US objects to G8 global warming declaration: report
Date: Monday, May 28, 2007 @ 23:05:57 GMT
Topic: Legal


The United States has raised new serious objections to a proposed global warming declaration prepared by Germany for next month's Group of Eight summit, a newspaper reported Saturday.

Citing documents obtained by The Washington Post, the report said officials representing the administration of President George W. Bush rejected the idea of setting mandatory emissions targets as well as language calling for G8 nations to raise overall energy efficiencies by 20 percent by 2020.


...It [German Chancellor Angela Merkel's proposal] calls for limiting the worldwide temperature rise this century to 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit and cutting global greenhouse gas emissions to 50 percent below 1990 levels by 2050.

"The US still has serious, fundamental concerns about this draft statement," The Post quotes a document dated May 14 as saying....

Full article: http://www.physorg.com/news99382868.html

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