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EU Pleads for Global Warming Agreement--US Says No

Twelve days of talks on the future of earth's climate endedin failure in Buenos Aires yesterday as the European Unionsaid that the US has blocked all efforts to come to even amodest agreement to reduce worldwide emissions after theyear 2012 when the Kyoto Treaty expires.

This made it certain that there would be no significantinternational effort to reduce emissions at a time when thescientific evidence that runaway global warming threatenshumanity with vast suffering has become undeniable.

The US administration continues to claim that global warmingis a matter for debate, even though there is no longer anyscientific question that it is happening, or thathuman-generated pollution is a significant contributor tothe warming process.

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