The United States rejects the Bali proposals.
Washington rejected stiff 2020 targets for greenhouse gas cuts by rich nations at U.N. talks in Bali on Monday as part of a “roadmap” to work out a new global pact to fight climate change by 2009. […]
A draft final text by Indonesia, South Africa and Australia says evidence by the U.N. climate panel demands cuts of 25-40 percent by rich nations to avoid the worst impacts of climate change such as more droughts, floods and rising seas.
“We don’t want to start out with numbers,” Watson told a news conference, adding that the 25-40 percent range was based on “many uncertainties” and a small number of scientific studies by the U.N. Climate Panel, a Nobel Peace Prize winner.
Maybe he wanted to start off with prayers. I don’t know. To be fair, Japan is also opposed to the proposals. Perhaps “fair” is the wrong word. “Equally ignorant” maybe?