Kyoto Global Warming Pact Takes Effect
EcoInternet is very pleased that at long last the Kyoto Treaty has entered into effect. This is the beginning of international efforts to mitigate global environmental impacts of haphazard industrialization that has swept the globe to the detriment of natural ecological systems. Sadly, the evil duo of Australia and the United States remain outside the pact. And the whole world must soon reconcile with the fact that current minimal cuts are far below the estimated 60% reductions necessary by 2050 to truly stabilize global climate. Nonetheless, a global framework is in place and all of us – particularly EI's network that lobbied ferociously for Canada and Russia's ratification – should enjoy a moment of pride.
Guardian Unlimited | Kyoto Global Warming Pact Takes Effect
The Kyoto global warming pact went into force Wednesday, seven years after it was negotiated, imposing limits on emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases scientists blame for rising world temperatures, melting glaciers and rising oceans.