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2005-07-06 03:55:58

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - President Bush said before a G8summit on Wednesday that he recognized human beings contributedto global climate change but he remained unyielding in hisopposition to the Kyoto accord on the issue. "Listen, I recognize the surface of the Earth is warmer,and that an increase in greenhouse gases caused by humans iscontributing to the problem," he told a news conference duringa visit to Denmark on his way to the G8 summit in Scotland. He said: "Kyoto didn't work for the...

2005-07-06 03:41:09

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - President Bush said on Wednesday herecognized that man contributes to global climate change butremained unyielding in his opposition to the Kyoto accord onthe issue. "Listen, I recognize the surface of the Earth is warmer,and that an increase in greenhouse gases caused by humans iscontributing to the problem," he told a news conference duringa visit to Denmark on his way to the G8 summit in Scotland. He said: "Kyoto didn't work for the United States andfrankly it...

2005-07-05 20:25:31

By Steve Holland COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - President Bush has not shifted hisposition on climate policy but wants to broaden the debate onthe controversial issue, White House officials said on Tuesdayahead of a Group of Eight summit. National security advisor Stephen Hadley said Bush wantedG8 leaders to discuss global climate change and work out anaction plan that would take a broader view than the Kyotoaccord's curbs on industrialized countries' greenhouse gasemissions. "I think you are...

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2005-02-18 14:04:19

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- In another jab at its closest ally, Britain criticized U.S. environmental policy again on Thursday, urging the Bush administration to place climate change high on its agenda. At a U.N. event marking the entry into force of the Kyoto accord on global warming, Britain's ambassador to the United Nations, Sir Emyr Jones Parry, said it was "important that climate change rises up the US agenda." He called for a "strong U.S. contribution" to international talks on cutting...

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2005-02-15 07:30:00

NEW YORK (AP) -- After seven politically painful years, the Kyoto Protocol finally enters into force on Wednesday, reining in industrial emissions of carbon dioxide and other "greenhouse gases" in a first attempt to control climate change. The global pact negotiated in 1997 in Kyoto, Japan, remains a small step, potentially eliminating only one-tenth of a projected 30 percent rise in worldwide emissions between 1990 and 2010. Its supporters already are looking beyond it, toward bigger steps...

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2004-12-14 07:40:00

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- International experts, searching for ways to break a deadlock with the United States over climate change, consulted on an array of ideas Monday to lure that No. 1 polluter into a joint effort to control "greenhouse gases," along with such second-rank emitters as China and India. A Chinese negotiator said he believed Washington might accept a concept he favored - "the bottom-up approach," whereby individual nations decide what steps they can take to rein in...

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2004-12-07 17:54:39

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- The United States, facing international criticism for its rejection of the Kyoto Protocol, argued Tuesday it spends billions of dollars seeking new technologies to cut emissions of the greenhouse gases blamed for global warming. At the last major conference on global climate change before the Kyoto accord takes effect in February, the United States showed no signs of budging from its opposition to the treaty, which requires initial cuts in "greenhouse" gases by...


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