(May 31, 2007)


Greenhouse gas emissions from G8 accelerating


By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent
From Reuters


OSLO (Reuters) - Greenhouse gas emissions by leading industrialized nations have accelerated since 2000 and several countries are performing worse than the United States which opposes a U.N. pact for curbing global warming, U.N. data shows.

Leaders of the Group of Eight rich nations meet in Germany next week with President George W. Bush resisting pressure by German Chancellor Angela Merkel to agree to cap emissions, mainly from burning fossil fuels.

But Bush is not alone in presiding over rising emissions.



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