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    G-8 leaders pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    G-8 leaders pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissionsL'AQUILA, Italy --The world's top eight economic powers, including the U.S., pledged Wednesday to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but have failed to win the same agreement from the broader group of top polluting nations.

    In a declaration issued by the group of eight, or G-8, those nations' leaders committed to reducing developed countries' greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050, and called for the world's total emissions to be reduced by half by 2050. But the same language was left out of an expected statement tomorrow by the 17 members of the Major Economies Forum.

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    On global warming, Mr. Froman said taken together, the declarations add "political momentum" to getting something done.

    "By the time these meetings are over you'll see there's been a significant step forward in dealing with climate change issues,"

    The nations are rushing to try to get commitments in the run-up to a major global warming summit scheduled for Copenhagen in December. But developing nations are balking at making firm commitments without the major nations taking more steps themselves.

    Both declarations are expected to include a goal of capping warming to 2 degrees celsius, and the nations are expected to lay out possible ways to adapt to changing climate, but the declarations likely won't include specific financial commitments for how to help developing nations.
    More photo-op science from the politicians.

    AGW theories have fallen by the wayside, forced into submission by the reality of facts, like a global cooling trend, that they can't explain. But our most caring and maternal politicians are going to make sure that they'll ruin all our economies just in case.

    Isn't that wonderful of them?

    Just think, the G-8 don't even produce the majority of CO2, so the pledge is completely meaningless.

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    Re: G-8 leaders pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    I'll be so glad when people outgrow green politics.
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    Re: G-8 leaders pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    Seems to me these leaders could produce a massive drop in CO2 emissions if they would just shut the hell up.

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    Re: G-8 leaders pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Seems to me these leaders could produce a massive drop in CO2 emissions if they would just shut the hell up.
    But that would be only 8 people.

    /seriousness
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    Re: G-8 leaders pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    Minus China since the China guy had to be shipped back home amid "concerns" of the recent protests.

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    Re: G-8 leaders pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    Our great leaders always know what's best for us. They even know when science doesn't have to be, well, scientific.

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