UN Climate Conference Extends Kyoto Protocol

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A spate of scientific reports released during the two-week meeting provided compelling new evidence that the Earth's climate is warming. They also predicted dire consequences – from rising sea levels to more severe droughts, floods and storms – unless action is taken to reduce climate-changing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions.

It is hoped a wider treaty would be adopted in 2015 that applies to all countries. That agreement is expected to take effect in 2020 and would replace the Kyoto Protocol.