 2005 with the aim of tackling climate change through cleaner energy technologies without sacrificing economic development.
These nations make up almost half the world's greenhouse gas emissions. South Korea and Japan have also ratified Kyoto.
Gore said the United States "has the greatest opportunity to provide leadership in the world and the strongest economy and have contributed the most to the problem thus far, even though China is going to probably surpass the United States."
"The way to get China involved is for the United States to join the rest of the world community," he said.
In the previous article that I've mentioned, The Show of Hegemony, the United States intends of being the undisputed superpower in the world. To do this it no longer relies on exertion of models, but through being a model, but being a model has its own bad rear.
Gore mentioned that in order to do so, the U.S must show its good head to the world, as a perfect model. A varsity athlete. However there are things that the U.S simply takes things for granted like refusing to agree to the Kyoto protocol and the leak case of ignoring certain clauses of a certain document.
The hegemony times beginning with the Wilson administration is firing back at those people in the corridors of power. People are no longer listening to the official facts from the government. Spector speaks the truth - the French are the kind of guys that can come out with plenty of conspiracy theories such as 9/11 was deliberately setup by the U.S themselves.
Maybe this is a sign that the crown of governments will start to tarnish.
"Yesterday we obeyed kings and bowed our necks to emperors. But today we kneel only to truth." - Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)