Friday, December 18, 2009

New climate draft would forgo treaty in 2010

Most of this is hot air coming from politicians - but there is always the danger that someone might try to take this seriously. Hopefully any agreement is only a face saving operation and will be ignored.
COPENHAGEN -- With time running out to forge a comprehensive climate agreement, negotiators at the U.N.-sponsored talks are considering a new draft agreement that would not require a binding treaty by 2010 but would lay the groundwork for a more ambitious target in limiting the rise of temperatures around the globe.

The decision to remove the 2010 deadline is significant, because scientists have warned that the longer nations wait to make deep greenhouse gas emission cuts, the harder it will be to avert dangerous climate change. Read more.

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