EU official scorned for sensible talk on Kyoto treaty

A dust-up in Europe over the Kyoto Protocol typifies discussion there on climate change.Loyola de Palacio, the European Union's energy commissioner, said in Spain that Europe might have to reconsider its strategy if Russia doesn't ratify the treaty.The EU strategy is to march blindly forward with the Kyoto accord, requiring stabilization of greenhouse-gas emissions at 1990 levels, and to hope the rest of the industrial world blindly follows.Much of the rest of the world, however, questions the need. The US won't ratify the treaty. Unless Russia ratifies it, which officials have indicated won't happen, Kyoto won't take effect. Individual EU members—Spain among the...

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