Saturday, December 10, 2005

U.S. Delegation Walks Out of Climate Talks

NYT reported Two weeks of treaty talks on global warming neared an end today with the world's current and projected leaders in emissions of greenhouse gases, the United States and China, still refusing to take any mandatory steps to avoid dangerous climate change.

If China and India are not going to be a part of a treaty, and if we are not going to be able to be sure they are doing their part, it is foolish for the US or industralized countries in the west to hurt their economies, just to have China and India pumpind more emissions than we cut back.
The Bush administration was sharply criticized by environmental groups for walking out of a round of informal discussions shortly after midnight that were aimed at finding new ways of curbing gases beyond steps taken so far.

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