World reprioritizes climate change

“…Only 37 of 194 nations signed the treaty that replaces the Kyoto Protocol, which expires December 31. That means the new agreement is legally non-binding…”

“…when the Atlantic hurricane season starts next June 1, it will have been 2,777 days since the last time a category 3, 4, or 5 hurricane made landfall along the U.S. coast — the longest such period since 1900. 2012 also marked the quietest U.S. tornado season on record; only twelve tornadoes touched down in the United States in July 2012, shattering the July 1960 record low of 42….”

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  1. Alain41 says:

    I’ve read elsewhere that because the UN politicos couldn’t get the new treaty passed, they then voted to extend Kyoto thru 2020.

    That would be a typical diplomat maneuver. Allows them to say this conference at Doha affirmed the importance of the Kyoto Treaty. The fact that the conference objective was to proclaim a new treaty going beyond Kyoto, well that doesn’t have to be in the diplomatic cable.

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