A recent report on the humdrum subject of plans to build new coal-burning plants to generate electricity helps to explain why Asia – led by its rising economic giants, China and India – is at the epicentre of concern about global warming and climate change.
Policy makers from nearly all of the world’s countries meet this week and next in Doha, Qatar, for annual UN climate negotiations and researchers have been issuing fresh calls on the need for action to reduce the relentless rise in greenhouse gas emissions from human activity, which are heating the world.
They do so as the Kyoto Protocol, the existing plan for curbing these emissions, is due to expire at the end of the year. The protocol has been ineffective because it is limited to developed nations, which no longer produce the bulk of emissions – the United States, although it signed the UN pact, refused to ratify it.
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