USA (Bush) & Kyoto Protocol ! Economic objections " Potential U.S. job losses to China & India " Propose to use improved technology rather than reduced energy use # Reduce ?greenhouse gas intensity? (emission per dollar of GDP) between 2002 - 2012 " How is this affected now that China is world?s largest CO2 emitter? # And holder of U.S. debt Kyoto Protocol a Failure? ! US rejection ! Most nations not meeting targets " By 2002 Annex I emissions were 6% above 1990 " Variable success # Decreased emissions from collapsing economies of former Soviet countries (including East Germany) # 8% rise among rich countries # France, Sweden, Germany & UK on target # Spain, Portugal & Ireland increasing faster than agreed Kyoto Protocol a Failure? ! Global emissions continue to rise ! Kyoto just scratching the surface? " Climate scientists argue 60% reduction needed to avoid climate change - max 2°C rise
Want to see the other 2 page(s) in USA.doc?JOIN TODAY FOR FREE!