Kyoto and the Blair Switch

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 11/30/2005 12:00 am EST

If the world were run by scientists, by the time the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Montreal ends on Dec. 9, we would have global agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 25 or 30 per cent in the follow-on period to the Kyoto agreement, which expires in 2012. But it won't happen: the Bush blockade and the absence of China and India were probably enough to block agreement anyway, and now there is also the Blair Switch.

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