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Pressure Mounts to Combat Climate Change, Pollution

12:31 PM MDT | September 14, 2007 | Deepti Ramesh

Major developing countries, including China, are under growing international pressure to accept a greater share of responsibility for combating global warming. The pressure is likely to grow through December, when a United Nations summit of world leaders, to be held in Indonesia, will consider a successor to the Kyoto Protocol on climate change, which is due to expire in 2012. China is expected to become the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases by 2008, overtaking the U.S. China signed the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, but it is exempted from the agreement’s...

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