As countries from all over the world reconvene in frigid Posnan, Poland for the second week of United Nations climate change discussions, the potential for a global pact to reduce greenhouse gas emissions appears to be fading, much like global warming hysteria itself. Reuters reports,
A year ago, 190 nations signed up for a two-year push to agree a comprehensive climate treaty at talks in Copenhagen in late 2009. But negotiators and analysts attending preparatory Dec. 1-12 talks in Poznan say that looks out of reach.”
A new global pact to combat climate change would replace the failed Kyoto Protocol, a treaty agreed upon by much of Western Europe, Canada and Japan in 1997 to set carbon reduction goals for the years 2008 to 2012. The U.S. chose not to partake in Kyoto and as Heritage analyst Ben Lieberman writes, the U.S. chose wisely: Continue reading . . .