Editorial: Discussing Kyoto

Both sides of the question about responses to global warming have reason to cheer an agreement reached Dec. 10 in Montreal to hold new discussions on the issue next year. The side seeking urgent precaution can cheer a softening in heretofore stiff resistance by the US. And the side doubtful about humanity’s ability to manage the climate can cheer a rare chance to have its position heard.Of course willingness to discuss the issue remains a far cry from the economic self-immolation much of the rest of the world wants from the US. And talking, as demonstrated repeatedly in the politics of global warming, seldom involves listening.Bitter ironyAgreement to further discuss the issue came ...

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