Okay, for those of you who are skeptical of the science of climate change, and humanity’s contribution towards it, I think you can end your skepticism now, your leader has caved in and acknowledged the existence and that mankind has a direct impact on it. For someone who has for so long denied that climate change is even happening, let alone that mankind contributes towards it, to now acknowledge the science means that the skeptics have lost the argument. The Guardian reports:
Although the summit language failed to go nearly as far as environmentalists had been demanding, UK sources said the communique was far more robust than looked possible a fortnight ago, when the White House was refusing to admit any link between human activity and global warming.
Five leading developing countries – China, India, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa – issued their own statement on climate change, calling for action through the Kyoto protocol, a longer-term framework to go beyond the Kyoto accord, technology transfer and a system for capping emissions of greenhouse gases in developed countries.