Recently, the European delegation to a global conference on disaster reduction tried to use Asia’s recent tsunami tragedy to pressure the U.S. into agreeing to the Kyoto global warming Protocol.  But according to Sterling Burnett of the National Center for Policy Analysis, this global warming posturing was not “warmly” received.  Comments Burnett: “The U.S., Canada, and Australia were right to stand firm against linking natural disasters and climate change.  Since natural disasters like tsunamis, earthquakes, mudslides, and hurricanes will continue to occur regardless of the source of future climate change, this is a betrayal of those whose lives have been so badly marred by the tsunami, and those who would be helped in the future by an international early warning system.”