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No Warming Since Kyoto Was Rejected Fifteen Years Ago

The US Senate unanimously rejected Kyoto in 1997, and since then there has been no change in global temperature.

Wood for Trees: Interactive Graphs

The lesson from this might seem obvious, but the woman below is having a tough time figuring it out.

The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, warned on Monday that global warming will accelerate at a dramatic rate unless leaders reach a deal on limiting greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible —

The current rate of warming is 0.0 degrees per century. Imagine the disaster if that increased by a factor of ten. Our leaders tell us that we need to do much better than Kyoto, in order to slow down global warming even further.