For those who haven’t been paying attention to the ongoing climatetalks on the island of Bali, Indonesia, representatives from the US,Japan and a few other countries have been dragging theirfeet again in negotiations on a sucessor to the Kyoto Protocol when itexpires in 2012. Right now they’re refusing to sign an agreement calling forindustrialized nations to even consider cutting emissions by certainamounts by 2020, saying "specific targets would limit the scope offuture talks". ("Gore blames US for blocking progress at UN climate conference in Bali" by Chris Brummit, AP) As a result, the UN warned that the talks were in danger of falling apart, and European nations have threatened to boycott President Bush’s climate meeting next month if the US refuses to compromise. If you want to act in time to make a difference, check out the Avaaz.org site or go directly to http://www.avaaz.org/en/bali_emergency/ to sign an emergency petition.
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