Monday, December 20, 2004


Kyoto Mercy Killing

The Kyoto treaty is dead and now appears to be no more than a historical footnote:

The conventional wisdom that it's the United States against the rest of the world in climate change diplomacy has been turned on its head. Instead it turns out that it is the Europeans who are isolated. China, India, and most of the rest of the developing countries have joined forces with the United States to completely reject the idea of future binding GHG emission limits.
It was so flawed, and so based on posturing over fact, that this was inevitable. At least they killed it before it did serious damage.