The AP strikes again in this story on the Bush administration’s 2005 global warming initiative. The AP provides a brief history of the America and the Kyoto Protocol:
Under the administration of U.S. President Bill Clinton, the United States joined a U.N. meeting in Kyoto and agreed to the protocol. But the United States rejected it under the administration of President George W. Bush, Clinton’s successor.
Readers with a long memory may recall that the United States never adopted the Kyoto Protocol because the Clinton administration never submitted it for ratification to the Senate. The Clinton administration never submitted it to the Senate for ratification because in July 1997 the Senate voted 95-0 to adopt a resolution stating that ”the United States should not be a signatory to any protocol to, or other agreement regarding, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change of 1992, at negotiations in Kyoto.”
Does the AP fact-check its stories? Perhaps it fact-checks them with Al Gore. Back in 2004 we took a look at Al Gore wrestling with these facts in “History and hermeneutics.” (Thanks to reader Patrick Brown.)
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