Kyoto Treaty Takes Effect Today
The author is skeptical about the Kyoto Protocol being anything more than a symbolic gesture, without consequences in real terms. On the day of its implementation, the author writes, "The global environmental movement calls it a historic victory, but critics in the industry and elsewhere say the bang could end in a whimper: Emissions of carbon dioxide will continue to rise, many of the cuts in greenhouse gases claimed under Kyoto probably would have happened anyway, and its future could be derailed by the stony opposition of the Bush administration."
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