The focus of the new pact should be to cut "... global warming pollution by 90 percent in developed countries and by more than half worldwide in time for the next generation to inherit a healthy Earth."
"A new treaty will still have differentiated commitments, of course; countries will be asked to meet different requirements based upon their historical share or contribution to the problem and their relative ability to carry the burden of change. This precedent is well established in international law, and there is no other way to do it."
Via:: New York Times
Image credit:: Planet Venus, NASA (to illustrate the simile drawn by Mr. Gore in his op ed piece)