The temperature is rising and emissions playing the tune

Kyoto is not working. The industrial nations of the world were supposed to reduce their carbon emissions; all of them signed up to it except the United States of America. It came into force in 2005 when the requisite number of countries signed up to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 5.2% by 2012, which would have brought them in the main to emissions to 1990 levels. That was a very modest aim, and not one which would have reversed or significantly slowly the rate of global warming, but it was a start and would have bought the planet a few valuable years. Continue reading