Editorial - Keeping Kyoto honest

Now that Russia has all but ratified the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change, pressure will build on the US to fall into line. For further reason to resist, US officials need look no further than a little-noticed House subcommittee hearing last week. Pressure belongs less on the US than on Kyoto's sponsor, the United Nations.Typical of the squeeze on the US is this remark, quoted by the New York Times, from Klaus Toepfer, executive director of the UN Environment Program: "I hope other nations, some of whom, like Russia, have maybe been in the past reluctant to ratify, will now join us in this truly global endeavor." That, the allure of the "truly global endeavor," is what Kyoto politics ...

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