In a surprise announcement, Russia has said that it will not ratify the Kyoto Protocol on global warming. The BBC reports:
“The landmark environmental pact cannot now enter into legal force, especially since the US has also repudiated it. It means the protocol will either have to be renegotiated or the nations that have signed will have to go it alone.
“The Russian decision will come as a devastating blow to many of the delegates at a meeting of the signatories to the United Nations Climate Change Convention, being held in Milan this week.”
Of course, it is not only the Russians and Americanas who have rejected Kyoto. The European Union set targets for emissions cuts consistent with the Protocol, but the European Environment Agency now says that the targets will be missed.
Our own view of the global warming theory is intensely skeptical; we commented on it here.
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