Another EU leader joins bid to lead struggle against global warming

Wed, 2007-03-07 09:44Bill Miller
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Another EU leader joins bid to lead struggle against global warming

Chancellor Merkel, who will chair the EU summit this Thursday and Friday in Brussels, told the UK's Financial Times an agreement on reducing carbon emissions would be the first of several potentially painful steps for the 27 EU members.

It is hoped EU leaders will agree to a deeper cut of 30% in emissions by 2020 if other developed and emerging nations, notably India and China, join in.

“The necessity to combat climate change and to reduce our energy dependency, coupled with the fact Kyoto is running out, have concentrated minds,” Merkel said. The Kyoto Protocol on greenhouse gas emissions is due to expire in 2012.


Global warming has been hitting countries across the globe. Wether we like it or not it is the reality that we are going to face. But there is still hope, if we just make one step at a time to solve this problem. Going for Hybrid and Biofuels could be a great factor in reducing pollutants. For 100% emission free, Electric Cars is the ultimate solution. Lets go for green and help save the planet.

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The report, titled “Improvements Needed in EPA Efforts to Address Methane Emissions From Natural Gas Distribution Pipelines,” describes a string of failures by the EPA to control leaks of one of the most potent greenhouse gases, methane, from the rapidly...

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