USA, Ratify the Kyoto Protocol!
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Ratifying the Kyoto Protocol treaty could be a significant step toward collaborating with other countries to battle climate change.The first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol ended in 2012 and the second commitment period has not yet entered into force. Now is a great time to lead the world in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
"Annual global emissions of carbon dioxide — a primary greenhouse gas that causes global warming — jumped by 6 percent in 2010, the largest amount on record, according to a report this month issued by the U.S. Department of Energy. The new levels are worse that the worst-case scenario described by climate scientists just four years ago.
Emissions have actually declined from the three dozen developed nations that signed the Kyoto Protocol in 1997. China and the U.S. did not sign that agreement, which expires next year."
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