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Anything Looks Bad If the Bar’s Set Too High—the G-8 Included
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Anything Looks Bad If the Bar’s Set Too High—the G-8 Included

Many of the assessments of the G8 summit are incomplete, if not inaccurate, writes Andrew Light in Foreign Policy.

If you believe recent media reports, the two international climate change meetings held last week in L’Aquila, Italy, at best failed to do anything and at worst signal that no serious progress will be made on a global climate agreement this year.

If true, this is bad news. According to the byzantine rules of the Kyoto Protocol, set to expire in 2012, a successor to that treaty must be decided this December at the U.N. climate summit in Copenhagen.

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Andrew Light

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