Good on ya, Mate! The biggest problem I have with the Kyoto Protocol is that it completely ignores the carbon emission output of developing countries, like China and India. Australian Prime Minister John Howard essentially calls a spade a spade.
"The reason we will not sign Kyoto in its present form is that it does not comprehensively embrace all of the world's major emitters," he said.
"And you cannot have an effective response to global warming unless you have all of the culprits in the net.
"Kyoto does not impose the obligations it would have imposed on Australia on countries like China and India."
Until a better treaty presents itself that actually cares about just carbon emittors instead of defining countries as Developed and Undeveloped first (and essentially becoming a socialist mechanism for the redistribution of wealth), before setting goals for the reduction of carbon emissions, it was the right idea to sit this one out. India's and China's economies (and their carbon emissions) have exploded since becoming signatories of Kyoto. But, because their economies were defined as "Developing" at the time, they get a pass and essentially get to pollute as much as they want until 2012 while also being labeled "carbon rich" under the Protocol's carbon trading scheme.
That is an outright injustice.