Monday, December 3, 2007

Leadership down under

Today's post is not about books, trees, sustainable reading or eco-conscious readers. It's about leadership. Green leadership.

Today the new Aussie prime minister Kevin Rudd was sworn in as Australia's 26th prime minister and his first action as prime minister was to ratify the Kyoto Protocol.

In his first news conference since his election, Mr. Rudd, the new prime minister from the labor party, promised "action and action now" on climate change. And so he did. Now, the U.S. was left as the only developed nation not to have ratified it.

Kudos to prime minister Rudd. This is the kind of leadership we need to fight global warming and other urgent environmental issues we're facing. We can only hope to see such action from the next president of the U.S.

Raz @ Eco-Libris