Deluded G8 leaders think they can play god…
The aim, agreed at a G8 summit in the central Italian town of L'Aquila, is to cut overall world emissions by 50 per cent in order to limit global warming to no more than two degrees Celsius, a declaration said.
But the world's largest emitters, including China and India, have backtracked, and are refusing to cut emissions by 50% by 2050.
Major polluting nations meeting at a G8 summit in Italy have dropped a pledge to halve global greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, a European Union official said.
"There is indeed a very strong commitment to identify the global goal for substantially reducing global emissions by 2050, but there is no 50 per cent" mentioned in a draft declaration, the official said on condition of anonymity.
All of which means that anything the developed world does will be even more pointless that we first thought.
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