The 180-nation world conference on global warming late last month ended its attempt to prescribe what each country should do to reduce greenhouse gases, primarily carbon dioxide. The conference failed to reach an agreement and will try again next May. Developed nations could not agree on key measures, such as credits for CO2 “sinks” (vegetation that absorbs CO2), international trading of emissions credits and the amount of actual cuts in combustion of carbon-based fuels.
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