Thursday, October 9, 2008

Don't Fly the Friendly Skies

Is the world finally going to start getting serious about cutting greenhouse gas emissions?  This is certainly good news:
The European Union will press countries outside the bloc to include aviation in their current or future schemes for curbing emissions of greenhouse gases, its transport ministers decided on Thursday.
And this, too:
The EU is seeking to persuade the United States, the world's biggest greenhouse-gas emitter, as well as countries such as China and India, to negotiate a new global treaty against climate change after 2012.
It's certainly a step in the right direction, but I'm afraid we need a giant leap.  "After 2012" is too far away to negotiate a treaty to fight climate change.  How about Tuesday?

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