Heat on now to make Kyoto work

Last night Russia formally agreed to ratify the Kyoto Protocol. Remember Kyoto, that agreement designed to reduce global warming by limiting greenhouse gas emissions? The one established a whole seven years ago. Of course, there are still a few abstainers. The 'western' countries yet to put pen to paper are those industrial giants of Liechtenstein and Monaco and some bit players you've probably never heard of: the United States and Australia. And hadn't Australia negotiated to actually increase its CO2 production, yet still they won't sign. Let's hope those 125 enlightened signatory nations can get this long delayed show on the road, even without these 4 laggards. ::Kyoto Protocol [by WM]