What I hope will happen: 7
What I know will happen: 2
First Name: Matt
Despite the growing concerns about the environment, the depletion of fossil fuels, a global warming, deforestation, little preventative action has been taken thusfar. This has been heavily encouraged by the US's non involvement in essential treaties, such as Kyoto. Without the support of the world's lone superpower, all attempts to save the environment will, unfortunately, fail miserably.
I hate to make this a bipartisan matter, as this will only invite skepticism and scorn from opposing parties, when what should be happening is ACTION. However, it should be duly noted that a Republican in the white house refused to sign Kyoto in 1990. If a Democrat had been in office at the time, it would be likely that the US would have adopted Kyoto without question, and we would be making positive strides toward fixing the environment.
At this point, the only hope our environment has, quite simply, is when Kyoto ends in 2012, a Democrat is in the white house to facilitate the development of a new ALL INCLUSIVE treaty, that we could actually reduce emissions around the world, and not look like hypocrites doing it. If these conditions are not met, I fear that the US will trade the environment in exchange for Big Business Cash, and in 50 years, we'll be in a much worse state than we are now.