Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Interesting News

One of those little pieces of news that I found interesting that hasn't gotten mainstream attention:

BAGHDAD (AFP) — Iraq has formally ratified the UN's Kyoto Protocol on climate change, according to a government statement seen by AFP on Saturday.

"The presidential council ratified in its session on January 23 a law according to which the Republic of Iraq will join the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol," the statement said.

The Kyoto Protocol legally commits industrialised countries which have signed and ratified it to trim their output of six carbon gases seen as being responsible for global warming.


Of course, it's easy to keep your greenhouse gas emissions down when your industrial infrastructure is in rubble.

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