So Cheap Seats has a question.
Vladimir Putin has decided he needn’t be bound by the Kyoto Protocols that ushered in the latest round of “global warming fever” — and made Al Gore and Mrs. Sen. Mark Udall, aka, Maggie Fox, ever so wealthy and the Climate Reality Project (CRaP) a legend in its own mind.
The 7-year-old protocol was criticized by Russian officials for having done nothing to limit greenhouse-gas emissions into the atmosphere.
Ukraine and Belarus said they also might void the pact, making the protocol a victim of a rare former-Soviet triple threat. Even the Poles have fared better than the protocol. Perhaps what’s missing is some good, old KGB-style enforcement.
Which tugs us back to the question.
Fans of “Star Trek” will recall that in 1991, movie-goers were introduced to the Khitomer Accords, a galactic deal intended to bring peace to the Federation and the Klingon Empire.
We know that the Khitomer Accords were later amended and expanded to include a ban on subspace weapons and that the Kyoto Protocols have had all the staying power of an extra in a “Star Trek” landing party.
So Cheap Seats has to ask: Which agreement intended to address a fictional problem was more grounded in reality, Kyoto or Khitomer?
The answer is, well, fascinating.