Climate change is not a myth but a real science-based issue that is waking up many organizations throughout the world to fight against it.
In recent decades humanity is becoming more and more aware of an importance of the global climate change. Scientific associations and communities are especially alarmed to the warming effect of the Earth’s climate system, and conclude that recent temperature increase is caused by increased concentrations of greenhouse gases from human activities. Greenhouse gases include carbon dioxide which is known to be produced not only naturally, but also due to human activities such as burning fossil fuel sand wide spread deforestation.
Fortunately, policy responses have been led by international negotiation. The Kyoto Protocol is an international contract that commits State Parties to reduce greenhouse gases emissions into atmosphere in order to fight its catastrophic consequences such as global warming. The Protocol puts the obligation to reduce current emissions primarily on developed countries (Annex I) that are predominantly responsible for carbon dioxide production. In fact, USA emits more than a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions from developed countries. Therefore, if USA would not be involved in the Kyoto Protocol, this put the ratification of the Protocol in jeopardy.
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