Comment: Voluntary methane cuts would help limit GHG emissions

02/21/2005
Just last week, the Kyoto Protocol set binding limits on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for many industrialized nations of the world, not including the US or developing nations like China.Discussions over the wisdom of US nonparticipation will continue, but in the midst of the hubbub over Kyoto's Feb. 16 starting date, let's pause and consider actions already under way that have nothing to do with the treaty.For openers, voluntary steps have already reduced carbon emissions from industry to a point below what they were in 1990.And consider methane—the main component of natural gas and a major GHG that is almost ignored by the countries that signed the Kyoto agreement.Curtail...
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