April 4, 2008

Tories reject opposition pledge on global warming

OTTAWA – The Harper government has rejected a new pledge taken by opposition leaders to endorse a tough international treaty to fight global warming.

Liberal Leader Stephane Dion, the Bloc Quebecois’ Gilles Duceppe and the NDP’s Jack Layton all signed the pledge to push for a post-Kyoto Protocol climate change agreement that would prevent average global temperatures from rising by more than two degrees Celsius above 19th-century levels “because scientists have shown that, otherwise, the consequences of global warming are likely to be catastrophic.”

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