International support for the Kyoto Protocol continues to wain, or so says Ian Murray of the Heartland Institute who recently wrote an article stating how new developments in Japan, Russia, and Canada suggest the treaty is doomed to failure. Murray notes that Japan, for instance, is supposed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 6 percent below 1990 levels by 2012, but is on target to increase them by 13 percent. Russia has refused to sign the treaty based on findings from its scientific community questioning the legitimacy of the global warming theory, and Canadian conservatives, who many believe will acquire power next year, have vowed to scrap the treaty entirely if elected. No doubt a cooling off for this hotly debated treaty.
September 15, 2004 by CFACT,
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