"The current violence in the Middle East is yet another demonstration of politics lagging behind the pace of global change.Gorby also urged Australia to sign the Kyoto Protocol:
"If the leaders of the world's most powerful states lapse back and again see military power as a viable means of resolving disputes, then we should not be surprised if other states also consider it a legitimate course."
"It is true that historically the world has seen both the cold cycles and the warm cycles, the ice ages and the hot periods, but even if part of the reason for the current global warming is the natural cycle, we should do our best not to aggravate this problem with the human impact on global warming."Australia and the United States are the only developed nations NOT to have signed Kyoto. Who's got your back, George?