Nothing to declare

June 2006
New Scientist;6/24/2006, Vol. 190 Issue 2557, p5
This article focuses on the need for scientists to back up governments' claims that they are meeting their emission limits of greenhouse gases that was imposed under the Kyoto protocol. When the limits on nations' emissions of greenhouse gases come into force 18 months from now, there will be a desperate need for good science to back up government claims that they are meeting their targets, and for good scientists to arbitrate when disputes arise. Governments will be left to declare their emissions of carbon dioxide, methane and the four other gases covered by the protocol. They will do this by identifying sources of emissions, estimating the output of each, and adding them up.


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