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Too Little, Too Late, at the Climate Talks

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Science  01 Dec 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5497, pp. 1663
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5497.1663a

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Under pressure from too many complex issues, too many divergent views, and too little time to forge consensus, international negotiations aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions collapsed last week. Although the negotiators headed for home with nothing tangible to show for their efforts, they say the rule-setting process is not over, just suspended.