Emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide rose in the European Union by 1.5% in 2003 after falling in 2002, the European Environment Agency reports. Italy, Finland and the UK were named as the worst offenders while cold weather was blamed for a rise in the use of fossil fuels to heat homes and offices. Ecologists believe the EU is unlikely to be able to meet its promise to cut emissions by 8& of 1990 levels by 2012.
The treaty is a FARCE (even according to its proponents the UNATTAINABLE goals won't have much of any effect on the global climate; barely reducing the projected global temperature), built upon a LIE (that climate change is MAN-MADE!). The only effect of the treaty will be to hurt the prosperity and standard of living of the nations which signed on. And KYOTO is especially MEANINGLESS because it exempts some of the world's biggest producers of so-called greenhouse gases: China and India.
Nevertheless, the USA is still BLAMED by the Left (and the MSM and the academy they still dominate) for global warming (as if it were man-made, and as if other nations were curbing their production of so-called greenhouse gases.).
ASIDE: Tonight in the Senate, McCain and Liberman introduced their idiotic so-called greenhouse gas bill (which is nothing more than a self-serving/face-saving attempt by moderates to curry favor with the Left). In fact, it was speeches on their Bill which were momentarily interrupted by that crybaby Durbin's apology. If the Senate really wants to curb global warming they should just keep their mouths shut and vote!