Dec. 7th, 2005

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My favorite sentence? "Even so, the United States said it was inappropriate, because discussions could lead to negotiations." Fear leads to suffering. And suffering leads to the dark side...

U.S. rejects bid for post-Kyoto talks; Impasse over Dion's proposal. Americans deem it inappropriate
Peter Gorrie
Toronto Star
7 December 2005
The Toronto Star

MONTREAL -- The climate change conference hit a major roadblock yesterday when the United States rejected even a watered-down proposal for future talks on cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

The impasse came on the same day as news that a small community in the Pacific island chain of Vanuatu has been moved to avoid rising seawater attributed to the warming of the atmosphere by those gases.

The proposal, introduced by Environment Minister Stephane Dion as president of the United Nations conference, calls only for two years of discussions on "long-term co-operative action to address climate change." Read more... )

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