Originally Posted by 6SpeedTA95
This thread is not about Iraq, either get the topic back on track or I'll delete the posts about Iraq.
Regulating emissions is the right thing to do and as a world leader we need to do the right things. We like our title of "greatest country in the world" and we need to do some things to keep that title. It was only mentioned as one thing not to do when trying to build a prestigious international reputation and was not intended to spur debate about Iraq specifically.
On that note China gets a pass because they have 1 billion people vs. our 300 million, yet we still produce as much if not more emissions. When 300 million people produce as many emissions as a billion, you are going to get flack for it. Both China and USA are wrong though. For now i'd say we should our own thing in reducing them and ignore china and what people tell them. At the same time, the attitude i detect from a previous post above seems to suggest we shouldn't worry about emissions just because someone else told us we need to. While i agree we should not be "told what to do" at the same time to not take action because "they told us to" out of spite is kind of stupid.