G-8's Ultimatum To Nature: 50 percent Cuts Below Current Levels! Take it or leave it!

Tue, 2008-07-08 08:06Ross Gelbspan
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G-8's Ultimatum To Nature: 50 percent Cuts Below Current Levels! Take it or leave it!

Pledging to “move toward a low-carbon society,” leaders of the world’s richest nations endorsed Tuesday the idea of cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2050, but from current levels rather than 1990’s, as had been proposed.

And they refused to set a short-term target for reducing the gases that scientists agree are warming the planet.