It's another thing to actually do something that might involve sacrifice:
Canada defends UN climate role, overshoots KyotoWell, it all sounded good back when the environmental community got together and - after a few piña coladas - solved the planet's global warming problem.
By Alister Doyle, Reuters Environment Correspondent
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Canada defended its leadership of U.N. talks on fighting global warming on Monday, despite admitting it will not meet its own Kyoto Protocol goals.
Environment Minister Rona Ambrose, presiding at the opening of the May 15-26 Bonn meetings, suggested Kyoto should be eased for Canada from 2012 because Ottawa cannot reach its goals. (link)
One wonders if they were ever really serious about it or if they simply got caught up in ... the heat of the moment.