While US Dallies, The Earth Sweats

Editorial urges US to establish carbon regulation policy and to end the denial of global warming

Published: 29-Dec-2004

A storm of recent climate news must have passed the White House by - or maybe it knocked out the power in key offices.

That might explain why administration representatives acted like bystanders they did at the United Nations convention on global climate change this month in Buenos Aires.

Evidence is mounting on the need for world action to regulate carbon dioxide, the byproduct of vehicle engines, power plants and other fossil-fuel-burning industries. It and other "greenhouse gases" trap heat that would otherwise escape the atmosphere.


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