The German online CO2 Handel here writes that things are looking bleaker than ever for a Kyoto successor climate treaty.
Once again German Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen has dumped more cold water on expectations for a climate treaty in Durban later this year. CO2 Handel writes:
‘A breakthrough for a global climate protection treaty as a successor to the Kyoto Protocol which expires in 2012 is unrealistic,’ said Röttgen on Friday in Capetown.”
Even worse for the junk-science-based climate rescue movement is that their numbers are shrinking rapidly and approaching fringe status. As China and USA refuse to sign a treaty, CO2 Handel writes:
After the announced departures of Japan and Canada from the Kyoto process, only the EU as well as Norway and a few other countries see themselves contractually obligated to systematically reduce CO2 emissions. Rising CO2 emissions of countries, among them the USA and China, as well as the shrinking number of countries in the Kyoto process could result in Kyoto countries being responsible for only 16% of the global CO2 emissions.”